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Preview: Huddersfield Town home

Posted: Fri 17 Mar 2017
Author: Adam Baker
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All you need to know about tonight's opponents.


The Terriers haven’t looked back since beating City 2-1 in December. A run of 13 wins in 16 matches – in all competitions, quickly blew away their “surprise package” tag and they continue to lead the chasing play-off pack. With a game in hand on Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield would move to within three points of the top two with victory.


German-born David Wagner was a surprise appointment at the John Smith's Stadium in 2015, despite four years in charge of Borussia Dortmund II. Wagner was capped eight times by USA, but the striker's playing career was spent exclusively in Germany.


Referee David Coote will be in charge of the match, assisted by Adam Matthews and Nick Hopton. Tim Robinson has been named as the fourth official.


The match is pay on the day for City supporters.


Huddersfield Town 2-1 Bristol City. December 10th 2016. Huddersfield continued their play-off charge with a hard-fought win over Lee Johnson’s side. Elias Kachunga fired a tenth-minute opener, only for Tammy Abraham to level the scores before half-time. Nahki Wells pounced to score the winner on the hour as Frank Fielding miscontrolled a backpass.


Sky Bet Championship: 19th
FA Cup: Third round (Lost to Reading)
EFL Cup: First round (Lost to Notts County)


Huddersfield played in five FA Cup finals between 1920 and 1938, but only won once, the 1922 showpiece where they defeated Preston North End 1-0.


Sky Bet have installed Huddersfield as favourites at 7/5, with City priced 21/10 for a win on home soil. The draw is 23/10.