Preview - Huddersfield Town vs Fulham 06 November 18

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Match Day 11
Huddersfield Town vs. Fulham
Tuesday, November 6th 2018
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Kirklees Stadium

Huddersfield Town: 
Last five matches form: L D L L L
Average goals per match: 0.40
Average goals against per match: 2.10
Top Scorer: Philip Billing, Mathias Jørgensen, Christopher Schindler & Jon Stankovič (1)

Last five matches form: D L L L L
Average goals per match: 1.10
Average goals against per match: 2.80
Top Scorer: Aleksandar Mitrović (5)

It's a battle of the basement boys at the Kirklees Stadium in the final game on Match Day 11 in the Premier League as rock bottom - and winless - Huddersfield Town play host to third bottom Fulham.

It was a long old struggle against relegation for David Wagner's men last season, and the signs are they may well find themselves in an even worse predicament this time around. Three points from 10 games, with only four goals scored does not make for happy reading for Terriers fans who will surely be viewing this as a must win game.

Things didn't start too badly for Fulham on their return to the Premier League, with a win and a draw in their opening four games. The wheels have rather come off since though with five defeats in their past six.

Just the one injury apiece ahead of this one. Danny Williams misses out for the home side, with Joe Bryan being the Fulham absentee.

If ever Huddersfield are going to score more than one goal in a game, it will surely be here against this Fulham side who have already shipped 28 this season. That porous defence is looking like being a major obstacle to overcome for the Cottagers and it may well prove their undoing here.

Huddersfield have been showing a few flashes of improvement of late and we see them picking up their first win of the season.

Prediction: Huddersfield Town 2 - 1 Fulham


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 1 - 0
Shots:  9 - 5
Shots on target: 3 - 0
Corner Kicks: 5 - 4
Possession: 47% - 53%

Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Aleksander Mitrovic were booked for Fulham in this one, with referee Anthony Taylor also issuing the yellow card to Philip Billing of Huddersfield Town.

The last winless run in the English League - and indeed any of the top European divisions - has now come to an end, as David Wagner's Huddersfield Town outfit finally, finally got three points on the board at the eleventh time of asking at a jumping Kirklees Stadium.

It may have been a scrappy affair seriously lacking in quality at times, but it's nevertheless tough to argue that the home side didn't deserve this. They were the side to whom the importance of this game seemed to resonate more strongly as they outfought Fulham for large periods of the game. Fulham for their part couldn't muster a single shot on target over the course of ninety minutes and in that respect they got what they deserved.

Not only had Huddersfield not won headed into this game, they had also failed to score a single goal at home in their five Premier League games to date. In a sense they still haven't. The opening goal came after 29 minutes. A corner from the left-hand side initially being cleared, but when the ball was swung back in, again from the left, it at first appeared to have been headed into the bottom right hand corner by Christopher Schindler. Upon closer inspection though Schindler's effort appeared to be slightly off target with the decisive touch coming off the unfortunate Timothy Fosu- Mensah for the own goal.

And that really was that, as Fulham struggled to no avail to create a goal threat.

A big win for Huddersfield. They do remain in the bottom three but are only behind Newcastle on goal difference now. Fulham are propping up the table.

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