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Huddersfield Town v Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

August 16, 2017

- Grant Whittington

John Smith's Stadium - Premier League

Huddersfield enjoyed a dream debut in the Premier League with a thumping 3-0 win away at Crystal Palace, while Newcastle were defeated at home to Tottenham.

Past Meetings

Honours were relatively even between these two sides in the Championship last season, with one win apiece. Huddersfield won 2-1 at St James' Park while the Magpies took a 3-1 win in West Yorkshire.

Team News

Huddersfield boss David Wagner is sweating on the fitness of a number of key players ahead of the visit of Newcastle, with four players set to miss out.

Star striker Nahki Wells is out until September with an ankle injury, as is midfielder Johnathan Hogg, although he is expected to be return slightly earlier. Defender Martin Cranie is out for three weeks with a hip injury and fellow defender Jon Stankovic is a long term absentee with a serious knee ligament injury.

Newcastle will be without captain Jonjo Shelvey, with the former Liverpool man beginning a three match ban following his red card against Tottenham for stamping on Dele Alli.

Defender Florian Lejeune misses out with an ankle injury suffered against Tottenham, although fellow defender Paul Dummett is expected to be fit after coming off in that game with a hamstring problem.

DeAndre Yedlin and Jamie Sterry are both sidelined until the end of the month with hamstring and groin injuries respectively.

Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United Preview and Predictions

Huddersfield certainly enjoyed the better start to Premier League life out of the two promoted sides, with their win over Crystal Palace a warning that they will be no pushover this season.

Newcastle struggled against an impressive Tottenham side, eventually succumbing following Shelvey's second half dismissal, and they head to Yorkshire low on confidence and creativity.

In front of their home fans on Sunday, Huddersfield should have enough to beat Rafa Bentiez's side, as they continue to ride the crest of a wave at the start of the new season, and a home win is priced at 13/10.

Given Newcastle's poor defensive start to the season, and Huddersfield's goal scoring exploits in South London, this game is very likely to see some goals. An over 2.5 goals bet looks to be a very interesting option, priced at 6/5.

Recommended Bets

Huddersfield to win 2-1 at 9/1

Wagner will be hoping that his side can carry their opening day performance into the first ever Premier League fixture in the Yorkshire town, and based on the ir first outing they will be just too strong for a Newcastle side that looks in need of more signings.

Steve Mounie to score first at 11/2

Mounie was the hero for Huddersfield at Selhurst Park, netting two on his debut following a record breaking move from Ligue 1 side Marseille in the summer. His speed and aerial threat will be a real problem for Newcastle if they are unable to defend properly on Sunday.

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