Huddersfield v Stoke Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 25, 2017
John Smith's Stadium - Premier League
The Terriers host Stoke on Boxing Day, with David Wagner's side keen to extend their good Premier League run in recent weeks.
The last time these two sides met was in the Old Division Two in 2001/02, with both games that season ending in a draw.
Huddersfield won the three previous meetings, in a run stretching back to 1996 - but Stoke did win once against Huddersfield that season, through a 3-2 victory.
Huddersfield will have defender Chris Lowe back fit after he recovered from a foot injury, but they are without a number of other first team players through injury.
Elias Kachunga, Phil Billing, Michael Hefele and Jon Stankovic are all still sidelined for David Wagner's team.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is waiting on fitness tests for four players before deciding his line up for this game, with Charlie Adam, Kurt Zouma, Eric Pieters and Glen Johnson all still on the comeback trail from injury.
Bruno Martins Indi and Stephen Ireland remain long term absentees for Stoke.
Huddersfield v Stoke Preview and Predictions
Huddersfield have their tails up at the moment, picking up two Premier League wins in their last three games - with only defeat to high flying Chelsea distrupting their rhythm.
Goals have also come back into the team, netting six goals in those last three games, as things look to have stabilised at the club ahead of a tough Christmas fixture list.
Stoke, on the other hand, are in real trouble and are sliding into the relegation drop zone with each passing week. The Potters have lost their last three Premier League games, with an aggregate score of 9-1.
Confidence and home advantage is with Huddersfield for this game, and they should have enough to secure a home win, priced at 6/4.
Despite improving their goal scoring record in recent weeks, this game is likely t be a battle, and Huddersfield may have to settle for a scrappy and narrow win., with an under 2.5 goals bet priced at 4/7.
Huddersfield to win 1-0 at 13/2
A win is a win, and that is likely to be Hudderfield's mantra on Boxing Day, as they look to keep themselves clear of relegation trouble for now. Defeat could have a lasting effect for both Stoke and their under pressure manager Hughes.
Steve Mounie to score first at 5/1
Striker Mounie made headlines on the opening day of the season, with two goals against Crystal Palace, but he rediscovered his scoring touch with a brace in their 2-0 win over Brighton earlier in December.