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The Championship game at bet365 Stadium on Saturday sees home side Stoke City welcome Huddersfield.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Stoke City v Huddersfield, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Stoke City will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-3 Championship success over Reading.
In that game, Stoke City had 31% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Stoke City, the scorers were Tyrese Campbell (23'), Steven Fletcher (35') and Jacob Brown (95'). At the other end, Reading had 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Fixtures featuring Stoke City have tended to be absorbing affairs of late with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past six games, a grand total of 20 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of those coming from The Potters. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Heading into this contest, Stoke City have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Huddersfield drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Luton Town.
In that game, Huddersfield Town had 67% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Huddersfield Town was Carel Eiting (60'). Luton Town got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. George Moncur (21') scored for Luton Town.
Over the course of their last half-dozen clashes, Huddersfield Town have bagged the sum of 8 goals. The Terriers have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve seen 7 goals go into their own net.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 29/12/2001 tells us that Stoke City have won 3 of them & Huddersfield 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 for The Potters and 4 for The Terriers. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league encounter between these sides was Championship match day 26 on 01/01/2020 when the final score was Huddersfield Town 2-5 Stoke City.
On that occasion, Huddersfield Town managed 53% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Steve Mounié (48').
At the other end, Stoke City had 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Sam Vokes (15'), Danny Batth (50' Own goal), Nick Powell (57'), Tyrese Campbell (66', 70') and Lee Gregory (90') scored.
The referee was James Linington.
Team News: Stoke City
Joe Allen (Achilles tendon rupture) and Adam Davies (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be able to feature for Stoke manager Michael O'Neill. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Kevin Wimmer and Moritz Bauer.
Team News: Huddersfield
H'field boss Carlos Corberán has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Rarmani Edmonds-Green (Hip Injury) and Tommy Elphick (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will miss out on this game.
We’re envisaging that Huddersfield could well find it tough to find the net against this Stoke City lineup who we think will score & stay on top.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 1-0 winning score for Stoke City when the referee blows for full-time.
Expecting it to be tight.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: bet365 Stadium (30,089)
Captain: Ryan Shawcross
Chairman: John Coates & Peter Coates
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Competitions: Championship position 8, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Star Man: Steven Fletcher
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Steven Fletcher was born in Shrewsbury, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Hibernian in the 2003 - 2004 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in 11 appearances.