Huddersfield v Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 11, 2018
John Smith's Stadium - Premier League
Struggling Huddersfield host Newcastle this weekend, with both sides in desperate need of points as they look to fight of the threat of relegation.
Both sides won the home leg of their meetings last season by a score line of 1-0, as part of Huddersfield's first ever season in the Premier League.
Huddersfield are sill without striker Steve Mounie, who is serving the second game of a three match ban, however Phillip Billing is back from a one match suspension.
Tommy Smith, Terence Kongolo and Aaron Mooy both picked up minor knocks in their defeat to Arsenal, and they will be assessed closer to kick off, with Johnathan Hogg and Abdelhamid Sabhi ruled out until the new year.
Newcastle also have issues with suspensions, with Fabian Schar and DeAndre Yedlin out for one and three games respectively. Defender Federico Fernandez was wihdrawn during their defeat to Wolves, and he is expected to miss out, alongside long term absentees Florian Lejeune and Issac Hayden.
Huddersfield v Newcastle Predictions and Preview
David Wagner's Terriers almost held on for a valuable point in their clash with The Gunners, before being undone by a late goal. That loss means it is three successive defeats for the West Yorkshire side, as hey prepare to welcome Rafa Benitez's team this weekend.
Newcastle also loss via a latte goal in their last match, at home to Wolves, but their form is showing signs of improvement following a poor start to the season, with three wins in their last six Premier League games.
However with his clash expected to be fairly high pressure for both managers, with the added pressure of a reported club takeover on Benitez's mind, the safest option here looks to be a draw, priced at 21/10.
Neither side have been flush with goals in recent weeks, given their respective runs of form, with Wagner's side scoring six goals in their last six games and The Magpies netting seven.
With that in mind ahead of this clash, an low key and under 2.5 total goals scored bet looks to be an interesting choice, available at 8/15.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
Both sides are approaching the mid point of the season knowing that results are increasingly all that matters, and with the relegation battle still fairly wide open, they need to pick up points against the sides in and around them in the coming weeks and months.
Salomon Rondon to score anytime at 5/2
The Venezuelan striker is enjoying his loan spell with Newcastle, netting three goals in his last five games, as Benitez's begins to place more faith in him as a starter. His hold up play has also contributed significantly to the Tynesiders in recent weeks, and he will be a handful for the Huddersfield defence.