EFL Championship Betting Preview – Huddersfield Town

Difficult season for the Terriers?

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EFL Championship Team Preview – Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town’s two-year stay in the Premier League came to an end last season as the Terriers finished rock bottom of the table. However, Town will be looking for an instant return to the top tier under Jan Siewert. At this moment in time, bet365 are offering 20/1 for Huddersfield to win the league title. After causing an upset in the 2016-17 Championship season by gaining promotion, can the Terriers do the same again this year, or does a season of transition lie ahead?

Who will win the Championship Title 2019/20?

Team
Leeds 9/2 7/2 9/2
Fulham 8/1 8/1 8/1
Cardiff 10/1 10/1 10/1
West Brom 12/1 10/1 10/1
Middlesbrough 14/1 14/1 12/1
Stoke 12/1 12/1 12/1
Derby 16/1 14/1 14/1
Huddersfield 20/1 14/1 16/1
Brentford 12/1 14/1 14/1
Sheff Wed 20/1 16/1 18/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365, Betvictor & Ladbrokes on July 17th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.)
Huddersfield Town to win the Championship Title 2019/20 at bet365

Abysmal year in the Premier League

Huddersfield were relegated from the Premier League last term, ending their two-year stay in the top flight. The Terriers had a season to forget, picking up a mere 16 points from 38 league fixtures. Along the way, Town won just three Premier League matches.

No side in England’s top tier sealed fewer home points than the Yorkshire club last season. Huddersfield accumulated a measly nine points on their own patch, 11 less than the second worst home team. On the road, meanwhile, only Fulham (five) claimed less than Huddersfield’s seven away points.

 

Hudds v Derby
Hudds13/10
Derby47/20

Bet at 22Bet

 

Huddersfield remained very competitive under David Wagner in their maiden Premier League campaign in 2017-18, but they were well off the pace last year, which led to Wagner’s departure. Siewert, meanwhile, guided the club to just one victory last term. Can Huddersfield recover and go again in the Championship?

Can the Terriers be big hitters in the Championship?

Huddersfield were promoted from EFL League One back in 2012 before securing four bottom half finishes. Therefore, their promotion to the PL back in 2017 was a surprise to most, with the bookies tipping them for relegation back to League One before a ball had been kicked that season.

With that in mind, Huddersfield have never been a so called ‘big hitter’ in this division in recent years, maybe until now. Any team that drops down from the Premier League is classed as one of the bigger clubs, but can Town live up to that tag?

Huddersfield have some very capable players within their ranks, as the likes of Aaron Mooy, Philip Biling and Steve Mounie have all opted to stay the John Smith’s Stadium to try and get them back in the big time.

Huddersfield kick off the new season with a home game against Phillip Cocu’s Derby County. They also play Cardiff City and Fulham, who were also relegated from the PL, in the month of August.

 

Key-Facts – Huddersfield Town

  • Huddersfield won just three Premier League matches last term
  • Town mustered up only nine home points
  • The Terriers have just spent two seasons in the top flight

 

Arrivals & departures

Isaac Mbenza has made his move from Montpellier permanent. Meanwhile, former Bournemouth and Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick has arrived on a free.

Herbert Bockhorn, Reece Brown, Kamil Grabara and Josh Koroma have also joined the club in the summer. In the other direction, the likes of Laurent Depoitre, Erik Durm, Tommy Smith and Jonas Lossle have left the John Smith’s.

Season of transition at the John Smith’s

Huddersfield could be one of the most unpredictable teams in the league this season. They could either be struggling at the bottom or pushing for promotion under Siewert.

Like they showed in the 2016-17 season, Town are capable of beating anyone on their day, and the club will be targeting a top six finish this term, which you can get at 9/4 with bet365. The same bookie have them priced at 6/1 for promotion.

With some very tough games in August, Huddersfield will be hoping to get off to a winning start when they face Derby on the opening weekend.

Huddersfield Town Tips & Odds

To finish in the top half at 1/2
To finish outside of the top six at 4/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.)

Predicted finish

Promotion could be a tall order for Huddersfield this season. The club could do with a year of stabilisation after a horrid season in the Premier League. Although the odds for a top six finish and promotion are tempting, I feel that there’s better value in 4/11 for them to finish outside of the play-off places. Meanwhile, the Terriers are available at 1/2 for a top half finish.


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