Preview - Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United 10 November 18

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Nov 09, 2018, 05:02 AM Last Edit: Nov 11, 2018, 08:44 PM by Harry85
Match Day 12
Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium:  Kirklees Stadium

Huddersfield Town:   
Last five matches form: L D L L W
Average goals per match: 0.45
Average goals against per match: 1.91
Top Scorer: Philip Billing, Mathias Jørgensen, Christopher Schindler & Jon Stankovič (1)

West Ham United:
Last five matches form: W L L D W
Average goals per match: 1.18
Average goals against per match: 1.55
Top Scorer: Marko Arnautović (5)

Having finally broken their duck in the Premier League this season at the eleventh time of asking, the next target for David Wagner's men will be to extricate themselves from the relegation zone. Next on the agenda is a home clash with one of the big spenders of the summer, West Ham United.

West Ham did the double over Huddersfield last season, winning this game 4-1 and coming out on top 2-0 at the London Stadium.

West Ham still have one of the longest lists of injured and suspended players in the Premier League, but that has been the case for some time now. Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid, Carlos Sánchez and Mark Noble all sit this one out. Danny Williams and Erik Durm are out for Huddersfield.

Huddersfield may have won last time out, but with the winning goal being an own goal they are still yet to see the name of one of their own players on the scoresheet this season.

Other than predictable losses to Liverpool and Arsenal, West Ham haven't done too badly on the road this season, winning at Everton, drawing at Leicester and losing narrowly at Brighton.

A total of just five goals in eleven fixtures is a stat which suggests Huddersfield are always going to struggle to win games. West Ham's attacking options - even with all those injuries - look superior and we see them winning this one.

Prediction: Huddersfield Town 1 - 2 West Ham United

Harry85

Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 1 -1
Shots:  13 - 11
Shots on target: 6 - 5
Corner Kicks: 5 - 6
Possession: 44% - 56%

Just the one booking for each side in this one with referee Christopher Kavanagh taking the names of Mathias Jorgensen of Huddersfield and Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United.

Huddersfield were straight on the front foot and rattled the crossbar in the very first minute. West Ham were looking far from secure at the back and an attempt to -play out from the back went badly astray in the 6th minute. Giving the ball away not once, but twice, Huddersfield took advantage and worked the ball to Alex Pritchard on the edge of the area. Smart finish from Pritchard into the bottom right, with keeper Lukasz Fabianski seemingly unsighted.

Huddersfield came very close to doubling their advantage when a Philip Billing cross from the left came back off the inside of the far post. 1-0 at the break.

The West Ham equaliser came in the 74th minute. A ball in from the left seeing Marko Arnautović badly scuff an effort, Michail Antonio then seeing his shot blocked before Felipe Anderson made no mistake, smashing a left footed strike into the top right corner.

If there was one side who looked like winning it from there on in in it was probably West Ham. That would have been harsh on Huddersfield though who had been much the better side in the first half and in the end a draw was probably a fair result.

Another point on the board for Huddersfield then following their first win of the season last weekend. They remain second bottom but only a point a drift of safety as it stands. West Ham continue to struggle to build up any real momentum and sit in 13th.







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