West Ham – Huddersfield SOCCER PICKS
West Ham United and Huddersfield Town meet at Olympic Stadium, in a match for the 31st round of the Premier League. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 10-11-2018, the two teams tied (1-1). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. Attention to the home factor, since West Ham United usually conquer different results at home and away.
West Ham United:
After 11 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 39 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Cardiff City by (2-0), after in the previous match they have won (2-0) at home, against Newcastle United. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches West Ham United has a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 20 points out of 30 possible. 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 30 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 17 games in which he suffered the first goal.
West Ham United leaves for this unmotivated match, after having added a 2-0 defeat in the displacement to the Cardiff field, thus continuing in difficulties in this championship. In this match against Huddersfield, coach Manuel Pellegrini will have to keep the team in 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the right flank: Felipe Anderson is very fast and competent in the transport of the ball. ball to the attack. In addition, the player mentioned above is the best score of the team, with 8 goals scored. For this game the coach of the house can not count on the injured Carlos Sanchez and Yarmolenko.
The away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 22 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against AFC Bournemouth, by (0-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 3 draws and 11 losses in away matches, with 7 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses at their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 21 conceded. For the league, Huddersfield Town won 4 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 16 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has not been very effective, as they have not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 30 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and never got the comeback. In the last 14 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Huddersfield comes to this game unmotivated, after having added a defeat, by 0-2, in the reception at Bournemouth. We emphasize that the visitors have exhibited enormous difficulties in playing away from home, as they won only 1 victory in 14 matches played. In this game against West Ham United, coach Jan Siewert must play in 4-4-2, favoring defensive organization and counterattacks by the flanks. A man who acts on the defense, central Zanka, is the best marker of the Huddersfield in the championship, with 3 goals scored. Diakhaby and Mbenza continue from outside due to injury.