West Ham look to profit against a poor Huddersfield side

Last updated: March 13, 2019 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 15:00
Venue: London Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports
Home Form: LWLWD
Away Form: LLWLL
Last Meeting: Huddersfield 1 – 1 West Ham
Competition: EPL

West Ham will be looking to get one over the Town on Saturday, as they try to mount a challenge to finish in the top-ten. Atfer an uneven season the Hammers are beginning to find their feet and have had some good performances.

The last time these teams played, although the legend Joe Hart was in net, West Ham were comfortable 2-0 winners. It will be more of the same on Saturday, with West Ham possibly scoring more. The continuing rise of Declan Rice is something all Hammer’s fans can be proud of, and following his first England call-up he will be looking to show of his talents once more.

West Ham’s home form has been pretty inconsistent, with five losses far on the season, nevertheless, this has improved dramatically in recent games and they are now on a 6-match home unbeaten run. Former Hebei China Fortune manager, and Premier League winner, Manuel Pellegrini is the right man for the job. Given time he could turn the Hammers into a top-six challenger, and who knows he could finally bring them their first major trophy since the legendary FA Cup win of 1980. Since then all they seem to have been doing is blowing bubbles, yet the wind is finally bowing in the right direction for the Irons.

What’s left to be said about Huddersfield? They are terrible. They probably won’t win another game this season, or if they do it will be when the opposing team is already on holiday. There really isn’t much to write home about Town, other than good luck next season. The signings they made have been awful, their squad isn’t good enough. They won’t be back in the Premier League for a long time.

Team News

The West Ham squad is close to full fitness, with Aaron Cresswell and Fabian Balbuena having returned last weekend.

Huddersfield have a relatively fit squad with no big injuries of note.

Sick note, Jack Wilshere, remains on the sidelines for the Hammers with an ankle injury.

Huddersfield will be hoping someone other than Zanka can contribute to the goals, the defender is their leading scorer with three.

Expected Line-Ups:

West Ham (4-3-3): Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Felipe Anderson, Lanzini, Chicarito
Subs: Adrian, Balbuena, Masuaku, Obiang, Nasri, Antonio, Arnautovic
Injured: Reid, Yarmolenko, Wilshere, Sanchez
Not available:
Huddersfield (4-2-3-1): Lossl, Bacuna, Zanka, Schindler, Durm, Billing, Kachunga, Mooy, Pritchard, Stankovic, Mounie
Subs: Hamer, Lowe, Hadergjonaj, Daly, Puncheon, Rowe, Grant
Not available:

So Far This Season

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West Ham This Season Huddersfield This Season
9th League Position 20th
11 (4) Wins (away) 3 (1)
3 – 0 v Newcastle Biggest Win 2 – 0 v Wolves
6 (3) Draws (away) 5 (3)
0 – 4 v Liverpool Biggest Defeat 1 – 6 v Man City
Felipe Anderson (8) Top Goal Scorer Zanka (3)
Y51, R1 Discipline Y44, R4
12 Failures to Score 16
16% Clean Sheets 16%
46.67% Both Teams to Score Games 36.67%
46.67% Over 2.5 Goals 40.00%
53.33% Under 2.5 Goals 60.00%
  • West Ham are unbeaten in six straight home games.
  • Huddersfield have lost three away games in a row.
  • The Hammers leading goalscorer Felipe Anderson will be looking to build on his tally of 8 goals. The leading goalscorer for Huddersfield is Zanka with 3.
  • Huddersfield have only won once all seaso away from home, and have lost ten times.

Head to Head

Last 3 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
10/11/2018 EPL Huddersfield 1 – 1 West Ham Pritchard 6′
13/01/2018 Friendly Huddersfield 1 – 4 West Ham Noble 25′
11/09/2017 EPL West Ham 2 – 0 Huddersfield Obiang 72′

Conclusion & Betting Tips

Huddersfield are going to lose. If West Ham play like they should, they should score at least three goals. A good option here would be to do an Asian Handicap of -2, odds for this can be found at Betway for a massive 4/1 (5.0). It could be a big winner, if the London Stadium gets rocking.