Watford and Huddersfield Town meet at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 18th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 08-30-2014, in a match for the Championship that ended with Watford’s victory by (4-2). The goals of the match were scored by T. Deeney (15 ‘), A. Abdi (54’ and 90 ‘) and K. Andrews (68’), for Watford, and H. Bunn (48 ‘) and M. Wallace ( 63 ‘), for Huddersfield Town.
The home team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 22 points won, after 6 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Burnley, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Crystal Palace, by (2-1). In the last 8 home league matches Watford has a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 24 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 17 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Watford arrives at this unmotivated day, after a foreign defeat, by 2-1, in the visit to the land of the Crystal Palace. The team of the house usually acts in a tactical system in 5-2-3, privileging the fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the local team is the way it manages to react to a situation of disadvantage. The Watford coach can not count on Chalobah, Hoban, Kaboul, Miguel Britos and Craig Cathcart, all injured.
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Chelsea, by (1-3). In the last away game for this competition they have lost (2-0) against Everton. In the last 8 away league matches Huddersfield Town has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 24 possible.
In this competition, he has lost the last 5 games away and has not won any of the last 7 appearances as a visitor. In the matches played outside of their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (4 in 9 matches) and at the end of the match 2-0 (3 in 9 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 17 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The Huddersfield enters this unmotivated day, after a homemade snub, by 1-3, at the Chelsea reception. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Ince, Mounié and Kachunga. One of the great valences of Huddersfield is the way he manages to regain possession of the ball. The technician David Wagner will not be able to count on Philip Billing, Gorenc-Stankovic and Hefele, injured.
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