Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Huddersfield Town v Derby County and provides us with his best bets for Monday's televised clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Huddersfield Town v Derby County Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 05/08/19
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: John Smith's Stadium
  • Channel: Sky Sports Football

Huddersfield Town will be hoping to get off to a winning start in their return to the Championship following relegation from the Premier League last season.

Jan Siewert will have to make sure he picks his side back up following relegation as the Terriers attempt to win promotion back to the top-flight.

Tommy Elphick, Reece Brown, Josh Koroma, Herbert Bockhorn, Isaac Mbenza and Kamil Grabara have all arrived in a busy summer for the Yorkshire side.

Derby suffered play-off heartbreak once again last season as they lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in the final back in May.

However, things soon got even worse when gaffer Frank Lampard jumped ship to take the vacant managerial role at Chelsea.

Phillip Cocu has been appointed the new Derby boss and he will have a job on his hands to get this Derby side to the heights they reached last season.

Team News

Steve Mounie is likely to be absent for the clash after limited training following the African Cup of Nations while Demeaco Duhaney will miss out due to injury.

The visitors will be without Jack Marriott as well as Duane Holmes, Scott Carson, George Thorne and Craig Forsyth.

Potential Huddersfield Town Starting XI: Grabara, Bockhorn, Kongolo, Schindler, Hadergjonaj, Bacuna, Mooy, Hogg, Diakhaby, Grant, Mbenz

Potential Derby County Starting XI: Roos, Bogle, Keogh, Evans, Malone, Dowell, Huddlestone, Shinnie, Lawrence, Waghorn, Jozefzoon

Head To Head

  • Huddersfield 29, Draws 26, Derby 39
  • Last meeting was a 1-1 draw in April 2017.
  • Derby's last win at Huddersfield came in October 2015 – a 2-1 win for the Rams.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Huddersfield have only won two of their last 13 meetings with Derby.
  • Jan Siewert has only managed one win while in charge of the Terriers, a run which has included 12 losses and two draws.
  • Derby haven't lost on the opening day for over ten years – last defeat to Doncaster in 2008.

Betting Odds

  • Huddersfield Town 6/5
  • Draw 53/21
  • Derby County 13/5

The Verdict

Huddersfield have kept a large amount of their squad from last season and have made some smart additions as they look to win promotion back to the top-flight at the first time of asking.

Derby have had to deal with a number of problems in recent months and are in desperate need for stability if they are to challenge this season.

The John Smith's Stadium must become a fortress this season for the Terriers and you can back a home win at 6/5 with Coral.

Derby will be without Jack Marriott and may find themselves a little blunt up top so backing Huddersfield to win to nil at 13/5 with BetVictor looks to be a smart choice.

Martyn Waghorn did net nine goals last season so if you feel like he can cause Huddersfield problems on Monday night, you can back him as anytime goalscorer at 5/2 with Betfair.

Recommended Bets

  • 1pt – Huddersfield win – 6/5 (Coral)
  • 2pts – Huddersfield to win to nil – 13/5 (BetVictor)