Wolves v Huddersfield Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 25/11/18
Mikey Patterson (@ThePattBlogs) previews Wolves v Huddersfield and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Wolves v Huddersfield Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 25/11/2018
- Time: 16:00
- Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
The end of another International break, and as we head into the usual busy festive period for the teams in England, the Premier League returns. Wolves, newly promoted to the division, entertain Huddersfield Town at Molineux on Sunday evening. While the home side have impressed in their opening 12 games, Huddersfield find themselves in trouble early on, with just a single win to their name, that came at home against the only team below them in the league, Fulham.
Wolves, vastly dominated the Championship last season have proven themselves to be no push overs having stepped up into the Premier League. They already boast holding both the Manchester sides to draws, and managed to find the net in both of them. Their Portuguese star Ruben Neves and some of his country men are now joined by Portugal Number 1 Rui Patricio in between the sticks. In addition, Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has been somewhat successful so far, finding the net on 3 occasions, as well as assisting 4, in his 12 appearances since joining on loan from Benfica. After a recent bad run of losing 3 in a row, Wolves turned their fortunes around away to Arsenal before the international break, coming away with a draw from the Emirates Stadium. They will undoubtedly look to take all 3 points on Sunday at home to a Huddersfield side who are struggling.
Huddersfield have only managed to take 7 points from their opening 12 games, with 3 of those coming at home to bottom of the table Fulham. They have only come home with a point on two occasions on their travels this season, and their last outing at Watford saw them beaten convincingly 3-0. They have struggled to find the net this season, scoring 6 so far, however it is keeping them out that has proven a bigger issue for David Wagner and his side, conceding 22 goals. They can draw confidence that before the break, they held West Ham at the John Smith stadium, taking their current run to two unbeaten in the Premier League.
Both teams could possibly find themselves unable to call upon a names that would otherwise be starting or named amongst the substitutes. The home team could well be without Jonny and Matt Docherty, both of whom have been regular names on the team sheet so far this season. Elsewhere, those that have been away on International duty such as Neves and Patricio are expected to return to the team. Both featured in the 1-1 draw away in Italy, before being rested for the following game against Poland that also ended 1-1.
Huddersfield could find themselves without Zanka who is suspended, and Chris Lowe who has a shoulder injury, for the trip to the Midlands. Keeper Jonas Lossl is reported to have a knock but is said to be likely to start despite this.
Potential Wolves Starting XI: Patricio, Bennet, Vinagre, Boly, Coady, Neves, Moutinho, Cavalerio, Costa, Jota, Jimenez
Potential Huddersfield Starting XI: Lossl, Kongolo, Durm, Smith, Schindler, Hadergjonaj, Hogg, Mooy, Billing, Pritchard, Mounie
Head To Head
- These two teams have met 82 times, with Huddersfield currently edging Wolves, with 36 wins. Wolves have won just 4 less with 32, with 14 draws. Out of those 82 games, only 5 have not been League matches (FA Cup games).
- The last 3 times these two teams met, all back in the English Championship, Huddersfield have won all 3. The last being a 1-0 victory at Molineux in April 2017.
- These last three encounters have all ended in 1-0 wins for Huddersfield.
Key Stats & Facts
- Huddersfield have conceded 22 goals in the Premier League so far this season, and have only managed to score in 6 reply.
- In contrast to that Wolves have scored double that amount of Premier League goals so far with 12, and conceded 9 less than Huddersfield with just 13.
- Striker Jimenez is both Wolves top scorer with 3, and their top creator with 4 assists.
- Wolves 1/2
- Draw 29/10
- Huddersfield 13/2
Given the form of both sides so far this season, it is hard to see past a victory for Wolves on Sunday, especially at home to a Huddersfield side that have struggled so far this season. Both could be missing players that otherwise most likely would have featured.
Wolves will really fancy their chances at home on Sunday having come away from a difficult game away to Arsenal with a draw previously.
Huddersfield are unbeaten in their last two games, however their last away game saw them beaten with ease against Watford at Vicerage Road.
It is even more concerning when you take into account they will miss both Zanka and Lowe who featured last time out against West Ham.
Huddersfield have failed to stop conceding goals on the road and given the pace that Wolves have and the ability to hit them on the break with it, I will just have a fun dabble on a Wolves win and Over 2.5 goals.
I may well get involved with the bookings and individual player cards should I be able to watch the game myself.