Huddersfield – Brighton : Preview & Prediction
Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion meet at The John Smith’s Stadium in a match of the 16th round of the Barclays Premier League. The history of direct bouts played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 1 and drew 3. Indeed, in the last showdown at this stadium, for 02-02-2017, Huddersfield Town won by ( 3-1). The goals of the match were scored by T. Smith (9 ‘), N. Wells (36’) and E. Kachunga (45 ‘) for Huddersfield Town and T. Hemed (20′) for Brighton & Hove Albion. Particular attention needs to be paid to the home / off condition as Huddersfield Town presents different results at home and away.
Analysis of Huddersfield Town
The home team is currently in 15th place with 15 points earned after 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Arsenal by (5-0). In the last match, lost out to Everton by (2-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Huddersfield Town won 11 points out of 21, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in their last 7 games at their stadium.
In this competition, he has lost his last 4 games. In their domestic league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (3 in 7 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, and his attack is not in good shape as he did not score goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 15 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the board in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 9 home games in all competitions there are 2 highlights: he scored 4 of his 8 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘) and 4 of his 8 between (31′-45’).
Huddersfield Town are going through a difficult time in the English Premiership and need to find their way back from winning as they are plunging into the qualifying table and approaching dangerously close to the relegation zone. The team is characterized by a very low quality attack that has scored only 9 goals in 15 games, being the third worst of the national, while the defense also deserts, has suffered 26 goals and is the fourth most leaked, demonstrating that it needs to improve a lot in both sectors. Playing at home, such as this Saturday’s match, the team has been acting irregularly, alternating good and bad results and needs to be more solid in front of their fans and it is worth mentioning that it is the third team that scored the least as a visitor between the 20 Premier League participants. For the match against Brighton & Hove Albion, coach David Wagner has the return of midfielder Rajiv van La Parra, as the athlete has completed suspension in the last game and is back to stay.
Review of Brighton & Hove Albion
After 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 11th place, having won 17 points. In the last match, they lost to Liverpool at home (1-5), after their previous match drew at home in a game against Crystal Palace by (0-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the championship, Brighton & Hove Albion claimed 7 points in 21 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in their last 7 away games. In matches played outside the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 3 of his 8 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he never managed to come back on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 10 away games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Brighton & Hove Albion have been dropping out of the Premier League, have not won 4 games and need to seek recovery to re-fight higher in the standings and avoid the bad phase. The team has a somewhat ineffective attack that has scored 14 goals and is the seventh worst in the Premier League, while the defense has conceded 19 goals and is ninth less leaked, needing a better performance of the two sectors to avoid risk of relegation.
Huddersfield – Brighton : Betting Tips
Huddersfield – Win Odds: 2.50
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70