Blackburn have failed to win any of their last three games so are struggling just a little bit their form. Will they be able to raise their game on the weekend when they play host to Huddersfield? After failing to win any of their first nine games, the Terriers have burst into life taking back to back victories. Can they keep the momentum going on their trip to Ewood Park? Read our Blackburn v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2019 at 7:25 p.m.)
Rovers lost at QPR just before the international break which leaves them D1 L2 in their last three played. They are W4 D2 L5 overall this season and will be looking to improve on a home record which has seen them win only twice in six (D2 L2). They have failed to win either of their last two on home soil, their most recent one at Ewood Park ending in a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest.
Rovers have only taken one clean sheet in their last six Championships games now, but they are on a six-match scoring streak themselves. Just once so far on home soil have Blackburn been trailing at the halftime break and the two defeats which they have suffered have been by one goal margin. Three of their four league successes this season have been by one goal margin as well. So that indicates that this could be tight.
Five of the last six meetings have been drawn
This is the first meeting between the clubs since 2016
Huddersfield are W1 D5 in their last six against Rovers
Each of the last four meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Things were looking so miserable for Huddersfield following their relegation last season from the Premier League. They went D2 L7 in their first nine games of this campaign down in the Championship. But suddenly they came to life, banking back to back wins over Stoke and Hull. So a six-point left them outside of the relegation going into the international break. Can they do enough to stay out as they make the trip to Ewood Park?
Huddersfield are W1 D1 L3 on their Championship travels this season, the lone success happening at the start of October, sinking Stoke by a 1-0 scoreline. Huddersfield’s last four goals in the league have all come after the half time break. It is a four-match scoring streak that the Terriers are currently riding and they have scored two-thirds of their goals this season in the second half of fixtures. Huddersfield have been level at half time in seven of their eleven league fixtures this season.
This is likely to be a tight game and the half time draw should be sized up as well. Huddersfield have come to life, but until there’s further proof of their resurgence, the sensible wager will be on the home side to get the victory. Blackburn to win.
16th October 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Potters are still in a heap of trouble at the foot of the league table. They suffered another Championship defeat on the weekend. Huddersfield meanwhile collected their second point of the campaign on the weekend, moving them above Stoke on goal difference. This is a real basement battle. Read our Stoke v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.)
Stoke were beaten again on the weekend in a 2-3 reverse against Swansea on home soil. That leaves them stuck on just the two points for the season, draws against Derby and Brentford. The Potters are D1 L4 at home this season and have conceded at an average of 2.4 goals per home fixture. All of their home fixtures in this season’s campaign have gone over 2.5 goals.
Three of their four home losses for this season have happened by a one-goal margin. They have shipped two-thirds of their home goals in the second period of fixtures, conceding the opening goal in five of their nine matches for the season. They boast the worst defensive record in this season’s Championship, two more than what Huddersfield have conceded.
The Potters have won the last two in all competitions 2-0
Stoke are undefeated in their last five against the Terriers in all competitions
This is the first league meetings since January 2018 in the EPL
None of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
It has been just as much doom and gloom for Huddersfield this season as it has been for Stoke. They picked up a point though on the weekend in a 1-1 draw against Millwall on home soil. They have taken a D1 L3 record form their four road games this season and have lost their last three on the bounce. Huddersfield have scored five goals on the road in his campaign, but have conceded at an average of 2.25 goals per road fixture.
75% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. Two of their three away losses this season have been by a margin of just one goal. There’s not been one clean sheet from Huddersfield this season but they have managed to score in their four road fixtures for this campaign. 7 of the 9 away goals conceded by them this season have been after the half time break.
This is a huge pressure game for both of them. They both desperately need three points and by the same token, neither will want to end up losing this basement battle. It should, therefore, be a very tight game, Stoke at home may just be able to nick it.
30th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
West Brom are the only team in the second tier who have yet to taste defeat in the Championship this season. Will they be able to extend that run to an eighth match? They are favourites at the Hawthorns for their clash with Huddersfield over the weekend. The Terriers are in big early trouble with just one point from seven games. Read our West Brom v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
West Brom 13/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 17th, 2019 at 3.21 a.m.)
The Baggies are W3 D4 for the season and are starting the weekend up in the top six. They will just be hoping for more wins to be coming their way. There looks more than a reasonable chance of them getting something going here in terms of three points. The Baggies have a W1 D2 record at home this season in the division. Their first home success came in a thrilling 3-2 win over Blackburn. All three of their wins have been by a one-goal margin.
All four of their drawn games this campaign ended in a 1-1 scoreline. So there are some decent trends there. West Brom haven’t managed to take a clean sheet yet this season, but they have been level at 0-0 at the halftime break in two of their three home fixtures. Surprisingly the Baggies have conceded the opening goal in six of their seven league fixtures. But the question here is, are they likely to get troubled too much by an out of form Huddersfield?
Huddersfield won both league meetings back in the 2017/18 EPL
The Terriers are unbeaten in three league games against West Brom
West Brom have won just one of the last six league meetings with Huddersfield
Both teams have scored in two of the last eight games
The Terriers are having a nightmare time of things. It is a shocking D1 L6 record which they have taken in the Championship this season. As if Premier League relegation last season wasn’t bad enough for them, now this. So there are some major problems for them and Barnsley are the only team in the league to have scored fewer goals than the five that the Terriers have managed. Stoke are the only team to have conceded more goals than them.
The one point that Huddserfeld have earned this season happened out on the road. That was in a 1-1 draw at QPR in their first road game of the season. Huddersfield have scored just one goal in their last three games. The Terriers had scored in each of their opening four games of the season, but those goals are drying up a bit. Four of the five goals that the Terriers have scored in this campaign have come in the second half of games. They have conceded 9 of their 14 goals this season in the second period of fixtures as well.
The Baggies should get themselves a comfortable three points on the board in this one. They have missed the mark a few times in failing to get wins, but they should be able to see off the ailing Terriers at the Hawthorns. Back the Baggies to win by a one-goal margin.
20th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Terriers are having a rough time of things following their tough relegation from the Premier League. They have managed just one point from their six opening games of the season and are in trouble. Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping to find a bit of form after having had their positive early form snapped. Read our Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday betting tips for more.
Sheffield Wednesday 29/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 10th, 2019 at 1:17 p.m.)
The Terriers are in danger of slipping even further down the football tiers if they can’t get themselves up and running. They have taken only one point from their six Championship games this season and return to action on the back of a four-match losing streak. They have lost all three of their home games, conceding exactly two goals one each of those defeats. Actually four of Huddersfield’s five league losses this season have been by a 2-1 scoreline. So that may be a trend to tempt punters.
They really need a boost but don’t immediately look like getting one on the board. Four of the six goals that they have conceded on home soil have come in the second half of matches. The Terriers may at least look to the positive that they have only failed to score in one league game this season. Karl Ahearne-Grant has scored four of their five league goals in this campaign. If you add on their ten-match winless streak at the end of last season’s Premier League, that’s sixteen league games without success now for the Terriers.
This is the first meeting since the 2016/17 Championship season
Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in nine games against the Terriers
There have been two goals only (total) in the last four meetings at Huddersfield
Just one of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Owls had a good start to the season taking a win in their opening two games of the campaign, scoring five goals in the process. It has got a little sticky for them since then though as they are W1 L3 in their last four played. They lost their two games immediately before the international break. They were both 2-1 losses against Preston and QPR. All three of Sheffield Wednesday’s defeats this season have been by a one-goal margin.
Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last seven away games in the Championship now (D3 L3) so there is that to bear in mind. If you look at the current standings in the second tier, albeit early standings, of course, all three of Sheffield Wednesday’s wins in this campaign have happened against sides who are in the bottom half of the table. All three of their losses have been against sides sitting in the top half. Steven Fletcher is their top scorer this season with three goals.
The Owls have to be worth a look in this one. Huddersfield just haven’t had enough about them to stop this losing slide. Sheffield Wednesday may be able to find the extra bit of quality they need to get themselves the victory. Away win.
12th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Newly promoted Luton got the first win of their season in the League last weekend as they collected an important away victory at Barnsley to get themselves going. Huddersfield are yet to have that winning feeling and are stuck on just the one point. Read our Luton v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 27th, 2019 at 7:52 p.m.)
Luton will have been mightily relieved to have won last weekend. That was their first success since earning promotion up to the second tier. Their win was a 3-1 success at Barnsley, and it snapped a three-match losing streak that they were on. Luton are W1 D1 L3 now for the season. On home soil they opened the season with a 3-3 draw against Middlesbrough and then were narrowly beaten 2-1 by West Brom, conceding in the 90th minute in that fixture.
Four of their five league outings have gone over 2.5 goals, so that’s a nice trend to look at. Naturally stepping up a level is not going to be easy and the Hatters are looking for the first clean sheet of the new campaign as well. 78% of the goals which they have conceded have been in the second half of fixtures, while they have scored 75% of their goals this season in the first half. John Collins and Harry Cornick are joint top scorers with two goals each for Luton so far.
This is the first meeting since the 2007/08 season
The Terriers won both league meetings that season
Luton are winless in their last four against Huddersfield (D1 L3)
Huddersfield have won their last two trips to Kenilworth Road by a 1 goal margin
It has been a difficult transition down to the Championship following top-flight relegation last season for Huddersfield. They sacked head coach Jan Siewert who guided them to just one win, nearly two weeks ago. They remain managerless at the time of writing. Huddersfield are currently rolling with Mark Hudson in place as a caretaker. The Terriers are D1 L4 this season and have conceded exactly two goals in each of those defeats.
Their one point did come on the road, a 1-1 draw at QPR, but their other away game ended in a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff. Huddersfield have conceded at least two goals in their last three Championship matches now. One positive for them is the goal-scoring of Karlan Ahearne Grant who has tallied three goals (two of them penalties). Along with their miserable league campaign, the Terriers were knocked out of the EFL Cup in the first round against League one side Lincoln.
With Huddersfield not out of their winless streak yet, they may slip up again on the weekend. Luton will have gotten a great lift from their win last weekend and could well follow it up with another straight away. Home win.
29th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
As if relegation from the Premier League was not bad enough, Huddersfield are having a nightmare down in the Championship with one point from four games. Reading got themselves off to a slow start, but have bagged four points from their last two played. Read our Huddersfield v Reading betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 23rd, 2019 at 12:23 p.m.)
Huddersfield are starting the weekend second from bottom in the Championship. Their only point of the campaign so far came in a 1-1 draw at QPR in their second fixture. The three defeats which they have picked up have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Their two defeats on home soil have been against Derby and Fulham.
So the positive from that, of course, is that they have been scoring goals, having netted in each fixture. Two of the four goals which they have netted this season have been penalties from Karlan Ahearne-Grant. Those are actually their only two goals on home soil. The Terriers have conceded the opening goal in three of their four games played this season.
The two traded 1-0 home wins in the 2016/17 Championship
Huddersfield then beat Reading in the Play-Off Final on penalties
None of the last five Championship meetings have produced an away win
Both teams have scored in two of the last five league meetings
The Royals had a bad start to the season losing against Sheffield Wednesday and then Hull. But they stopped the rot with a good strong 3-0 home win over Cardiff last weekend. In midweek they picked up a very good point out at the Hawthorns against West Brom. That is three of their four games this season which have gone over 2.5 goals. Will they land their first away win of the campaign?
Reading have netted one goal exactly in their two away games so far. Their two away goals have been scored in the second half of matches. Their equaliser against West Brom in midweek came from the penalty spot two minutes from time. They have been ahead at the break in just one of their four games played this campaign.
We cannot look past the draw in the match outright here. While Huddersfield have had some tougher games, their confidence has to have been rocked. Reading just about survived at the Hawthorns in midweek and can probably do the same here. Draw.
23rd August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
With two losses in three games of the Championship down, Cardiff are having their struggles adapting to life back in the second tier. Can they secure three points at home against the Terriers, who were up in the Premier League with them last season? Huddersfield so far, have fared even worse than the Bluebirds have following relegation. Read our Cardiff v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 19th, 2019 at 5:22 p.m.)
There have been plenty of goals flying around in Cardiff’s games so far this season. They are W1 L2 for the season with the two defeats happening out on the road at Wigan and Reading, conceding exactly three goals in both of those losses. Cardiff did win their only home game played so far, taking a 2-1 success over Luton, who won the League One title last season. So it’s not been plain sailing for Neil Warnock’s men. With all of their league games having gone over 2.5 goals so far, that’s worth a look for this one. That is a worrying amount of goals that they have conceded so far.
Cardiff and Huddersfield played out two 0-0 draws in the EPL last season
The Bluebirds are unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions against the Terriers
Both teams have scored in two of the last seven meetings
Huddersfield are winless in seven visits to Cardiff
The Terriers have only managed one point from their three games back in the Championship. They sacked Jan Siewert over the weekend following a loss at home against Fulham. He won one of his 19 games in charge of the Terriers. Their only point of the campaign happened in a 1-1 draw at QPR, which at least may give them some optimism here.
Like Cardiff, they have not managed a clean sheet in the Championship yet this season, but they have scored one goal in all three of their matches played. So the both teams to score option does warrant a bit of consideration here as neither have a defence that can be relied upon. Karlan Ahearne-Grant has scored all three of the Terriers’ league goals this season, two of them from the penalty spot.
There is just nothing to choose between the two of them. Cardiff will be hoping for big points on home soil, but they couldn’t get the better of the Terriers last season in the top flight. So the draw in the match outright again has to look value. It’s not been a good early campaign from either.
19th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Just last season this was a Premier League fixture. But with relegation blighting both of them at the end of the campaign, this game kicks off the Championship action for the weekend. While Fulham managed to get their first win of the season last weekend, the Terriers are still looking for their first. Read our Huddersfield v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 13th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Terriers opened the new season with a 1-2 loss on home soil against Derby. Not the start that they would have wanted having dropped down a tier. But they rallied themselves to some extent to collect a 1-1 draw at QPR last weekend. So at least they are off the mark. Both of the league goals that the Terriers have scored this season have been converted penalty kicks by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.
Huddersfield finish bottom of the Premier League last season, winning just three fixtures the entire campaign. Two of those three were at home (W2 D3 L14). One of them was a 1-0 success over Fulham as well, so they can at least look to that for some confidence. If you take last season into consideration it is a twelve match sequence of league games for Huddersfield now without a win (D3 L9). There may be a tough road ahead for Jan Siewert’s men this season.
The two traded 1-0 home wins last season
Fulham have won three of the last four against the Terriers
Huddersfield have won only one of the last 13 meetings
Fulham are W2 D1 from their three previous Championship visits to the John Smith’s Stadium
The Cottagers did not come out of the gates this season in winning form as was expected. They slipped to a 1-0 away loss at Barnsley. But they got themselves up and running last weekend with a comfortable 2-0 home success over Blackburn. So Scott Parker’s men are on the way and will be looking for some returns from this. Fulham remain one of the promotion favourites in the second tier for this campaign.
It was Fulham’s defence which failed them so badly in the top flight last season. They conceded a total of 81 goals. On their travels they did win just the one game which was out at Bournemouth in their penultimate road fixture of the season. After their loss at Barnsley on the opening weekend of this new season, Fulham have lost 9 of their last 10 league away games. But they do have a pretty decent run of head to head form going against the Terriers.
Fulham do have a strong squad for this Championship campaign and they look the more likely of the two to pick up a win. With both teams scoring in Huddersfield’s two games this season, we are going to plump for over 2.5 goals and the away win.
13th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Huddersfield finds themselves back down in the Championship after their two seasons in the top flight of English football. They will be looking to rebuild now and adjust to life back down a tier. They kick off the season with a home game against Derby. The Rams were play-off losers at the end of the last term, and have had a change at the top with Frank Lampard going to Chelsea. Read our Huddersfield v Derby betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 29th, 2019 at 2:12 p.m.)
It was all doom and gloom for the Terriers last season. Their Premier League survival hopes faded very early in the season and they were quickly cut adrift at the foot of the table. Huddersfield only collected the sixteen points from their Premier League campaign, posting a W3 D7 L28 record. They also parted ways with David Wagner, the man who had gotten them up to the top flight in the first place. So now they have to try and rebuild from that, assess and adjust to life back down in the second tier.
Jan Siewert is the man charged with trying to guide them back up to the top flight. Relegation from the top flight is always a tough thing to deal with. It affects the squad and there has been plenty of comings and goings at the club including goalkeeper Jonas Lossll who has gone to Everton. They have done a bit of wheeling and dealing, grabbing a few first-timers like Isaac Mbenza from Montpellier and Tommy Elphick from Aston Villa. How strongly can they challenge for a place back in the top flight?
Huddersfield earned four points against Derby in the 2016/17 Championship
The Terriers have won one of their last 9 against the Rams only
Derby are W1 D2 L1 in their last four visits to Huddersfield
None of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
It has been all change at Derby as well. They made the play offs under Frank Lampard last season, but the summer has seen him leave to take over at Chelsea. The Rams finished in sixth place last season and enjoyed a breath of fresh air with Lampard giving plenty of time to youngsters. Unfortunately for Derby, the cream of those, like Mason Mount has followed Lampard to Stamford Bridge. The away form of Derby last season wasn’t anything spectacular or special. They posted a W7 D7 L9 record on their travels.
The Rams only managed a clean sheet in 13% of their road games last season. They averaged 1.25 goals per road game. Of the seven away wins that they recorded last season, five of them were by one goal margin only. It Was narrow margins from them a lot of the way really. They opened the scoring in 9 of their 23 road games last season. To replace Frank Lampard the Rams have brought in former Dutch international Phillip Cocu. It will be fascinating to see whether they can build on what was put in place last season or whether they will start to slip backwards.
The Terriers have some adjusting to do. The Rams know all about what it takes to get the job done in the second tier. It’s a fresh start for both, but the visitors don’t look a bad bit value to go and get themselves three points. They may just have more about them in the attack. It will be fascinating to see how these two do actually go at each other.
2nd August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Saints have only taken two points from their last four games but nonetheless, have managed to maintain their Premier League status. So it’s a relaxed end to the season for them now. They may even get the chance to pick up a comfortable three points against bottom side Huddersfield to sign off with. Read our Southampton v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Saints took a heavy hit against West Ham last weekend in a 3-0 loss. It doesn’t matter as Southampton are safe for the season. That is a four-match winless streak behind them though D2 L2 and so their intensity has dropped, which is understandable after staving off the threat of relegation. This season Southampton have taken just the five wins on home soil in a W5 D7 L6 record. They have scored an average of 1.44 goals per game at home this season. They have conceded above that though at 1.6 per game on average. In total 72% of league games this season at St Marys have gone over 2.5 goals.
The Saints have scored in each of their last 13 home games in the division, which is good return. They have actually scored at least two goals in all but one of their last five there. The Saints have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last four at home though, none in their last six home and away combined. Each of their last four at home have made it over 2.5 goals. Southampton have actually done pretty well in having scored the opening goal in 11 of their 18 home games. But of the sixteen times this season they have taken the lead at home, they have conceded an equaliser eleven times, so have struggled to defend their advantages.
The Saints were 3-1 winners against the Terriers earlier this season
Southampton are unbeaten in four against Huddersfield (W2 D2)
The Terriers are winless in four at St Marys
Four of the last five meetings at St Marys have gone over 2.5 goals
Can the Terriers rally themselves to a win on the final day of such a tough season? They surprised a lot of people last weekend as they played out a 1-1 draw at home against Manchester United. That was a great effort for them in front of their home crowd for the final time this season. Away from home, the Terriers have managed just one away win all season (D3 L14) and that came against Wolves. It has been a season where they have barely registered as a threat in front of goal, netting just 11 away goals at an average of 0.6 per game. In total, they have only managed a clean sheet in 11% of road fixtures.
Huddersfield are currently sat on a seven-match losing streak of league form in the top flight. It is a winless streak of twelve that they are currently on. Huddersfield have not banked themselves a clean sheet in any of their last seven-way games and in none of their last nine home and away combined. The Terriers have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last four away games, and have not hit the back of the net in any of their last three road games. They are the lowest scorers in this season’s Premier League and they have the second worst defensive record as well. There is nothing at stake here, can they just enjoy themselves before this EPL adventure comes to a close?
The Saints look value to win this and it’s likely going to be a low scoring game. Huddersfield battled well for their point at home last weekend against Man Utd. It may be a different story for them out on the road. Home win.
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting