Huddersfield Town vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Huddersfield Town vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Newcastle’s turnaround win at Huddersfield may have been a defining moment in the Championship season for them, but the Yorkshire club can still overtake Brighton with a game in hand. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Huddersfield Town vs Newcastle United
Venue: John Smith Stadium
Kick-off: Saturday 4th March, 5.15pm
The month of February was a testing one for Newcastle, but they showed their powers of recovery and strength in depth on several occasions as they overturned a 2-1 deficit at Norwich, a 2-0 deficit at home to Bristol City and trailed Brighton 1-0 before winning 2-1 and all quite late on.
Huddersfield comes into this game having won four of their last five in the Championship. They’ve been a model of consistency this season but had their momentum halted midweek when Manchester City put them to the sword, beating them 5-1 in the FA Cup.
Although the FA Cup is not a priority, it did remind us of the gulf in class between the two leagues. On paper at least Newcastle - the next closest thing to a Premier League team - may just have too much quality also, but Huddersfield’s success has been built around grit and determination. Over to the right you will see our match predictions, and free betting tips.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Newcastle are best odds 13/8 with Matchbook and favorites to win, whilst the draw can be backed at 23/10 through Bet365. A home win is not out of the question at 19/10 with William Hill.
It’s a busy stage of the season with both sides facing midweek games and Newcastle about to play their fourth game in the space of 14 days. Depth will be key down the stretch in this promotion race and Newcastle certainly have that in abundance whilst Huddersfield will continue to be tested.
Despite having less depth and arguably less quality, Huddersfield has enough about them to bridge that gap against the top times and shock Newcastle here. Despite recent results, first half performances have now been good from Newcastle and Huddersfield could steal a march. Back our free betting tips prediction, Huddersfield to score first at 11/10 with Bet365.
Four of Newcastle’s last five have seen them concede away, whilst Huddersfield is used to netting in home games. Both teams to score might be a starting point, but the scoring could possibly end there given the tight nature of Town’s games. Back a our prediction of 1-1 draw at 23/4 with bet365.
It’ll take a lot of creativity to break down Newcastle and it may take a dynamic player like Wells or Kachunga to unlock them. Kachunga is the leading scorer with 10 for Town this soon and you can back our anytime goalscorere prediction to score at odds of 11/5 with Bet365.