Huddersfield – West Ham : Preview & Prediction
Huddersfield Town and West Ham meet at The John Smith’s Stadium in a match for the 23rd round of the Barclays Premier League. West Ham won at home (2-0) last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 11-09-2017. In this match, the home factor may play a significant role, as West Ham has significant differences in the results achieved at home and away.
Analysis of Huddersfield Town
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in 11th place, having won 24 points. In the last match, they lost with Leicester City away by (3-0), after in the previous game having drawn at home in a game against Burnley, by (0-0). This is a little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 27 conceded, against 5 victories , 6 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 13 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last game he played for the FA Cup, he beat Bolton away (1-2). In the last 10 home games for the league, Huddersfield Town have won 3, 4 draws and 3 losses, having won 13 points out of 30. In their domestic league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches). The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In his home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 7 of his last 11 games in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 1 periods in the last 11 home games in this competition: he scored 4 of his 10 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Huddersfield Town come to this round with the moral high after having advanced in the Glass of England, when beating Bolton by 1-2. We remember that the local team has not won for four consecutive games. The English championship has even been good to Huddersfield Town as it ranks the middle of the leaderboard. In this home game, coach David Wagner is expected to line up at 4-2-3-1, a system widely used when he plays at home, Depoitre being the team’s offensive reference: this player is very fast and strong in the air. However, the coach’s great headache continues to be the way the team treats the ball, failing many passes in a row. Stankovic and Kachunga continue to miss out on injury.
Analysis of West Ham
The visiting team is currently in 15th place with 22 points, after 5 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to West Bromwich by (2-1). In the last match, tied off to Tottenham for (1-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last game they played for the FA Cup, tied with Shrewsbury Town away by (0-0). In the last 10 away games West Ham has won 1, 5 draws and 4 losses, having won 8 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to score goals, since 8 of his last 12 games in the competition have finished with more than 2.5 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 12 matches played as a visitor to this competition: he suffered 10 of his 25 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
West Ham comes to this game with a modest draw at the field of Shrewsbury, the English third division team, at 0-0. Although the draw was not encouraging, the London team added the fourth straight game without proving the taste of defeat, something that makes their fans quieter. Yet it is important to note that West Ham is at the bottom of the leaderboard. Huddersfield Town are always a team to watch out for when playing at home, and for this reason coach David Moyes is expected to opt for a counter-attack strategy. The Austrian Marko Arnautovic has shown all his quality and at the moment is the greatest scorer with 5 goals scored. The most serious cases due to physical problems are José Fonte, Fernandes and Byram.
Huddersfield – West Ham : Betting Tips
Huddersfield – Win Odds: 2.65
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70