Huddersfield Town vs Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Huddersfield Town vs Southampton Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Huddersfield Town welcome Southampton to the John Smith’s Stadium on 26/08/17 with both teams coming into the fixture off the back of victories last weekend. Huddersfield beat fellow promoted side Newcastle 1-0 in their first home game of the season, as Southampton left it late to beat West Ham 3-2 at home. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Both teams will be full of confidence after completing home victories last weekend, but this will be Huddersfield’s sternest test they have faced in their short Premier League lives. As a result, I’m expecting Southampton to come away with the win, having got their first victory under Mauricio Pellegrino at the weekend.

Southampton win - 21/20
Manolo Gabbiadini to score anytime - 11/10

Huddersfield Town saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against Southampton

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against Huddersfield Town

AVG Goals

0.8

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

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
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)

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)

Southampton Form Guide

Southampton Team Logo

Southampton

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

08-04-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-04-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-05-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-05-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

11-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Jiangsu Suning FC Team Logo Jiangsu Suning FC

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

Huddersfield Town Preview

Second in the table, four goals scored, no goals conceded and two wins from two - not a bad start to life in the Premier League for Huddersfield Town. Newcastle may have finished nine thirteen points clear of Huddersfield in the Championship last season but, if Sunday’s evidence is anything to go by, they have since leapfrogged Rafa Benitez’s side through their recruitment process over the summer. Aaron Mooy scored the game’s only goal with the outstanding moment of quality, exchanging passes with Elliot Kachunga before bending the ball out of the reach of Rob Elliot in the Newcastle goal inside the far post. Sunday was a huge occasion for the club, with it being the first home match Huddersfield have played in the top flight since April 1972 - the result on that day being a 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. With the sense of occasion surrounding their games turning more into run-of-the-mill occurrences in the weeks to come, the club must now begin to deal with the pressure and challenges of life in the Premier League week-in-week-out. After ending last season without a win in their last three home games, Wagner will be relieved his side have got off the mark early.

Huddersfield Town Team News

Martin Crainie (hip), Jon Gorenc-Stankovic (cruciate ligament), Jonathan Hogg and Nahki Wells (both ankle) are all unavailable for the Terriers through injury.

Southampton Preview

Southampton fans were gifted something of a rarity over the past twelve months - an exciting home game, after seeing their side defeat West Ham 3-2 at St. Mary’s last weekend. Manolo Gabbiadini’s excellent movement and finish gave Saints the lead and Marko Arnautovic’s red card further helped their cause, with the result looking inevitable once Dusan Tadic converted from the penalty spot. However, a poacher’s double from Javier Hernandez stunned the hosts, only for Charlie Austin to coolly convert a 93rd minute penalty after Pablo Zabaleta fouled in the area. Last season, the Saints scored just seventeen goals in their nineteen home games, taking twenty-four points in the process which was the fourth-worst total in the division. Added to that, they scored more than twice in a game on just three occasions at St.Mary’s and failed to net in six home games before Saturday’s win. Four points from a possible six can be considered a decent start by the team as they look to secure yet another top-ten finish in the Premier League. Defender Wesley Hoedt is an impending arrival from Lazio, a move which could finally allow Virgil van Dijk to leave this window, with some of the Premier League’s big boys still interested in signing him.

Southampton Team News

Virgil van Dijk is still missing for the Saints after being made to train away for the first team. Charlie Austin will be pushing for a start after coming to the bench to net the winner at home last weekend.

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

Southampton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Southampton Sidelined Players

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