Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham: Premier League match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction
Tottenham will be looking to make it four consecutive Premier League away victories to start the season when they travel to Yorkshire to face a spirited Huddersfield Town on Saturday lunch-time.
Whilst Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled at home, their away form has been sparkling and they’ll go into Saturday’s clash full of confidence after victories over West Ham and APOEL Nicosia.
But the hosts have had their own impressive start to life in the Premier League with the Terriers currently unbeaten at the John Smith’s Stadium, picking up five points and conceding just the once.
Huddersfield have continued to build on their fine start to their debut top-flight adventure, where they beat Crystal Palace and Newcastle in their opening two matches to get off to the perfect start.
Despite failing to record a victory in the four league matches since, they’ve only tasted defeat once in their first six Premier League matches – a record Terriers’ supporters would have taken pre-season.
David Wagner’s side have proven they have what it takes to be competitive at this level of football, earning credible draws with Southampton, Leicester and Burnley, and he will want this to continue.
The visitor’s season to date has been one largely of two halves, with their ‘home’ form at Wembley Stadium leaving a lot to be desired, but their away form has been flawless after three straight wins.
Victories over Newcastle, Everton and rivals West Ham have been largely comfortable, and they’ll be riding high after securing a second straight Champions League win over APOEL on Tuesday evening.
The big news for Huddersfield is that Steve Mounie – their top goal-scorer this season – could be in line for a return to the substitutes bench after sitting out the last few matches with an ongoing foot problem.
For Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that creative talisman Christian Eriksen has recovered from his illness in time to feature after he missed Tuesday’s European tie in Cyprus.
Mousa Dembele is unlikely to be ready in time to play a part, meaning Harry Winks could be given another run out after impressing in the week, whilst Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen are both eligible.
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Match Prediction: Huddersfield 0-1 Tottenham
Huddersfield have shown already this season that they’re not just here to make up the numbers in the Premier League and David Wagner has got his team extremely well-disciplined and drilled at the back.
They certainly won’t make it easy for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to break them down, who will be left sweating on Eriksen’s fitness, and the Terriers will want their first big-name scalp of the season.
But with Harry Kane in the form of his life, taking his September goal tally to 11 in 26 days after a stunningly clinical Champions League hat-trick at APOEL Nicosia, it’s hard to see Spurs not winning.