PREMIER LEAGUE: We preview Monday’s Premier League game between HUDDERSFIELD v FULHAM with extended stats and a recommended BETDAQ bet.
HUDDERSFIELD V FULHAM
8pm We’ve already seen a weekend of drama in the Premier League and it’s not over yet as the two teams at the bottom of the table do battle on Monday Night Football. It’s still early in the season; however given the position of both sides this is obviously a massive fixture. It’s definitely more important for Huddersfield because they sit in 20th with only three points – a loss here with home advantage would really put them on the backfoot in their fight to stay up.
It is obvious looking at the stats where the problems lie for both sides and that is goals. But for different reasons – Huddersfield can’t score them and Fulham can’t stop conceding them! It will be very interesting to see how this fixture plays out with both sides obviously out of form. The match odds at the time of writing currently trade; Huddersfield 2.38, Fulham 3.45 and the draw is 3.4.
Fulham have conceded a whopping 28 goals in their ten Premier League games so far. That stat is played off against the fact that Huddersfield have yet to score at home this season – however it must be noted that they have had some tough fixtures playing the likes of Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool here already. You might say if they can’t score against Fulham with their record who can they score against!
This is a massive opportunity for Huddersfield to win their first game of the season. Fulham conceded four goals in their last away game against Cardiff who have been struggling to score goals as well this season. The home crowd will know how important this game is too so we should have an excellent atmosphere tonight.
No team has ever conceded more goals than Fulham in their opening ten games of a Premier League season and while Huddersfield have had trouble in front of goal; tonight is the night they can break their duck. We feel that they are a couple of ticks too big at 2.38 and we’re happy to back them.
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- This will be the first top-flight meeting between Huddersfield and Fulham since April 1952 – with Fulham winning 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
- Fulham are unbeaten in their last 11 league meetings with Huddersfield (W7 D4), beating them by an aggregate score of 9-1 in their last such meetings in the 2016-17 Championship.
- Fulham have lost their last six Premier League games in Yorkshire, since beating Leeds 1-0 thanks to a Steed Malbranque goal in April 2002.
- Huddersfield could become only the second team in English Football League history to fail to score in their first six home games of a season, after Mansfield who failed to score in their first nine in the third tier in 1971-72.
- Huddersfield have failed to score in their last seven home top-flight matches – only one team in the history of the top-flight has failed to score in eight in a row (Man City between January and May 2007).
- No team has ever conceded more goals in their opening 10 Premier League games of a season than Fulham have this season (28) – Barnsley in 1997-98 and Southampton in 2012-13 also conceded 28 goals in their first 10 games.
- Since they scored with their last shot against Watford in April, Huddersfield have had 76 shots in home Premier League games without scoring, with 17 different players attempting an effort at goal in that time without success.
- Fulham have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four Premier League games – only one team has done so in five consecutive matches, with Sunderland doing so in November 2005.
- Huddersfield have lost both of their Premier League matches played on Monday, losing away games to West Ham and Leicester last season; they haven’t played at home on a Monday in the top-flight since drawing 0-0 with Leeds in April 1971.
- Ryan Sessegnon – who scored his first Premier League goal in Fulham’s last away game at Cardiff – could become the youngest player (18y 171d on day of this game) to score in consecutive away Premier League matches since Wayne Rooney in 2004.
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