West Ham vs Huddersfield
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
West Ham United slipped up last weekend when they surprisingly fell 2-0 away at relegation threatened Cardiff City. They have a nice opportunity to bounce back and return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon against the rock-bottomed Huddersfield Town.
The visitors are already one foot in the second league being 16 points shy of the safe zone. With eight games left to play, it is too big of a deficit and saving the top status is a mission impossible for Jan Siewert and his troops at the moment.
A shocking 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in late-February was only an exception as the Terriers quickly returned to the old habits failing to find the net in back-to-back defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Bournemouth in last two rounds.
West Ham vs Huddersfield: Head-to-head
Huddersfield Town have a positive head to head record with the Hammers, but we have to say teams met each other only three times after 1971/72 campaign.
West Ham United were much more successful in this most recent history as they won two and drew one of past three encounters with the Terriers.
The draw came in this term’s clash at The John Smith’s Stadium in mid-November last year (1-1).
West Ham vs Huddersfield: Prediction
The team led by Manuel Pellegrini played hot and cold throughout the entire season. They had some shocking losses against the likes of AFC Wimbledon (FA Cup) and Cardiff City (Premier League), but they still sit in the top half of the standings ahead of final eight fixtures of the season.
The Hammers own a superb home record in the last couple of months as they won four and drew one of past five matches at London Stadium in all competitions. We thus have to see them as heavy favourites to dispatch the rock-bottomed Terriers who have a miserable away record of 1 win, 3 draws and 10 losses in 14 games.
West Ham vs Huddersfield: Bet Tips
West Ham to win @ 1.53 (8/15)
West Ham to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.60 (8/5).