Huddersfield Town vs Brighton & Hove Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Huddersfield Town vs Brighton & Hove Albion Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Huddersfield Town welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to the John Smith’s Stadium on 09/12/17 as two of this season’s promoted sides look to respond to defeats. Huddersfield lost 2-0 away to Everton in the last round of fixtures, while Brighton were thrashed 5-1 by Liverpool. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Huddersfield’s home form has been their saving grace this season, with the team unable to buy a point let alone three on the road at this moment in time. Brighton are a solid outfit, but I’m expecting to see a home win here.

Huddersfield win - 31/20
Huddersfield win and under 2.5 match goals - 10/3

Huddersfield Town saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Huddersfield Town saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton & Hove Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Brighton & Hove Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Huddersfield Town

AVG Goals

0.5

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

3

Draw

0

Lost

7
L H

30-09-2017

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

14-10-2017

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-10-2017

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

28-10-2017

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-11-2017

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

18-11-2017

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

26-11-2017

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-11-2017

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

02-12-2017

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-12-2017

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Brighton & Hove Albion Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo

Brighton & Hove Albion

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L A

01-10-2017

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

15-10-2017

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

20-10-2017

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

29-10-2017

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

04-11-2017

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

20-11-2017

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

25-11-2017

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

28-11-2017

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-12-2017

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

09-12-2017

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Huddersfield Town Preview

The new manager bounce was alive and kicking at Goodison Park last weekend, leaving Huddersfield Town to suffer their fourth consecutive defeat in the Premier League, going down 2-0 against Everton. A relatively solid first-half display will have left David Wagner content with his team’s position, but all he would’ve said at the break was undone when Gylfi Sigurdsson scored less than two minutes into the second half. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was then brilliantly found by Wayne Rooney and his deflected strike defeat Jonas Lossl in the Terriers net to hand Sam Allardyce his first win as Toffees boss. Given their recent spout of results, Huddersfield need to find a solution, and fast, though defeats against the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal won’t send Wagner to panic stations. It is results such as their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth that will leave Wagner concerned, with such performances viewed as completely unacceptable, especially if they hope to avoid being dragged into the bottom three. Now 15th in the table, this is a game they have to win against a side many expect to be in and around themselves come the end of the season.

Huddersfield Town Team News

Philip Billing (ankle) and Jon Gorenc-Stankovic (cruciate ligament) are ruled out, while Michael Hefele (achilles) is a doubt. Rajiv van La Parra is suspended.

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Brighton found themselves being completely overwhelmed by Liverpool last time out, as Jurgen Klopp’s men romped to a 5-1 win at the Amex Stadium last weekend. Emre Can and Roberto Firmino scored within 90 seconds of each other to leave the Reds 2-0 up, before Firmino added his second from a swift Liverpool counter-attack. Glenn Murray then reduced the deficit as he converted a soft Brighton penalty, but the team were undone a further two times as Philippe Coutinho netted a genius free-kick under the wall, before Lewis Dunk turned the Brazilian’s effort into his own net. Brighton, like Huddersfield, have been reliant on their home form so far this season, but they have now gone some time without a win at the Amex after drawing four and losing one of their last five games there. It’s fortunate then that they have now won their last two of their previous three away games in the Premier League, defeating West Ham and Swansea before an unlucky 1-0 defeat against Manchester United. That form has left them on the cusp of the top ten, currently sitting 12th but dropped out of the top half after their emphatic loss against Liverpool - their heaviest defeat of the season so far.

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News

Steve Sidwell (back) remains a doubt for Brighton.

Huddersfield Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

Brighton & Hove Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 Brighton & Hove Albion Sidelined Players

Huddersfield Town
27 Jon Gorenc-Stankovic Injured
44 Michael Hefele Injured
8 Philip Billing Injured
17 Rajiv van La Parra Suspended
Brighton & Hove Albion
14 Steve Sidwell Injured

Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Jonas Loessl 195 89
2 LB Tom Smith 186 75
26 CD Christopher Schindler 188 77
25 CD Mathias Joergensen 191 79
15 RB Chris Loewe 171 68
10 CDM Aaron Mooy 175 75
9 CM Elias Kachunga 176 64
6 CDM Jonathan Hogg 170 67
22 CM Thomas Ince 178 66
23 CM Collin Quaner 190 81
24 CF Steve Mounie 189 76
No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Mathew Ryan 184 82
2 LB Bruno Saltor 181 76
22 CD Shane Duffy 193 76
5 CD Lewis Dunk 192 88
29 RB Markus Suttner 179 71
6 CM Dale Stephens 169 71
24 CM Davy Proepper 185 72
37 RM Isaiah Brown 182 70
21 LM Ezequiel Schelotto 187 79
13 AM Pascal Gross 171 66
17 CF Glenn Murray 183 80