Preview - Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham Hotspur 29 September 18

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Match Day 7
Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday, September 29th, 2018
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Kirklees Stadium

Huddersfield Town:   
Last five matches form: L D D L L
Average goals per match: 0.50
Average goals against per match: 2.33
Top Scorer: Philip Billing, Mathias Joergensen & Jon Stankovič (1)

Tottenham Hotspur:
Last five matches form: W W L L W
Average goals per match: 2.00
Average goals against per match: 1.17
Top Scorer: Lucas Moura & Harry Kane (3)

It's another tough one for rock bottom Huddersfield Town in the Premier League this weekend. Winless in six games to date they welcome fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur to the Kirklees Stadium.

Huddersfield haven't been great in defence, conceding 14 times in six games. It is at the other end of the pitch where they are really struggling though as they are failing to create much at all of note from open play. 270 minutes of football at home in the Premier League so far have failed to yield even a single goal.

Spurs started well before experiencing something of a blip when losing 2-1 to Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan in successive games. They did bounce back with a solid 2-1 victory of their own at Brighton last weekend though and will be keen to use this game to build a little momentum once again.

Spurs are looking stretched in the goalkeeping position with Number 1 Hugo Lloris definitely out and Number 2 Michael Worm now nursing a slight injury. Third choice Paulo Gazzaniga may yet be called into action.

Ramadan Sobhi is the only absentee for the home side.

Huddersfield have shown small signs of improvement of late, but not enough that they can reasonably expect to get anything out of this one. A comfortable away win looks to be on the cards.


Prediction: Huddersfield Town 0 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry85

Half time: 0 - 2
Full time: 0 - 2
Shots:  6 - 11
Shots on target: 4 - 6
Corner Kicks: 3 - 0
Possession: 54% - 46%

Two bookings apiece in Huddersfield. Mathias Jorgensen and Philip Billing seeing yellow for the home side and Danny Rose and Harry Winks of Tottenham also having their names taken by referee Craig Pawson.

A typically solid away performance from Tottenham here, getting themselves in front early and never really relinquishing their grip on the game.

If you don't score you can't win and that's now four home games without a goal for David Wagner's toothless Terriers.

The opener came after 25 minutes. The ball falling to Kieran Trippier just outside the box on the right-hand corner of the 18-yard area. Nice ball in from the England full back to find the head of his national team colleague Harry Kane rising lie a salmon to plant a header into the bottom left corner.

Nine minutes later Kane was handed the chance to double his sides advantage. Danny Rose being tripped when racing into the area and the referee pointing to the spot. Kane finishing in typically confident style with a side footed effort into the right-hand side of the goal with he keeper diving the wrong way.

The second half really was something of a damp squib as - barring something remarkable from a team with such a lack of a goal threat - the destination of the points seemed to be accepted by both sides for some time before the final whistle was blown.

 0-2 final scorer.

Tottenham back on track following their mini blip. They now move back up into fourth spot.  It's rock bottom for Huddersfield Town though who remain without a win after seven games. It's going to be a long old season if they don't find some goals from somewhere.



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