Huddersfield v West Brom Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
October 31, 2017
John Smith's Stadium - Premier League
The Terriers host West Brom this weekend, with both sides licking their wounds after losses at the hands of Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.
These two sides have never face each other in Premier League action, as Huddersfield continue their maiden Premier League journey in 2017-18. Their last meeting came back in the 2009-10 FA Cup, with West Brom winning 2-0 in Yorkshire thanks to goals from Graham Dorrans and Chris Wood.
Huddersfield's last win against the Baggies came through a 1-0 away win in the 1999-00 season, when both clubs were in the First Division.
The main injury concern for Huddersfield boss David Wagner is over forward Rajiv van La Parra, who sustained a groin strain in the weekend loss to Liverpool and he is unlikely to be fit in time for the visit of West Brom.
Defender Michael Hefele and Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer are still both two weeks away from a return from achilles and hamstring injuries respectively.
West Brom manager Tony Pulis will be hoping that Oliver Burke is fit to return from a hamstring problem, the summer signing from RB Leipzig is expected to have a fitness test later this week and a decision will be made from there.
Craig Dawson and James Morrison are both ruled out long term with injuries.
Huddersfield v West Brom Preview and Predictions
Huddersfield were unable to follow up their shock win over Manchester United with a positive performance at Anfield, and they were picked apart 3-0 by Jurgen Klopp's side, However West Brom's recent form is much more concerning.
Pulis' side are without a win in their last eight Premier League games, and defeat to Manchester City last weekend will have only damaged their confidence even further ahead of the trip to the John Smith's Stadium.
Huddersfield's early season form has tailed off in recent weeks, and they are finding top flight life tough going, and their is arguably no one better at dishing out Premier League reality lessons than the experienced Pulis.
This game looks to have draw written all over it, and it is priced at 11/5 to end all square on Saturday, a result that could be the best case scenario for both managers.
Neither team is in great form in front of goal, with West Brom netting five goals in their last five games and Huddersfield scoring just two in the same period of games.
This is unlikely to be a classic, and a low scorer looks to be on the cards, with an under 2.5 goals bet priced at 4/9.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
With both sides really struggling for form and consistency they could look to cancel each other out at the weekend, with Huddersfield's stubborn defensive home record unlikely to be too heavily tested by a West Brom attack that is lacking in confidence.
Steve Mounie to score first at 5/1
Mounie started the season in excellent form for Wagner's side, scoring twice in their opening day win against Crystal Palace, however injury has disrupted him since then. He returned in the loss to Liverpool last weekend, and Huddersfield desperately need him to find his shooting boots again if they are to stay in the Premier League.