Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Huddersfield v Fulham and provides us with his best bets for Friday’s 19:45 pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Huddersfield v Fulham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 16/08/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: John Smith’s Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports Football
Fulham will look to make it two wins from two as the hosts are without a win from their opening two games. Scott Parker’s men bought some confidence back with a comfortable home win on Saturday to Blackburn. Huddersfield are yet to have netted from open play, with both goals consummated via two penalties awarded both put away by Karlan Grant.
Approximately 100 days ago both sides were occupying positions in the top flight, but both got relegated. Bookies fancied Fulham to propel themselves as one of the front runners whereas Huddersfield struggled in their quest for survival and are around the even money mark to finish in the bottom half of the table.
Huddersfield team news:
- Terriers gaffer will have to make at least one change after Aaron Mooy departed the club on deadline day and number one keeper Ben Hamer may be a doubt after a suspected injury in their last outing.
- Huddersfield may play with three forwards to counter their meek position for goals in the early stages with Karlan Grant playing in the centre to add to his two penalties converted this season.
Fulham team news:
- Like the Terriers, Fulham experienced changes during the transfer period with Josh Onomah, who joined from Spurs highly likely to feature.
- Bobby Reid may see his debut after signing on loan from Cardiff and may make Scott Parkers first eleven.
Potential Huddersfield Starting XI: Grabara, Hadergjonaj, Schindler, Elphick, Kongolo, Bacuna, Chalobah, Hogg, Diakhaby, Grant and Pritchard
Potential Fulham Starting XI: Battinelli, Bryan, Ream, Mawson, Odoi, Arter, Cariney, Cavalerio, Knockaert, De-Cordova-Reid and Mitrovic
Head To Head
- Fulham 3-2-1 (Last six)
Key Stats & Facts
- Fulham’s record on the road as a Premier League side saw them win just once last term in the Premier League and on gameday one struggled for momentum at Barnsley o the opening day.
- Huddersfield have not scored from open play yet and have relied on two penalties for goals.
- The last two meetings saw fewer than two goals in each game, and four of the last six landed under 2.5 goals.
- The last six home versus away against Fulham spanning back almost 20 years have seen both sides score in four of these meetings.
- Huddersfield – 15/8
- Draw – 121/50
- Fulham 8/5
The match odds have Huddersfield best percentage at 34.78% with Fulham 38.46% and the tie rated at 29.23% and with all factors considering from the above, the draw would be a good contender. The Whites have netted the same number of goals as the home side. With last season’s respective 1-0 victories. The winning margin for either side is 13/10 with Betway may tempt stat bettors.
The Fulham price itself will tempt punters and see the 29/20 – 6/4 price being the price they go off at. Scott Parker went back to basics in his first home game of the season and it worked and believes there is plenty more to follow.
Bookies have the general Fulham goals market covered with the over 1.5 line generally aligned with the match price. The visitors are best 27/20 to net twice or better in the game.
In last weekend’s column, I spoke about giving Fulham a chance on taking the points but found a more appealing market with the corners, which I took instead and won. I find it difficult to make a case for the terriers winning this, but have the ability to hold their own at home. However having conceded three goals in two games demonstrates weaknesses at the back. I found a cheeky double build your bet with Bet365 in backing Fulham not to lose the game, but win either half, which pays 10/11, which presented a full potential 90 minutes of entertainment in the running.
I was tempted with two or more to be netted, but generally around the 11/8 mark when they are 8/5 to win the game shaves that price down, although the outcome is clear cut compared to the match result, so gets the nod on this occasion as frailties at the back of the Terriers defence may be overpowered by a Fulham side that bossed 60% possession against Blackburn.