Fulham v Huddersfield Town: the predictions
Fulham have not only moved off the bottom of the League but also bottom of the League when we just look at home games
Home games only
Two wins, three draws and four defeats is not terrific, but it is an improvement. And just 11 goals at home in nine games is not great but it is better than five teams around them.
Huddersfield Town have only won one game all season, and are already three points away from safety. But away from home they are not in the bottom three, just as Fulham are not in the home games table.
Away games only
|15||Brighton and Hove Albion||10||2||1||7||7||16||-9||7|
So a team that has won two out of nine at home against a team that has won one out of nine away. A team that has conceded 19 goals at home against a team that has scored 20 goals away.
The only factor where there is any light between the two is goals – 11 for Fulham at home and 8 for Huddersfield away. Is that enough to give a home win? In such a battle at the bottom it could be.
However there is one other factor where the teams can be separated: The head to head.
If we travel back to 1994, there is only one Huddersfield win…
|19 Mar 1994||Fulham v Huddersfield Town||D||1-1||Division 2|
|23 Oct 1999||Huddersfield Town v Fulham||D||1-1||Division 1|
|07 May 2000||Fulham v Huddersfield Town||W||3-0||Division 1|
|04 Nov 2000||Fulham v Huddersfield Town||W||3-0||Division 1|
|14 Apr 2001||Huddersfield Town v Fulham||W||1-2||Division 1|
|08 Nov 2014||Fulham v Huddersfield Town||W||3-1||Championship|
|21 Mar 2015||Huddersfield Town v Fulham||W||0-2||Championship|
|22 Aug 2015||Fulham v Huddersfield Town||D||1-1||Championship|
|16 Jan 2016||Huddersfield Town v Fulham||D||1-1||Championship|
|29 Oct 2016||Fulham v Huddersfield Town||W||5-0||Championship|
|22 Apr 2017||Huddersfield Town v Fulham||W||1-4||Championship|
|05 Nov 2018||Huddersfield Town v Fulham||L||1-0||Premier League|
And it is not just that Fulham almost always win but also a look at the scores. In the last three meetings there has been 10 goals for Fulham against two for Huddersfield.
This really does make it look like a Fulham win.
However there is just one more issue…
If we look at the league table
three teams are slipping behind. Can any of them make up the difference a push Cardiff down rather than themselves? My view is that Burnley have committed suicide (see the last Burnley review) but I suspect one of the other two will make a recovery – and if either win in this round of games that could be the starting point.
I’m going for Fulham, although not by much.