Huddersfield Town vs AFC Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 11 February 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: The John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield).
Huddersfield Town have made a promising start to their life in Premier League, but they seem to have started to feel the strength of the top flight football. The Terriers are on a dreadful run of form of late and they’ll head into Sunday’s home tie with AFC Bournemouth off the back of five consecutive defeats.
David Wagner has managed to find the way and raise the spirits inside the dressing room for mid-week’s FA Cup tie which saw the Terriers net four in the drubbing of Birmingham City in their replay at St. Andrew’s. The German manager will be desperate to see his men build on this attacking display and move such form to the league where the hosts are in huge need points to find the way out of the drop zone.
Nonetheless, bouncing back against the Cherries will be a very tough task since the visitors have been constantly showing their fighting spirits in recent set to fixtures. Eddie Howe’s men came back from being a goal down early on against Stoke City to clinch their second win on the bounce in the Premier League last Saturday.
Joshua King and Lys Mousset came on from the bench to bring the refreshment and secure another three-pointer for Howe’s side at their Vitality Stadium. Prior to that win, the Cherries have demolished the reigning champions Chelsea 0-3 at Stamford Bridge and they will come into this clash at The John Smith’s Stadium in sky-high spirits.
Huddersfield Town vs AFC Bournemouth: Head-to-head
Huddersfield Town will rely on their fine tradition in H2H matches with AFC Bournemouth.
The Terriers have won 11 and lost 5 of 25 H2H meetings.
Nonetheless, the Cherries picked up a demolishing 4-0 victory in this term of Premier League at their Vitality Stadium.
Huddersfield Town vs AFC Bournemouth: Prediction
AFC Bournemouth are undefeated in last seven league outings which is the run that has climbed them up into the top half of the Premier League standings.
Knowing that the Terriers are winless in last eight league games and that they have lost five on the bounce coming into this fixture, we have no other option but to back AFC Bournemouth DNB as the main call at 1.61.
Also, since the visitors have generally played open affairs packed with goals of late, and since Wagner’s men have bagged four in mid-week’s FA Cup replay against Birmingham City, the BTTS option foes not look bad at all at 1.95.