Bournemouth v Huddersfield – Match Preview

Bournemouth climbed out of the relegation places with that last gasp winner at Newcastle and start the weekend in 17th place. That’s seven places and five points behind the visitors Huddersfield Town as the two sides clash for the first time in the Premier League.

Match Preview: Bournemouth v Huddersfield

Premier League – Saturday, 18th November, 16:00 CET – Dean Court, Bournemouth

BournemouthBournemouth

Best Odd of: 17/20at Ladbrokes

Draw

Best Odd of:23/10 at Ladbrokes

Huddersfield TownHuddersfield

Best Odd of: 10/3 at Skybet

The South coast side have already lost seven league games this season and only managed seven goals in 11 matches. Just the one home win so far as they beat Brighton and Hove Albion, but goals haven’t exactly been flowing this season with just nine in five games. They do come into this game in their best form for a while with three wins out of four in league and cup. Their performance at home to Chelsea a few weeks ago losing 1-0 was promising and the return to the side of Callum Wilson must pay dividends soon. The same must be said for Jermaine Defoe who has just the one goal since signing for the club.

Huddersfield have had an up and down time in their first season in the Premier League. They got off to that great start with four points from their first two games but then started to slide down the table. Recent form has seen two wins in the last three league games including that amazing home victory over Manchester United. It’s their scoring ability and away form that is the main concern here. They haven’t managed to get on the scoresheet in their last five away league and cup games and have just four in the last nine league matches.

Conclusion

These are the kind of games that both sides need to be getting points from if they want to avoid a relegation battle. Huddersfield have done well to earn 15 points from 11 games but after this trip to Bournemouth face a trio of game against Manchester City, Arsenal, and Everton, so there could be problems ahead. Between them the two sides have only scored 15 league goals, and this looks like a match that will have under 2.5 goals scored in it.

Bournemouth v Huddersfield: The Key Stats

  • Bournemouth have only scored three home league goals and Huddersfield three on their travels.
  • Huddersfield have failed to score in their last four away league games.
  • Four of the last five Bournemouth games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
  • Bournemouth have won three of their last four league and cup games
  • Huddersfield have won two of their last three league games.
  • Five of the last six Bournemouth home games against Huddersfield have seen under 2.5 goals scored.

 


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