Derby vs Huddersfield Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Derby County vs Huddersfield Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Whatever happens in the playoffs it’s been a fantastic season for David Wagner and his Huddersfield team, but they’ll want to build on their win over Preston and finish the season in good form. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Derby vs HuddersfieldVenue: iPro StadiumKick-off: Monday 17th April, 5PM
It just hasn’t happened for Derby. They’ve had one of the more promising squads in the Championship for a number of years now but currently find themselves 10 points outside of the playoffs. With an awful February and inconsistencies on display away from home all season, their playoff push never looked a realistic one post christmas.
Huddersfield have been relentless in their pursuit of promotion to the Premier League. We’ve known for a very long time if it achieved it would have to be through the playoffs, but to be anywhere near the top two is a huge accomplishment. Why? Because Huddersfield are on the same playing budget as Rotherham United, who produced one of the worst Champions seasons in football league history.
Derby have only lost once in their last 16 home games though and they’ve kept a clean sheet in 11 of those. When inconsistency has entered Huddersfield game, it’s been latter in this season and away from home. A 4-0 defeat to Bristol City was followed by defeat without scoring at Forest in their last away games. Huddersfield will want to lock in that home advantage for the playoffs.
Match Predictions and Betting TipsThe hosts, Derby, are best odds 6/4 with Betfred to record a win here. Draws have been few and far between in Huddersfield away games but can be backed at 12/5 with Betfred whilst an away victory is 9/5 also with Betfred.
Huddersfield have now won just once in their last five away games but can be forgiven for a 5-1 beating at the Etihad Stadium, where the Terriers scored and lead for 23 minutes. Town’s away form has gone in stages all season with a win never being far away and one here could help secure them third place with a game in hand over Reading.
The hosts aren’t playing for anything other than pride now as they now officially they will not be making the playoffs. It’s a tough situation for a team to face against a team who are highly motivated, and regardless of previous form these games tend to go to the more motivated side at this level of the game.Back Huddersfield to win at 9/5 with Bet365.
Huddersfield have not failed to score in three straight away games since early 2014 and have gone too much of a consistent side to enter the playoffs with a whimper this season. Home form has remained stellar and their late win against Preston should give them just the boost they need here. Back a 2-1 Huddersfield win at odds of 11/1 with Paddy Power.
Huddersfield, like fellow playoff chasers Fulham and Reading, have succeeded through a team effort. Goals have been very much shared this season and tend to come from all over the pitch and often from the bench. Half the squad have scored at least twice but Elias Kachunga does lead the way with 11 and when this man plays well, Huddersfield score goals. Back Elias Kachunga to score at odds of 2/4 with Bet365.