Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Huddersfield prepare for a difficult second season in the Premier League but the impressive 2017-18 campaign from David Wagner’s men has earned the club plenty of confidence, transfer budget, and respect amongst other teams in the Premier League. Chelsea start the campaign in disarray, as the club has witnessed a summer that has been hit by poor pre-season results, late transfer arrivals, and a late appointment of Maurizio Sarri.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Huddersfield were able to eek-out a deserved draw in the recent meeting with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Apart from a strong pre-season, Huddersfield also have home advantage to their assistance. The mood around Chelsea will have lifted substantially after the two deadline day signings, but Huddersfield will straightaway target Premier League’s newcomer Kepa Arrizabalaga. In the past, Spanish goalkeepers have shown a tendency to make mistakes in first few seasons before establishing themselves. I would go with a draw.

The pre-season has produced a spirited set of results for Huddersfield, who have scored more than 1.5 goals in each of the last three games – against strong teams like Lyon, Bologna, and RB Leipzig. Chelsea will play a high line and they are expected to concede a few goals. At the same time, the blues are expected to welcome Eden Hazard, Morata, and Pedro to the starting line-up. There is decent offensive strength to expect goals at both ends.

Draw – 3/1

Both teams to score – 19/20

Huddersfield Town saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Huddersfield Town saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 5 games played against Chelsea

Chelsea have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 5 games against Huddersfield Town

AVG Goals

1.1

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

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Dynamo Dresden Team Logo Dynamo Dresden

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Darmstadt Team Logo Darmstadt

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

23-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 6 - 5

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Huddersfield Town Preview

David Wagner has been able to bring in a raft of new signings to Huddersfield Town and he will be aware about the difficulties that any newly promoted team faces in the second season – especially after doing well immediately after promotion. Huddersfield have been able to enjoy a rather strong pre-season with wins over much stronger teams like Lyon and RB Leipzig. The most difficult job for Wagner is to translate this pre-season form into actual results. Huddersfield need to start performing from the opening day, as they have games against Chelsea and Manchester City to start the campaign.

Huddersfield Town Team News

There are no injury or suspension worries for Huddersfield coming into the game.

Chelsea Preview

The last few days have seen Chelsea make significant inroads into strengthening the team. The arrival of Mateo Kovacic and Kepa Arrizabalaga provide a substantial difference to the setup, although Chelsea are still light going forward due to the Alvaro Morata’s failure to shine at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were quite mediocre in the Community Shield against Manchester City, but the return of several first-team players should substantially improve the team. Sarri has never been able to win a major trophy but he is widely known for his attacking philosophy, which should provide plenty of entertainment for Chelsea faithful.

Chelsea Team News

Kurt Zouma (knock) and Marco van Ginkel (cruciate ligament) are the two first-team players unavailable for Sarri.

Huddersfield Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Chelsea 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 Chelsea Sidelined Players

Huddersfield Town
19 Daniel Williams Injured
37 Erik Durm Injured
Chelsea

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Ben Hamer 192 78
25 CD Mathias Joergensen 191 79
26 CD Christopher Schindler 189 82
5 CD Terence Kongolo 188 70
15 RM Chris Loewe 175 65
21 AM Alex Pritchard 171 62
33 LM Florent Hadergjonaj 182 73
10 CM Aaron Mooy 174 75
6 CM Jonathan Hogg 170 73
8 CM Philip Billing 193 88
24 CF Steve Mounie 190 83
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
3 RB Marcos Alonso 188 85
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 190 85
28 LB Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
5 CM Jorginho 180 65
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
8 CM Ross Barkley 189 86
11 LF Pedro Rodriguez 169 64
29 CF Alvaro Morata 189 82
22 RF Willian 175 70