Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent.
David Wagner managed to keep the Terriers in the top flight of the English football last year, but he will have a mountain to climb to repeat such accomplishment this time about if we are to judge by the start of the new season. Huddersfield Town lost their opening two ties to Chelsea and Manchester City conceding as many as nine goals in the process, while they were also completely outplayed in the third round when the substitute goalkeeper Jonas Lossl saved them a goalless draw at home to the recently promoted Cardiff City side.
Can the mid-week League Cup visit to Staffordshire be a turning point? A victory over the Potters would certainly build up the confidence ahead of the weekend’s trip to Goodison for the Everton clash. Nevertheless, beating Stoke City will be quite a challenge for the visitors as the Potters will come into this with an improved confidence after a clean sheet victory over Hull City last weekend.
Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town: Head-to-head
Teams are lock on number of victories in their head to head record (13 apiece).
Stoke City took four points from two Premier League games with the Terriers last term thanks to a 2-0 victory on the home patch.
The Potters thus ended the streak of three straight draws in H2H matches with Huddersfield Town.
Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town: Prediction
Huddersfield Town enjoyed a decent form in pre-season friendlies, but they have been just horrendous at the start of the new Premier League campaign. Given they did nothing in the final third in any of three games so far, we can’t see them as favourites against the Potters even though the hosts play lower division football.
We expect a tight affair with very few goal-scoring chances, meaning the Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the main betting option. You can also try with the draw at the odds of 3.40.
Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75
Draw @ 3.40.