Market: Huddersfield Town wins
Chance: 6/5 @ 888sport
Two teams that will find the atmosphere on their courts at the other extreme, Huddersfield will welcome a Nottingham Forest wrestler at John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Huddersfield may have found themselves once again at the center of another relegation last season, the Terriers opened the new campaign with a real flurry. Making a number of improvements over the summer and with the mood in their pitch likely to be at their peak, the former Premier League side have truly found their feet under coach Carlos Corberán. Despite seeing Everton break their hearts last month with a breathtaking League Cup winner at John Smith’s Stadium, the former Leeds manager saw his side pick up 13 points in their first seven games. This weekend’s opening took place in the last place of the playoffs and with some in their camp dreaming of another fairytale in the top six, Huddersfield were last seen setting a scorer. Capturing a resounding 3-0 away win against Blackpool second-tiers, the hosts on Saturday have won four of their last five league games.
As for the visitors, with the announcement on Thursday that head coach Chris Hughton had received the marching orders, Nottingham Forest are indeed in the midst of a league nightmare. Eliminating their home advantage against Cardiff last weekend and ultimately struck by a terrible 2-1 defeat at the City Ground, the former European kings are now listed as one of the early season relegation contenders. With the mood in their field at an all-time low and with the search for a new manager underway, the Reds are already sitting three points away at the bottom of the table. Scoring just one point in any of their first seven league matches, the Forest were also hammered 4-0 by the Wolves in the League Cup last month. Facing a tough test in the north this weekend, we are supporting what could prove to be a routine home win here.
Bet: Huddersfield Town 6/5 beat Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s championship game @ 888sport