Huddersfield vs. Bournemouth / Premier League – On the second day of weekend we have three more matches of the 27th round of English Premier League, and in the first of them the penultimate Huddersfield meets the 9th-placed Bournemouth, which has seven points more at the moment. The difference was created after Huddersfield’s five-game losing streak, while in the same period Bournemouth won three and drew two matches. Regarding their match played last autumn in Dorset, it had ended as Bournemouth sound victory of 4-0. Begins: 11.02.2018 – 13:00 CET
Of course, debacle in the league suffered last autumn should be just an additional motive for Huddersfield players, who anyway owe a lot to their fans after five-game losing streak in the league. Since before it Huddersfield had drawn three times in a row it is quite logical to quickly move from upper half of table to the drop zone, where it has the same number of points like the 17th-placed Swansea at the moment.
Right because of that fact this is a very important match for manger Wagner players who last week defeated Birmingham by 4-1 after extra time in the replay of the fourth round of FA Cup. However, the victory should be inspiration for much better results in the league especially as series of very difficult matches has finally finished. Due to injures still out of action are stopper Stankovic and forward Kachunga, while not fully ready stopper Schindler and forward Depoitre are questionable for the Sunday’s match.
Probable lineups Huddersfield: Lossl – Smith, Hefele, Zanka, Kongolo – Mooy, Hogg – Ince, Pritchard, van La Parra – Mounie
We have said that the guests from Dorset are very good mood ahead of duel with Huddersfield, given that out of last four league matches they won three and drew one and in that way increased advantage over teams in the drop zone to even seven points. Besides, manager Howe players haven’t been defeated in last seven league rounds, while in the same period they were eliminated from the FA Cup by second-division Wigan.
However, no Bournemouth fan was angry about that given their excellent results in the league, where recent away victory over reigning champions Chelsea by even 3-0 was news for itself. After the match Bournemouth managed to turn the result up-side down in match with Stoke and win in the end by 2-1. In that match they lost stopper S. Cook who got injured, while from before on the list of injured players are defenders A. Smith and Mings, and experienced forward Defoe.
Probable lineups Bournemouth: Begovic – Fraser, Francis, Ake, Daniels – Ibe, L. Cook, Gosling, Stanislas – King, Wilson
Huddersfield – Bournemouth PICK
Although the guest from Dorset are in much better shape at the moment we nevertheless believe that the penultimate Huddersfield should play a good home match, especially as atmosphere in their locker room has significantly improved after reaching the round of 16 of FA Cup.
Pick: Asian handicap +0.5 Huddersfield
Odds: 1.62 at betvictor (down to 1.57 can be played)