Huddersfield Town predictions with latest odds and stats
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The Yorkshire side’s campaign of gradual improvement hit a major snag as soon as they made their way into the Premier League.
Through financial turbulence and major issues with holding down a manager for a full season, they dropped down to 18th in the Championship. A quick look at their transfers over the summer also implies that they’re more focused on profit than assembling a strong lineup. This rarely bodes well for performance – especially since EFL Championship betting appreciates consistency above all else.
Top online bookmakers agree with this sentiment. For one, odds of 3.00 for a Top Half Finish outright bet are stunningly long for a team that was in the Premier League until last season. They are still a much larger team than a good chunk of the league’s competition, though, leading to 8.00 odds for relegation.
Huddersfield Key Players
As previously noted, this transfer period was marked by a few major (and expensive) departures.
Striker Karlan Grant, who was the fourth most prolific goalscorer last year, left for West Brom for a hefty €17 million. His fellow centre-forward Steve Mounié will now be playing for Brest, while centre-back Terence Kongolo went to Fulham.
On the other hand, the new arrivals are relatively low-profile compared to these. Winger Isaac Mbenza is back from a loan, while defensive midfielder Carel Eiting was loaned from Ajax.
Out of previous seasons’ core squad, Juninho Bacuna remains the most prominent in the midfield. Despite the influx of defensively-oriented midfielders, team captain Christopher Schindler is likely to remain the focal point of The Terriers’ defensive efforts.
Huddersfield Town’s main rivals are other two clubs from West Yorkshire – Leeds United and Bradford City. Games between any two of these teams are often referred to as the West Yorkshire Derby, in which Huddersfield have the upper hand over both adversaries in terms of head-to-head clashes.
To a lesser extent, there are rivalries with Barnsley, Oldham Athletic and Halifax Town, and there was once much strain between Huddersfield and Manchester City. That rivalry, however, has been rendered pointless when the reigning Premier League champions became a top club with rich owners in 2008.
The club was formed in the summer of 1908, and they’re therefore among the younger clubs in England. They entered the Football League in 1910, and having narrowly avoided a merge with Leeds in 1919 due to financial difficulties, they went on to reach the FA Cup the following year, and in 1926, they became the first club ever to win three consecutive top-flight titles; a feat only Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have so far managed to match.
The Terriers called the stadium at Leeds Road their home from their inception to 1994, when they moved to Kirklees Stadium, currently known as the John Smith’s Stadium. They were a top-flight team almost the entire time between their first promotion in 1920 and the relegation in 1956, but since then they’ve been going through various rough patches. Apart from a pair of two-year stints in the top flight (1970-72 and 2017-19), they’ve been floating through the second, third and fourth tier of English football. Apart from the three league titles in the 1920s, they were also the runners-up on three occasions. They have the 1922 FA Cup in their trophy cabinet, and they’ve reached the final of that competition four more times. But they’ve never had much success in the League Cup, where they’ve only managed one semi-final (1968).
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