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Mark Robins' side will be hoping for a morale-boosting victory against the Spanish side but Willie Duncan expects Pepe Mel's men to prove too strong for the hosts on Wednesday

Huddersfield Town continue their preparations for season 2013/14 when they welcome Spanish side Real Betis to John Smith’s Stadium for a friendly fixture on Wednesday evening.

Mark Robins’ men narrowly avoided relegation to League One last term and will be looking for a morale-boosting win against the La Liga side with the new season now fewer less than two weeks away.

The Terriers are chalked up as a 14/5 (3.80) chance with Bet365 to win this weekend while the same firm go 4/5 (1.80) that Betis claim victory in Yorkshire. Draw backers may be tempted by Bet365’s 12/5 (3.40) quote that the match ends in stalemate.

Should both teams fail to hit the target, Bet365 will refund all losing correct score, half-time/full-time and scorecast bets placed before kick-off – an offer which is sure to prove popular with punters ahead of this clash.
Betis will compete in the Europa League in the forthcoming season, having finished seventh in La Liga this term and will be in confident mood following some fine friendly results – most recently earning a battling 0-0 draw with Sporting Braga.

As well as their clash with Huddersfield, Betis will take on Bolton Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers before concluding their two-week tour of England with a clash against Premier League side Fulham.

With such a heavy schedule, there is little doubt that the La Liga side will rotate their squad regularly but, nevertheless, they will surely prove too strong for Mark Robins’ side when they meet on Wednesday night.

The Terriers are still looking for their first win of pre-season, having suffered defeat at the hands of Chesterfield Town while the Championship club were also held by both York City and Guiseley.

The visit of Pepe Mel’s men, then, represents a huge step up in class for Mark Robins’ men and the La Liga side can be trusted to emerge victorious at John Smith’s Stadium.

The juicy 15/8 (2.88) quote from Bet365 for Betis to lead at both half-time and full-time appears to represent outstanding value here but punters are advised to play safe and, instead, snap up the generous 4/5 (1.80) quote from Bet365 for the Spanish side to triumph on Wednesday evening.

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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