Huddersfield v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 28, 2017
John Smith’s Stadium - Premier League
Tottenham travel to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday to face Huddersfield, looking to become the first team to claim a win at the new boys’ home. Although the visitors start the game as huge favourites, don’t be surprised to see the Terriers put up a real fight.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams since March 1972, when Huddersfield picked up a 1-1 at home. Stretching all the way back to the 1920s, the Terriers have actually won six more games against what are nowadays their more illustrious rivals.
David Wagner has had some bad luck in the opening weeks of the season as he bids to beat the odds and keep Huddersfield in the Premier League. Steve Mounie was looking sharp before picking up a heel injury against Weest Ham, but he could return for the hosts on Saturday. Daniel Williams, Colin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Jon Stankovic all miss out through injury.
Spurs boss Pochettino will hope that Christian Eriksen is available to play after an illness kept the playmaker out of the Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday. Moussa Dembele’s expected to miss out with an ankle problem, while Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama are both weeks away from returning to the fold.
Huddersfield v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Although there’s a nod to history with this being the first meeting between the teams for 35 years, the thing the hosts will be thinking about the most is how to keep free-scoring Harry Kane quiet. Surely the only way the Terriers can hope to pick up all three points is by keeping the striker away from the action, if not hoping he has a bad day at the office.
After a stunning start to their first ever Premier League campaign, Huddersfield have come back down to earth a little bit in recent weeks. Having said that though, they’ve still only lost a single game and can overtake Tottenham if they manage to pull off the win in this game. It’s no surprise that they start as underdogs in the betting though, priced at 8/1.
All of Tottenham’s poor results so far this season have come at Wembley, and after winning all three of their away fixtures in the Premier League, they’ll fancy their chances of ending Huddersfield’s unbeaten home record. You can back the visitors at 4/9 to pick up the in, while the draw’s available at 4/1.
Tottenham to win and both teams to score at 23/10
Improve your odds on an away win by predicting this’ll be an entertaining game with both sides on the scoresheet.
Harry Kane to score and Tottenham to win at 4/5
Another way of getting some extra value out of your bet on a Spurs win, Kane’s in red hot form after bagging nine times in his last five games.