Huddersfield Town’s chances of making it into the top two have gone up in smoke following a poor run of form recently but David Wagner’s men bounced back from recent disappointments by beating Preston North End 3-2 on Easter Friday and the Terriers boss will be hopeful of following this win with a second at Pride Park tonight.
In all honesty, the eight point gap which separates Huddersfield from second-placed Newcastle United is effectively unbridgeable despite the Terriers enjoying a game-in-hand over the sides above them in the Championship table, however they will aim to keep the pressure very much on the Magpies by collecting all three points in the East Midlands.
Huddersfield have effectively secured for themselves a place in the play-offs with seven points separating them from seventh-placed Fulham as things stand and they can book their place in the top six should they beat Derby County and Fulham fail to secure a win against Aston Villa this afternoon.
The odds would suggest that this won’t be the case but anyone who witnessed Derby County’s 4-0 capitulation to Brentford in their last outing and thus throw away any chance that they had of managing promotion will be rushing to grab for themselves the generous 19/10 on Wagner’s men to triumph.
The Rams have endured a dreadful campaign and one would suspect that the players won’t be receiving the best reception from the supporters tonight, this unlikely to help their chances of winning against a Terriers outfit which are superior in every department.