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
Manchester United’s hopes of a top-four finish this season hang on this one. Realistically they have to try and better whatever Chelsea manage against Watford this weekend to keep that slim hope alive. The Terriers remain on a huge losing streak and it would be something if they won their final home fixture. Read our Huddersfield v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 3/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 2nd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
The Terriers are currently on an eight-match losing streak in the top flight. At home, it is a three-match losing run that they are on. Their home form for the season is W2 D2 L14 and it has been such an overwhelming difficult campaign for them. Can they at least raise a challenge in their final home fixture of the season? They have at least scored in four of their last five home fixtures, which is something. All season they have only managed the nine goals at home.
In total Huddersfield have picked up three clean sheets on home soil, connecting at an average of 1.67 goals per home fixture. The two wins that they picked at the John Smiths Stadium were both by a one-goal margin. Eight of their fourteen home losses have been by a one-goal margin. Huddersfield have lost all eleven games matches played, home and away, against the Big Six in the league.
Man Utd were 3-1 home winners over Huddersfield in December
The Red Devils have won their last three against the Terriers in all competitions
Huddersfield took a 2-1 win in this corresponding fixture last season
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
The Red Devils picked up a home point against Chelsea last weekend, moving them onto a three-match losing streak. The point against the Blues is their only one in their last three games now. Overall, Manchester United have lost four of their last seven Premier League fixtures (W2 D1). They away form of the Red Devils is W9 D2 L7 this season but they are currently on a three-match losing streak away from home. Those defeats were against Arsenal, Wolves and Everton, United conceding eight goals in that run.
Manchester United have averaged 1.7 goals per away game this season, with 72% of their away fixtures going over 2.5 goals. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league away games. In total, they have picked up a clean sheet in 28% of away games but they have not eared one in any of their last four away from Old Trafford. Home and away combined, United have no clean sheet in nine. United have netted the opening goal in eight away games this season but heading into the weekend, only three teams have produced superiro away records than they have done.
Huddersfield are not too likely to sign off their home campaign with anything special in this one. Even though United are on the ropes at the moment, their defence producing some poor stuff, they may be worth a punt to get a clean sheet win.
4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is Liverpool who can land the first blow of the weekend in the title race this weekend. The Reds trail Manchester City by a point at the top with three games to go. All they can do is keep winning and hope for the best. Against a Huddersfield side who are on a big losing streak, that may not be too difficult for them. Read our Liverpool v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 25th, 2019 at 7:36 p.m.)
The Reds have to keep winning and hope that Man City slip up somewhere inside of the final three rounds of league action. The Reds are on a hot streak of form at the moment as they have won their last six on the bounce. Their last two wins have both been by a 2-0 scoreline, over Cardiff and Chelsea. They have strung together a five-match winning streak on home soil as well, remaining undefeated at Anfield all season. Their home record for the season is W15 D2 L0.
The Reds have averaged 2.8 goals per home game this season, while they have only conceded the ten home goals. That’s an average of 0.6 goals per home game against them. As a nod towards their scoring then, is the fact that 65% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. In total, they have earned a clean sheet in 59% of home games. Of their fifteen home wins this season only four of them have been by a one-goal margin. The Reds have also been leading at the halftime break in 11 of their home games and are on a thirteen match league scoring streak at Anfield. The Reds have opened the scoring in 13 of 17 home games in the EPL.
Liverpool have won all three previous EPL meetings with Huddersfield to nil
The Reds won this corresponding fixture 3-0 last season
Liverpool have scored nine unanswered goals in their last four against the Terriers
The last time that the Terriers beat Liverpool in any competition was 1959
Huddersfield are down and out and are not showing any signs of putting a win on the board during their run in. It’s certainly going to be tough for them to do so in this game. The Terriers have lost their last seven league games in a row now and in that sequence of games, they failed to score in four of them. The Terriers have lost all ten games played this season against the top six. They scored just the three goals in those ten games as well. Their overall away record is just W1 D3 L13 for the season.
In total, they have only produced the eleven away goals out on the road this season. 64% of those were produced in the first half of fixtures. Huddersfield have conceded at an average of 2.3 goals per away game. In total, they have managed just the two clean sheets on their travels this season. They are without a clean a sheet in any of their last seven league games and in any of their six on the road. In their last six, home and away, they have conceded at least two goals in each. They are the lowest scorers in the league and have the second-worst defence.
A comfortable 2-0 home win for the Reds looks about the right mark. They have to keep something in the tank for their visit to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals in midweek. So that may keep the score down a bit in this one.
25th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers continued their losing streak last weekend and the end of the season can’t come quickly enough for them. Watford suffered a loss at Arsenal last weekend playing most of the game with ten men. Can they respond in this one? Read our Huddersfield v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Terriers are still slumping towards the end of the season. They lost 4-0 at Spurs last weekend which was their sixth straight defeat. On home soil, they have lost their last two which is part of a very poor return of just W2 D2 L13 this season at the John Smiths. Huddersfield have managed only the eight home goals this season while they have conceded at an average of 1.65 per home game.
41% of Huddersfield’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals only. In total, the Terrier shave taken a clean sheet in four home games but have one in their last eleven on home turf. Their two home wins this season have both been by a one-goal margin. Huddersfield Have been losing at the halftime break in 10 of their 17 home games.
Watford earned a 3-0 home win over the Terriers earlier this season
The Terriers won this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season
The Terriers have won three of the last four league meetings
Watford have lost their last two league visits to Huddersfield
Watford suffered a 1-0 home loss against Arsenal last Monday but were reduced to ten men very early with a red card for Troy Deeney. They were still the better of the two sides even with a man disadvantage. Watford are W5 D5 L7 on their top-flight travels. Things haven’t been going that well for them recently with a three-match losing streak away from home going. They have managed one win in their last five on the road.
To be fair their last three away games have been against Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd though. The Hornets have conceded in each of their last four away games, and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three away from Vicarage Road. Home and away combined, they haven’t earned a clean sheet in any of their last seven. Each of their last four away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Watford have averaged 1.4 goals per away game this season and they have scored in 71% of their away games.
Watford can go and get themselves a win on the board and it’s likely to be with a clean sheet as well. The Terriers just don’t’ seem to have anything left in them at all at the moment. Watford to win.
18th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
After a busy midweek of Champions League action, this could be just the game that Spurs need now back in the Premier League. They have a tough fight for a top-four finish on their hands now. Huddersfield have already been relegated and lost again last weekend. Read our Tottenham v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 9th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
Spurs have been struggling for league form recently. They had taken just one point in five games before landing a 2-0 success against Crystal Palace in their last fixture. That win over Palace was the first ever game at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The slump in form that Spurs have been going through, has pretty much been in away games. They are undefeated in their last five on home soil at the moment in the Premier League, winning four of those. In midweek they took a 1-0 Champions League first-leg win over Man City at home but may have lost Harry Kane for the rest of the season.
Tottenham have averaged 1.8 goals per home game this season, taking a clean sheet in a third of home fixtures. Of the ten home wins that Spurs have taken, six of them have been by a margin of a least two goals. Spurs have been leading at half time in 7 of 15 home fixtures. The Lilywhites are on a five-match scoring streak at home at the moment. Of the home goals scored by Spurs, 63% of them have been in the second half of fixtures. The Lilywhites have opened the scoring in 10 of their 15 home games this season. Home and away they have one clean sheet in seven.
Spurs were 2-0 winners at Huddersfield earlier this season
Spurs are on a four-match winning streak against the Terriers in all competitions
The Terriers have failed to score in their three previous EPL games against Spurs
Spurs won this corresponding fixture last season 2-0
Huddersfield failed at home last weekend, suffering a 1-4 reverse against Leicester. That was their fifth straight league defeat. They have already been relegated. Away from home this season they have only picked up a W1 D3 L12 record and they are currently on a five-match losing streak on their travels. They have lost nine of their last ten on the road. Across their away campaign, Huddersfield have scored just the eleven goals.
They have shipped at an average of 2.2 goals per away game, taking just the two clean sheets all season. Less than half of their away games have gone under 2.5 goals and the Terriers have failed to score in six of their last seven road fixtures in the EPL. They are the lowest scoring side this season in the Premier League.
That was an exhausting game Spurs had against Man City in midweek. This should be much easier for them at the end of the day. The fight has pretty much gone from Huddersfield at this point. Spurs to win to nil.
10th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Huddersfield have already been relegated from the top flight this season, so there may be a drop off in their intensity. That or it could work the other way and allow them to play with a bit of relaxed freedom. They welcome Leicester to the John Smith’s on the weekend. Read our Huddersfield v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 2nd, 2019 at 11:33 p.m.)
Huddersfield’s lifeline was cut in a 2-0 loss out at Crystal Palace on the weekend. They are relegated with six games still to play (including this one). The loss against the Eagles took the Terriers to a four-match losing streak in the top flight. They are back on home soil on the weekend where they are aW2 D2 L12 this season only. They have lost eight of their last nine played at home, the one exception was when they took a 1-0 win over Wolves at the end of February. During their campaign at home, Huddersfield have scored just the seven goals.
Only 38% of games at the John Smith’s Stadium this season have gone over 2.5 goals. In total Huddersfield have failed to score in 56% of their home fixtures and they have lost eight of their sixteen home games to nil. On top of that, they have been losing at the halftime break in nine of their home fixture while they have conceded 62% of their goals at home in the first period of games. Just five times have the Terriers opened the scoring at home. No team has scored fewer EPL goals than the Terriers and no-one has a worse home record.
Leicester were 3-1 home winners over the Terriers in September
The Foxes have won four of the last five meetings (D1)
The Terriers are winless in twelve against Leicester
Last season’s top flight clash at the John Smith’s produced a 1-1 draw
This should be a good game then for Leicester to try and improve their current form. They collected 2-0 home win over Bournemouth on the weekend, leaving them with a three-match winning streak going at the moment. The clean sheet in their win over Bournemouth on the weekend was their first since January 1st this year in the top flight. Leicester have won four of their last five league games now (L1) so are shaping up well. They posted a W6 D3 L7 record on their travels this season in the Premier League.
They are W4 D2 in their six games against sides currently in the bottom seven away from home, so that’s a huge positive too. Leicester have scored 21 goals on their travels, while they have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per game. They have taken a clean sheet in a quarter of their away fixtures. Both teams have scored in 69% of their away games. Leicester took a 2-1 win at Burnley in their last away game, snapping a run of four away games without a win (D1 L3). Leicester are on a seven-match scoring streak in the league, home and away. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last three played as well.
The Terriers are down and out. Leicester are in good shape at the moment and will have enjoyed that clean sheet on the weekend. They are valuable to go and get another win to nil under their belt this weekend.
4th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace start the weekend five points clear of the drop zone so still have some work to do. They have lost two of their last three played. But this is a big opportunity at survival points on the weekend as they welcome bottom side Huddersfield to Selhurst Park. Read our Crystal Palace v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 1/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)
The Eagles were taken down at home in a 2-1 loss by Brighton in their last fixture. That is back to back home losses that the Eagles have suffered. It has not been a great season on home turf from the Eagles at all. They have only produced a W3 D4 L8 in the EPL this term at Selhurst Park. It is well worth noting that two of those three home wins from Palace have been against sides currently in the bottom four. The Eagles have not conceded in any of their three home games against sides in the bottom four at Selhurst Park this term. Overall this season, Palace have scored just 11 home goals.
But their defence hasn’t been all that bad really because they have picked up a clean sheet in 33% of their home fixtures. They have conceded in total, at just over a goal per game. Both teams have scored in just 33% of Palace’s home games. 27% of league fixtures there have gone under 2.5 goals. Palace are on a five-match scoring streak at home, and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last three. Palace have scored in each of their last ten league games, home and away. The Eagles have conceded 76% of their home goals in the second half of fixtures.
Palace won 1-0 at Huddersfield earlier this season
Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven meetings
Palace lost this corresponding fixture 3-0 last season
Huddersfield have failed to score in their last three against the Eagles in all competitions
It is a three-match losing streak that Huddersfield are back on a the moment. That’s fourteen defeats in their last sixteen games played. Only an astounding miracle prevents them from playing Championship football next season. Last time out they blew a tremendous winning position at 3-1 away at West Ham to lose 4-3. That leaves Huddersfield with a four-match losing streak away from home doing currently and they only managed to score in one of those. The goals at West Ham actually snapped a five-match away sequence in which the Terriers had failed to score.
The Terriers have only netted 11 goals on their travels this season in the top flight. They have conceded at over two goals per game on average with a clean sheet in just 13% of their road games. Their overall away record is W1 D3 L11 this season and they are on a nine-match winless streak away from home in the top flight. Huddersfield have not taken a clean sheet in their last four on the road and they have opened the scoring in only three road games this term. Fulham are the only side in the division with a worse away record than that of Huddersfield’s.
Palace look a good proposition to churn out three points in this home fixture. They have the defensive strengths to keep Huddersfield at bay. The manner of their defeat at West Ham has to have really been heavy for the Terriers to deal with. Home win to nil.
28th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting