Huddersfield v West Ham Betting Preview – 13/01/18

Huddersfield v West Ham Betting Preview – 13/01/18

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Huddersfield v West Ham Betting Preview

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David Wagner’s Huddersfield welcome West Ham to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday hoping to pick up what could prove to be a big three points. The hosts come into this clash on the back four games without a win which puts them under a bit of pressure here. They were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Leicester in their previous league outing but they did manage to bounce back last weekend when they knocked Bolton out the FA Cup. The visitors make the trip to West Yorkshire two points and four places below the Terriers in the standings and they’ll see this as an excellent opportunity to take some points off a rival. The Hammers are in solid form at the moment after losing just one of their previous seven league games and they’ll be set up to frustrate Huddersfield.

David Wagner

David Wagner will be desperate for his side to return to winning ways here

Huge period coming up for Huddersfield

On the whole it’s been a positive start to life for Huddersfield in the Premier League, in what is their maiden year in the top flight. The Terriers were the favourites to be relegated in pre-season but they’ve performed well above expectations, with them currently up in eleventh position after picking up 24 points. Huddersfield fans would’ve ripped your hands off for this total at the start of the season and they’ve enjoyed some memorable days, with victories over the likes of Palace (3-0), Watford (4-1) and of course Manchester United (2-1) giving them plenty to shout about. Those wins were great, but they’ve been few and far between with Huddersfield winning just six times in total, so they’re to stay up they need to add some extra consistency to their game.

That’s evident when you look at their recent results, with them failing to win any of their previous four Premier League games. That includes a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Leicester on New Year’s Day which doesn’t make good reading, but they’ll be delighted to be back in front of their own supporters where they’ve fared well. The Terriers have picked up 16 of their 24 points at the John Smith’s Stadium and they’ll need to continue to make it a fortress here against a plucky West Ham side. Huddersfield haven’t been in action since last weekend when a much changed side overcame Bolton 2-1 in tough conditions at the Macron Stadium to claim their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Goals from Danny Williams and Rajiv van La Parra were enough for them to come out on top and we’re expecting a much different line up in Yorkshire.

Tom Ince

Tom Ince was on target for Huddersfield in their previous game at the John Smith’s, giving them the lead against Stoke City in their 1-1 draw

Hammers continue to improve under Moyes

Making the trip to the John Smith’s Stadium are David Moyes’ West Ham who will fancy their chances of picking up a positive result. The Hammers have endured a pretty dismal 17/18 but they’ve really improved over the last few weeks, with the appointment of David Moyes as the clubs new manager having a huge impact. The Scot’s arrival initially split the support, giving the board some serious questions to answer but so far their decision has been vindicated. Moyes has made West Ham solid defensively, organised and they’re starting to re-discover their confidence which has seen them produce some excellent results against the likes of Chelsea (W 1-0), Spurs (D1-1) & Arsenal (D0-0).

Moyes has begun to get the best out of what he’s got with the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Arthur Masuaku and Marko Arnautovic in particular really impressing us over the last few weeks. Those individuals have taken a lot of plaudits, with Arnautovic really taking his game to another level under the Scot. He’s developed into a key man for the Hammers and he’s managed to force Javier Hernandez out the side and become United’s focal point in attack. He struggled with an injury last weekend which meant he missed their FA Cup draw with Shrewsbury at the New Meadow, where a rotated West Ham side drew 0-0 with the League One outfit. The Hammers were slightly lucky to escape with a draw in Shropshire and Moyes would’ve used some strong words in the dressing room post match in an attempt to get his side ready for this one, which looks very close on paper.

David Moyes

David Moyes has surprised a lot of people on his return to the Premier League with West Ham

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