Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Saturday, February 23, 2019


London Stadium

Punter's Pick

Salomon Rondon has been a consistent threat for Newcastle, and is good value to open the scoring at 15/4 with Bet365. Record signing Miguel Almiron should start and fancy his chances of making an instant impact, and is available to score anytime at 8/5, also with Bet365.

Relegation doomed Huddersfield face another testing away day, as they take on a Newcastle side scrapping for points as they look to steer clear of the relegation places.

Newcastle aim to make it three in a row at home

Sitting just one point outside the relegation places, Newcastle will be grateful for their recent home form. They have racked up back to back victories against Manchester and Cardiff City in their last two fixtures at St James’ Park, and could have hardly hand picked a better opponent to make in three in a row. Home form looks like it will be key for Newcastle if they are to avoid the drop, as away form has dropped off significantly in recent weeks – with just two points gained from the last fifteen points available. Ironically their last away victory came against Saturday’s opponents, and they will be in confident mood they can complete a league double over the bottom placed club.

Damning statistics for Huddersfield

Huddersfield’s struggles this season have been well documented, as they enter this fixture fourteen points from safety and seemingly needing a miracle to avoid the drop. Some of the statistics behind their struggles are truly damning. For example Huddersfield have scored the fewest goals (fourteen) and lost the most league games (nineteen) among all 98 clubs in the top five European leagues this season, not the type of record they will want to be relegated with.

Away from home things barely get much better for the Terriers. They have a grim haul of just six points all season away from home, and with just eight goals scored they are not going to overly worry Newcastle.

Team News

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has finally recovered from a persistent thigh problem and may feature after missing the last seven weeks through injury. Ki Sung-yueng is also available and fans will be hoping record signing Miguel Almiron could make his first start for the club in an ideal game to get accustomed to the Premier League.

Huddersfield’s Karlan Grant is hoping to make his full Premier League debut at St James’ Park after being credited with his first Premier League goal against Arsenal, despite it initially being ruled an own goal. Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and defender Chris Lowe are expected to return to the squad after illness, but Isaac Mbenza (calf problem), Danny Williams (knee) and Abdelhamid Sabiri with a collarbone injury will not be available.

Newcastle to continue home form

Although Huddersfield showed some fight and spirit in their 2-1 defeat against Arsenal last time out, it appears to be a tall order for them to even get a point at the moment, especially away from home. Backed by a home crowd, Newcastle will be full of confidence of grabbing another home win. Huddersfield to be fair to them do not usually cave in to heavy defeats, but Newcastle should edge this match comfortably.

Punter's Pick

Salomon Rondon has been a consistent threat for Newcastle, and is good value to open the scoring at 15/4 with Bet365. Record signing Miguel Almiron should start and fancy his chances of making an instant impact, and is available to score anytime at 8/5, also with Bet365.

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