Two sides who've had tricky begins to the 2015-16 campaign from the Championship go eyeball to eyeball at the John Smith's Stadium earlier this week as Huddersfield Town host Bolton Wanderers.
Both sides have secured only 1 win from other first seven outings of the year, leaving them inside bottom one half of the table.
Chris Powell's side finally clinched their opening victory in the campaign last time out, beating Charlton Athletic of their midweek outing at The Valley to go out in the relegation zone initially in three weeks.
Emyr Huws and Harry Bunn were both within the scoresheet for your Terriers since they scored more than once the first time this season, lifting them around 20th from the table, just three points behind 11th-placed Reading.
Despite the win, Huddersfield are nevertheless without a victory on home soil since beating Ipswich Town last April, nonetheless they have two chances to absolve that run prior to the international break, since they host Nottingham Forest several days after this match.
Huddersfield are yet to hold a clean sheet within the league this coming year, conceding nine goals up to now. They have struggled for the other end in the pitch likewise, netting just 5 times. Only Preston North End and the other day's opponents have scored fewer.
The team's poor run of form for the start of the year had triggered question marks over Powell's position in the club, even so the manager has insisted he never feared for his position.
The team have already been taking advantage on the re-opening from the loan window during the last week, signing goalkeeper Jed Steer from Aston Villa and Bournemouth defender Elliott Ward.
Recent form: DDDLLW
After failing to win inside their first four matches in the campaign, Bolton have turned around their form either side in the international break, which has a goalless draw against Sheffield Wednesday last time out leaving them unbeaten in four.
That result came following their first win of year last week, with Zach Clough and Liam Feeney scoring in the 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Neil Lennon's side have struggled from the Macron Stadium so far in 2010, having picked up only one point from three away matches, as they definitely remain unbeaten in the home.
Points away from home have already been hard to come by during 2015 for Bolton. They have won just twice considering that the start from the year, together with the last victory arriving April, when Craig Davies scored twice in the win on the Cardiff City Stadium.
The Trotters' defenders are already strong with the back this coming year, with three clean sheets thus far, which is the joint-highest amount inside the division, conceding just six goals. Scoring continues to be the team's serious issue though, when they have found the back from the net just thrice, failing to score in five in their matches up to now.
The club are actually linked which has a move for former Bolton man Kevin Nolan, that's a free agent after released by West Ham United recently, even so the manager has admitted the midfielder could possibly be too pricey.
Recent form: LLDDWD
Bolton will probably be without Zach Clough with the trip after he obtained a shoulder injury within the draw with Sheffield Wednesday earlier this week, that may need surgery.
The visitors already a number of player out ahead of the young striker was hurt, with Dorian Dervite and Darren Pratley experiencing ankle injuries, while Max Clayton remains out using a knee problem, and David Wheater is struggling having a calf problem.
Powell could give Emyr Huws a lengthier stint after he came through 45 minutes over the week while continuing to develop his match fitness after joining with a season-long loan.
For the hosts, Joe Murphy, Mark Hudson and James Vaughan are typical still missing, while Jonathan Hogg can be a doubt after missing the vacation to Charlton with the ankle injury.
Huddersfield Town possible starting lineup:
Steer, Cranie, Ward, Lynch, Davidson, Scannell, Whitehead, Huws, Miller, Bunn, Wells
Bolton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Amos, Wilson, Gouano, Spearing, Moxey, Davies, Danns, Feeney, Dobbie, Da Silva, Madine
Head To Head
When the edges last met on the John Smith's Stadium in December a year ago, it absolutely was the home side who secured the win, merely a month after Bolton clinched your house win inside the reverse fixture.
Bolton choosing a lump sum just two in their last 10 meetings with Huddersfield, but both victories to the Terriers have come within the last two seasons.
In 66 previous meetings involving the two sides, Bolton contain the marginally better record, securing 31 wins to Huddersfield's 26, while just nine fixtures have resulted in draws.
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