Huddersfield vs Cardiff City: Our top betting tips
It might be early days but Huddersfield wielded the axe on their manager during the week. Will we see a reaction here? Find out with our Huddersfield vs Cardiff City match preview with premium soccer tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Calling it even
How much can you read into the form of a side when they've changed manager? Given Huddersfield have lost four of their last five games and taken just four points all season long we can't see a huge turnaround in just a couple of days. We do, however, think they might get a draw. The change of gaffer will see a slight reaction with players knowing they're playing for their futures whilst Cardiff aren't exactly Man City! Yes, they beat Middlesbrough in the week but prior to that they were winless in five with three defeats and two draws.
Someone will fail to score
We've just eluded to the fact that neither of these teams have been in sparkling form of late and that leads us to predict that at least one of them will fail to score in this game. Huddersfield have seen two of their last three games end with a ‘nil' in the final scoreline whilst Cardiff have seen three of their previous five matches end in that manner. Three of the last five head to head meetings have also seen cleansheets!
With soccer tips for today, here are the key stats and form guide for Huddersfield vs Cardiff City
Will Huddersfield get a reaction to manager change?
Forget team news, the big news surrounding Huddersfield this week has been the firing of Danny Schofield. There have been loads of managers linked to the vacancy but for this game we'll have a caretaker coach. That probably means mass changes to the XI are unlikely. That said, Matt Pearson is the only player known to be unavailable.
Huddersfield Predicted lineup – Nicholls, Lees, Helik, Mbete, Turton, Kasumu, Rudoni, Nakayama, Holmes, Ward, Thomas
Things are somewhat more settled at Cardiff than at their hosts with midweeks win helping to keep things that way. The Bluebirds do have a few players missing for this game though with Jamilu Collins, Ebou Adams and Isaak Davies all ruled out.
Cardiff City free prediction – Allsop, O'Dowda, Simpson, Ng, Kipre, Romeo, Ralls, Wintle, Rinomhota, Harris, Robinson
A quickfire FAQ on Huddersfield vs Cardiff City
Where is the match being hosted? – John Smith's Stadium
Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Huddersfield narrowly edge it
What time does the match kick off? 3 PM GM