By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 28th September 2018
Huddersfield will host Tottenham at the John Smith stadium as part of the 3pm kick-off’s in what should be an interesting match for the neutral. Tottenham look a much better outfit after last week’s win against Brighton, and David Wagner’s men will face a difficult game against Spurs, despite playing on home turf.
Huddersfield vs Tottenham: Odds and predictions
Mauricio Pochettino’s men snapped a three-game losing run at Brighton last time out and they’re just 4/9 to beat the Terriers as part of William Hills Huddersfield vs Tottenham odds. Meanwhile the Yorkshire side are tipped at a hefty 13/2 for their first three points of a sobering second season in the upper echelon, while the draw is priced up at odds of 7/2.
A leaky defence has not been the only problem for Wagner’s side; they have struggled to convert chances, and with no goals in their last five Premier League home games, we’ve made them our pick to be on the losing side as the first installation of our Huddersfield vs Tottenham predictions.
Currently propping up the Premier League thanks to an uncaring alphabet (level on points, goals scored and goals conceded with Cardiff), the hosts are 7/4 second favourites in the to-finish-bottom betting.
Huddersfield vs Tottenham predictions: Head to head
Tottenham are unbeaten in each of their last seven games in all competition against Huddersfield
They’ve scored six goals in the last two encounters, whilst conceding none, and pre-match predictions suggest that this Saturday’s clash at the John Smith stadium will follow suit.
Huddersfield vs Tottenham match bets: Predictions, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Tottenham to win two nil @ 6/5
Last weekend you were advised that all this talk about Huddersfield being more shot shy than a Magaluf stag on the plane back to reality was a red herring on the road. However, the truth that in fact David Wagner’s troops have been sullying sheets quite consistently away from the John Smith’s Stadium only serves to highlight just how hard they’ve been finding it to bag in the West Riding.
Tom Ince’s 90th-minute winner against Watford in April is the sole goal they’ve netted in their last nine home games, with the away-win-to-nil odds clicking in six of those.
Omitting the same wager from our Huddersfield vs Tottenham predictions could only ever be a priced-based policy against a side with fewer goal attempts in the box than any other in the top flight this term (28).
Spurs have won three of their four Premier League away games in 2018/19 and were the second best travellers in the division last term, with the third-best road defence.
Admittedly they’ve kept only one clean sheet on their travels since the start of the campaign, but having shut out their hosts twice in 2017/18, we’ve made them our pick to repeat the dose.
Since Jan Vertonghen, Dele Alli and Joselu netted in a first-20-minutes-salvo in Spurs first game of the campaign, each of their next seven outings has seen more goals netted after the interval than before it.
Just two of the eight strikes they’ve conceded this term have come before the mid-way point too, meaning it’d be rude not to make the concluding 45 minutes to be the highest-scoring half one of our Huddersfield vs Tottenham predictions.
Naturally for a hitherto-lethal predator of Harry Kane’s ilk, the Spurs striker is favourite in the first goalscorer and anytime goalscorer betting.
Yet while, the England captain is joint-top league goal getter for his employers this term alongside Lucas Moura, it’s hard to tip him up at 23/10 to net the opener when he appears short of his best since the World Cup.
At 5/1, it stands to reason that the Brazilian January buy looks decent value and he’ll doubtless be among many punters’ Huddersfield vs Tottenham predictions for scorer bets.
Predicted scorer: Erik Lamela to score last @ 7/1
However, at two points longer in the betting our pick is the resurgent Argentine Erik Lamela. No, this isn’t purely a reactionary selection after the 26-year-old’s decisive striker against Brighton last time out.
Lamela’s also the only other Spurs player to net more than once in the league this season, despite making just three substitute appearances amounting to a total of 70 minutes. That limited playing time hasn’t stopped him averaging 2.3 shots per game across those cameos. Only Kane (2.8) and Christian Eriksen (3) have managed more.
Given the former Roma man has yet to start a league game this term, it’s probably prudent to back him to net last, unless Pochettino affords him a rare starting berth.
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- Huddersfield have failed to score in their last five home Premier League games, the longest run since Southampton’s run of six ending in August 2017, and just three short of Man City’s record run of eight in the competition between January and May 2007.
- Tottenham have scored in 31 of their last 32 league games, failing only at West Brom back in May (0-1).
- All three of Huddersfield’s top-flight goals this season have come from set-piece situations, including the only two from throw-ins in the division this season.