Kick-off: 1500, 15/12/2018
Stadium: John Smith’s Stadium
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What Trueform says for Huddersfield vs Newcastle
Huddersfield and Newcastle have both faltered lately after encouraging spells last month, but we feel Town are more likely to get back on track this weekend.
The Terriers achieved the top rating on our Trueform chart for an away win at Wolves, who turned over the Magpies on Tyneside last weekend.
David Wagner’s side won this corresponding fixture last term and 7/5 for a repeat result is our first Huddersfield vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Huddersfield Town’s Betting Odds
Since that fine display at Molineux, Huddersfield have suffered three straight defeats, but they were competitive in all of those matches.
Town were in front against Brighton until Steve Mounie’s first-half dismissal sparked an Albion revival, before going down 2-1 in an entertaining encounter at Bournemouth.
The Terriers then held firm for 83 minutes at Arsenal, only for Lucas Torreira to break their hearts with a spectacular strike.
David Wagner hinted at the importance of picking up points at John Smith’s Stadium, stating: “Now we have two home games against Newcastle and Southampton.
“It is all about performances, we have shown strong performances consistently in recent weeks and this is what we are focused on.
“Unfortunately, we haven’t got the results which maybe we have deserved, but we will only get results if we perform.”
Town’s high-tempo tactics could be the key to victory here, so 29/10 for them to get ahead before half-time and keep that lead takes the eye from the Huddersfield vs Newcastle odds.
Last Huddersfield line-up: Lossl, Smith, Kongolo, Lowe, Jorgensen, Schindler, Hogg, Mooy, Williams, Pritchard, Depoitre.
Huddersfield have lost midfield duo Danny Williams and Aaron Mooy to knee injuries. Abdelhamid Sabiri (collarbone) and Tommy Smith (hamstring) are other casualties.
Mounie serves the last of a three-match ban, but Philip Billing is available following suspension and Wagner is hopeful both Jonathan Hogg and Terence Kongolo can feature after recent problems.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
To be fair, Newcastle did not get the rub of the green when beaten 2-1 at home by Wolves last time out.
Rafael Benitez was convinced that Magpies full-back DeAndre Yedlin should not have been dismissed for a 56th-minute tug on Diogo Jota’s shirt.
The Spaniard also felt Wanderers defender Willy Boly should have had a red card and conceded a penalty after catching Ayoze Perez with a flying elbow.
“We need VAR right now,” blasted Benitez. “When you care and you try to do the best for your team and you see your team fighting and doing well, you cannot believe that this kind of situation can happen in the Premier League.”
Perez had quickly headed Newcastle level following Diogo Jota’s opener, but Matt Doherty snatched victory over the 10 men deep into stoppage time.
United have been involved in a whole host of tight tussles this term, but most have gone against the Magpies and 23/4 for Town to shade this 1-0 is added to our Huddersfield vs Newcastle betting tips.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Yedlin, Sung-Yueng, Diame, Ritchie, Atsu, Rondon, Perez.
Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez faces a late fitness test due to a calf injury, Yedlin is suspended and Jonjo Shelvey is still out with a calf problem, but Fabian Schar is available again.
Arsenal 1-0 HUDDERSFIELD
NEWCASTLE 1-2 Wolves – Ayoze Perez
Head-to-head: Newcastle 1-0 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-0 Newcastle, Huddersfield 1-3 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-2 Huddersfield
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