Huddersfield look value to follow up their sensational win at Newcastle at the weekend.
Aston Villa v Huddersfield - Tuesday 19:45
Huddersfield have blown their cover as possible promotion candidates with victory at St James's Park but they might still be a spot of value to follow up their sensational win on Tyneside with another three points here. Take the 3/1 on David Wagner's men.
The Terriers were the division's worst-kept secret before a ball had been kicked, tipped as dark horses by all and sundry in the build-up to the campaign with Wagner's reputation as a disciple of Jurgen Klopp, not to mention an abundance of exotic summer signings, capturing everyone's imagination. Now they arrive in the second city buoyant and playing with house money.
Villa will feel they start with a clean slate themselves after Saturday’s convincing 3-0 win over Rotherham and Roberto Di Matteo was understandably delighted with his players for their show of mental strength against the Millers, putting the EFL Cup embarrassment against Luton to bed with a thoroughly professional display in front of 33,286 fans.
But while the Italian was quick to praise the concentration and lack of errors, it could well transpire that Rotherham are one of the least tenacious teams in the division, which is the complete opposite of Huddersfield who pride themselves on the quality of their pressing and the number of errors they force.