Huddersfield Town vs Burnley Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Burnley will look to continue their push for the top six when they travel to an in-form Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.
Last time: The first ever Premier League meeting between the two teams took place at Turf Moor back in September. It was a fairly drab goalless draw in front of little under 21,000 supporters.
This time: Huddersfield are 7/5 to collect all three points with Burnley available at 13/5 and the draw 21/10.
You might remember: Burnley’s last trip to Huddersfield in the league ended in a 3-1 win during the 2015-16 Championship campaign. Stephen Ward, Sam Vokes and Ben Mee were all on the scoresheet for the impressive visitors.
Huddersfield's Last Six:
Huddersfield’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 2 Lost: 2
Tom Ince is once again expected to support Huddersfield’s record signing Steve Mounie in the final third of the field, with Collin Quaner operating out wide.
Laurent Depoitre and Scott Malone, however, are both pushing for starts after appearing off the bench against Stoke City last time out.
Burnley's Last Six:
Burnley’s last six: Won: 2 Lost: 2 Drawn: 2
Key centre-back James Tarkowski will again miss out through suspension, meaning that Kevin Long will keep his position in defence alongside Ben Mee.
Jonathan Walters, meanwhile, is in line to start after featuring off the bench against Manchester United on Boxing Day.
Both of these teams were tipped to struggle this season, but Huddersfield are comfortable in 11th after an impressive 2017-18 campaign to date, while Burnley are pushing for a top-six position during what has been a remarkable season. Sean Dyche’s side held Manchester United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, and will be looking to continue their brilliant form when they visit Huddersfield.
Huddersfield are 7/5 to win as the Terriers look to continue their decent home form. They have won four and lost just three of their 10 Premier League games at the John Smith’s Stadium this season, and have beaten Man United on home soil this term. It is also worth noting that David Wagner’s side have lost just one of their last five matches in the top flight.
Burnley are 13/5 to win at the John Smith’s Stadium as Dyche’s side look to build on their 2-2 draw at Man United on Boxing Day. The Clarets have lost just one of their last five in the Premier League, and are currently seventh in the table having won nine, drawn six and lost five of their 20 league matches this term. It has been a seriously impressive season for Burnley thus far.
The draw is available at 21/10, and it is worth nothing that the two teams played out a goalless draw in the reverse match at Turf Moor back in September. Burnley have also drawn four of their 10 away Premier League games this season, while Huddersfield have already had three draws at home. It could well be a tight and cagey affair on Saturday afternoon.
Steve Mounie is 31/5 in the first goalscorer market as Huddersfield’s record signing looks to add to his four Premier League goals for the season. The absence of Tarkowski is a big one for Burnley, and the striker will have space to operate. He is available at 13/5, meanwhile, to score at any point during the 90 minutes.
Ashley Barnes is 7/1 in the first goalscorer market this weekend as he looks to add to his strike against Man United on Boxing Day. The forward, who opened the scoring at Old Trafford last time out, can be also be backed at 22/1 to register two or more goals during the 90 minutes of football.
Predicted Score: Huddersfield 1 - 1 Burnley
Look out for:
The Half-Time/Full-Time market has great value for Draw/Draw at 10/3. Both teams have been in good form in recent weeks, and a point would not be the worst result for either during a busy run of matches.
Correct score of 1-1 is available at 11/2. Huddersfield have played some nice football on home soil this season, but Burnley are a very difficult team to beat. A low-scoring draw does appear to be on the cards on Saturday afternoon.
It’s a long shot, but:
Ashley Barnes to score a hat-trick is available at 125/1. The Burnley forward has three Premier League goals to his name this season, and could again start with Chris Wood struggling for fitness.
Written by Oli Coates
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