Premier League Tips: Liverpool v Huddersfield (Saturday, 3pm)

October 24, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Football,Premier League

Huddersfield travel to Liverpool in Saturday’s Premier League, seven days after pulling off a historic win against Manchester United.

We take you through our match preview and betting tips for the fixture at Anfield.

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Liverpool v Huddersfield Past Meetings

The last competitive meeting between these two sides was in February 1972 – the Terriers last spell in the top flight.

Huddersfield’s last victory over Liverpool came in March 1953 – a 3-1 win at Anfield, but they have not scored in any of their last five competitive clashes.

Liverpool triumphed 2-0 in a pre-season friendly in July 2016.

Liverpool v Huddersfield Stats

Liverpool (16) have the worse defensive record in the division of any side outside of the bottom five.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won only two matches from their last ten in all competitions – an identical record to the Yorkshire side.

Between the opening day and last week’s victory over Man United, the Terriers had scored only twice in 8 league matches and have only 1 awa league win from 4 outings to date.

Only six teams have conceded fewer goals than David Wagner’s side.

Liverpool v Huddersfield Team News

Liverpool are without Sadio Mane (hamstring), Nathaniel Clyne (back), Adam Lallana (thigh) and Adam Bodgan (ACL knee), while Georginio Wijnaldum (knee) is also a major doubt. Dejan Lovren, substituted after 31 minutes at Tottenham, may be selected due to form.

David Wagner’s team are without Philip Billing (ankle), Michael Hefele (Achilles), Kasey Palmer (hamstring) and Jon Stankovic (ACL). They will give late fitness tests to Colin Quaner (calf) and Elias Kachunga (back).

Liverpool v Huddersfield Match Prediction

Liverpool win 1/4 (1.25) with MarathonBet

Liverpool v Huddersfield Best Bet

Under 2.5 goals 13/8 (2.63) with Betfred

Reason for Liverpool v Huddersfield Bets

Despite Liverpool’s poor recent run of form, lack of confidence and defensive frailties, they should have enough to win this game. Home advantage could be crucial – they have lost only two of their last 31 home league games.

Huddersfield are likely to give Klopp’s men problems – their strong-willed and organised display was Manchester United’s undoing and Liverpool can often struggle to break down sides who play deep and are defensively disciplined.

However, with Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino all likely to start, the Reds are likely to be able to break down the barriers of the visiting side over the course of 90 minutes.

Furthermore, with only four goals in nine matches – Huddersfield do not offer a great attacking threat and thus are unlikely to test the home side’s major and blatant weakness and not exploit their main lack of confidence.

Whilst the hosts are favourites for this game, regardless of the outcome the most likely scenario is that this will be a low-scoring tussle. Klopp’s side have only ten goals in their last seven home league games (a run in which they’ve only conceded three goals) and only one in their last two.

Huddersfield have failed to score in any of their last four games on the road.

Liverpool v Huddersfield Match Prediction

Liverpool win 1/4 (1.25) with MarathonBet

Liverpool v Huddersfield Specific Bet Prediction

Under 2.5 goals 13/8 (2.63) with Betfred

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