Huddersfield v West Ham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 09, 2018
John Smith's Stadium - Premier League
An improving Huddersfield welcome David Moyes' West Ham to Yorkshire, with both sides looking to keep their good runs going.
West Ham won 2-0 when these two sides faced each other earlier this season, with Pedro Obiang and Andrew Ayew on target at the London Stadium.
Huddersfield's last win over The Hammers came back in a 19997, via a 1-0 home victory in the League Cup.
West Ham are boosted by the return of Michail Antonio, after three weeks out with an injury. However there are fitness doubts over Aaron Cresswell, Sam Byram and Reece Oxford, who will all face late fitness tests ahead of the trip to Huddersfield.
Jose Fonte, Marko Arnautovic, Diafra Sakho, James Collins and Edmilson Fernandes are already rules out through injury.
Huddersfield boss David Wagner will hand late fitness tests to two of his players before deciding on his starting line up for this game, with defensive pair Martin Cranie and Chris Lowe both doubts.
Elias Kachunga, Jon Stankovic and Colin Quaner are all long term absentees for the hosts.
Huddersfield v West Ham Preview and Predictions
Both sides enjoyed a relatively solid Christmas period of fixtures, with Huddersfield losing just once - away at Leicester City in their last four Premier League games. With West Ham also being defeated just once over the festive run of games - losing at home to Newcastle.
With that in mind, this should be a fairly tight game for both sides, but given West Ham's issues with injuries, Huddersfield could be in a position to capitalise.
The Terriers have be strong at home this season, only losing to Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea so far, and a home win here is priced at 17/10.
The hosts also tend to win these games by a narrow margin, and they have scored just twice in their last four Premier League matches. And so, an under 2.5 goals bet is priced at 1/2.
Huddersfield to win 1-0 at 13/2
The hosts probably have a slight edge in this game, with their early season confidence beginning to return to Wagner's players. However this will be a battle, and they will have to survive some spells of West Ham pressure, but they should have enough to pick up a valuable three points.
Laurent Depoitre to score first at 23/5
Belgian striker Depoitre is the hosts top scorer this season, with five Premier League goals so far, and his physical power and aerial ability will be a concern for a patched up West Ham defence.