Watford – Huddersfield : Preview & Prediction
Watford and Huddersfield Town meet at Vicarage Road Stadium in a match of the 18th round of the Barclays Premier League. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 08-30-2014, in a Championship match that ended with Watford’s (4-2) win. The goals of the match were scored by T. Deeney (15 ‘), A. Abdi (54’ and 90 ‘) and K. Andrews (68’) for Watford and H. Bunn (48 ‘) and M. Wallace 63 ‘) to Huddersfield Town.
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 9th place, having won 22 points. In the last match, they lost with Crystal Palace away by (2-1), after in the previous game to have lost away in a game against Burnley, for (1-0). In the last eight home games for the championship, Watford have won 2, 3 and 3, having won 9 points out of 24. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. In the last 11 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he scored 5 of his 12 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Watford arrives for this unmotivated match after suffering a 2-1 away away defeat at Crystal Palace. The home team usually plays in the tactical system 5-2-3, favoring quick transitions, especially through the sidelines. One of the strengths is how they can react to a disadvantage. For this match the Watford coach will not be able to count on Chalobah, Hoban, Kaboul, Miguel Britos and Craig Cathcart, all injured.
Analysis of Huddersfield Town
The visiting team is currently in 12th place with 18 points, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Brighton & Hove Albion for (2-0). In the last match, lost at home to Chelsea by (1-3). His last away game for this competition ended with a 2-0 loss to Everton. In the last eight away games the Huddersfield Town have won 1, 1 draw and 6 defeats, having won 4 points out of 24.
In this competition, he lost his last 5 games as a visitor and did not win any of the last 7 games he played as a visitor. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results: at 0-0 intervals (4 in 8 games) and at the end of the game 2-0 (3 in 8 games). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 17 games in this competition, he never managed to come back on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 9 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 7 of his 19 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Huddersfield Town arrive for this unmotivated match after having suffered a defeat at home for 1-3 against Chelsea. The visiting team usually works in the 4-3-3 tactical system, where the three most advanced pieces are Ince, Mounié and Kachunga. One of the great qualities of the Huddersfield team is how they can regain possession of the ball. For this match coach David Wagner will not be able to count on Philip Billing, Gorenc-Stankovic and Hefele, all injured.
Watford – Huddersfield : Betting Tips
Watford – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70