Huddersfield vs Burnley
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 29 July 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: John Smith’s Stadium.
Round One of England Championship kick-start this week as Huddersfield play host to the Premier League relegated Burnley. These two sides will be seen clashing at John Smith’s Stadium this Friday in this new season.
Huddersfield reached the finals of Championship Play Offs last season but lost by a narrow 1-0 margin to Nottingham Forest. And that made the Forest to climb into the top tier of English Football. The Terriers finished at 3rd last time with 82 points from 46 games, while remaining unbeaten in 36 matches.
The Terriers come here on the back of a 1-1 draw against Bolton in their last game in a pre-season friendly. Their most recent results show that much respect should be given to the Huddersfield backline. Huddersfield Town have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 matches standing at six.
On the other side, Burnley stepped down after their 6-year stay in the Premier League. The Clarets finished last season at 18th spot in PL wining only 7 of the 38 games played. They lost 17 matches that season and needed just 4 more points to ensure safety.
Burnley come here on the back of a 3-1 away win against Shrewsbury in a club friendly last week. They have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. In defense, they have seen their frailties exposed.
Huddersfield vs Burnley Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three out of their last five meetings have ended on ties.
- Both sides won a game each from their last 5 h2hs.
- Their last 3 h2hs saw scoring from both sides.
- Huddersfield won the last h2h meet-up by 2-1 in the FA Cup, this January.
Huddersfield vs Burnley Prediction
Burnley are looking to bounce back to the top flight under the guidance of new head coach Vincent Kompany. They won all the pre-season friendly games after their difficult journey in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield lost 2 of the 5 friendly games played for this season’s preparation. They however won 4 of the last 5 home matches and remain stronger this time.
Things can go either way here but we feel that an away win or draw seems likely as Burnley are more motivated enough to make an impact here.
Huddersfield vs Burnley Betting tips
Burnley to win or draw @ 1.50 odds.
BTTS @ 1.84 odds.