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.
Huddersfield and West Brom haven’t met since January 2010 in an FA Cup fixture, and recent results for the Terriers make this one a difficult match to predict.
West Brom on the other hand have not won a Premier League match since 19th August, and are only two points clear of the relegation zone. The Baggies will be hoping that they can pick up three points against newly-promoted Huddersfield, and last week’s valiant effort to stop Manchester City in their tracks should give them confidence to do so.Embed from Getty Images
However, the Kirklees Stadium has not exactly been a delightful place to visit for away teams this season, as Tottenham have been the only team to take all three points from Huddersfield’s haven. The Terriers may need to keep up this home form to balance their extremely poor away form, 3-0 against Liverpool being their latest defeat away from home.
Steve Mounié could finally return to the Huddersfield starting XI on Saturday. A slow rise back to fitness has kept him on the bench for a few weeks, but David Wagner may favour him over Depoitre.
Other good news for Huddersfield is that Rajiv van La Parra didn’t suffer any drastic damage from his groin injury which forced him off at Anfield last week.Embed from Getty Images
Craig Dawson’s knee injury keeps him out of contention for eight weeks, meaning Gareth McAuley will probably again be Tony Pulis’ choice of replacement.
Expected Starting XI’s:
Huddersfield: Lössl, Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Löwe, Hogg, Williams, van La Parra, Mooy, Ince, Mounié
West Brom: Foster, McAuley, Hegazi, Evans, Nyom, Krychowiak, Barry, Livermore, Gibbs, Rondón, Rodriguez
Prediction: Huddersfield Town 1 West Bromwich Albion 1
Written by Harry Mahon.