Huddersfield vs Newcastle predictions, betting tips and match preview for their Premier League fixture on Sunday 20th August at 1:30pm. Read our betting preview for the match below.
The two newly-promoted teams face-off in the second gameweek of the Premier League season. David Wagner’s side had a dream start on the opening week as the Terriers eased past Crystal Palace, beating them 3-0. Meanwhile for Newcastle, they were defeated 2-0 at home to Tottenham last weekend, where a Jonjo Shelvey red card at 0-0 destroyed the Magpies’ chances of getting anything from the game.
Wagner has improved his Huddersfield side significantly since their arrival to the top-flight. Aaron Mooy, who enjoyed a successful season with Huddersfield in the Championship, Tom Ince and Steve Mounie have all been signed on a permanent deal and their win and clean sheet on the opening day will fill their team and fans with confidence. Newcastle won this fixture last year, but without Jonjo Shelvey and Florian Lejuene, Rafa Benitez’ side could face a difficult task this weekend. We think Huddersfield will continue their excellent start to the season in what’ll be a close encounter. We are backing Huddersfield to win at a price of 6/4 with Bet365 for our Huddersfield vs Newcastle predictions.
Steve Mounie opened his account on his Premier League debut last weekend, netting a brace following his £11m move from Montpellier. The Benin international netted 14 goals in Ligue 1 last campaign, and after getting off mark quickly this season, we are backing him to score again on his home debut for our Huddersfield vs Newcastle betting tip on the anytime scorer market. Steve Mounie to score anytime is best priced at 23/10 with Betfair.
For David Wagner, he is expected to make no changes to his side ahead of their first home game of the season. Martin Cranie, Nakhi Wells, Jonathan Hogg and Jon Stankovic are all ruled out of the fixture at the weekend.
Newcastle will be without Jonjo Shelvey following his red card, along with Florian Lejuene who was substituted in the first-half last week due to injury. New signing Joselu is expected to be in the squad for Sunday’s match, while DeAndre Yedlin remains sidelined.
Each side took three points off one-another last campaign in the Championship. The Terriers won 2-1 at St James’ Park before the Toon picked up a vital 3-1 away victory at Huddersfield towards the end of the season.
The home side are favourites for this encounter following their impressive 3-0 on the opening day. David Wagner’s side are best priced at 6/4 with Bet365, while Newcastle are valued at around 11/5 to get three points on the board. There wasn’t a draw between the sides when they met twice last season, but you can back the draw at 23/10 with Unibet. Matt Ritchie picked up 10 yellow cards while playing in the Championship, including one against the Terries. The Scotland international was also in the referee’s notebook last weekend too, and we are backing him to be booked this weekend as our final bet to complete these Huddersfield vs Newcastle predictions. Matt Ritchie is 18/5 with Bet Victor to be booked this weekend.
Huddersfield to win – 6/4 with Bet365.
Mounie to score anytime – 23/10 with Betfair
Matt Ritchie to be carded – 18/5 with Bet Victor.