Huddersfield vs Brighton
England – League Championship
Date: Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield.
The visit to The John Smith’s Stadium will be one of the few difficult away challenges for the team by Chris Hughton until the end of the season. Were they to pass it and beat the 5thteam from the Championship standings, we can already consider them the members of the elite class of English football in the next season. Brighton clearly ignored the FA Cup success as they lost to non-league outfit Lincoln City on Saturday when they showed a ridiculous defense in the second half. It has been a whole different story for the Seagulls in Championship where they claimed seven wins in last eight matches.
Huddersfield Town did not have troubles in the FA Cup where they demolished Rochdale with 0-4 away from home to secure the last 16 round of the competition. David Wagner’s men have been enjoying a particularly decent shape at the start of the year since they have won eight out of ten fixtures in all competition. Their home form has been even more impressive since the Terriers managed to score two or more goals in four of the last five games at The John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield vs Brighton: Head-to-Head Stats
Draw has been the most common of the outcomes in H2H clashes between the two sides, happening in 11 out of 25 occasions. Brighton have, however, won the last two matches including the one from mid-September last year when Anthony Knockaert scored the winner in the 80th minute of the game.
Huddersfield vs Brighton: Prediction
We see a huge value in backing Huddersfield Town to win this one because Brighton did not impress us in the most recent games. Yes, they managed to get results, but those were all narrow and last gasp wins for Hughton and his men. The Terries certainly have what it takes to cause problems for Brighton here and we’ll back Huddersfield to claim three points and stay in the top part of the table at more than attractive 17/10 odds.
Huddersfield vs Brighton: Betting Tips
Home win at 17/10 (2.70)
Huddersfield Town to score Over 1.5 team goals at 2/1 (3.00).