The Terriers had to battle through an FA Cup replay in midweek which could leave them a little short for this important league game. Huddersfield have slipped into the relegation zone as the defeats are stacking up for them. Bournemouth, on the other hand, have strung together a great run of form to climb their way to safety in the top half of the table.
Bournemouth 11/8, Huddersfield 2/1, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 7:21 p.m.)
It is a five-match losing streak that the Terriers find themselves on at the moment in the top flight and during that run of matches, they have scored only the one goal. They are winless in eight games now in the Premier League (D3 L5) and they are really looking like relegation candidates at the moment. Nothing has been happening for them right now and they don’t have any home form either to rely upon either. They have produced a W4 D4 L5 record on home soil this term, but Huddersfield are winless in five at the John Smith’s Stadium now (D2 L3) and have netted just one goal in their last three league games there. The Terriers have recorded only eleven goals on home soil in the Premier League this season and they have shipped a total of 1.5 per game on average at the John Smiths. So they are going to be vulnerable as they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last five league games. Their last two at home for them have gone over 2.5 goals and at Bet365 over 2.5 goals is at 5/4 odds. There is an increasing air of desperation about Huddersfield at the moment and a trend to watch for is that 73% of the goals they have netted at home have come in the first half of matches.
Bournemouth are really up and running well at the moment now as they have gone unbeaten in their last seven games now in the top flight, winning four of those. So it’s all positives for them now and they are looking for their third straight win too having beaten Chelsea and Stoke to climb ever closer to safety. They are on a three-match undefeated streak of league form too on the road with a W1 D2 record and during that run of away games, they produced that stunning 3-0 win at Chelsea. That leaves the Cherries W3 D4 L6 overall away from home this season and they have been leading at half time just once on their travels so far, so a half-time draw at bet365 is going to offer some value. The Cherries are currently on a seven-match scoring streak of form but have averaged less than a goal away from home this term. They have found the back of the net in each of their last three away games. So there has been a massive improvement from them the longer the season has gone on and Callum Wilson has been in nice form up front for them so is worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market. They will fancy their chances of bagging another good three points in this one.
Bournemouth were impressive 4-0 winners over the Terriers just back in November and they are unbeaten in four against Huddersfield now, winning three of them. The Cherries have scored at least two goals in each of their last three wins over Huddersfield too and four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals. Bournemouth have won two of their last three visits to Huddersfield as well in league competition (L1).
Bournemouth are the ones to back in this one as they are just running in nice form and the Terriers just are not producing anything of note at the moment. It may be worth having a flutter on both teams to score though, but for the away win to happen regardless.
8th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting