Huddersfield – West Ham SOCCER PICKS
Huddersfield Town and West Ham United meet at The John Smith’s Stadium, in a match for the 12 th round of the Premier League. In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 13-01-2018, which ended in a victory of West Ham United by (1-4), and another more recent on 11-09- 2017, which ended in a West Ham United victory by (2-0). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 1 win, 3 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they have won in a home match against Fulham, by (1-0), after in the previous match they have lost (3-0) an away match against Watford. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses at their stadium. For the league, Huddersfield Town won 4 points out of 18 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 6 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 15 of the last 22 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 7 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Huddersfield enter this day motivated, after a home win, 1-0, at the reception to Fulham: Fosu-Mensah, at minute 29, had the unhappiness to score in the own goal. The local team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring the offensive transitions and channeling their attacks through the lateral corridors. The two arrows pointing to the rival’s goal will be Pritchard and Mounié, being the reference responsible for leading the attacks of his team is the Dutch Mooy. It is possible that Hogg, Mooy and Billing act in the most central area of the terrain. One of the best valences of the home club is the protection of a result, when it is in advantage. The technician David Wagner must have all the players at his disposal for this duel.
West Ham United:
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in the 13 th position, with 11 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Burnley by (4-2), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Leicester City, by (1-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 19 conceded. For the league, West Ham United won 4 points out of 15 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 5 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
West Ham enter this motivated day, after a home win, 4-2, at the reception at Burnley: Felipe Anderson, Javier Hernandez and Arnautovic scored the goals of the victory. The foreign team must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the aim of trying to take advantage of the counterattacks. We believe that West Ham will adopt a more defensive position, with the aim of not granting space to its adversary. The three most advanced players will be Felipe Anderson, Diangana and Arnautovic. The West Ham coach will not be able to count on Andy Carroll, Yarmolenko, Lanzini and Reid, for being injured.