An out-of-sorts Huddersfield team will be dreading the arrival of Sheffield Wednesday at their door-step when the two teams face off on Sunday afternoon.
The Terriers are on a four-game losing streak and will be facing opponents looking to redeem themselves after unlucky defeats to Preston and QPR – perfect fuel for our Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions.
Looking to pick up their first win of the season, Jan Siewert and his men will be hoping that Wednesday slips up on the road as they have done so frequently in the past. But hope is in short supply for the Toons.
Another defeat looks to be on the cards. One that could continue down the months and condemn Huddersfield’s fate to League One. You can read our thoughts in our 2019/20 Championship season preview.
But first things first…
Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions
Seiwert’s Huddersfield have had a woeful start to the season. In doing so they bring back performances of the calibre in which they were relegated from the Premier League not too long ago.
In particular, last weekend’s display against Luton Town will serve as a warning to fans: continue down this path and risk being demoted to the lower leagues.
Not only did that fateful game against the Hatters see Huddersfield struggle defensively, but more worryingly, in attack – another feature of last season’s campaign.
The youngster Trevor Chalobah seemed to be Huddersfield’s only source of an attack. With confidence on the ball and the trickery to match, Chalobah provided a real threat on the counter.
Yet the rest of Siewert’s attacking options appeared to be inanimate.
From Karl Grant to Fraizer Campbell, none of the starters amassed more than 49 touches. The old issue of the right-sided centre-half having to cover for Florent Hadergjonaj reared its head which caused further problems.
True, Siewert’s men did come alive in the last 10 minutes, but it was a little too late – a factor that our Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions are banking on to contribute to a potential defeat this weekend.
Coming up a Lee Bullen side is no mean feat. The interim coach started the season on an unbeaten run, and his side was unlucky to lose their last two matches.
Against Queens Park Rangers and Millwall, the Owls rued missed opportunities where they might have been able to put the game to bed. In particular, the performances of Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri who continue to capitalize from support being provided on the width from Barry Bannan.
They face the Toons at the perfect time. Defensive ineptitude, a drop in form, attacking scarcity. The conditions are ripe for Wednesday to come away with the three points. Huddersfield, on the other hand, should have their alarm bells ringing, however early in the season, it may be.
Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday Head To Head
The last five fixtures in this clash have been low-scoring affairs.
But given the defensive troubles that Wednesday face on the road, and the frailties that the Terriers have had in and around the back four, our Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions foresee very little to suggest a similar score-line playing out.
Indeed, the very last clash between the two came in the League One playoffs in 2017. How far both teams have come since.
Yet where that game ended in a 1-1 draw that saw Huddersfield promoted to the Championships, this game has an altogether different look about it.
Huddersfield Team News
Some good news for Huddersfield hopefuls is the return of striker Steve Mounie to the training ground.
After his involvement with Benin in the Africa Cup of Nations, the forward took a lengthy spell on the sidelines to rehabilitate. Fortunately, Mounie is now back in contention to play.
However, this poses Siewert with a few problems. Having all his best forwards fit makes for a hard pick ahead of this weekend’s game.
If the training goes well, Mounie could pick himself. Campbell and co might not be so lucky.
Our Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions expect the Beninese international to start ahead of his teammates.
Sheffield Wednesday Team News
Wednesday have further news to cause Huddersfield cause for concern.
Both Sam Winnall and Liam Palmer are on their way back from the medical table. The pair blazed through rehabilitation and could be in contention for this weekend’s starting XI.
Having Winnall and Palmer fully fit and pulling the strings will be a huge boost for the team. Unfortunately, it spells trouble for Siewert and his men.
Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips
The betting tipsters have sensed the plight that the Terriers find themselves in. But they have not been forgiving in the markets.
Instead, the tips fall in line with our Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions.
Siewert’s men are priced up as 17/10 underdogs, while their opponents wager in as 31/20 odds-on favourites in our Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday match bets.
With the chances of a draw playing out next to none (31/20), betting on a slender win for the away team may be the wisest punt to make.