Cambridge vs Huddersfield – Terriers to bank on loan star Ofobe
Cambridge are currently in the midst of a three-game league winning streak, but they face a tough challenge to extend this record as their attentions turn to the FA Cup.
Upsets are commonplace in the FA Cup and Cambridge will feel that they have the opportunity to cause a stir with a home victory over League One high-flyers Huddersfield.
It was only six years ago that the pair were battling it out in League Two, but as Huddersfield have progressed up the football pyramid into the third tier of English football, Cambridge have slumped into the Conference.
However, league position counts for nothing in the FA Cup and Cambridge are 9/2 to beat Huddersfield in the first round and make sure their name is in the pot for the second round of the competition.
Huddersfield are 8/13 to beat Cambridge in the FA Cup betting market and extend their record to seven games without a defeat to the opposition.
Cambridge have been hit by some defensive problems which could leave them in a difficult position when it comes to keeping Huddersfield at bay.
Brian Saah is missing for Cambridge after undergoing a double hernia operation and a road accident has left Blaine Hudson with a dislocated shoulder.
Huddersfield have managed 25 goals in their 15 League One games and alongside top scorer Jordan Rhodes, Lee Clark has the option of unleashing secret weapon Benik Ofobe.
Rhodes has five league goals to his name this season and is 4/1 to be the first goalscorer against Cambridge.
Ofobe has recently joined on loan from Arsenal and impressed when making his debut as a substitute in the recent league victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
He is 6/1 to open the scoring and grab his first goal in senior football.
Simon Russell is likely to be Cambridge’s biggest goal threat and he is 12/1 to break the deadlock. See the full Cambridge vs Huddersfield FA Cup match betting odds market.