Huddersfield v Southampton: the predictions
Huddersfield v Southampton – a battle to get away from the relegation area.
Huddersfield’s home record is the worst in the league
Worse even than Southampton who prior to last weekend had not won a game at home, but then went on to end Arsenal’s 22 game unbeaten run.
Southampton’s away form is just as problematic
So what do we make of this. A home team that has picked up one win and two draws on its own patch, and an away team that has got one win and one draw.
A home team with a goal record of three for and 11 against against an away team with a record of seven for and 20 against.
Huddersfield really ought to start scoring a few more goals at home.
Huddersfield have been having a difficult season but they then had a little relief with three unbeaten matches – a long run for them. But as they started to get carried away the bad times returned with four successive defeats.
|05 Nov 2018||Huddersfield Town v Fulham||W||1-0||Premier League|
|10 Nov 2018||Huddersfield Town v West Ham United||D||1-1||Premier League|
|25 Nov 2018||Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town||W||0-2||Premier League|
|01 Dec 2018||Huddersfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion||L||1-2||Premier League|
|04 Dec 2018||AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town||L||2-1||Premier League|
|08 Dec 2018||Arsenal v Huddersfield Town||L||1-0||Premier League|
|15 Dec 2018||Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United||L||0-1||Premier League|
|24 Nov 2018||Fulham v Southampton||L||3-2||Premier League|
|01 Dec 2018||Southampton v Manchester United||D||2-2||Premier League|
|05 Dec 2018||Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton||L||3-1||Premier League|
|08 Dec 2018||Cardiff City v Southampton||L||1-0||Premier League|
|16 Dec 2018||Southampton v Arsenal||W||3-2||Premier League|
But what is interesting is that leaving aside the Cardiff game, goals have been abounding.
I suspect the victory over Arsenal and the three goals scored will give Southampton a more gung ho attitude and they will go full on the attack. If Huddersfield can find a way around Southampton’s defence which has already let in 20 goals in nine games they could well find they might get a point out of this.
But I would not go further than that. A 2-2 draw perhaps simply because neither side know how to defend.