Huddersfield v Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 27, 2018
Kirklees Stadium - Premier League
Huddersfield are unbeaten in three games and look to consolidate their place outside the relegation zone as they host Brighton this weekend. The Seagulls, on the other hand, haven't won in three games, and could see they solid start to the season eroded with another defeat.
Brighton haven't beaten Huddersfield since 2016, although the south-coast side did manage a draw when the sides last met, despite seeing a player sent off. The Seagulls took the lead early through a Terriers own goal, with Steve Mounie equalising soon after.
Huddersfield's switch to a three-man defence has turned their season around, although with both Zanka and Chris Lowe out, few would have expected Tommy Smith to perform so well on the right side of defence. With the former returning, it will be interesting to see whether David Wagner rotates the side that performed so well last weekend.
Dale Stephens has one game left to serve of his three match ban meaning that Davy Propper is likely to start a second successive game. Chris Hughton also has the option of drafting in Yves Bissouma in central midfield, but has used the summer signing sparingly so far this season.
Huddersfield v Brighton Preview and Prediction
The relegation zone saw a shake-up last weekend, with Fulham's first league win since August coinciding with yet another three points for David Wagner's Huddersfield. Now on 10 points, the Terrier are out of the drop-zone and instead will be looking up - with Saturday's opposition, Brighton, just five points above them.
Although on paper the weaker side, the Terriers have looked a team reborn since changing formation, and Wagner will have been delighted to have seen Aaron Mooy return to the scoresheet. The midfielder played a vital part in keeping the side in the Premier League last season, and is already his team's leading scorer following his brace last weekend.
Chris Hughton's side impressed many this season, with limited transfer activity over the summer offset by a strong organisation and the continuing fine form of Glenn Murray. However, the Bluebirds will be disappointed with their last result, conceding an equalising penalty against a ten-man Leicester City after going ahead early. That draw makes it three games without a win, with their previous result a defeat to relegation threatened Cardiff.
Fortunately for Brighton, they are facing their theoretically easiest run so far, with the trip to Huddersfield followed by matches against Burnley and Crystal Palace - both of whom are in the bottom four.
Four weeks ago this result would have looked a certainty in Brighton's favour. However, given recent results the two sides are likely to come into the game on equal footing, and a win for the home side would put them within touching distance of the Seagulls' 12 place position.
Glenn Murray to score anytime at 7/4
The evergreen Englishman has seven league goals to his name this season, including in his last game.
Under 2.5 goals scored at 13/8
Huddersfield have relied upon keeping the scoring low to earn points this season.