Manchester United vs Huddersfield Town Premier League Predictions

Premier League Man Utd vs Huddersfield
Manchester United vs Huddersfield Town Premier League

Wednesday December 26th, 15:00

New Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will been keen to impress against a Huddersfield Town side in desperate need of points in the Premier League.

Predictions

It has been a crazy week for Manchester United. Following their 3-1 loss to rivals Liverpool they sacked manager Jose Mourinho, appointing former players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim boss.

And the new manager has been blessed with a favourable schedule while he fully gets his feet under the table, playing Cardiff, Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth – all games that the Red Devils will be favourites for in betting sites’ odds.

Huddersfield have similarly easy run on paper, playing all the bottom five (excluding themselves)  around their trip to Old Trafford.

But as those fixtures are all sides around them they cannot afford to drop too many more points, having already lost their last four matches.

Solsjkaer’s home debut as manager should be an enjoyable one, as his side win by as much as 2-0 despite any potential teething problems.

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Betting Tips

Manchester United’s defending this season has fallen well short of expectations, already conceding as many goals as they did last season. But they come up against a side who struggle to score against even the leakiest of defences, scoring the fewest amount of goals of any team at 10. They will struggle to significantly improve on that at Old Trafford.

How Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer will set his team up against Huddersfield is anyone’s guess, but he might give some strong consideration to start Romelu Lukaku given his recent record against the Terriers.

He scored twice when the sides last met in the FA Cup, also finding the net earlier that month against them in the Premier League.

Statistics

Head to Head

Huddersfield dominated this fixture during their overall dominance in the First Division in the mid 1920’s, when they won the league three times. During that era they went nine matches unbeaten against Manchester United.

More recent results have seen the dominance we have come to expect from Manchester United, with the Red Devils winning 13 of the last 14, though all but three were last played 1972 or earlier.

The latest match between the two saw Romelu Lukaku score twice in a 2-0 win.

Stats

  • Huddersfield Town have lost each of their last four Premier League games, losing by a one-goal margin each time and being level at half-time in three of them.
  • In English top-flight history, no team has scored fewer goals after nine home games than Huddersfield have recorded this term (three goals – the same as Everton in 1998-99 and Arsenal in 1912-13).
  • Only Arsenal (12) have won more points from losing positions in the Premier League this season than Cardiff City and Manchester United (9, level with Leicester).
  • Manchester United have conceded more goals in 17 Premier League games this season (29) than they did in the whole of 2017-18 (28). Only Fulham (0) have kept fewer clean sheets than the Red Devils this season (2)
  • Manchester United picked up 26 points after their first 17 league games this season under Jose Mourinho; their worst points haul in the top-flight at this stage since 1990-91 (also 26 points).

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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