Huddersfield Town vs Bournemouth Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Bournemouth will attempt to continue their fine run of form when they travel to relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town this weekend.
Last time: Bournemouth recorded a 4-0 win over Huddersfield in the reverse league match earlier this season. Callum Wilson scored a hat-trick for the Cherries, while Harry Arter also got his name on the scoresheet.
This time: Huddersfield are 12/5 to triumph with Bournemouth at 7/5 and the draw available at 57/25.
You might remember: Huddersfield recorded a 5-1 win over Bournemouth at the John Smith’s Stadium in August 2013. James Vaughan netted a hat-trick for the hosts as Bournemouth suffered a heavy defeat on the afternoon.
Huddersfield's Last Six:
Huddersfield’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 1 Lost: 4
Steve Mounie and Tom Ince could both start for Huddersfield after scoring in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Birmingham City in the FA Cup.
Aaron Mooy also started the fourth-round replay at St Andrew’s, and the midfielder should return to the Premier League starting XI this weekend.
Bournemouth's Last Six:
Bournemouth’s last six: Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could keep with the same team that started last weekend’s 2-1 win over Stoke City at the Vitality Stadium.
Josh King and Lys Mousset both came off the bench to score against the Potters though, and will be pushing for a return to the XI.
Betting Tips & Predictions
Bournemouth will attempt to stretch their unbeaten run against Huddersfield to five matches when they visit the John Smith’s Stadium this weekend. Bournemouth recorded a 4-0 victory when the pair met at the Vitality Stadium earlier this term, while they also recorded a 4-0 win on their last trip to Huddersfield in August 2014. The Cherries will also enter this match in much better form than their opponents.
Huddersfield are 12/5 as they look to overcome what has been a dreadful run of form. David Wagner’s side have lost their last five Premier League matches to drop into 19th position in the table, and they are without a win in the top flight since December 16. Worryingly, the Terriers have shipped seven goals in their last two Premier League matches at the John Smith’s Stadium, but they did beat Birmingham City 4-1 in their fourth-round FA Cup replay on Tuesday night.
Bournemouth are 7/5 to triumph as Eddie Howe’s side look to make it three straight Premier League wins. The Cherries followed last week’s 3-0 win at Chelsea with a 2-1 victory over Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. Bournemouth are actually on a seven-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, which has moved them into ninth position in the table ahead of the next round of top-flight fixtures.
The draw is 57/25, and it is worth nothing that these two teams played out a draw as recent as February 2015. Bournemouth have also drawn four times on their travels this season, while Huddersfield have shared the points on four occasions at the John Smith’s Stadium. It is a match that the home side dare not lose during their poor run of form, and that might well create a tight and cagey affair this weekend.
Steve Mounie is 19/4 in the first goalscorer market, while Huddersfield’s record signing can be backed at 21/10 to register during the 90 minutes of action. Mounie was left on the bench against Man United last weekend as Laurent Depoitre led the line, but the Frenchman scored against Birmingham in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, and is expected to return to the XI for this match.
Callum Wilson is 41/10 in the first goalscorer market as the Bournemouth forward looks to build on his excellent run of form. Wilson, who can also be backed at 7/4 to score any point during the 90 minutes, has scored three times in his last five Premier League appearances, and could well run riot against a leaky Huddersfield defence.
Predicted Score: Huddersfield 0 - 2 Bournemouth
Look out for:
There have been four or more goals scored in three of the last five league meetings between these two teams, and the goals market has some excellent value. Indeed, over 4.5 goals can be backed at 9/1, while over 5.5 goals is available at 25/1.
Correct score of 2-0 Bournemouth can be backed at 10/1. The Cherries are absolutely flying at the moment, and we fancy the visitors to overcome a Huddersfield side that are slipping further and further down the table.
It’s a long shot, but:
Huddersfield to come from behind to win is available at 18/1. Confidence is not exactly high with the Terriers at the moment, but they have already beaten Man United on home soil this season.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.