Huddersfield host Newcastle on Saturday evening at the John Smith’s Stadium and we’ve got betting tips and predictions for the match. This is a huge top of the table clash in the Championship on Saturday evening as Newcastle travel to West Yorkshire to face Huddersfield. The Terriers trail the leaders by 8 points coming into this game but do have a game in hand. David Wagner’s side took the lead by found Premier League Manchester City too hot to handle on Wednesday night eventually conceding five. Wagner will be looking for three points here in order to close the gap on the top two and he’s ordered the Huddersfield to create a ‘Wall of Noise’ for the visit of the Toon Army.
Huddersfield have the second best home record in the Championship which includes recent victories here against Brighton and Leeds. Since a disappointing draw with Blackburn at New Year, they’ve won four successive matches here against decent opposition. They work hard for one another and they are defensively solid. They’ve conceded just 13 goals here all season and are looking to do the double over Rafa Benitez’s side.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle Betting Tips:
Newcastle picked up a vital three points in midweek against 2nd place Brighton. The Seagulls started the day top of the league and led for a long period in the game, but were pegged back and beaten in the closing stages. The Magpies got lucky with their equaliser which took a hefty deflected and looped over David Stockdale, but they persevered and notched a winner at the AMEX to make it a happy journey back North. They have the best away record in the league with 12 victories from 17 on the road. They’ve won three of the last five matches on their travels each by a one goal margin. Newcastle will once again be without top scorer Dwight Gayle who continues to nurse an injury, but there’s plenty of firepower in the squad and three points here will be a huge step towards automatic promotion.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle Predictions
I’m actually going to side with the hosts for my first Huddersfield vs Newcastle prediction. They’ll be hurting following the FA Cup loss but can bounce back and continue their magnificent run at this stadium. Newcastle lost to them earlier in the season and could find them tricky once again. The best odds for Huddersfield to win are 9/5 with Coral who will give you a £20 free bet when you sign up.
Leeds and Brighton may have both lost here, but they both found the net and I expect the same again so both teams to score is my second Huddersfield vs Newcastle betting tip for this weekend and the best odds are 21/20 with Betfair who will give you three £10 free bets when you open an account.
Collin Quaner has been excellent since arriving in West Yorkshire. He hasn’t been rewarded with the goals he deserves yet, but could break his duct here to complete our Huddersfield vs Newcastle predictions with an anytime scorer. Quaner to score anytime is 13/5 with Coral.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle Team News
David Wagner may make a couple of changes for this tie with such a quick turnaround following their FA Cup exit. Sean Scannell and Kasey Palmer are both definitely ruled out.
Newcastle will be without Isaac Hayden and Dwight Gayle both of whom have been influential this season. Chancel Mbemba is also unlikely to feature.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle Head to Head
The Terriers won 2-1 earlier in the season when they met at St James’ Park. Jack Payne’s late goal secured all three points for Wagner’s side. They’d met previously in the EFL Cup back In 2009 with Newcastle winning 4-3.
Huddersfield vs Newcastle Betting Odds
Newcastle are slight favourites for this and their price will have shortened following their victory on Tuesday night. They are around 6/4 for this with Huddersfield priced at 7/4. The draw is 2/1.
Dwight Gayle is the favourite in the goalscoring market, but is unlikely to feature.