Terriers taken; Stanley selected

  • By: Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: February 26 2013, 23:04 GMT

Our Nick Hext makes Huddersfield and Accrington his picks from the midweek Football League fixtures.

Mark Robins: Victory will boost his Huddersfield side
Mark Robins: Victory will boost his Huddersfield side

It's a pretty interesting midweek in the Football League with a full set of fixtures in League One and League Two plus a trio of contests in the Championship.

Leicester v Blackburn and Bolton v Peterborough are the two games that don't catch my eye from a punting perspective but Huddersfield look worth a bit of support when they make the short trip to Burnley.

The Terriers got back on track with a 0-0 draw at home to Ipswich on Saturday after a couple of heavy defeats - 4-1 against Wigan and 6-1 against Nottingham Forest - caused a few worries.

Mark Robins' side sit three points above the relegation zone and this game in hand on third-bottom Wolves provides a real chance to create a bit of breathing space over the men from Molineux.

Burnley are firmly in mid-table - eight points off the play-offs and nine above the relegation zone - and with no win in five it isn't the best time of the season for the Clarets.

A win at Turf Moor would be a massive boost to Huddersfield's survival prospects and I reckon they can get at least another point on the board.

Backing the Terriers in the draw no bet market is the place to be.

There is nothing that takes my fancy from League One but I do reckon it's well worth getting with Accrington to win at Rochdale in League Two.

Stanley are on a bad run of form but they played really well in the weekend's 2-2 draw with promotion contenders Cheltenham and James Beattie got back on the goal trail with a double strike.

They enter this Spotland clash on the back of four games in a row against sides from the top eight - containing two draws and two defeats - so facing mid-table opposition offers a better chance to pick up three points.

Rochdale have only won one match in eight so are a side like Accrington without a good recent record and they can be expected to see out the campaign in the middle of the standings.

Stanley boss Leam Richardson was certainly buoyant after the draw with Cheltenham and that should keep his players on a high as they look to climb out of the bottom two.

"It was a fantastic performance," he said after Saturday's game.

"I would go as far as saying it was our best performance of the season.

"We are just disappointed we didn't win and we are not hiding behind the fact that we need to win games but if we turn in another 13 games like that we will win more than we lose."

You can get 18/5 with Sky Bet for the Accrington win and that is well worth a look.


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