Huddersfield v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 25, 2018
John Smith’s Stadium - Premier League
Huddersfield welcome Tottenham to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the Terriers still looking for their first win of the season. Spurs put their mini slump behind them last weekend, and will be dangerous opponents.
Tottenham won both fixtures between the sides last season, including a 4-0 success at Huddersfield. Before that, the teams hadn’t met since 1972, while Huddersfield haven’t tasted victory against Spurs since winning 2-1 at White Hart Lane in 1956.
Ramadan Sobhi continues to miss out for Huddersfield, as the summer signing recovers from a knee injury. Apart from that, David Wagner has a fully-fit squad to choose from for this weekend’s game, which can only be a positive for the home team.
Spurs captain Hugo Lloris is expected to remain on the sidelines after his personal troubles that some experts believe led to a thigh injury in the recent win at Manchester United. Understudy Michel Vorm is also out, potentially leaving Mauricio Pochettino with a dilemma in goal.
Huddersfield v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Huddersfield’s survival on their return to the top flight last season was built largely on a strong start. They rode the crest of a wave after promotion from the Championship, but the honeymoon period is over and it looks like being an extremely tough year for the Terriers. After two comprehensive victories in this fixture last term, Tottenham will be confident of picking up the three points.
The hosts are priced at 15/2 for the win, so the Terriers are the clear underdogs. A first win against Spurs in over 60 years would be some way to claim their maiden victory of the new campaign, but it doesn’t look likely. Huddersfield’s only point at home so far this season came in a goalless draw against Cardiff, with defeats against Chelsea and Crystal Palace either side.
Another draw, no matter the scoreline, would be a positive result for the home team, and it’s priced at 18/5. That wouldn’t be the case for Tottenham though, after their resounding 4-0 victory here last season. The visitors are 4/9 to record their second win in a row, after surviving a late scare against Brighton in their last outing at the weekend.
Tottenham to win to nil at 25/19
This was the result in both meetings between the sides last season, and there’s little evidence to suggest the bet won’t pay out again this weekend.
Harry Kane to score first 12/5
The Spurs striker may be a little off the pace at the moment, but he opened the scoring at Brighton last weekend from the penalty spot and leads the line for the visitors once again.