Huddersfield vs Fulham: The bottom two clubs in the Premier League battle it out at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight looking to boost their survival hopes.
Huddersfield vs Fulham match preview
After avoiding relegation to the Championship last term against all the odds, Huddersfield now are suffering from a severe case of second season syndrome.
The Terriers’ 3-0 defeat away to Watford last week extended their winless start to the campaign to 11 matches across all competitions (D3 L8).
Goals have been the main problem for David Wagner’s side. They’ve also scored just four goals this season – the lowest return in England’s top four leagues – with strikers Laurent Depoitre and Steve Mounie yet to find the back of the net.
Huddersfield fans are also yet to celebrate a goal at home in their five games.
Fulham, who spent in excess of £100m on new recruits in the summer, have also had a tough time this season but it’s their defence that has let them down.
The Cottagers have conceded a whopping 28 goals in 10 games so far and are yet to keep a clean sheet. Only Watford have failed to score more than one against the west London club.
And after getting thrashed 3-0 by Bournemouth last weekend and 2-0 by Man City in the EFL Cup in midweek, Fulham head to west Yorkshire on the back of five straight defeats in which they’ve conceded 17 goals.
Huddersfield vs Fulham team news
Huddersfield midfielder Danny Williams is the only player who has been ruled out against Fulham, with Terence Kongolo, Tommy Smith and Rajiv van la Parra from injury potentially returning from injury.
Wagner could also welcome back Abdelhamid Sabiri to his squad after a bout of illness.
Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald is back in contention after serving his one-match suspension against Man City in the EFL Cup.
Only left-back Joe Bryan is missing for tonight’s visitors with a hamstring injury.
Huddersfield vs Fulham head-to-head
Fulham are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings with Huddersfield (W7 D4) and came out with a 9-1 aggregate win in their two games in the 2016/17 Championship season.
Huddersfield vs Fulham form
Last six competitive matches
Huddersfield vs Fulham prediction
We think Fulham have the quality to return to winning ways this evening, but their leaky backline can’t be trusted. Fulham to win and both teams to score is at 11/2 with Novibet.