Huddersfield v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 24, 2018
Kirklees Stadium – Premier League
Huddersfield host Everton this weekend in the Premier League, having won their first match in a month last time out against Watford. The Toffees also impressed in their last outing, with a narrow, yet deserved win over Newcastle.
The two have faced each other just once before in the Premier League, with Everton coming out on top at Goodison park. Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring just after half-time, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin added a second to secure all three points for the Toffees.
Midfielder Danny Williams remains sidelined with an ankle injury, meaning yet another start for Jonathan Hogg alongside Aaron Mooy in the centre of the park. Tom Ince may also be in contention for a start, having scored the winner in the Terrier's last game, with Collin Quaner the most likely to make way.
Morgan Schneiderlin suffered a dead-leg against Newcastle on Monday, but should be fit to start come the weekend. Everton are still without Sigurdsson and James McCarthy in midfield, and Mason Holgate and Elaquim Mangala in defence. Dominic Calvert-Lewin may well start over Yannick Bolasie, with the winger struggling for form at the moment.
Huddersfield v Everton Preview and Predictions
Last weekend's round of fixtures saw a few notable fixtures, with Everton pulling four points clear of Newcastle, and Huddersfield making ground on Brighton with a win against the Seagulls.
Both sets of results were extremely positive for the respective managers, with David Wagner's side establishing a four point gap from the relegation zone, and Sam Allardyce's team in with a, very slight, chance of European football. This weekend's match, therefore, is likely to have a significant impact, and could condemn either side to success or failure.
Wagner's Huddersfield have been widely praised this season for achieving so much on a shoe-string budget, but their lack of squad depth appears to have caught up with them in the second half of the season. Never an attacking side, the Terriers have lost some of the defensive prowess, meaning that they have won just three league games since the turn of the year.
Everton also suffered a dip in form in 2018, but have managed to pick themselves back up, and have lost just once, to Manchester City, in their last six games. The Toffees have been plagued with inconsistency this season, meaning that their draw against Liverpool was followed by the same result against Swansea. If Allardyce is to keep his job over the summer, he will have to eliminate draws against lower league teams, and Huddersfield would be a good place to start.
Oumar Niasse to score anytime at 11/4
The forward may be handed a start at the weekend, having featured only as a substitute recently.
Everton to win and under 2.5 goals scored at 4/1
Both sides have conceded 54 goals this season, putting their average at 1.5 per game.