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

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
15 Southampton 8 1 5 2 9 12 -3 8
16 Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 5 8 -3 8
17 Fulham 8 2 2 4 10 18 -8 8
18 Burnley 8 2 1 5 9 15 -6 7
19 Newcastle United 9 2 0 7 7 15 -8 6
20 Huddersfield Town 9 1 2 6 3 11 -8 5

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

16 Huddersfield Town 8 1 2 5 7 17 -10 5
17 Burnley 9 1 2 6 6 18 -12 5
18 Southampton 9 1 1 7 7 20 -13 4
19 Cardiff City 8 0 1 7 5 18 -13 1
20 Fulham 9 0 1 8 6 24 -18 1

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.

Date Game Res Score Comp
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
That victory over Arsenal brought to an end a very poor run for Southampton in the 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.

 

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