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Wembley Stadium

03/03/2018 | 3:00 pm



Wembley Stadium

03/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence:  Back-to-back league wins came at just the right time for David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town, however, now they travel to Wembley facing a very different prospect in a rampant Spurs side eager to cling onto a top four position.

Last time: Remarkably, this is Huddersfield’s first trip to face Tottenham away from home since August 1971. Tottenham ran out comfortable 4-1 winners that day in the top flight with few expecting it to be another 47 years before the Terriers next visit south.

This time: Tottenham are 2/11 to win with Huddersfield at 14/1 and the draw 11/2.

You might remember: It is highly unlikely you will remember this but back in the 1920’s, Huddersfield were a serious force. During a top flight match in 1925, the pair shared 10 goals in a thrilling 5-5 draw. Town also went on to win the title that very season.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Harry Kane will be Tottenham’s main threat again when Spurs host Huddersfield at Wembley

No doubt Spurs will have looked at this fixture pre-season as a home banker, but circumstances and Huddersfield’s surprisingly good form of late makes it a tricky encounter. The Terriers have performed well this season but as they sit just three points above the drop zone, they know there is plenty of work still to do if they are to avoid a swift return to the Championship.

Tottenham are 2/11 to win which is hardly surprising but offers the punter little in way of value. With little head-to-head data to go on, recent form counts for much and Spurs have that in abundance. They are also seemingly over their Wembley woes of earlier in the season after nine wins from 14 home games and just one defeat.

Huddersfield are 14/1 to win and there is value in that. The Terriers’ win over Manchester United proved they have the capabilities and although that may have been on home soil, Huddersfield have managed three wins on the road this season and are playing a Spurs side who may feel they have bigger fish to fry.

The draw is 11/2 and while that may prove a good result for the away side, it would be a disappointment for Spurs. However, with four home draws to their name this season, Tottenham have more draws on home soil that anyone in the top four.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/7 and that is an easy way to make a quick buck. In February alone, the Terriers struck 10 goals in all competitions while Spurs fired in 16. There is little doubt that the wide pitch of Wembley will provide plenty of opportunity, especially if Harry Kane is on the pitch.

Kane to score first is 2/1 and that is a good bit of value. If the Spurs man is on the pitch, then he is the main point of focus for the Lilywhites attack and it is hardly likely anyone else will get a look in – unless it is a set piece perhaps.

Match Summary


Look out for:

First half goals. Spurs have a vital Champions League game against Juventus next Wednesday and will want to put this game to bed early and get key men off the pitch.

Tottenham to score in the first half is 2/5 and although relatively short, it is almost as good as money in the bank.


We fancy:

Tottenham to keep a clean sheet is 8/13. The Terriers may have scored 10 in February, but four of them came against Birmingham in the FA Cup and they have failed to find the back of the net in two of their last four Premier League games.


It’s a long shot, but:

Harking back to 1956 and Town’s last away win at Tottenham was a narrow 2-1 – at 40/1 here it is not beyond the realms of possibility for that to happen again and is a very good price.

Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!