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Huddersfield visit Bet365 Stadium on Saturday for the Championship game with hosts Stoke City.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Stoke City v Huddersfield Town are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
Stoke City will be hoping for a better result following the 3-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Fulham.
In that game, Stoke City had 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Fulham got 19 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Harry Wilson (5'), Bobby De Cordova-Reid (53') and Aleksandar Mitrović (72') scored for Fulham.
Over their preceding six games, Michael O'Neill's Stoke City have hit the target a combined total of 8 times, an average number of goals per match of 1.33.
Their previous form shows that Stoke City:
- are unbeaten in the league by Huddersfield Town in their last 3 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Huddersfield head into the game after a 4-0 Championship win to defeat Reading in their last fixture.
In that match, Huddersfield Town had 52% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Huddersfield Town, the scorers were Lewis O'Brien (39'), Matty Pearson (51'), Sorba Thomas (66') and Danny Ward (68'). At the other end, Reading had 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
In their previous half-dozen outings, Huddersfield Town have helped themselves to a tally of 10 goals. Huddersfield Town have also scored in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have seen 9 goals scored by their opponents. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this game, however.
Coming into this meeting, Huddersfield Town are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 20/01/2018 tells us that Stoke City have won 4 of them and Huddersfield 1, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 14 of them for The Potters and 7 being from The Terriers. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league encounter between the two was Championship match day 27 on 30/01/2021 when it ended Huddersfield Town 1-1 Stoke City.
On that day, Huddersfield Town managed 71% possession and 18 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Pipa Ávila (5').
At the other end, Stoke City got 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Steven Fletcher (24') was the scorer.
The referee was Gavin Ward.
Team News: Stoke City
There is just the lone fitness concern for the Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Huddersfield
Thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberán has zero fitness concerns to report before this game.
In our view, Huddersfield Town would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this Stoke City side, however that might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a 2-1 winning score for Stoke City when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bet365 Stadium (30,089)
Captain: Joe Allen
Chairman: John Coates & Peter Coates
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Competitions: Championship position 5, EFL Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Nick Powell
Regularly taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nick Powell was born in Crewe, England. After having played his first senior match for Crewe Alexandra in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far in 3 appearances.