sport hero image
bookmaker logo

up to $2,000 risk free bets!

T&Cs Apply, +18

Must be 21+, playing within the state of Virginia. Gambling Problem? Call 1-888-532-3500. Not Valid with any other offer. Eligible clients are entitled to a maximum two (2) refunds. One (1) refund for first Fixed odds wager should it lose and one (1) refund for your first PointsBetting Wager should it lose. No refunds are payable for winning, void or wagers resulted as a push.

bookmaker logo

risk-free first bet up to $1000!

T&Cs Apply, +18

To claim this Sports Promotion, you must deposit a minimum of $10 in to your account and place, as your first real money bet after opening your account, any sports wager. Only the first $1,000 of the first wager are eligible for this promotion.A bet will not be considered a Qualifying Bet for the purposes of this Sports Promotion if for any reason it becomes Void. On placing your Qualifying Bet, if your bet loses, you’ll become eligible to risk-free, free bets back up to $1,000. Maximum eligible free bet back (upon loss of first sports bet) for this wager is $1,000. Must be 21+, playing within the state of Virginia. Gambling Problem? Call 1-888-532-3500

bookmaker logo

get a deposit bonus up to $1,000

T&Cs Apply, +18

A customer's first deposit (min. $5) qualifies the user to receive up to $1,000 in bonus funds in the form of site credits that can only be used on DraftKings. Bonus amount is equal to 20% of that deposit amount, not to exceed $1,000 (the customer must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000). Bonus funds will be awarded to the user according to the following play-through requirement: for every $25 played on DraftKings in DFS/Sportsbook/Casino, the user will receive $1 in bonus funds released into their customer account (e.g., a $5,000 deposit requires a customer to play through a cumulative total of $25,000 in daily fantasy contests, sportsbook (-300 odds or longer), casino products, or any combination thereof to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000). Must be 21+, playing within the state of Virginia. Gambling Problem? Call 1-888-532-3500

Huddersfield Town vs Stoke City in the Championship on Jan 28. 2022 + Odds & Prediction

Huddersfield Town vs Stoke City in the Championship on Jan 28. 2022 + Odds & Prediction

Claiming what turned out to be an action-packed victory away at Reading last weekend, Huddersfield Town will be desperate to build off of that momentum when they return to the John Smith's Stadium on Friday night.

With their sights firmly set on clinching a play-off spot this season, Carlos Corberán's men will be smelling a chance on home soil when a downbeat Stoke City arrive in Yorkshire this weekend.

Now coming off the back of consecutive defeats against Coventry and Fulham over the past week, Friday's guests almost find themselves sat in Championship limbo.

Kindly note that all information in this preview, including whether or not the event will take place, is subject to change due to Covid-19.

MarketPrediction
Both Teams to ScoreYes
ladbrokes
Bet Now

Both teams to score

With Friday's hosts playing out a seven-goal thriller on the road last weekend, many neutrals across the Championship will be hoping that Huddersfield Town vs Stoke City produces another free-scoring display here.

With Stoke claiming a 2-1 win when the two sides faced off back in September, it should be noted that each of their last four showdowns have finished with both teams finding the net.

Likewise, with Huddersfield seeing their last three Championship matchups finish in an identical outcome, another lively meeting at the John Smith's Stadium can be found priced at 5/6.

Huddersfield Town form, squad news, opinion

Eventually claiming a stunning 4-3 win away at relegation scrappers Reading last weekend, Huddersfield Town have only continued on a real purple patch since opening the New Year.

Despite spending the majority of last season firmly battling it out at the foot of the Championship table, the Terriers now have a shock play-off spot at the top of their wishlist.

In fact, along with extending on their FA Cup adventure away at Premier League outfit Burnley earlier in the month, Huddersfield are enjoying a nine-match unbeaten run across all competitions.

Signing off 2021 with an eye-catching 1-0 win at fellow Championship high-flyers Nottingham Forest, Carlos Corberán's side also have one attacking talisman in the midst of a free-scoring run.

Bagging a hat-trick away at Reading last weekend, 30-year-old Danny Ward now has six goals in as many Championship appearances and will spearhead Huddersfield's charge on Friday night.

However, in terms of their injury news, while Corberán might have almost a full-strength squad to choose from at the John Smith's Stadium, they have confirmed that midfielder Alex Vallejo will not make his return from a knee issue until March.

Stoke City form, squad news, opinion

While Stoke City might have enjoyed a real purple patch throughout November, Michael O'Neill's side have rather drastically failed to keep up that momentum over recent times.

Hit with a deserved 1-0 defeat away at Coventry in midweek, the Potters have collected just three points from their last five Championship outings, a run of form that has seen them come tumbling down the table.

Making the trip to the John Smith's Stadium on Friday night just hanging onto their spot in the top-12, Stoke's recent issues over the past six weeks have been highlighted by defeats against Preston and Derby.

Almost finding themselves sat in Championship limbo since opening the New Year, the former Northern Ireland boss also has a real injury headache on his hands at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke look set to once again be without the likes of Josef Bursik, Romaine Sawyers, Harry Souttar and Jordan Thompson when they travel to Yorkshire on Friday night.

However, in what was a boost for O'Neill's side in midweek, midfield talisman Nick Powell could be in line to make his first start since October 19th after making a cameo appearance against Coventry.

History

While Friday's hosts might open as a standout pick with the bookmakers, Huddersfield Town vs Stoke City is a contest that has been of huge success for the Potters over recent years.

Including a 2-1 win when they welcomed Huddersfield to the Bet365 Stadium back in September, Michael O'Neill's men have collected 10 points from their last four Championship meetings against the play-off hopefuls.

About the Venue

Looking to mount a real play-off charge in 2022, Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberán has spoken publically about just how important the John Smith's Stadium support will be in helping them clinch a Premier League return this season.

Likely to be backed by a vocal support from what should be a sold-out West Stand crowd on Friday night, Stoke will be bracing themselves for a hostile welcome to Yorkshire.

In terms of COVID-19 protocol in England, Vaccine Passports will be a requirement of entry and these regulations are set to be in place until the end of January at least.

Conclusion

Managing to claim that action-packed 4-3 win away at relegation scrappers Reading last weekend, Huddersfield will be smelling a real chance after being given an extended break over the past seven days.

Storming their way to an eight-match unbeaten run across all competitions, a Stoke squad who have only continued to show some real inconsistencies over the past six weeks should be in for another tough test.

Suffering back-to-back defeats against Coventry and Fulham during the past week, Friday's guests have mustered just a trio of points from their last five Championship appearances.