Burnley vs Huddersfield Prediction and Betting Odds: Burnley is predicted to win their upcoming game against Huddersfield as per the latest prediction.
The brand-new season of the Championship is expected to be a close one with the underdog teams putting up some strong performances making it difficult for the usual suspects.
The Burnley side didn’t have the best seasons in the Premier League and have been relegated to Championship. They are set to face Huddersfield on Friday, looking for some redemption to storm back into the prestigious league for the next season.
Their opponents are also hoping for an overhaul this season. Even though it looks like Burnley has a sizeable advantage, the visitors would be looking to bank on the hosts’ low confidence at the John Smith’s stadium.
Burnley vs Huddersfield Betting Odds
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Burnley vs Huddersfield Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
After six seasons on the trot at the highest level, Burnley finally bit the dust after failing to get out of the relegation zone in the 2021-22 season. They managed to win on just seven occasions out of the 38 outings that resulted in their demotion to the championship. On the other hand, their FA Cup campaign was cut short thanks to a third-round defeat against Huddersfield town. But they drew some confidence after wins against Newcastle United and Rochdale but eventually bowed down to Spurs in the 4th round.
On the contrary, the Huddersfield town side missed the bus by a whisker as they finished in the top 3 positions in the points table. In the 46 games they played, they won 23 games as opposed to just 10 losses. In the FA Cup, they obtained important triumphs against Burnley, and Barnsley but their journey came to a stop after a loss against Nottingham Forest in the 5th round encounter. Their EFL Cup was also a face-saver after making it to round 2 in EFL Cup.
Burnley vs Huddersfield Prediction and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
Matches: 14: Burnley: 7 Huddersfield: 4 Draw: 3
Last 5 meetings: Burnley – 1, Huddersfield – 1, Draw – 3.
Recent Meeting: Huddersfield managed to trump Burnley by a 2-1 margin.
Burnley vs Huddersfield Prediction and Betting Odds: Players to watch
Burnley vs Huddersfield Prediction and Betting Odds: Attack
The Burnley attack will be led by the likes of Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez who will have to find a way to score on Friday night.
Barnes’ strengths include passing, holding on to the ball and is an indirect set piece threat. He has 63.7% pass accuracy along with 2.2 aerial duels won so far. Unfortunately, he managed to score just once in 23 appearances last season.
Jay Rodriguez will accompany Barney who has a good finishing touch that has resulted in 2 goals and 2 assists in the previous 29 outings. In addition to this, he has 59.9% pass success with a rating of 6.44.
Scott Twine is a talented forward player who has scored 38 goals in his career along with 274 minutes per goal.
Huddersfield is desperate to make a comeback after a poor performance in the last season. Rolando Aarons is a key candidate in the lineup with 14 goals and 7 assists in his career. He has a high pass completion rate and provides about 1.5 shots on target per game.
Josh Koroma’s lack of form has been a major concern for the side with the striker struggling to find the back of the net. He has 4 goals and 2 assists in 34 outings for the team. Apart from this, he is involved in 3 shots on target and 0.8 key passes per game so far.
Jordan Rhodes’ lack of scoring has put salt into their wounds with the forward not creating enough chances for the side. The Brazilian has 3 assists in 21 outings along with 2 aerial duels won per game.
Burnley vs Huddersfield Prediction and Betting Odds: Defense
The Burnley defense has the services of Lowton and Taylor to guard the goal post. Matthew Lowton has been a prime defender who is good in aerial duels, tackles, and blocking the attack. He has 67.4% pass accuracy and has won 1.5 tackles, and 2.5 clears per game in this season.
Charlie Taylor has 71.1% success in passes along with 1.9 aerial duels won in every outing. Apart from that he blocks on occasions and has 2.3 clears in every game so far.
Connor Roberts is known for his interceptions and tackles. This is reflected in his stats where he has managed to win 0.8 tackles and 1 interception in every outing.
The Huddersfield backline has the likes of Tom Lees, Matty Pearson, and Josh Ruffels to guard the backline. Tom Lees enjoys 0.9 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, and 5.2 clears per game.
Matty Pearson of England has high pass completion success and dribbles very well. He intercepts well with an average of 1.2 per game and 4.4 clears which makes it tough for the opponent.
Josh Ruffels will probably come in for the game who is excellent in aerial duels and tackles extremely well. Along with 88% pass completion, he has 0.6 aerial duels won per game so far and 0.5 clears on average.
Burnley vs Huddersfield Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
The FCTables have given a 33% chance to Huddersfield while Burnley has been given a better chance of 37% to start off things on a positive note. On the other hand, Oddschecker has also gone on to back the hosts in what looks like a competitive contest with every chance of Huddersfield pulling off a surprise.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight has also put the home side in the driver’s seat with a 43% chance whereas the visitors have been given a formidable chance of 31% in this clash.