Huddersfield Town v Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 12, 2017
The John Smith’s Stadium - Premier League
This is a vital game for Huddersfield. Close to being the first Premier League team to start with four clean sheets, they were unfortunate to concede at West Ham and quickly leaked another. Now they have to prove it wasn’t beginners’ luck and Leicester are just the team to test any Huddersfield hesitation.
Leicester were comfortable 2-0 victors on their last visit to Huddersfield in 2014 in the Championship while an FA Cup meeting a year earlier ended all square at 1-1. The Terriers won that replay at Leicester but have lost their last two league trips, including a 6-1 hammering in 2013.
Huddersfield had no known injurues straight after their Monday defeat but with manager David Wagner critical of his front men there may be changes up front for the newly promoted side.
Leicester’s players will salivate at the prospect of taking on Huddersfield. City took three points off Brighton and ran Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea close. City have no known injuries and a full squad to pick from with impact man Demarai Gray likely to be buzzing as he closes in on a new double your money contract.
Huddersfield Town v Leicester City Preview and Predictions
Home side Huddersfield are 21/10 for victory with 2016 champions Leicester backed at 6/4 while the odds on a draw are 22/9.
Huddersfield games have averaged 1.5 goals per game compared to 3.5 goals per game in Leicester games so far. Despite being much lower in the table City are so far scoring 0.5 of a goal more than Town per match but the big difference is in defence. Huddersfield’s compact organisation and commitment has seen them concede 0.5 goals per game on average whereas Leicester have leaked two per match.
Newly promoted Huddersfield did not concede in the first 340 minutes they played so far this season before West Ham pierced their defence twice in the final 20 minutes on Monday night.
With three goals already in four games Jamie Vardy is off to a strong start and has more goals to his name than any other player from either squad.
Aaron Mooy has made 235 passes, 59 more than any other player from either team and is only behind Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi and his own teammate Christopher Schindler in terms of tackles made so the £10m purchase from Manchester City is likely to be in the thick of the action.
Leicester to win 2-1 at 10/1
Leicester always have goals in them and while Huddersfield have a mean defence, an on fire Vardy and a defence now breached tips it Leicester’s way.
Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 17/10
Vardy is 9/2 for the opener, 17/10 to score anytime and 50/1 for a hat-trick.