The Terriers battled hard to keep themselves in the Premier League last season and succeeded. It was a good effort from them in the end and they will be looking to cause an upset in this season opener for them. Chelsea have had a tough time of things over the summer and there looks as if there is a lot of work ahead for new boss Maurizio Sarri who may struggle to get what he wants out of the squad that he has. Read our Huddersfield v Chelsea predictions for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)
The Terriers did fantastically well to get themselves safe at the end of last season. They picked up precious draws against both Man City and Chelsea inside their final three games of last season to help ensure survival. The Terriers collected a W6 D5 L8 record on home soil last season in the top flight and they were a bit short of goals, which was really the only thing to fault them over. They averaged 0.8 goals per home game last season and we don’t see their output improved drastically.
We are looking under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 17/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.) for our Huddersfield v Chelsea betting tips. There is a stat to back that up as Huddersfield’s last ten Premier League have all ended under the goal line. Troubling for them though they have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 home games in the top flight. Overall home and away they won just one of their last ten.
Chelsea look to be in a bit of a mess at the moment and if Sarri is going to turn the club around then that is going to take some time. So time is against him and the other thing is a lack of quality at the club. They look very short of quality across the back line playing the back four that the manager wants them to do, while they are crying out for a goalscorer as well with Alvaro Morata looking so short on confidence. We are going to take a punt on both teams not to score at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.).
We see this being a low scoring affair as Chelsea may well struggle up front. There hasn’t been enough done in the summer through the transfer market to change things and they are unlikely to put too much faith in their youngsters. So we can see a difficult season ahead for the Blues, especially early on as they try and get going under the new system. Chelsea did take a W10 D3 L6 record on the road last season but they lost four of their last seven games away from home.
Last season’s meetings in the Premier League saw Chelsea collect four points from their two games against the Terriers. They took a 3-1 win on the road before a 1-1 draw back at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are undefeated in their last four games against the Terriers but both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings.
Chelsea look a long way short of where they should be and Sarri’s tactics are going to take a while to kick in. There could be a decent chance to oppose a Chelsea win in this game and we are actually going to that by banking on the draw. The Terriers, full of new-season energy can dig their heels in against a light-weight looking Blues.
9th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Huddersfield did what they set out to achieve last season which was survive the Premier League campaign. There were times of the season of course when that was not an easy thing to do, but they showed flashes of positive attacking mindset, mixed with a lot of grit, determination and well-drilled organisation. It got them safe at the end of the season by a margin of four points from the drop zone, but they are going to have to do a lot of work this season to try and get themselves into a little bit more of a comfortable position.
After the reward of staying up, Huddersfield have gone for a couple of big splashes in the summer transfer market with a club transfer record broken for defender Terence Kongolo and French midfielder Adama Diakhaby, both from Monaco. Last season Huddersfield struggled badly out on the road during the Premier League season, losing 11 of 19 games so that is one area in which they really need to try and change. They failed to collect a win away from home against any of the teams who finished in the top half of the table.
While it is a bit harsh to really criticise the newly promoted side trying to just survive the Premier League season, the other main problem for Huddersfield was a lack of goal output. They only returned 28 league goals across the course of the season, failing to score in 55% of their games overall. Huddersfield failed to score in 68% of their away games. At the time of writing though we haven’t seen much from the club to address the problem of that lack of goals and while there is still time while the summer transfer market is open, you would still have to wonder whether or not they could bring in the kind of top quality goal-getter that they need.
Crystal Palace 11/2
* (betting odds taken on July 26th, 20189 at 4:08 am)
Even though they got the financial reward of surviving in the Premier League, you can not expect Huddersfield to really going break the bank in the transfer market. They have done a lot of bargain-hunting over the summer and they need to find a gem, a diamond in the rough to serve them in finding goals. But it’s not entirely evident where the goals coming from and so Huddersfield are at 6/5 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken on July 26th, 20189 at 4:08 am) to suffer relegation. Only the newly promoted Cardiff are shorter odds than that.
To their credit, they showed plenty of grit and determination last season to manage to stay up, and they are 4/6 odds to survive once again* (betting odds taken on July 26th, 20189 at 4:08 am). They have a real asset in head coach David Wagner who impressed with his tactical strength last season in the top flight. But there were times last season when they were nervously looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone, and with the quality of Wolves and Fulham, two of the newly promoted sides, Huddersfield may well find themselves back in a similar predicament this season. Is there enough depth and quality, there for the Terriers?
Huddersfield are facing a really tough start to the new Premier League season because the open against Chelsea on August 11 at home, and then they have to make a trip the following weekend up to the reigning champions Manchester City. So not an easy start for them but at least it is two tough games out of the way quickly and you never know about catching sides cold right at the start of the season.
So they may end up fearing what is to come at the back end of the season more. They have to go up against Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United in their last five games of the season. That’s not really something that you want to see when you are being touted for relegation ahead of the new season. But then to their credit, their final three games of last season saw them face Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Huddersfield earned tremendous back-to-back draws against Manchester City and Chelsea before slipping to a 1-0 defeat against Arsenal in their final game of the season. So they did show that they could dig in for crucial points when they needed them in high-pressure situations. For their opening game of the season when they host Chelsea on August 11, Huddersfield are 5/1 odds underdogs* (betting odds taken on July 26th, 20189 at 4:08 am).
What lies ahead for Huddersfield this season? Tactically there is probably going to be little wrong with the Terriers’ approach under David Wagner. The boss showed last season how much nous he has. They have needed to bolster their defence, that has been a smart move from them, but unless they managed to dig up some kind of transfer market magic by getting in top class players who can score goals consistently for them, we only see another season of struggling against the tide for the Terriers. Because the quality of the newly promoted sides from the Championship look pretty strong, we see problems ahead for Huddersfield and are backing them at 6/5 odds to suffer relegation* (betting odds taken on July 26th, 20189 at 4:08 am).
28th July 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
While the Premier League title race can be broken down to just a small handful of clubs, when it comes to the Premier League Relegation market at bet365 then things are much more wide open. You have a whole crop of teams in single figures to be suffering the drop down to the Championship for the following season. If last season’s Premier League relegation scrap is anything to go by, it could be another intense battle with plenty of clubs involved.
You look back to the end of the last season, while it was West Brom, Stoke and Swansea who occupied the bottom three spots in the top flight at the close of the season, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, West Ham, Huddersfield, Brighton and Southampton all had their struggles along the way and were looking in danger at one point or another. But at the end of the day the three newly promoted clubs did all survive (Huddersfield, Brighton and Newcastle) how will this current crop of newly promoted sides (Cardiff, Fulham and Wolves) fare?
Crystal Palace 11/2
West Ham 6/1
* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm)
Of the three teams coming up to the Premier League for the 2018/19 season Wolves appear to be the most trustworthy of them as they are at 6/1 odds to get relegated* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm). Considering that Cardiff are the odds-on favourites and Fulham are narrow at 6/4* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) then it speaks volumes about Wolves and what they could bring to the top flight. They were so good in the Championship this season and haven’t been shy in spreading the cash around in the summer transfer market. Nino Espirito Santo’s side does look pretty well equipped to survive the rigours of the top flight.
Cardiff have been splashing a bit of cash around in the summer as well in an attempt to secure top-flight survival. To their credit, it looked as if they were not going to have the strength in depth to sustain a promotion push last season and at one point during the Festive period it looked as if it that was the case as they lost four on the bounce. Back in 2014, they went straight back down after having earned promotion. Owner Vincent Tan seems keen to avoid a repeat of that as they have allowed boss Neil Warnock to add some quality to his side.
Fulham were an out and out joy to watch last season in the Championship as they were so good at both ends of the pitch. They missed out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season but had enough to get through the playoffs. The more of the squad that they finished last season with, including loanees Aleksandar Mitrovic and Matt Targett, the better they will be. They have a got a great deal in bringing in Jean Michael Seri into the midfield. They play slick football and could be a great addition to the top flight.
Both will be better off for having had a gritty season in the top flight under their belts. That is precious experience gained but both were in the relegation mix down the backstretch and with the quality of the teams coming up, this could be another long season. They broke their transfer record to get Terence Kongolo in the summer to try and move in a positive direction. It will likely be another industrious workmanlike season from them. Brighton have been really busy over the summer reshaping their squad. There have been a lot of players leaving while the Seagulls have shopped around for as many bargains as they can find. It is arguable as to whether they have improved greatly in terms of quality from last season though so far.
Burnley are in at 4/1* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) and you would have to question that. But they had a stellar season last season which is going to be hard for them to replicate. They also have the extra burden of dealing with a possible Europa League campaign as well which would rapidly take its toll on them. Bournemouth are capable of putting decent spells of form together but they do need to go shopping over the summer to bolster the midfield and defensive areas without question. Strength in depth is key for them.
West Ham have been positive in the transfer market over the summer for new boss Manuel Pellegrini. The club has been investing heavily which should help the Hammers move forward too much better stats than last season. Watford had a strong start last season but rapidly fell away and ended up in a real mess. They have been bargain hunting more than anything but they weren’t starting in a bad place but will need more luck than last season with injuries.
Crystal Palace got themselves safe and well safe in the end under Roy Hodgson. Surprisingly they haven’t been active in the summer transfer market at all and they have to do more than just trying to keep Wilfried Zaha around. They need help with new faces because there was a thin line between survival and doom last term. They can’t afford to take a step backwards and without investment, they could be on the relegation radar.
Southampton had a season to forget, finishing fourth from bottom. Mark Hughes has been shopping over the summer but they have also let a lot of players go inducing Dusan Tadic. On the balance of transfers though they look to be heading for a stronger season but still need help in the striker department as they have been really short up there for the last couple of seasons. Newcastle dipped out of form at the end of the season but still got a mid-table finish thanks to a positive run of form between January and mid-April. They need investment though and don’t look likely to get it.
We are going to back a newly promoted side to go down and that will Cardiff. They have tried to spend to save themselves, but the overall quality in depth may still be lacking from them. Newcastle look to be in a bit of trouble because once again the board just isn’t putting money in their venture and the Magpies could be back in trouble quickly. The 6/1 odds on them to go down* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) looks value. The other we see struggling at this point are Brighton who, despite a lot of industry and graft, may be lacking the quality survive. They have gone for players who can cover different positions as opposed to sticking experts in positions. Crystal Palace are another who may be lacking the funds going out to give them a shot at a stress-free season.
19th July 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers can relax on the final day of the season having produced a pretty amazing feat of survival having taken back to back draws at Manchester City and then Chelsea. Those two points keep them up in the top flight for next season. Can they put a bit of shine on all of that go and take a home win against Arsenal who lost at Leicester in midweek?
Arsenal 3/4, Draw 14/5, Huddersfield 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
It has been a tremendous finish from Huddersfield having taken a point out at Manchester City with a 0-0 scoreline and then a 1-1 at Chelsea to follow that up. With that point at Stamford Bridge in midweek, they are completely safe for the season. The Terriers can therefore just enjoy their Sunday out. Their home form is at W6 D5 L7 for the season and they have won just one of their last four on home soil. Goals have been few and far between for them as they have scored just the two in their last four played. Given the way that they have defended lately then the temptation would be to go under 2.5 goals with BetVictor at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). Each of their last four home games have gone under 2.5 goals. But then you would perhaps wonder if they are just going to ease off now with their survival secured. The Terriers have produced just sixteen goals in their eighteen home games this season bit defensively they haven’t been all that bad having conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game. They have taken a clean sheet in 39% of their home games this term.
Arsenal’s awful away form continued with a defeat out at Leicester in midweek. That is seven league away games for the Gunners in 2018 and they have produced seven defeats. Arsenal’s away form is just W3 D4 L11 for the season and there has been some calamitous defending from them on their travels. Given how good their home form has been it is just so strange that they have not put anything together on the road. Both teams to score at BetVictor is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.) for the game as the Gunners do pose a threat going forward and they have scored in each of their last nine Premier League games home and away combined. Each of their last ten games have finished above the 2.5 goals line and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four away from the Emirates. In total they have taken a clean sheet in just 17% of their away games and currently, they are on an eight-match winless streak of away form and are without a clean sheet in nine on their travels.
Arsenal were 5-0 home winners earlier in the season over the Terriers. That is back to back wins over them that they have taken. In the last four meetings, three of which were cup games, Arsenal are W3 D1. This season’s earlier meeting was the first league contest between them since the old Division 1 in 1972.
The Terriers have put in some stronger performances to end the season with and there shouldn’t be any reason why they can’t take advantage of Arsenal’s poor away form this season to go and get themselves a good point to finish off the season with.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
In showing a bit of character and fight, Chelsea have made the race for a top-four finish interesting. The Blues took a 1-0 win over Liverpool on the weekend and if they win this one they would pull level on points with the Reds. The Blues go into the midweek action just two points back of fourth-placed Spurs. Huddersfield got a great point against Man City at the Etihad on the weekend. They need one more to guarantee survival.
Chelsea 1/6, Draw 11/2, Huddersfield 18/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
It is four wins on the bounce for Chelsea now and they have been showing some character in that sequence, fighting back from being behind against Southampton and Burnley to get wins, then holding off Liverpool on the weekend. That equals their best run of form for the season and all they can do is win their last two games and hope that Liverpool or Spurs don’t. It’s been better from the Blues without looking anywhere near as good as they were last season. Chelsea to win to nil back at the Bridge in this one is at 8/11 odds with William Hill* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Chelsea’s home form is W11 D3 L4 for the season and they are W3 D1 L1 in their last five at the Bridge. They don’t look as if they are going to go out and put a hatful of goals on the board though, and in the William Hill correct score market a Chelsea 1-0 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018) and at this stage it is just all about the result. There’s nothing to lose for the Blues at this points, so it’s throw the kitchen sink at the Terriers time.
The Terriers bagged a point against Manchester City on the weekend, with the champions not quite being on their game. But credit due to Huddersfield for digging in there and getting what could be a precious reward in the long run. They only need a draw in this one to be safe at the end of the season and so they will probably be turning up in a bullish, defensive mood. The Terriers have drawn their last two away games in the top flight and have won just one of their last nine games on the road (D2 L6). They have only won three times on their travels this term so it’s not likely that they are going to pull off a shock win. They have failed to score in any of their nine visits to current top ten sides this season (D2 L7). Both teams not to score with William Hill at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018) looks the obvious option, therefore. The Terriers have produced just the eleven away goals all season and they have done well enough at the back in that each of their last four away games have ended under the 2.5 goal line. Can they get their survival point?
Chelsea have won back to back games against Huddersfield and both with a 3-1 scoreline as well Before this season’s Premier League win over the Terriers, the Blues had won a 2008 FA Cup home game against them. Going back, Chelsea are on a seven-match winning streak against the Terriers in all competitions. The earlier Premier League meetings this season was the first league clash since the 1983/84 Old Division 2.
Chelsea can deliver the home win and keep things really interesting in the top four for the final weekend of the season. It’s just about winning for them, no matter the overall performance or scoreline. Look for a home win by the one-goal margin.
7th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City are closing in on setting more Premier League records for the most wins and the most number of points in a season. They haven’t let off the pace as they destroyed West Ham last weekend. That could be bad news for Huddersfield who go to the Etihad just three points above the relegation zone.
Manchester City 1/18, Draw 12/1, Huddersfield 25/1* (Betting Odds taken at 9:44 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
What is there left to say about Man City this season? Nothing much. Since winning the title they have just gone from strength to strength instead of easing back. They have strung together a three-match winning streak, scoring twelve goals in the process. They are just out and hungry to break as many Premier League records as they can. They have already hit the 100 goals mark for the season and it’s likely that more will be coming on the weekend. In the betVictor correct score market, the shortest-priced option is a Manchester City 3-0 at 5/1* (Betting Odds took at 10:35 p.m. on May 1st, 2018) just to highlight how easy the bookmaker thinks this is going to be the for Champions. City’s home record for the season is W15 D1 L1 and they have averaged 3.4 goals per game at the Etihad this term. They have scored in each and every home game and 67% of their home goals have come in the second half of matches. Manchester City have been up 1-0 at half time in seven of their home games this term. 65% of their games at the Etihad have ended over 3.5 goals.
A bit of a thankless task ahead then for Huddersfield it would seem. The Terriers are just three points ahead of the bottom three heading into the weekend so could be in bigger trouble after this match. Their away form for the season is W3 D3 L11 so that’s not good to start with. They have taken one point from their last three on the road, which was a draw at Brighton in their last away game. The Terriers have only managed the eleven away goals all season and they have failed to score in 71% of their road games. Manchester City to win to nil is pretty much written all over this at 1/2 odds with BetVictor* (Betting Odds taken at 10:35 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Huddersfield haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last fourteen away games but they have been level at half time in ten of their 17 games away from the John Smiths. That would be something of a success if they can get to the break level. 78% of the away goals they have conceded this season have been in the second half of matches.
Manchester City produced a late winner when they visited Huddersfield earlier this season. That was the first ever Premier League game between the two sides. They met in the FA Cup last season with City winning a replay 5-1. Those cup games were the first between them since meeting in the Division 1 1999/200 season.
It’s just all about the manner of victory for Manchester City then, just how many goals that they can stick on the board. They look full of energy still, powerful and most importantly of all, hungry. The Terriers may not get much of a look in, home win to nil.
3rd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Huddersfield collected a huge three points for themselves last time out with a home success over Watford. That was back on April 14th, as they got last weekend off to recharge themselves a bit. They will have reason to be confident in this home game as well against an Everton side who have been poor by and large, away from home this season.
Huddersfield 6/4, Draw 15/8, Everton 15/8* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
The Terriers got last weekend off so should be recharged a little bit. They have taken four points from their last two league games but the win over Watford in their last game is their only league success in their last six. Their current home form reads W2 D1 L1 and that is part of an overall record of W6 D5 L6 for the season on home soil. Goals haven’t been produced at a high rate with them having netted 16 in their 17 home fixtures but they have earned a clean sheet in 41% of their home games which is pretty good. That should lead this to being a low scoring game and under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). Of the goals that they have produced on home soil this season 62% of them have come in the first half of matches and in total 66% of their points this season have been picked up at home. Starting the weekend six points above the drop zone, they should get safe but anything out of this would help tremendously.
Everton managed a 1-0 home win over Newcastle on Monday night to put themselves in the top half of the table at the expense of the Magpies. It is their away form which is really the big concern for them. They have lost five of their last seven away from Goodison Park in the top flight but are unbeaten in their last two with a win at Stoke followed by a point at Swansea. Overall there have been only the two away wins for Everton this season which is a really poor return from them and they have managed just the 13 away goals. So that’s another indicator that this is probably going to be a low scoring duel and both teams not to score at Paddy Power is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). The Toffees have managed a clean sheet in just 12% of their away games this season and have scored just four opening goals on their travels this term. Needless to say a big portion, 71% in fact, of their points this season have been taken at home.
The Toffees were 2-0 home winners over the Terriers at the start of December in what was the first ever Premier League meeting between the two of them. That was the first league game between the pair since an old Division One meeting back in 1972. So there’s really not much current history to look back at.
The draw looks the most likely outcome in this one really. Huddersfield will be happy enough to avoid defeat on home soil at this stage of the season and Everton just doesn’t look strong enough to go and get a win.
25th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers dug out an important point against Brighton last weekend to keep themselves to move out to a four-point cushion between themselves and the drop zone. Still, plenty of work still needs to be done though. Watford, who have been all over the place this season have now only managed one point in their last four games after suffering a home defeat against Burnley last weekend.
Huddersfield 17/10, Watford 19/10, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
This is now a big game for Huddersfield. The next two will be actually as they host Everton after this one. Their last three games are away at Man City, away at Charles and home against Arsenal. There may not be many points for them in those. So they have to make it count right now. The Terriers took a 1-1 draw at Brighton last weekend to move them out to a five-match winless streak of league form (D2 L3). They are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games and on home soil they have produced a W5 D5 L6 record this season. Goals have been a struggle for them to come by and they have tallied up fifteen of them in their sixteen home games so far. They have kept a clean sheet in just 19% of their home games. It is hard to see how this is going to end up as a high scoring game and under 2.5 goals at BetVictor is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018). Of the goals that Huddersfield have managed at home this season, two-thirds of them have been in the first half of matches. They have scored just five second-half goals all season at home.
Watford are a punters nightmare. One minute they look fantastic in thumping Chelsea and then the next they are losing at home against Burnley. It’s hard to get a read on them, but they aren’t in away form at all. They have lost their last three on the road without scoring and they have taken just one point from the last 27 available to them away from Vicarage Road (D1 L8). It’s been shocking poor and they scored in just two of the nine games in that sequence. Huddersfield to win to nil with BetVictor is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018) would take a brave punter to go for though. But looking at it, all the same, it is a little tempting. In the correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018). They are just so hit and miss it’s hard to know what they are going to do. They have conceded 62% of their away goals in the second half of matches this season and are just averaging over a goal per game on their travels.
The Terriers romped to a surprising 4-1 win on their visit to Vicarage Road this season. That is back to back wins they have earned over the Hornets now and they have won three of the last four meetings actually. They have only won one of their last four on home soil against them though (L3). Even more of a surprise is that each of the last four meetings have produced at least four goals and each of the last nine have gone over 2.5 goals.
A draw is worth looking at here. The Terriers have to scrap for everything now and they have held their own against Swansea and Brighton recently. Watford are just hit and miss at the best of times and a point has to be on offer for the home side.
11th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Seagulls have slumped to back to back defeats in the league now but are six points clear or the drop zone so they should be safe at the end of the season. This is a good home fixture for them to shoot at as well with big survival points up for grabs. Huddersfield are faring a little worse with their current form and are just three points above the drop zone. This should be tense.
Brighton 3/4, Draw 23/10, Huddersfield 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7:55 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Seagulls have lost their last two league games, both 2-0 defeats against Everton and Leicester. The loss against Leicester last weekend snapped a great run of three home wins on the bounce that they have put together to boost their chances of survival. Brighton’s home form is W6 D6 L4 for the season but they have lost just two of their last eight there (W4 D2 L2) so things have generally been going pretty well at the Amex. This is a good match for them to attack more survival points in. They have shipped in each of their last six home games in the league, but still, facing Huddersfield and Brighton to win to nil wager with Ladbrokes at 6/4 odds does have a bit of appeal* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Either way this is likely to be a low scoring game so under 2.5 goals is the way to swing on this one. Brighton have averaged 1.3 goals per game at home this season with a clean sheet in 25% of them. 71% of their total points this season have been from home games, so this is where they have been taking their chances. 67% of Brighton’s home goals have come in the second half of matches and Glenn Murray top scorers for them, with seven of his eleven league goals coming at home.
The Terriers are in big trouble at the moment because their form is fading fast. They have collected just the one point in their last four games now and they have failed to get on the scoresheet in any of those. So heading into the weekend just the three points away from safety this looks to be a game they can’t afford to lose as they still have a really tough run in to come. The Terriers are W3 D2 L11 on the road this season and they have lost five of their last six (W1). The win in that away sequence came against bottom side West Brom. Huddersfield have failed to score in five of their last six games on the road in the top flight and in the Ladbrokes correct score market a Brighton 1-0 is the shortest-priced option at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The Terriers have tallied just the ten away goals all season and they have conceded in each of their last thirteen on the road now. 81% of goals conceded away from home have come in the second half of matches. The threat of relegation is looming large, larger if they don’t get three points here.
Huddersfield collected a 2 -0 home win over Brighton earlier in the season and each of the last four meetings between the two clubs have ended in a home win. So there is a nice trend there. So going off that there isn’t much to choose between them at all really with two wins each and five draws from the last nine meetings.
Brighton can pull themselves together and nick a win in this one. That would be huge for them as well, extending their cushion to six points above the Terriers. This could be the one that gets them totally safe. Home win.
4th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is a big game for both of these at St James’ Park on Saturday. Just the one point separates the two of them with Newcastle on 32 points and the Terriers on 31. That leaves them four and three points away from the drop zone respectively. There’s a lot of work for them both still to do to get to the position of being able to breathe easy.
Newcastle 3/4, Draw 12/5, Huddersfield 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:25 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Magpies have lost only one of their last six league fixtures now (W2 D3) so are ticking over nicely. They banged out a 3-0 home success over Southampton just before the international break, a huge three points for themselves and it moved them out to back to back wins on home soil in the top flight. The Magpies are unbeaten in their last five home games now and are looking increasingly likely to stave off any threats of relegation. Three points in this one would go a long way to helping that as well. Newcastle have back to back clean sheets at home and Newcastle to win to nil at Betvictor is at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:09 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). Newcastle have scored in each of their last four league games at home now and are starting to shape up well. Only 33% of their home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals so it’s worth looking under the goal line totally for this match up. This is a massive chance for the Tynesiders to haul themselves to safety.
The Terriers are under increasing pressure now after losing against Crystal Palace in a big showdown before the international break. They are only three points above the drop zone going into this one and a loss would be a big blow for them in seeing Newcastle move four points clear of them. .Huddersfield have lost four of their last five away games (W1) their only bright spark in that sequence coming with a win at the Hawthorns against West Brom. They failed to hit the back of the net in each of those four away defeats and overall home and away they have failed to score in eight of their last eleven Premier League fixtures. So they are probably going to struggle to get themselves on the ball and to dig out what would be just their fourth away win of the season (W3 D2 L10). In the Betvictor correct score market a Newcastle 1-0 is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:09 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) the shortest priced option to be snapped up in the market. Huddersfield have only netted ten away goals this season and have averaged 2.0 goals per game against on their travels. With no clean sheet in twelve away games, they could struggle again.
The Terriers were 1-0 winners at home over Newcastle earlier this season and from the last three meetings, which are the only ones of note for current form, the Terriers are 2-1 ahead. Last season the Championship, Huddersfield took a 2-1 win at St James Park, their first league clash since 1984.
A home win looks to be the most probable outcome in this important duel. The Magpies have to make the most of home advantage here and after their success over Southampton before the break, they can follow that up with another good clean sheet win in this one.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting