Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 15, 2017
Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Bournemouth are capable of a comfortable home Premier League win against a well-organised Huddersfield side. The visitors are badly struggling to look dangerous away from home.
Huddersfield have won 17 of the previous meetings of the clubs, four more than Bournemouth while there have been 19 previous draws in this fixture. The clubs last met on Valentine’s Day 2015 when it finished 1-1 at Bournemouth. Huddersfield last their two previous visits and last won at Bournemouth a decade ago.
Huddersfield’s young midfielder Kasey Palmer could come into contention. The on-loan Chelsea man was injured against Southampton in August and has missed nine games with a hamstring injury but returned to action in midweek for The Terriers Under 23 side. Palmer played half a match and did enough to perhaps come into contention.
Bournemouth are expected to be minus Benik Afobe whose muscle strain sustained against Chelsea recently ruled him out of DR Congo’s key international against Guinea this week.
Bournemouth v Huddersfield Preview and Predictions
Bournemouth are 22/23 to win with Huddersfield 62/17 and the odds on a draw 5/2
Bournemouth have never lost at home to a newly promoted team in the Premier League and have taken full advantage of previous new boys’ visits to the south coast, winning their last five such fixtures conceding just three times while scoring 17 times. Huddersfield though are very well organised defensively and are likely to restrict Bournemouth’s attempts to play free-flowing football.
Such is Huddersfield’s compact organisation that even the best teams struggle to find their rhythm against David Wagner’s team but Eddie Howe’s Cherries are ripening despite their lowly position. A 1-0 home defeat by champions Chelsea is the only one of their last four games in all competitions that they haven’t won and they will see the visit of Huddersfield as a chance to climb away from the drop zone.
Huddersfield are hanging on to their place in the top half of the Premier League on the back of their home form. They haven’t scored away from home since the first day of the season, a run of 462 minutes in all competitions. Aaron Mooy is as likely as anyone to score for the Terriers. His two goals so far have been in home wins but he is 14/1 for the first goal here.
Bournemouth to win 2-0 at 8-1
Bournemouth are running into form and have goal-scorers but The Terriers are on a goal drought away from home.
Jermain Defoe to score first at 9/2
The Terriers would be the 40th different team Defoe has played against in the Premier League – and they would be the 37th he’d scored against.