Huddersfield Town host Ipswich Town at the John Smith’s Stadium this Saturday in a big weekend in the Championship. The two sides sit at opposite ends of the table, with Huddersfield needing the three points to distance themselves even more from the relegation zone and Ipswich needing the three points to strengthen their hold on the automatic promotion places.
Huddersfield currently sit 17th in the Championship. After eight games, The Terriers have two wins, three draws and three losses, leaving them with just nine points. This also gives Huddersfield just a four point gap down to the drop zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, The Terriers have two wins, two draws and one loss. Josh Sargent, Ashley Barnes, Jonathan Rowe and Adam Idah all scored in the 4 - 0 thrashing of Huddersfield in late August. However, Huddersfield bounced back against West Brom. Delano Burgzorg scored first and John Swift equalised in the second half, but Jack Rudoni grabbed the winner in the 96th minute to give Huddersfield the 2 - 1 win. Josh Koroma and Sorba Thomas both scored in the 2 - 0 win against Rotherham despite The Terriers having less possession. Against Stoke City, Matty Pearson and Rudoni both scored to grab a point in the 2 - 2 draw.
Huddersfield’s last game out was the Monday Night Football clash against Coventry. Yasin Ayari gave Coventry the lead in the 27th minute and Coventry dominated most of the game. However, Michal Helik grabbed the equaliser in the 95th minute to give the Terriers a 1 - 1 draw and one point.
Ipswich, on the other hand, sit second in the Championship. After eight games, Ipswich have seven wins and one loss, leaving them on 21 points. The Tractor Boys are actually on joint points with Leicester, but have a goal difference of seven which puts them second.
In their last five games in all competitions, Ipswich have five wins. Aaron Ramsey and Joe Ralls gave Cardiff a strong 2 - 0 lead going into the last 30 minutes. However, a goal from Nathan Broadhead and a double from Freddie Ladapo gave Ipswich the 3 - 2 comeback win. Conor Chaplin scored the only goal in Ipswich’s 1 - 0 win over Sheffield Wednesday who were held to zero shots on target. The Tractor Boys picked up another 1 - 0 win, this time against Southampton. Omari Hutchinson scored on his debut for Ipswich grabbing all three points for The Tractor Boys. The clash against Blackburn Rovers was a goal fest, with Harry Clarke, Broadhead, George Hirst and Massimo Luongo all scoring in the 4 - 3 win for Ipswich.
Ipswich’s last outing was in the Third round of the League Cup against Premier League Wolves. Hutchinson, Ladapo and Jack Taylor all scored in the 3 - 2 win over Wolves who had Hwang Hee-chan and Toti Gomes on the scoresheet.
Huddersfield and Ipswich have met 45 times in their histories, with the first coming in 1957. Ipswich have the better record in the fixture with 22 wins in comparison to Huddersfield’s 14 wins in the fixture, with the other nine games ending in a draw.