Huddersfield Town vs Blackburn Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Huddersfield Town vs Blackburn Rovers Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

These two sides drew when they met on the 3rd December at Ewood Park, will the result be different when they battle at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 31st December (12:30)? Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Huddersfield continued their recent good form as they battled back from a goal down to defeat Forest 2-1 thanks to a Kasey Palmer header and a Michael Mancienne (own goal) a win that saw them into fourth place.

A header from Sam Winnall and a Marley Watkins goal were enough to condemn Blackburn to a 2-0 defeat on Boxing Day against Barnsley. The loss means Rovers remain in the relegation places.

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Huddersfield Town Preview

It is 12 points from a possible 12 in their last four games for Huddersfield and going into 2017 the club looks in great shape with bright young manager David Wagner at the helm.

The Terriers have been excellent on their own ground this season with eight wins, two draws and just one defeat from their 11 games. This is the second best-ranked home form in the division with only top of the table Brighton having a better record.

Both teams to score tends to be a feature of home games for the Yorkshire side as this happened in eight of 11 matches while over 2.5 goals has occurred in seven of these.

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Blackburn Rovers Preview

A run of four straight defeats has Blackburn in trouble, and they will hope that they can find something against a Huddersfield side they drew 1-1 with in early December.

Rovers have a peculiar away record as they have away wins at Newcastle and Derby yet have taken just one point from their four games on the road against sides in the bottom eight of the table.

Goals have been a feature of recent Rovers games with the Lancashire side conceding 11 goals in their last four games and scoring six. Both teams to score would have paid in seven of their last nine games.

 

 

Huddersfield Team News

Huddersfield skipper Mark Hudson is available for selection after missing out with a hamstring injury. Joe Lolley (foot) and Sean Scannell (ankle) are both expected to miss the game.

 

Blackburn Team News

Corry Evans might return to the starting 11 after being named among the subs last time as he completed his recovery from a groin injury. Jason Lowe is also available after suspension though Adam Henley (hamstring), Ben Marshall (groin), Elliott Ward (ankle), Tommy Hoban (shoulder) and Darren Lenihan (suspended) are missing.

 

Betting Preview and Tips

I think Huddersfield will win this game though the prices are a little short. A better way to play this is to take them to win the game by one goal. This has come off in a remarkable 13 of their previous 13 league wins this season.

Another bet I like is in the goalscorer markets where I think you could take a punt on either centre-back (Schindler or Smith) to get among the goals. Rovers had terrible problems dealing with set-pieces last time these sides met, and they could be targeted here again. I like Smith at the larger prices of the pair though would put nobody off adding Schindler into the bet and splitting the pair.

Huddersfield to win the game by one goal

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Huddersfield Town saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Huddersfield Town

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Huddersfield Town Form Guide

Huddersfield Town Team Logo

Huddersfield Town

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
L A

03-03-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

10-03-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-04-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

06-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Blackburn Rovers Form Guide

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo

Blackburn Rovers

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W H

10-03-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-03-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

07-04-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-04-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-04-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

24-04-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Huddersfield Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Huddersfield Town vs Blackburn Rovers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Danny Ward 191 88
44 RB Michael Hefele 192 87
2 CD Tom Smith 186 75
26 CD Christopher Schindler 188 77
15 LB Chris Loewe 171 68
4 CM Dean Whitehead 180 77
10 CM Aaron Mooy 173 72
9 CM Elias Kachunga 176 64
45 CDM Kasey Palmer 180 68
17 CDM Rajiv van La Parra 181 72
21 CF Nahki Wells 170 69
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 79
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
3 RB Gordon Greer 188 83
24 CD Ryan Nyambe 182 76
5 LB Derrick Williams 180 75
21 RM Hope Akpan 183 67
29 CM Corry Evans 173 69
7 CM Liam Feeney 183 76
32 LM Craig Conway 170 67
19 CF Sam Gallagher 193 75
12 CF Daniel Graham 183 87