The Clarets have eased a lot of pressure of themselves with back to back wins in the top flight. So they are settling down it would seem after a tricky start. They will be expecting to put more points on the board as they welcome the Terriers to Turf Moor on the weekend. Huddersfield are rooted to the foot of the table with just the two points. Read our Burnley v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.)
The Clarets have picked up the pace with back to back wins in the Premier League now having taken down Bournemouth and Cardiff. So they are over their hump of four straight losses and there is a good chance of more points in this one. Because Huddersfield are not likely to raise too much of a threat in this one then under 2.5 goals looks to be the way to go which is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 1:37 pm). Burnley’s home form is W1 L2 so far this season.
They thumped Bournemouth 4-0 in their last home game but we are going to roll with the far more conservative option of a Burnley 1-0 correct score option at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 1:37 pm). The Clarets have scored five goals and have conceded exactly five goals at home this season. They are also five points worse off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign. But there have been more positives from them lately and they will expect to push on. They would probably expect to be in line for their third clean sheet of the season too.
When you are down you are down and the Terriers certainly are at the moment. They have collected just the two points this season and are sat at the foot of the table because of goal difference. They have conceded sixteen goals this season so are massively vulnerable. Going forward they have managed to produce just the three goals all season and both teams not to score is at 7/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 1:37 pm). The Terriers go into the weekend action on a three-match losing streak.
Away from home, they have a D1 L2 record for the season and they have scored exactly one goal in each of those three road games. Again, that is all the goals that they have come up with this season. All three of those goals all appeared in the first half of matches as well which adds up to two of the three away games being level at 1-1 at halftime. The halftime draw for the game is at 20/21 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 1:37 pm). Huddersfield have actually conceded fewer shots per game on average than Burnley have done this season, but they are five goals worse off in goals against than the Clarets.
Last season’s meetings in the Premier League were non-events really as both games ended in a 0-0 draw. It means that the Clarets are undefeated in their last five games against the Terriers now with a W3 D2 record on the board. Both teams have scored in just four of the last eleven meetings.
We have to stick with Burnley to come up with the goods in this one. They have started to produce and they should be able to expose the Terriers who are just badly out of shape at the moment. Home win.
3rd October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers are rooted to the foot of the table having picked up just the two points. They are struggling badly and they may not get a respite in this one. Tottenham showed a bit of character to snap a losing streak in picking up an away win at Brighton last weekend. Read our Huddersfield v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:52 p.m.)
The Terriers have been having a rough time of things this season with just the two points on the board so far. They have lost their last two and the goals have been really hard to come by for them. They have scored just the three goals all season in their six games. Their home form reads D1 L2 and they have yet to hit the back of the net on home soil. A Tottenham to win to nil option is at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm).
That’s even with the lack of clean sheets that Spurs have picked up. They are still value to get one on the weekend. The Terriers have won just two of their last thirteen league home games now, losing seven of those. They have failed to score in seven of their last eight Premier League home fixtures as well. Both teams not to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm) and we are taking that in our Huddersfield v Tottenham betting tips.
Spurs collected a win out at Brighton last weekend and that was a much-needed success from them as well because they have had lost their previous two league games. Spurs have only the one clean sheet to their name this season which is surprising from them really. They almost got one against Brighton last weekend, conceding in the 90th minute of the game. Spurs are W3 L1 on their travels this season, the loss happening at Watford at the start of September. They have scored in each and every league game played this season.
In the bet365 correct score market, a Tottenham 1-0 option is at 11/2 odds or you could push to 6/1 for a 2-0* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm). Harry Kane has not been at his sharpest this season and even he has admitted that. But he still clearly leads the goalscorer markets for the match. Spurs have not been behind at halftime this season away from home and a Tottenham/Tottenham half-time/ full-time bet may have plenty of appeal in the game with the Terrors struggling so badly.
Tottenham recorded back to back wins to nil over Huddersfield last weekend, scoring six goals in total. They bagged a 4-0 win in this corresponding fixture from the last term. That was the first meeting between them since a 1973 League Cup tie so there is little recent history between them.
We are going to go with the away win to nil for our Huddersfield Tottenham predictions. The Terriers just look capable of holding out at the moment against a good top six side. They are leaking goals and Tottenham can expose that.
27th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Leicester suffered a bit of a bruising defeat at the hands of Bournemouth last weekend and that leaves them on back to back defeats. So they are just in danger of hitting a bit of a slump but they may get a chance to turn things around on the weekend. They play host to Huddersfield who are still searching for their first league win of the new term. Read our Leicester v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Things are just heading towards a slump for Leicester after having suffered back to back defeats in the Premier League. They have only taken the one clean sheet all season as well but this could be a decent enough occasion to back them to earn one. Leicester to win to nil is at 11/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). So far on home soil, they have produced a win over Wolves and suffered a one-goal margin defeat against Liverpool.
They were destroyed by Bournemouth last weekend in a 4-2 loss and their two goals came in the final two minutes of the game to add a little bit of respectability to the scoreline. The Foxes have scored 75% of their goals in the second half of matches this season. So that could lead you down the path of a draw/Leicester half-time/ full-time wager which is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). Jamie Vardy is the first goalscorer favorite.
It has been a big struggle for Huddersfield this season. They have arranged to get just the two points on the board this season in draws against Cardiff and Everton. They slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace on home soil last weekend and that first win of the season looks some way off for them. Away from home, they are W1 L1 and they did score exactly one goal in both of those games. But that have managed just the three goals in total this season across their five league games.
We can only see this one ending under 2.5 goals as it is hard to imagine that the Terriers are going to get more than one goal on the board in this one. Both of the goals that they have scored this season have come in the first half of matches. Of the nine goals that Huddersfield have shipped this season, six of them have been in the 15 minute period before half time. So that is clearly when they switch off the most. A Leicester 2-0 correct score option is at 6/1 odds for the game* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).
Leicester came out on top in last season’s Premier League meetings, collecting four points from their two matches with the Terriers. The Foxes are unbeaten in their last four against Huddersfield in all competitions and undefeated in seven league games against them. Leicester have won their last five home games against the Terriers.
We can only see a home win being produced in this one and that is or simple Leicester v Huddersfield betting tip. The Foxes are able to get things going as an attacking unit and the same cannot be said of the Terriers.
19th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees have made an unbeaten start to the season with five points on the board. However, their defence has been pretty leaky, something that new boss Marco Silva need to get to work on. Still, they are scoring so that’s plastering over the cracks. They surely have winnable match at home against the struggling Terriers to come. Read our Everton v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Toffees have a W1 D2 record for the season and their defence has been their big let down so far. Both drawn matches that they have picked up were 2-2 draws against Wolves and Bournemouth and with their 2-1 home success over Southampton squeezed in here, all three of their games have made it above the 2.5 goal line.
However, for this one, we are going to shoot under 2.5 goals for 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) because we can see the Toffees actually keeping the Terriers off the scoresheet. That’s a gamble because of how many goals Everton have conceded, but they aren’t likely to come under too much threat from the visitors on the weekend.
Cenk Tosun is the 4/1 first goalscorer favourite for this game* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) as he looks to open his account for the campaign. Half of Everton’s goals this season have been scored by Richarlison who was sent off against Bournemouth last weekend. That’s two red cards for the Toffees already this season.
Everton’s lone home game so far this season in the top flight produced that 2-1 success over Southampton and the Toffees have scored the opening goal in each of their games this season. An Everton/Everton half-time/ full-time option makes for a very good betting tip. That is a 11/8 odds option* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).
It has been a poor start from Huddersfield. Granted they had to face Chelsea and Man City in their opening two games and defeats in both can be forgiven. However at home last weekend against the newly-promoted Cardiff, the Terriers had a chance to get themselves up and running. But they failed as they only managed a 0-0 draw against the Bluebirds. That leaves Huddersfield with just the one goal scored this season, but as a positive, that was their first clean sheet of the season.
It is a seven-match winless streak that Huddersfield are on in the top flight at the moment and they have failed to score in five of those seven. It does mean that both teams NOT to score looks something of a sound bet in this one at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). The Terriers were poor on the road last season, winning just three times (D5 L11) and they didn’t get a win against anyone who ended up in the top half of the table on the road. The Terriers scored only 12 away goals last season and already they look to be under immense pressure.
Everton landed back to back 2-0 wins over Huddersfield last season in the top flight. That was their first games since a 2010 Carling Cup meetings. Looking back and a long way at that, Everton are undefeated in nine games against the Terriers and they are on a three-match winning streak at home against them.
Everton should be strong enough to close out the game in this one. Huddersfield are not much of an attacking threat. For our betting tips for the game, we have to side with Everton getting the win and with their first clean sheet of the season as well. Everton to win to nil. Another 2-0 repeat scoreline in their favour appeals too.
30th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There is plenty of betting opportunities around in midweek with the second round of the EFL Cup kicking off. Most of the games are on Tuesday, August 28th, but a few are on Wednesday 29th. This is the round where all Premier League sides who are not involved in European action this season, join the fray.
It is usually the first chance that Premier League managers have to rest some of their regular starting eleven. So you will see a lot of understrength top-flight teams heading out into action in midweek for this low-priority tournament and that could lead to some great betting opportunities in backing underdogs.
Here are some EFL Cup Second Round Betting Odds & Predictions for games involving Premier League sides.
We can only predict that this is going to be a tight battle, between a somewhat hardened Swans side and an understrength Palace. The thing about the Eagles is that if they don’t have Wilfried Zaha knocking around then it is hard to see where the goals are going to come from. He has scored two of their three Premier League goals this season for example. It’s unlikely that he’ll be used unless he really has to be. Swansea aren’t a side who appear to be stacked with goals but they have a decent chance of digging in here, in one of the more high-profile games of the second round. We have a feeling this will need more than 90 minutes and Swansea To Qualify at 5/4 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm) appeals greatly.
West Ham have had a dreadful start to the season and you aren’t going to see much more naive defending around than from them at the moment. Manuel Pellegrini appears to have a bigger task ahead of him than expected. They have enough quality to get everything settled down eventually but with they have their cage rattled at Wimbledon on Tuesday night? Given the number of goals that the Hammers have given up this season, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise. But the Dons just aren’t carrying any kind of form with them and we can see the depth that West Ham have just winning out on the day. We see enough to back West Ham at a -1.25 Asian Handicap.
Cardiff have so far been Cardiff. Tight, organized, combative. Everything you would expect from them under boss Neil Warnock. They have taken two points from their three Premier League games this season but they haven’t managed to come up with a goal just yet. That’s going to be problematic for them unless they sort things out quickly. With their Premier League survival a higher priority than this, then we have to look at Norwich to pull something out of the bag in this one. This is a chance for the Canaries to blow off steam and even though they have had some poor defensive displays this season, they are facing a side who won’t exactly give to threat too much. Norwich to Qualify as at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm).
With their first win of the Championship having been landed on the weekend, SToke will be feeling a bit better about themselves. So they will be up for the challenge here against Premier League Huddersfield and we have to say that we can’t overlook the 6/5 odds appeal on Stoke to win outright* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm). They are at home and taking on a Terriers side who aren’t blessed with a particularly deep squad and who are out of form as well. There can’t be too much interested in this for the Terriers. Home win.
Nottingham Forest have gone unbeaten for the new season in the Championship and so because of that, and because they are at home where they have to be value to throw down a big old challenge to the Magpies. Newcastle really looked as if the needed to make some serious transfers over the summer to strength not only the core but their depth as well. They won’t be at full strength here and that will leave them somewhat vulnerable. This is probably going to be a tight tussle, but the value for us is on Nottingham Forest To Qualify at even money* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm)
27th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Championship side Stoke are favourites for this EFL Cup tie. The Potters were playing up in the top flight alongside Huddersfield last season but now even though they are done in the second tier, they will have backing on home soil here. The Terriers are more likely going to be worried about their Premier League survival than this midweek cup game. Read our Stoke v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.)
The Potters broke their league duck on the weekend as they collected their first win of the new Championship season, which was a 2-0 success over Hull. That will have eased some tension but now they turn their attention to their first EFL Cup match of the season. So far Stoke are W1 D2 L2 this season overall and from their three home games, they have gone just W1 D1 L1.
What has been interesting is that their win over Hull on the weekend was their first clean sheet of the season. But as they are taking on an understrength Huddersfield most likely in this one, Stoke to win to nil isn’t a bad option at 11/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.).
In the Premier League meetings between these two last season, it was Stoke who came out on top with four points from the two games. Those were their first since the 2001/02 Division 2 season. There have been just the two previous League Cup meetings between them with Stoke holding a W1 D1 record from the games which were back in 1984.
Huddersfield have collected only the one point from their three Premier League games of the season and got their first point of the term on the point with a 0-0 draw at home against Cardiff on the weekend. That is just the one goal in three games from them and so the output just isn’t there from them. Both teams not to score is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.). Even though two of their games this season have been against Chelsea and Man City, their misfire against Cardiff will be a worry for them. It is hard to see where the output of goals are truly going to come from for them.
For our Stoke v Huddersfield betting tip we are going with the home side. Huddersfield probably won’t send out a strong starting eleven as this isn’t a high priority for them. We are backing Stoke to win to nil.
26th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Terriers have had a tough start to the new season but they have been up against Chelsea and Manchester City so it is hard to read a lot from that. This is where the season could really start for them as they go on the hunt for their first points. They face up to a Cardiff side who battled their way to their first point of the season with a draw against Newcastle last weekend. Read our Huddersfield v Cardiff betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.)
It has been a bit of an ugly start from Huddersfield, but the games that they have played in have to be taken into perspective. There was a tough 3-0 home loss against Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season. They went to the Etihad last weekend to face Man City and took a 6-1 hammering. So their season really starts on the weekend and they have to make the most of this opportunity on home soil against a newly-promoted club. This is probably the first game of their season where we will get to see where they really are at. Either way, this looks for all the world as if it is going to be a low scoring affair and under 2.5 goals is at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.). It is likely that they will get Jonas Lossl back in goal after Ben Hammer made two big blunders against Man City last weekend.
Zanka is likely to still be missing for this one, while Jonathan Hogg and Aaron Mooy, who both missed out last weekend, could get back into the lineup. So they could be a little stronger for this one. The Terriers have failed to score in five of their last six home games in the Premier League and both teams not to score is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.). The Terriers are on a three-match losing streak at home as well now and have been losing at both half time and full time in each of those last three home games. This feels like a massive game for David Wagner’s men on the weekend. Last season Huddersfield posted a W6 D5 L8 record on home soil in the top flight but they did beat the other two newly-promoted sides that came up with them (Brighton and Newcastle).
The Bluebirds collected their first point of the season last weekend as they played out a 0-0 draw at home against Newcastle. The Magpies missed a last minute penalty kick against them though. After their opening 2-0 loss at Bournemouth, Cardiff are also looking for their first goal of the season and in the grander scheme of things, they will have wanted more out of this start. They will be desperate for points against Huddersfield because following this game they have Arsenal, Chelsea and then Man City in their next three games. As a positive Cardiff got Kenneth Zohore back from injury last weekend and he should hold on to his starting spot as they are going to need a big influence from him this season. Zohore is a 13/5 anytime goalscorer option for the fixture* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.).
Cardiff’s system is built on hard graft and long balls. They have produced an average of 11 shots per game this season which far outnumbers the amount that Huddersfield have produced. But again the Terriers have had much tougher games than Cardiff have done. They have looked vulnerable in defence, especially from set pieces and so far a lack of quality to finish chances has evaded them. This is probably going to be a really tight game and we can’t look past the value of 11/8 odds on a 0-0 Half Time Correct Score for our Huddserfield v Cardiff predictions* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.).
The last time these two were together was in the 2016/17 Championship season with Cardiff running out winners in both meetings. The Bluebirds are actually on a four match winning streak against the Terriers and are W5 D1 in their last six against them in league contests. Cardiff have scored at least two goals in each of their last five wins against Huddersfield and have netted exactly three goals in each of their last three games against them.
Tough game to read really as neither have produced much of note so far. Huddersfield have to rally themselves to make the most of home advantage in this one and because of that, we are just going to edge the Terriers to get the win and by nothing more than by a one goal margin.
25th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Man City were dealt a bit blow in midweek as midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has been ruled out for three months. Still, you would expect them to have enough cover in their expensively-assembled squad to handle themselves here. Huddersfield are heavy underdogs for this game but they gave City a tough time of things last season in the top flight. Read our Man City v Huddersfield betting tips for our thoughts on how this one will go.
Man City 1/10
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:48 p.m.)
At some point, the Citizens will likely miss Kevin de Bruyne who has been ruled out for three months. At the moment though and in the near future, they do have a good sequence of matches in front of them. They began their title defence with a solid 2-0 win out at Arsenal last weekend in what could have been a tricky game on the road. But they showed why they are the best side in the country. Raheem Sterling was back on the scoreboard after his prolific season for the Citizens last term and he opened the scoring at the Emirates. Sterling is at 4/5 odds in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:48 p.m.). Sergio Aguero is the obvious favourite in the market but price-wise doesn’t appeal as much. Along with De Bruyne, Danilo and Eliaquim Mangala are also out, with David Silva a doubt.
Manchester City have collected wins in all but five of their last 37 league matches and only in two last season did they fail to score. Their form at the Etihad was fantastic with a W16 D2 L1 record, the only visitors to win there being Manchester United. Manchester City scored an average of 3.2 goals per home game which leads us to the bet365 correct score market where a Manchester City 3-0 option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:48 p.m.). The Citizens have netted at least two goals in 26 of their last 32 league games and in all but two of their last 18 home games, the Citizens have scored at least two goals.
It wasn’t a great performance from Huddersfield on the opening weekend of the season as they went down 3-0 at home against Chelsea. They weren’t that competitive really and never looked close to avoiding defeat. This could be a bigger struggle for them. But the Terriers have drawn their last three away games in the Premier League and they did produce a surprise in holding out for a 0-0 draw in this fixture last season. There have been under 2.5 goals in each of Huddersfield last five away games. But that looks a risky option for this one at 21/10 odds considering how uncompetitive they were at home against Chelsea last weekend. Their defence has suffered a setback with Zanka out injured. Juninho Bacuna and Isaac Mbenza are still sidelined for them.
Ben Hamer will get another chance between the sticks as Jonas Lossl isn’t quite ready to go for the Terriers. Huddersfield posted a poor W3 D5 L11 record on their top-flight travels last season. There was no win for them against any of the top half of the table finishers last season. Getting goals on the board was a big problem for them as they returned only 12 goals in their 19 away games at an average of 0.6 per game. They managed a clean sheet in only 16% of their away games which heaped tremendous pressure on them. There may not be much in this for them and a Huddersfield +2.75 Asian Handicap which means that you would get a win if they lose by no more than two goals. That is a 19/20 odds option* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:48 p.m.).
The games between City and Huddersfield last season were a lot closer than expected. City had to come from behind on the road to bank a 2-1 win against them, while they were held to a 0-0 draw on home soil. Those were the first league meetings since 2000. In the last four meetings in all competitions, Man City are W2 D2 against the Terriers with both drawn matches in that sequence 0-0 scorelines.
We are going to do the obvious and back the Citizens to claim the victory and it has be to nil as well. It’s unlikely the Terriers are going to mount too much of a threat. Even that option is not great value so we are going to take a step at a Man City 3-0 in the correct score market for our main Man City v Huddersfield betting tip.
18th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
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