Huddersfield vs Newcastle
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield).
Huddersfield Town host Newcastle United in a low-profile Premier League tie on Saturday afternoon at The John Smith’s Stadium. These two likes took a single point combined in last three Premier League games. They both slipped down the league ladder as a consequence which only adds on the importance of this particular affair for both managers.
David Wagner was happy with his team’s resolute defensive showing at Emirates where they held Arsenal to a goalless draw all up until the 83rd minute. It was when Lucas Torreira beautifully sent the ball into the net with an overhead kick to break the Terriers’ resistance and make it three defeats on the bounce for Huddersfield Town. The Terriers previously lost back-to-back fixtures to Brighton and Bournemouth with the same 1-2 scoreline.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle: Head-to-head
The Magpies lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into their 53rd encounter with the Terriers.
Teams snatched a narrow 1-0 win apiece at home when they took on each other in the previous term of Premier League.
Huddersfield won 9, drew 6 and lost 11 of 26 home ties against Newcastle United.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle: Prediction
The visitors fell down to 15th place and are now just three points adrift of the Terriers who are in the drop zone. Their poor record on travels, combined with a dreadful spell of form, does not promise much at The John Smith’s Stadium.
Rafael Benitez and his men won just one of seven away games in the league. They allowed six goals in last three ELP affairs, the 1-2 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers being the most recent of failures.
Knowing the hosts have also been struggling badly for results this term, we see the draw as the main betting option here. You can shoot for it at the odds of 3.10. The alternative bet will be Under 0.5 goals in the first half as we don’t expect either of two manager to take risks in the first half.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.37 (11/8).