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Huddersfield Town v Watford

Premier League: Sat, 20/04  Stadium: John Smith’s Stadium

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Watford look excellent value to ease to their sixth away win of the season at 9/10 with Bet365 and should be strongly considered at this price. Huddersfield to secure a draw with the benefit of a -1 handicap for Watford looks to be their best chance of adding any value, and is available at 11/4 with Bet365.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

Relegated Huddersfield Town take on FA Cup finalists Watford, with the Hornets still in with a chance of making the top seven in the Premier League.

Relegated Terriers torturous season almost over

With the worse home record in the Premier League so far this season, the end of the campaign can not come soon enough for Huddersfield and its fans. Going into their penultimate home fixture, the Terriers have mustered just two victories at the John Smith’s Stadium all season, and have lost a league high thirteen games so far.

The concern for manager Jan Siewert will be how badly have the players been affected by this torturous season, and how that impacts their return to the Championship. The Premier League era is littered with examples of teams being relegated and then immediately struggling in the Championship, and sometimes being relegated to League One after falling out of the top flight. The German will already be preparing plans how to stabilize his team next season, and based on performances this campaign an immediate return to the Premier League already seems like a tall order.

Watford still aiming for top seven

After their thrilling FA Cup Semi Final victory over Wolves, Watford were back in league action on Monday, going down to an unfortunate 1-0 home defeat to London rivals Arsenal. Despite being down to ten men for the majority of the game, the Hornets showed plenty of spirit and tenacity and with more composure in front of goal could have easily got something from the game.

The fixture showed that Javi Gracia’s side are not already thinking about their impending FA Cup final appearance but still have plenty of fight left for their Premier League campaign. With a game in hand on some of the teams above them, a seventh placed finish is still not out of the question, especially with a clash at home to eight placed Wolves still to come.

Watford seek league double over Terriers

The two sides have already met earlier in the season back in October, with Watford running out easy 3-0 winners at Vicarage Road. That defeat left Huddersfield rock bottom of the Premier League after ten games, a position they have occupied ever since. The pace and trickery of Watford proved too much, and there is little to suggest the Terriers have improved sufficiently since their earlier meeting to make a dent on the visitors.

Team News

Troy Deeney begins a three match ban for Watford following his sending off against Arsenal, giving an opportunity for fringe players to stake a claim for the FA Cup final. Watford could further be weakened by the potential absence of Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra, both of whom face fitness tests on respective ankle and hip injuries.

Huddersfield winger  Isaac Mbenza is fit to return after a bout if illness, but forward Karlan Grant is still struggling with a similar problem and could miss out.  Philip Billing is in contention after overcoming a back injury, while Laurent Depoitre is training after a foot injury but this game could come too soon for him.

Watford to have too much quality

Despite the potential absence of several key players through suspension and injury, Watford have could bench strength and will fancy their chances of coming away with all three points. Huddersfield are on a miserable run of six straight defeats, and for them the season cannot end soon enough. If Watford play anything at the same level as they did on Monday against Arsenal, they should have more than enough class and quality to ease to victory.

Watford look excellent value to ease to their sixth away win of the season at 9/10 with Bet365 and should be strongly considered at this price. Huddersfield to secure a draw with the benefit of a -1 handicap for Watford looks to be their best chance of adding any value, and is available at 11/4 with Bet365.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

 

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