Huddersfield Town v Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 01, 2018
John Smith's Stadium - Premier League
Fulham head to Huddersfield for the Monday night Premier League fixture, in what is already potentially considered a relegation six-pointer.
The last time these two sides met was back in the 2016-17 season, when they were both plying their trade in the Championship. Fulham won both games that season, by an aggregate score of 9-1, but it was Huddersfield that achieved promotion to the Premier League.
Huddersfield are set for some major news on the injury front, with five first team players set to return from injury and illness for this crunch game. Phillip Billing, Terence Kongolo, Danny Williams, Tommy Smith and Rajiv van la Parra are all in line to return.
Fulham will be without captain Kevin McDonald, who is serving a one game suspension, with defender Joe Bryan still out of action with a hamstring injury.
Huddersfield Town v Fulham Preview and Predictions
The Terriers are without a win in the Premier League, rooted to the foot of the table with a goal difference of -17, after 10 games played.
Fulham are not faring much better on their return to the top flight, with just one win so far in 2018-19 in league action, and they head north in dire need of points.
Given the lowly positions of both sides, they are in real danger of being marooned in the relegation zone before the season reaches its halfway stage.
Both managers are under pressure, with Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic coming in for particular scrutiny, given the amount of money he spent on new faces over the summer.
With so much at stake here, the safest bet looks to be a draw, priced at 23/10.
Goals have been an issue for both sides in recent weeks, with Fulham scoring four goals in their last five games, and Watford just two in the same run - an under 2.5 total goals bet is available at 10/11.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
A result which would give some respite to both managers, even if it does not drastically alter the league position at the final whistle on Monday night. Fulham are likely to attack more than their hosts, but David Wagner is edging back towards the more conservative approach he adopted last season.
Andre Schurrle to score anytime at 7/4
German international Schurrle is the only player that either side have available that is in any sort of regular goalscoring form at the moment. He has scored twice in his last three appearances for Jokanovic's side, and he will need another big performance in this game.