With four defeats on the bounce, Watford F.C. are beginning to find themselves in a spot of bother, despite their strong start to the 2017/18 season. A few weeks ago, the Hornets were in touching distance of the top six, but a barren points haul in the first half of December has almost pushed them out of the top ten.
Sam Allardyce is known for his remarkable record of rehabilitating struggling “smaller” clubs in the Premier League by bringing them back to the safer positions of the table. West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace are some of the latest clubs to have experienced the Big Sam effect.
When Nicolas Otamendi inadvertently shouldered Tom Ince’s corner ball into his own net just before half time on Sunday afternoon, the Huddersfield faithful around the ground will have been buzzing about the prospect of doing a “Manchester double” of sorts, as long as their team could just hold on to the lead.
Bournemouth vs Huddersfield
Venue: Dean Court
Bournemouth welcome Huddersfield to Dean Court this weekend in a game that, five years ago, had become a standard League one fixture.
Manchester United’s £75 million man has been searching for gold for a long while now, and after scoring in all but one of the Reds’ first nine games, the Belgian has astonishingly failed to find the net since late September.
Huddersfield vs West Bromwich Albion
Date: Saturday 4th November
Venue: Kirklees Stadium
Two teams separated by two points and two league positions face up at the Kirklees Stadium on Saturday, with Huddersfield sitting in the higher spot of 13th with twelve points going into the match.
Liverpool vs Huddersfield Town
A crumbling Liverpool F.C. take on Huddersfield Town on Saturday, a team that will still be bouncing from a victory over second-placed Manchester United the previous week.