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Huddersfield vs Stoke: Predictions, odds & betting tips

2:51 PM IST 28/01/22
Jordan Rhodes Huddersfield 2021-22
The two sides are on opposite trajectories, with the hosts looking to ensure they stay in the top six

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Huddersfield are looking to strengthen their hold on a promotion play-off place when they take on Stoke in the Championship on Friday.

The home side are sixth in the English second tier and on a nine-game winning run heading into the clash with Michael O'Neill’s side, who are still in contention for a play-off place.

Huddersfield vs Stoke latest odds

Huddersfield are slight favourites for this tie, available at 31/20 (2.55) with bet365 to win this contest.

Stoke, who have lost their last two matches in the league, are 9/5 (2.8) to get the three points.

The two teams sharing the points on Friday night is available at 9/4 (3.25).

Huddersfield vs Stoke first goalscorer

Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes is available at 6/1 (7.0) to score the first goal of the game.

Sam Surridge of Stoke can be backed at 13/2 (7.5) to break the deadlock.

Huddersfield vs Stoke preview

Stoke have a fantastic record against Friday's opponents, having won five and drawn two of the eight matches they have played in just over four years.

It is Huddersfield, however, who are in the best shape heading into Friday evening's encounter. Their eight-game unbeaten run in the Championship turned them into strong contenders to reach the play-offs.

Stoke, on the other hand, have plummeted down the table with just one win from six Championship games.

Both sides have some injury troubles to contend with.

For the hosts, on-loan centre-back Levi Colwill and Ryan Schofield are unavailable, as are longer-term absentees Rolando Aarons and Alex Vallejo.

Stoke goalkeeper Josef Bursik is still out, while Harry Souttar and Romaine Sawyers are also missing through injury. Nick Powell, Joe Allen and Tyrese Campbell could return to the side, however.

Huddersfield vs Stoke tips & predictions

Given the difference in form between these two teams and Huddersfield's penchant for finding the net in recent weeks, odds of 6/5 (2.2) for there being more than 2.5 goals in this game look like good value.

All odds correct at time of writing.