Tuesday, November 09, 2010



I suspect both teams could do without involvement in this competition, with promotion from their respective leagues a priority. Home boss was furious that his team drew their FA Cup tie at the weekend, with the implication that they needed a replay like another hole in their head. Normally a Yorkshire derby against a bigger club would be something to look forward to for the Millers, but this time round, I believe they just want the match out of the way and to be able to concentrate on the weekend league fixture.Town have promised to field their strongest possible side throughout the competition and try to win it for their supporters who would welcome a trip to Wembley. Boss Lee Clark has just had his 100th match in charge and his away win rate of 40% is the highest in modern times for the Terriers and his team clearly know how to win on the road. He has a big squad at his disposal, far more options than his United counterpart, who will surely be loooking to get through this unscathed. Visitors will have Joe Garner and Lee Croft, who were cup-tied at the weekend, fresh and available this evening, they have dominated previous meeetings between the two clubs winning on their last five trips to South Yorkshire, including in this competition last season, when they raced into a very early 2-0 lead and coasted home. I have to take the better team, especially being fairly certain that they are the more motivated of the two clubs, playing in wet and windy conditions in a wide open stadium, this should be the deciding factor.

Huddersfield -0.5 2.28

Good Luck.

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