Stoke – Huddersfield : Preview & Prediction
Stoke and Huddersfield Town meet at Britannia Stadium in a meeting for the 24th round of the Barclays Premier League. The two teams tied (1-1) on 26-12-2017 the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 18th and 14th of the overall standings, this is in fact a confrontation between the 15th placed in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 18th place with 20 points, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Newcastle by (0-1). In the last match, lost out to Manchester United by (3-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they conquered 14 points, against only 6 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Stoke had 11 points out of 30, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 games at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches for the competition there is a tendency towards goals, since 9 in 11 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the marker. In 23 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 16 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods in the last 11 home games in this competition: he scored 6 of his 13 goals in the minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Stoke City have been campaigning well below expectations in the English Premier League, only have 1 win in the last eight games, plus 6 losses and 1 draw and are looking for a recovery to try to leave the relegation zone. The big problem so far has been the enormous inefficiency of his defensive system, having conceded 50 goals, with the most leaked defender of the national with 8 goals conceded more than the second worst defensive system, while the attack also needs to increase the performance, since he has scored 23 goals and is the eighth less efficient, problems that need to be corrected urgently to avoid the decline at the end of the season. Playing at home, such as this Saturday’s match, Stoke has only 2 wins in the last 7 games, it is the second team that has suffered most goals in the run-up with 20 goals in 11 games and 9 of the last 10 games against their fans there were at least 3 goals on the scoreboard. For the match against Huddesrfield Town, coach Niedzwiecki must maintain the lineup of the last round where he was beaten by Manchester United.
Analysis of Huddersfield Town
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses, the visiting team is in 14th place, having won 24 points. In the last match, they lost to West Ham at home (1-4), after having lost in the last match in a game against Leicester City (3-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 16 points, against only 8 in their games as a visitor. In the championship, Huddersfield Town won 5 points in 30 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses in their last 10 away games. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result in the interval was 0-0 (5 out of 11 matches). The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In their away games there is a tendency to have goals, since 10 of their last 11 games by the competition finished with More than 1.5 goals. In 23 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 11 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Huddersfield Town have been badly contested in the Premier League where they have not won for five games and need to seek recovery as they are approaching dangerously close to the relegation zone which is only 4 points. The team has problems both in defense and in attack, having scored only 19 goals, being the fourth worst attack of the competition, and suffered 39 goals, having the fourth defense more leaked, being necessary a better performance of both sectors. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday’s match, Huddersfield Town have the third worst Premier League campaign, have only 1 win in the last 10 games away from their domains and it is worth noting that scored goals in only 2 of these games, highlighting one more the inefficiency of its front line. For the game against Stoke, coach David Wagner has no problems in the team considered holder and goes to the field with maximum strength.
Stoke – Huddersfield : Betting Tips
Stoke – Win Odds: 2.00
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70