Liverpool v Huddersfield Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
October 25, 2017
Anfield - Premier League
Liverpool welcome Huddersfield to Anfield on Saturday, with the two teams coming into the game off the back of two very different results last time out.
Last summer Liverpool beat Huddersfield 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium in a pre season friendly. The Merseysiders also won by the same scoreline when the clubs met in the FA Cup in December 1999, thanks to goals from Titi Camara and Dominic Matteo. Before that, you have to go back to 1972 to find the last times the teams met in the league, and to 1954 for a Huddersfield victory.
Sadio Mane continues to miss out for the hosts with a hamstring injury, while Adam Lallana’s also expected to be out for another month or so. Georginio Wijnaldum’s knee problem gives Jurgen Klopp an even bigger headache when it comes to picking a team capable of hurting Huddersfield. In his absence, the Reds boss could hand Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a rare start.
Opposite number David Wagner has something of an injury crisis of his own to contend with. The Terriers boss is now without six players, with Elias Kachunga the latest absentee after going off in the first half of the memorable victory over Manchester United on Saturday. The forward has a back problem and it’s unclear how long he’ll be out for, but Steve Mounie is back in contention for a start after his own injury.
Liverpool v Huddersfield Preview and Predictions
After writing a little piece of history against United last weekend, Huddersfield are in high spirits as they go in search of another famous victory at Anfield. The home supporters will demand a reaction though after Liverpool were summarily dispatched 4-1 against Tottenham on Sunday.
After that demolition at Wembley, Klopp claimed that Harry Kane’s first goal wouldn’t have gone in if he was on the pitch. This showed his exasperation at the lack of fight and character in his defence, and it’s no secret that despite only conceding a single goal at home so far this season, the Reds are shaky at the back. Liverpool are expected to be on the front foot in this one though, and start the game as heavy 1/4 favourites in the betting.
Perhaps the best way for Huddersfield to approach their first visit to Anfield for over 45 years is to take the game to their hosts. If the Terriers can do what Manchester United were afraid of doing, then they could have some success against that leaky defence, which has already conceded 16 goals in just nine games - four times more than the top two. The visitors will start the game as massive underdogs though at 14/1, while the draw’s priced at 6/1.
Liverpool to win to nil at 20/21
Huddersfield have scored just seven goals in nine games so far this season, making this a decent way to improve your odds on a home win.
Huddersfield to win 1-0 at 45/1
Back the Terriers to record improbable back to back Premier League wins, after beating Manchester United for the first time since 1952 last weekend.