Newcastle vs Huddersfield: Magpies are hard to oppose

Newcastle vs Huddersfield: Magpies are hard to oppose

Kick-off: 1500, 23/02/2019

Stadium: St James’ Park

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Newcastle have been battling hard to boost their survival hopes of late and will view Huddersfield at home as a great chance to pick up three more valuable points.

The Terriers are cut adrift at the foot of the Premier League table following a run of 12 defeats in 13 top-flight fixtures.

United have to be considered a percentage pick here and 4/5 for them to prevail is our opening Newcastle vs Huddersfield prediction.

A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds

Newcastle beat Cardiff 3-0 and upset Manchester City 2-1 in their last couple of home games in this competition and have since been competitive in two tough away matches.

The Magpies were only undone by a late Martin Dubravka error at Tottenham and then led at Wolves until conceding a stoppage-time equaliser.

Dubravka was again in the firing line after being beaten in the air by Willy Boly at Molineux, but the 30-year-old Slovakia international has vowed to make amends.

He said: “Of course, I have made some mistakes, but the important thing is how you will look up for the next game, how you react.

“I can’t put my head down, the only thing I can do is to be focused about my job and stabilise my performances – and that’s what I am trying to do.”

Dubravka revealed that he received support from his team-mates after those errors and that does epitomise the strong spirit being shown at St James’ Park right now.

Looking at the Newcastle vs Huddersfield odds, we like 33/20 for the Magpies to win and Dubravka to keep a clean sheet.

Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Yedlin, Ritchie, Hayden, Atsu, Longstaff, Rondon, Perez.

Jonjo Shelvey (thigh) is fit to resume for Newcastle, as are fellow midfielders Mohamed Diame (hip) and Ki Sung-yueng (hamstring).

Full-back Paul Dummett (hamstring) and striker Joselu (ankle) are also in contention. Keeper Rob Elliot (back) and defender Ciaran Clark (knee) are the only absentees.

A Look At Huddersfield Town’s Betting Odds

Huddersfield have only picked up one point since the start of December – and that was from a pretty drab goalless draw with Cardiff.

The Terriers did produce a late rally when losing 2-1 at home to Arsenal last time out, though, with Adama Diakhaby and Laurent Depoitre going close.

However, it eventually took Saed Kolasinac’s own-goal to end a scoring drought which had lasted just three minutes short of 10 hours.

“We tried everything, we gave everything to win the game right until the end,” said new head coach Jan Siewert. “How we created chances made me very proud.”

To be fair, Town have now lost 10 games this season by a one-goal margin and their current plight is definitely not due to a lack of effort.

Let’s finish off our Newcastle vs Huddersfield betting tips by taking 5/1 for the visitors to go down 1-0 for the seventh time this term.

That was the scoreline in United’s favour for the last couple of head-to-head encounters between these teams.

Last Huddersfield line-up: Hamer, Smith, Kongolo, Jorgensen, Schindler, Hogg, Bacuna, Mooy, Puncheon, Kachunga, Diakhaby.

Karlan Grant is hoping to make his full Premier League debut for Huddersfield, having made two substitute appearances since joining from Charlton last month.

Elias Kachunga is doubtful but Jonas Lossl and Chris Lowe (all illness) are expected to return, while Isaac Mbenza (calf), Danny Williams (knee) and Abdelhamid Sabiri (collarbone) are still unavailable.

Additional stats

Last result:

Wolves 1-1 NEWCASTLE – Isaac Hayden

HUDDERSFIELD 1-2 Arsenal – Saed Kolasinac (og)

Head-to-head: Huddersfield 0-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-0 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-0 Newcastle

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