Everton – Huddersfield : Preview & Prediction
Everton and Huddersfield Town meet at Goodison Park in a 15th round match of the Barclays Premier League. There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 25-08-2010, in a match that ended with the final result: Everton (5-1) Huddersfield Town. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 13th and 14th of the overall standings, in fact this is a clash between the 7th in home games and the 17th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 13th place with 15 points earned after 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Southampton by (4-1). In the last match, won at home to West Ham by (4-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 12 points in their stadium with 12 goals scored and 12 conceded, against 3 points away, where they scored 5 goals and suffered 16. In the last 7 home games for the championship, Everton recorded 4 wins and 3 losses, having won 12 points out of 21 possible. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the board in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Everton’s team arrive in this game motivated by a 4-0 win at home to West Ham, putting an end to all three games without winning in various competitions: Rooney (3) and Williams teamed up. In this home game, the new coach Sam Allardyce should keep the usual 4-4-2 privileging possession and attacking, especially through the wings: Rooney is one of the most important players in the attack. But it is important to note that offensive Rooney is the team’s top scorer with 7 goals scored. Apparently the coach still does not have McCarthy, Funes Mori and Barkley, all injured.
The visiting team is currently in 14th place with 15 points earned after 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Manchester City by (1-2). In the last match, lost out to Arsenal by (5-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 4 points as a visitor and 11 in their stadium, with 6 goals scored and 8 goals conceded at home, against 3 goals scored and 16 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Huddersfield Town won 4 points in 21 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses in their last 7 away games.
In this competition, he lost his last 4 games as a visitor and did not win any of the last 6 that he played as a visitor. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 8 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals in minutes (61′-75 ‘).
The Huddersfield Town team comes to this game with a defeat against Arsenal by 5-0, adding the third defeat in the championship. We should point out that the visitors score 5 losses in 7 away games. In this round coach David Wagner should bet on the 4-3-3 benefiting the defensive system from midfield and counterattacks, thus exploiting the space on the opponent’s back. It is important to note that the great highlight of the team is midfielder Aaron Mooy with 2 goals and 1 assist. For this game the visiting coach can not rely on Van La Parra, suspended, in addition to Stankovic and Billing, both injured.
Everton – Huddersfield : Betting Tips
Everton – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70