Huddersfield v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th August 2018

Gutsy Terriers can stifle visiting Blues

Huddersfield © Imago / Sportfoto Rudel

Huddersfield v Chelsea Betting Tips – Premier League, 11th August 3.00pm

It has been a summer of ill-preparation for Chelsea really. The saga of their managerial change just dragged on and on, leaving new boss Maurizio Sarri with not much time to implement his plans nor build the squad that he wants. Will the Blues have a tough afternoon as they head out on the road on the weekend for their first Premier League fixture of the season? Huddersfield did a tremendous job of staying up last term. Can the cause an upset here?

Huddersfield News and Form

Huddersfield can be really proud of their efforts last season as they got themselves safe which was their number one goal. Inside their final three games, they did take a draw against both Man City and Chelsea to help ensure survival which just epitomises the style and work ethic that David Wagner has installed at the club. The Terriers collected a W6 D5 L8 record on home soil last season in the top flight but overall one of their big problems was a lack of goals.

They managed just an average of 0.8 goals per home game last season and we don’t see their output really going up all that much more. We are looking under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 17/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.) for our Huddersfield v Chelsea betting tips. We can back that up with a stat as well because each of Huddersfield’s last ten games in the English top flight have finished under the goal line. Troubling for them though they have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 home games in the top flight. Overall home and away they won just one of their last ten.

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues don’t look to be a very settled club at the moment and new boss Maurizio Sarri has some work to do there. He has admitted he may need around three months to get things going. He hasn’t had a lot of time to settle into the club and he hasn’t got the greatest of squads at his disposal either, certainly, it doesn’t look like a title-winning one. Their defence has been a bit of a concern over the summer and they are crying out for a goalscorer as well with Alvaro Morata looking so short on confidence.

We are going to take a punt on both teams not to score at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.) as we see this being a low scoring affair. There just hasn’t been the major moves from them in the summer transfer market which is really going to take them forward. By the same token they aren’t likely to trust their youngsters. So there could be a tricky start to the new season for Chelsea who earned a W10 D3 L6 record on the road last season but they lost four of their last seven games away from home.

Huddersfield v Chelsea Head to Head

Chelsea collected four points from their two matches in the top flight against the Terriers last season. The Blues banked a 3-1 win on the road before a 1-1 draw back at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are undefeated in their last four games against the Terriers but both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings.

Huddersfield v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 8/13
Draw 14/5
Huddersfield 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)

Huddersfield v Chelsea Predictions

Draw: We can’t see past the draw in this one. Chelsea haven’t looked anything special and so far there has been no sign of Sarri’s much-lauded style happening. That is going to need more time. So there is a great chance for the Terriers to pull out the stops with some early season enthusiasm and land a point here.

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