The Terriers will head to North London on the weekend looking for more points towards their survival this season. This isn’t going to be an easy road trip for them of course. Arsenal have been in impressive home form this season, including their big North London derby victory over rivals Tottenham last time out at the Emirates. Read our Arsenal v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
The Gunners twice lost a lead at Old Trafford in midweek to play out a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. The point in the game though extended their fantastic unbeaten streak of league form out to thirteen games. At the Emirates this season in the top flight the Gunners have posted a W5 D2 L1 record. This will actually be their first home game this season playing against a side who are currently sitting in the Premier League bottom seven. Arsenal have averaged exactly two goals per home game this season but despite that only 38% of fixtures at the Emirates though have gone over 2.5 goals.
Arsenal have scored in each of their last 14 league games and they are without a clean sheet in any of their last eight. They haven’t banked a clean sheet in any of their last four on home soil in the Premier League. Surprisingly still, the Gunners haven’t been leading at half time at home this season (D5 L3). 81% of Arsenal’s home goals this season have been scored in the second half of games. The Gunners have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league games home and away combined. Alexandre Lacazette has scored in back to back games.
The Gunners took back to back wins over Huddersfield last season
The two wins were both with a clean sheet
Last season’s meetings are the only previous EPL clashes
Arsenal are on a three-match winning streak in all competitions against the Terriers
Huddersfield suffered a 2-1 reverse out at Bournemouth in midweek and that was their second 2-1 default on the bounce. The overall away form of the Terriers this season is W1 D2 L4 and they could have a tough time of things in this one. They have so far taken only one point from their four road games against current top-half of the table sides. The Terriers have netted 7 away goals, conceding 16. 57% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. Huddersfield have managed to get just one away clean sheet on the board this season.
71% of the away goals that Huddersfield have scored this season have come up in the first half of matches. They are on a scoring streak of having netted in each of their last five games (home and away combined). The Terriers have been losing at half time in four of their seven away games this season. In total, this season in the Premier League, Huddersfield have managed only the ten goals in total. No side has scored fewer than that. Also, there are only four teams currently in the top flight who have shipped more goals than Huddersfield have done this season.
Arsenal will be a banker for many punters this weekend as they take on Huddersfield who have not been without their struggles this term. Arsenal have been so good going forward that they can finish this one of early. Arsenal to win to nil.
6th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners were lucky to get away from Turf Moor with a win on Sunday, a late penalty giving them the 1-0 win. That made their overall away form look just a little better and took them to four wins in their last five league games home and away. Huddersfield slipped to another defeat on Sunday as they couldn’t hold on to a half time lead against Manchester City. The Gunners are 1/5 to pick up the three points at the Emirates, with the draw at 13/2 and Huddersfield at 16/1.
The Gunners have produced some mighty fine form on home soil in the Premier League this season with six wins from six. They took a victory over Tottenham in their last fixture at the Emirates and they extended their streak of having scored at least two goals in each of their home games this term. They have scored exactly two in each of their last four, with three of those ending in 2-0 victories. An Arsenal 2-0 correct score at William Hill is a great 11/2 punt for the fixture. The Gunners have won four of their last five league games (one loss to Man City) and they had a dramatic late winner from the penalty spot at Burnley on the weekend. In total the Gunners are averaging 2.5 goals per home game this term while defensively they have been sound at least with just four goals conceded and clean sheets in 67% of their games at the Emirates. Andre Lacazette is their top scorer this season and he is up at a price of 2/1 in the first goalscorer market. Alexis Sanchez has netted in each of his last two league games and is a 4/6 anytime goalscorer option.
The defeats are starting to rack up for the Terriers now as they have gone W2 L5 in their last seven games. The two successes that they enjoyed in that spell both happened on home soil and they are in a bit of a mess out on their travels. They have lost their last three road games, are winless in five and haven’t scored in any of their last five away from the John Smiths. So they haven’t been good on the road and they have shipped at least two goals in each of the four defeats away from home that they have suffered, conceding seven in total in their last two road trips combined at Liverpool and Bournemouth. 73% of the away goals that they have conceded have come in the second half of matches. Home and away they have not scored an equalising goal at all this season in the top flight. This is obviously going to be a tough road game for them and both teams NOT to score is at 8/13 while an Arsenal to win to nil wager at William Hill returns a price of 4/5 which looks pretty well priced considering the lack of away goals that the Terriers have produced.
This will be the first meeting between Arsenal and Huddersfield since an FA Cup clash in 2011. That game ended in a 2-1 home win for Arsenal and the Gunners, looking back are eight games unbeaten against the Terriers now (W6 D2) and are W4 D1 in their last five at home again theme though, most of which were in the League Cup.
While the Gunners have been a bit dodgy out on the road this season, their home form remains very strong and they are good enough to go and sink the Terriers who haven’t been having a great time of things out on the road. Arsenal to win by a 2-0 correct score looks to have good appeal.
28th November 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting