Kick-off: 1500, 25/08/2018
Stadium: John Smith’s Stadium
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What Trueform says for Huddersfield vs Cardiff
Huddersfield have struggled to cope with a daunting start to the Premier League season but should now find Cardiff far more conducive company.
Our Trueform ratings reflect the fact that the Terriers did show glimpses of promise in heavy losses to Chelsea and Manchester City.
Their next opponents have done little so far to suggest they can upset the odds by avoiding a quick return to the Championship.
We reckon 27/20 for Town to come out on top at John Smith’s Stadium is the way to go in our opening Huddersfield vs Cardiff prediction.
A Look At Huddersfield Town’s Betting Odds
Huddersfield held their own for more than half an hour against Chelsea and were far from disgraced in the first period versus City, with Jon Gorenc-Stankovic getting on the scoresheet.
David Wagner’s side went on to suffer heavy 3-0 and 6-1 defeats but showed on several occasions last season that they can put such setbacks behind them.
Home wins over Manchester United, West Brom and Brighton all came after disappointing results and the feeling is that Town can now kick-start their campaign.
Defender Tommy Smith said after the Etihad Stadium drubbing: “It was a tough day but we were playing Man City. I think it would have been a tough day for the majority of teams in this league.
“The first two games of the season have not been kind to us. It was tough but the manager has just said the season starts with Cardiff next week now. We’ll look forward to that and try to put this to bed.”
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
After opening with a 2-0 loss at Bournemouth, Cardiff had to settle for a goalless draw at home to Newcastle, despite the visitors having Isaac Hayden dismissed on 66 minutes.
Things could have been worse if Neil Etheridge hadn’t saved a penalty in both matches, notably denying Kenedy in stoppage time against the Magpies.
The Bluebirds will be concerned about the way in which they were unable to make their pressure and extra man count over the weekend.
“If we had lost the game it would have deflated us with how the game went,” said midfielder Joe Ralls. “It’s nice to get the first point, it gets us on the board.
“But in the two games, we haven’t created that many chances and we’re going to need goals out of nothing and from set-pieces.
“We’re not going to have 10, 15, 20 chances a game in this league and we’re going to have to be clinical.”
We agree with those views and reckon 12/5 for a home win to nil is worth adding to our Huddersfield vs Cardiff betting tips.
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Man City 6-1 HUDDERSFIELD – Jon Gorenc-Stankovic
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