Two promoted sides will go head-to-head as Huddersfield Town host Newcastle United at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Following their emphatic 3-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening weekend, the Terriers must be feeling confident ahead of their first home game in Premier League. However, manager Chris Hughton would need to make sure that this confidence doesn’t turn into complacency, something which Magpies winger Matt Richie touched upon in his interview prior to the game.
The Magpies didn’t really enjoy the same fortune as they lost 2-0 to Tottenham at St James’ Park on Sunday. Rafa Benitez’s men sat deep and produced a disciplined performance to keep the score level in the first half, but their efforts were spoiled by Jonjo Shelvey’s 48th-minute red card. In both fixtures between these two sides last season, the away side were victorious and that will give certainly give some encouragement to Benitez.
Benitez has recently bought Joselu from Stoke City and he might get a chance to play on Sunday, while, the Terriers will rely on summer-signing Steve Mounie to score goals.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle – Team News
For the hosts, Jon Stankovic, Nakhi Wells, and Martin Cranie will definitely miss the game and Jonathon Hogg is a major doubt.
Newcastle summer-signing Florian Lejeune has been ruled out for weeks after suffering a cruciate injury in the defeat to Tottenham. Right-back DeAndre Yedlin is also set to miss the game while Jamie Sterry is a doubt.
Skipper Jonjo Shelvey will also not play owing to the red card he picked up last Sunday.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle – Match Facts
The Magpies won just one out of their last five away games in Championship last season.
The Terriers have scored in 16 of their last 20 home games while the Magpies have scored in eight out of their last ten away fixtures.
Terriers’ summer-signing Steve Mounie scored 14 times for Montpellier in Ligue 1 last season.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle – Match odds
The home side are favourites to win the game at 6/4 odds. An away win can get you 11/5 odds, but in this preview, we are backing a draw as our betting prediction. You can get the best odds of 23/10 for our betting tip at Unibet.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle – Correct Score odds
A 1-1 draw is the most common scoreline at 28/5 odds. However, we are going for a high-scoring 2-2 draw in this game. You can back our betting prediction at 16/1 odds at Bet365.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle – Over/Under 2.5 goals
We are backing this fixture to be an open, high-scoring game between two recently promoted sides. Our preview’s betting prediction of more than 2.5 goals in the game will get you best odds of 13/10 at Betfair.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle – Anytime Goalscorer odds
Mounie made a memorable debut in Premier League as he scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Palace. Our prediction is for him to continue his scoring form. This tip is available at 23/10 odds at Paddypower. For Magpies, Dwight Gayle is the favourite at best odds of 11/4.