Huddersfield v Wolves Predictions, Betting Tip and Previews
February 25, 2019
John Smith's Stadium - Premier League
Rock bottom Huddersfield host Wolves in midweek, with Jan Siewert's side edging closer to a return to the Championship for 2019-20.
Huddersfield picked up a rare win when these two met at Molineux earlier this season, with Aaron Mooy scoring twice in a 2-0 victory. In fact, The Terriers have won their last four meetings with Wolves in league action.
Huddersfield will be without defender Tom Smith, after he received a straight red card in their 2-0 defeat to Newcastle last time out, and he serves the first game of a three match ban. Fitness wise there are no new updates on injuries for the home side, with Erik Durm, Isaac Mbenza, Danny Williams and Adama Diakhaby all out until late March.
Wolves boss Nuno Santo has a clean bill of health ahead of the trip to West Yorkshire, with Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez both shaking off minor knocks.
Huddersfield v Wolves Predictions and Preview
Huddersfield look as good as already down, despite the best efforts of their new manager to inject some life into their bid to avoid relegation. Five consecutive losses since he came in tells its own story, and they will find it tough going against a Wolves side that is hot favourite to clinch seventh spot this season.
Santo's side have lost just two of their last 13 games in league and cup competitions, in a run that stretches all the way back to Boxing Day 2018. Jimenez' late penalty against Bournemouth in their last game showed their ability to pick up point in difficult situations, as they look to bring European football back to Molineux for the first time since 1981.
Even a straightforward Wolves win offers value in this tie, as their away form has not exactly been perfect this season, and it comes in at 4/5. They have not been their usual free scoring selves in recent weeks, with just a single goal in their last three outings and that should continue against a stubborn home side. With that in mind, a Wolves to win and under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at 12/5.
Wolves to win 2-0 at 7/1
Santo's side have impressed this season, winning themselves plenty of neutral admirers, however the former Valencia boss knows they cannot ease off in the closing stages of the season. As for Huddersfield, it just looks to be a case of when their relegation is confirmed.
Raul Jimenez to score first at 5/1
The Mexican striker has been at the forefront of Wolves' success this season, with 12 goals in league and cup games. He is also bang in form ahead of this tie - with five goals in his last seven starts for the club.