By Maryam Naz
31st October 2018
Huddersfield will be the hosts on Monday night when Fulham make the trek to the John Smith Stadium. This bottom-of-the-league clash will be closely followed by Newcastle and Cardiff City with implications for both sides should the away team win.
Huddersfield vs Fulham: odds and predictions
The Cottagers are 11/5 favourites in our Huddersfield vs Fulham predictions and betting tips, despite being the travelling team, with David Wagner’s side trading as 13/10 outsiders and a draw projected at 23/10.
Huddersfield will be desperate for points in what will be a must-win game for the Terriers after a heavy defeat to title-challengers Liverpool last weekend.
The attacking outlets present in the Fulham offence will be problematic for a defence that has so far conceded 21 goals in 10 games, with a solitary clean sheet to cling onto.
Even worse is the fact that in this period they have only scored four goals, with players like Steve Mounie and Lauren Depoitre struggling to convert their chances in front of goal.
Both men are wagering at 5/1 to score first, but our betting tipsters have better odds for the away side.
Fulham will be hoping for an away victory, considering Huddersfield’s defensive issues.
Leading the charge is Aleksander Mitrovic, who has already bagged five goals in ten games for the Cottagers and is our pick to score first, betting at 11/2.
Huddersfield vs Fulham head-to-head: (most recent first) Huddersfield 1-4 Fulham, Huddersfield 0-5 Fulham, Huddersfield 1-1 Fulham, Huddersfield 1-1 Fulham, Huddersfield 0-2 Fulham.
Huddersfield vs Fulham match betting: score, double result, scorer tips
Predicted score: Fulham to win 2-1, trading @ 10/1
Wagner’s side are yet to notch a win under their belt in ten attempts, and the first match bet in our Huddersfield vs Fulham predictions forecasts this woeful trend continuing for the Terriers.
The Cottagers have scored 11 times in their opening ten games, which may not be the most inspirational statistic, but given that they have played against Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal while showing genuine attacking prowess, odds of 10/1 about a 2-1 win may be our best bet.
Double result: Fulham/Fulham, wagering @ odd of 4/1
Continuing the theme of despair for the home team, the odds for a dominating display by Fulham in our Huddersfield vs Fulham predictions and betting tips are projecting at a decent 4/1 return.
Our William Hill traders are making Slaviša Jokanović’s side our pick to control both halves of play, with Wagner’s side under the Kosh from the onset.
The Terriers may have a chance to break on the counter, but given that the Fulham midfield consists of Jean-Michael Seri and Ryan Sessegnon, they won’t beat them for pace.
Predicted scorer: Andre Schurrle to score first, tipped @ 6/1
The German was forced out of a prolific Dortmund side last year, due to injury and lack of form, but in Fulham colours, Schurrle has been a breath of fresh air.
Four goals in his opening ten games is a promising start and have persuaded the last match bet in our Huddersfield vs Fulham predictions to sway in his favour.
A vital goal against Brighton followed up with a man-of-the-match performance against Sean Dyche’s Burnley sees the 27-year-old on the up after a season to forget in the Bundesliga.
Odds of 6/1 could be a smash-and-grab in this Monday’s clash with the in-form German leading the goal-scoring charge.
Huddersfield vs Fulham predictions: Opta stats
- This will be the first top-flight meeting between Huddersfield and Fulham since April 1952 – with Fulham winning 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
- Fulham are unbeaten in their last 11 league meetings with Huddersfield (W7 D4), beating them by an aggregate score of 9-1 in their last such meetings in the 2016-17 Championship.
- Huddersfield could become only the second team in English Football League history to fail to score in their first six home games of a season, after Mansfield who failed to score in their first nine in the third tier in 1971-72.
- No team has ever conceded more goals in their opening 10 Premier League games of a season than Fulham have this season (28) – Barnsley in 1997-98 and Southampton in 2012-13 also conceded 28 goals in their first 10 games.
- Huddersfield have lost both of their Premier League matches played on Monday, losing away games to West Ham and Leicester last season; they haven’t played at home on a Monday in the top-flight since drawing 0-0 with Leeds in April 1971.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.