Terriers can avoid defeat against the Baggies
WBA v Huddersfield
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Steve Bruce's Baggies come into this one with renewed optimism after their newish manager finally got his first win in charge with a 2-0 victory at Hull.
Although the switch to a 3-5-2 brought about an improved result, there wasn't a great deal to get excited about in the performance against a Hull side who are having their own identity crisis under a new boss.
The same cannot be said for Huddersfield, who tasted defeat for the first time in 19 matches when losing 2-1 to Forest in midweek in the FA Cup. Manager Carlose Corberan rotated his side heavily for that game, so we can expect a rested and stronger side for this one as he, understandably, prioritises the league and the chance of promotion to the top flight.
Odds-on about the home side over-plays last week's performance and is a tad disrespectful to the side in this tie who still harbour realistic promotion ambitions.
Strong-travelling Imps can win on the road
AFC Wimbledon v Lincoln
The market has these two sides at 13/8 the pair, but all evidence suggests that the away team are more likely to pick up the three points.
There is no doubt that Lincoln are massively under-achieving this season given the quality of their squad and the man in the dugout, but we have only seen quality from Michael Appleton's side in snatches this season
They were mightily impressive in the 3-1 win over in-form Sheffield Wednesday, and we can forgive them the midweek defeat at Ipswich, who Appleton said after the game are the best side in the division.
Having beaten Wigan, Sunderland and Plymouth on the road this season, there is no doubt that if Lincoln turn up in that mood they should have little issue defeating a floundering Dons side who are winless in 18.
Back Rovers to get among the goals
Blackburn v Bristol City
Blackburn have only scored three goals in their last 13 Championship games, but now is the time to side with them to finally start finding the back of the net as there is little wrong with their performances.
The 0-0 draw with Millwall in midweek saw Tony Mowbray's side win the shot count 12-0 and create an xG of 1.23. In the four game before that they averaged 1.02 xG per game, and 1.12 in the four before that.
In short, Rovers are on the receiving end of variance which is sure to even itself out at some point and, against a Bristol City side winless in 11 on the road, there couldn't be a better chance to put that right.