Burnley vs Huddersfield
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
The Clarets will be aiming to add another 3 points to their tally for the third consecutive time, if only they win this home matchup. They are currently enjoying their revival after winning in their last 2 successive EPL matches against Bournemouth and Cardiff City.
Sean Dyche will be without 3 of his men who are still recuperating from injuries. These are James Tarkowski, Nick Pope, and Ben Gibson. We should not see major changes in the squad since Dyche will want to retain the squad that delivered victory in the last two matches. The Clarets will obviously take advantage of the fact their opponents are currently sailing in performance woes. In addition, they are at their home ground and will utilize every chance to impress their fans.
Huddersfield is presently in the enduring a problem of their own making. Their performance has been poor this season, having been defeated in the last 5 out of the 7 played matches and managing to settle for a draw in 2 games. This has seen them continue sticking in the relegation zone with only 2 points.
Notably, there are coming into this away match having lost all their last 3 consecutive EPL fixtures. This is a clear indication that they may be demoralized ahead of this weekend travel. They may not stand a chance to scoop a win in this game because they are facing a more focused and stronger home side. Perhaps, the best they can do is to pull every stunt they have to settles to a draw, like in the other 2 h2h meetings.
Burnley vs Huddersfield: Head-to-head
These two sides have only had 2 EPL meetings while the others were in the Championship league before their elevation to the top tier.
The last two h2h meetings ended with a goalless draw while Burnley has managed to win the last 3 in the last 5 meetings in the Championship league.
Incredibly, Burnley is undefeated in their last 5 matches against Huddersfield in all competitions.
Burnley vs Huddersfield: Prediction
Burnley will exploit the poor overall performance of the visitors to win this game. Surely, there is nothing which will hold them back to clinch a win in this home game.
However, they may not be able to frequently break the defensive mode of play which will be employed by Huddersfield.
This implies that we may not see many goals in this game. The most viable prediction here is Burnley win or draw, with under 2.5 total goals.
Burnley vs Huddersfield: Betting Tip
Under 2.5 goals @ 3/5 (1.60).