Huddersfield v Arsenal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 09/02/19

Huddersfield v Arsenal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Chris Millas (@ChrisMMillas) previews Huddersfield v Arsenal and provides us with his best bets for Saturday's 3 o'clock kick-off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Huddersfield v Arsenal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 09/02/19
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: The John Smith's Stadium
  • Channel: N/A

Bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield take on Arsenal on Saturday with both sides desperate for 3 points.

Huddersfield are without a win in 12 games in the Premier League, a run that stretches back to November, and have managed just 1 point from a possible 36.

The Terriers recently parted ways with David Wagner, who was instrumental in their rise to the Premier League as well as helping them survive relegation last season. He has since been replaced by follow German Jan Siewert.

Goals have been a huge problem for Huddersfield, having only netted 13 times after 25 games. In fact, they have failed to find the net in 13 games in the league this term – over half of their fixtures. They also have the second worst defensive record conceding 46 goals – an average of 1.84 goals per game.

Currently sitting 13 points from safety, the West Yorkshire side may well already be planning for life in the Championship next season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal enter the game off the back of a disappointing 3-1 victory away to reigning Champions Man City last weekend. While they did have encouraging spells in that game, the difference in quality between the two sides ultimately showed.

That result also added to Arsenal's poor away record, having failed to win any of their last 5 away games in the league, which includes trips to Southampton, Brighton and West Ham.

A huge 32 of Arsenal's current 47 points tally (68%) have come at The Emirates. The Gunners have the third best home record, compared to the 11th best away record. That will need to change as we enter the business end of the season, if they are to have any chance of finishing in the top 4.

Team News

Abdelhamid Sabiri, Isaac Mbenza and Danny Williams are all out for Huddersfield.

Rob Holding and Sokratis are out for Arsenal. Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Granit Xhaka are doubts. Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck remain sidelined.

Potential Huddersfield Starting XI: Lössl, Kongolo, Schindler, Zanka, Smith, Mooy, Bacuna, Billing, Diakhaby, Mounie, Kachunga

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Leno, Monreal, Mustafi, Koscielny, Lichtsteiner, Guendouzi, Torreira, Suárez, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Head To Head

  • Huddersfield 13
  • Draws 23
  • Arsenal 28

Key Stats & Facts

  • Huddersfield have failed to win any of their last 13 games in all competitions.
  • Over 2.5 goals has landed in 10 of Arsenal's last 12 away games in the Premier League.
  • Arsenal have won the last 5 meetings with Huddersfield in all competitions.
  • Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 meetings with Huddersfield in all competitions.

Betting Odds

  • Huddersfield 5/1
  • Draw 33/10
  • Arsenal 63/100

The Verdict

Arsenal are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road in the Premier League this season and it would not surprise me if that run continued here.

However, despite their inconsistencies this campaign and their recent poor away form, I feel bookies are underestimating them slightly here and I expect them to ultimately walk away with the 3 points, against a side who are for me, by some distance, the poorest side in league.

The Terriers have lost all 8 of their games against teams in the ‘top 6' this season, conceding 3 or more goals in 5 of those games, and losing by 2 or more goals in 6 of those games.

Goals haven't been a problem for Unai Emery's side, who are the joint third highest scorers with 51 goals, an average of over 2 goals a game. With Huddersfield's poor defensive record, I'm therefore keen to get with Arsenal in two goals-based markets.

We can get even money for Arsenal ‘Race To 2 Goals' on Saturday, a bet which has landed in 4 of their 6 games against teams in the bottom 7.

I also like Arsenal To Score In Both Halves – it has landed in 3 of  The Gunners' 6 games this term against teams in the bottom 7 and at 6/4 I think that offers some slight value.

Recommended Bets

  • 2pts – Arsenal Race To 2 Goals @ 1/1 (BoyleSports)
  • 2pts – Arsenal To Score In Both Halves @ 6/4 (bet365)