Tottenham will be looking to follow up their first Premier League win at their new home with another on Saturday as they host already-relegated Huddersfield Town. Spurs may have won just once in their last six league games, but they’ve won all three Premier League meetings against the Terriers without conceding a goal. Will the away side put up a fight now the pressure’s off?
Tottenham Hotspur vs Huddersfield Town – Premier League 18/19
Where to Watch
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: 13 April 2019
Kick Off Time: 12:30 BST
Referee in Charge: Lee Mason
TV Channel / Live Stream: You can watch this game live on Sky One, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Live streaming is also available on the Sky Go app on your mobile or tablet device if you’re on the go during the 90 minutes.
Spurs vs Huddersfield – The Form Guide
After defeats to Southampton and Liverpool threatened to derail their season, Spurs have managed to bounce back with recent wins over Crystal Palace and, more recently, an impressive 1-0 win at home to Manchester City in the Champions League. Everyone’s writing the away side off already, and if Tottenham are anywhere near their best, they should put a few past Huddersfield on Saturday. You have to go all the way back to 1956 to find the last time Huddersfield beat Spurs. I can’t see that changing this weekend. Sorry Terriers fans!
Huddersfield are down. The pressure’s off. But will they play with more freedom or will it be more a case of just wanting to get this season over and done with? It’s now 10 defeats in 11 games, five losses in a row and it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better. With Liverpool and Manchester United still to come, it may be a case of damage limitation this weekend against a Spurs side who will go third with a win.
What is the Team News?
Harry Kane only has himself to blame for his injury when you look back at how it occurred. It was unfortunate that Fabian Delph caught him as he did, but there really was no need for Kane to go in so strongly. He’s out for the rest of the campaign, so Fernando Llorente could start. Dele Alli broke his hand in the same match, but he could well play with a cast, although it might be wise to give him a rest for this one. Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Erik Lamela are all still missing for Spurs.
As for Huddersfield, they’ll probably rotate quite heavily as head coach Jan Siewert plans for the Championship next season. Isaac Mbenza is ill and could miss out, but Laurent Depoitre and Demeaco Duhaney could both play some part.
Spurs Predicted XI: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Moura, Son, Llorente.
Huddersfield Predicted XI: Hamer, Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm, Mooy, Hogg, Stankovic, Lowe, Pritchard, Ahearne-Grant.
Tottenham are overwhelming favourites with the bookmakers for this one at odds of 2/9. Huddersfield are a huge price at 16/1, with the draw available at 6/1.
3-0. I can’t see anything but a Spurs win here. They may rest a few players ahead of their second leg with City in midweek, but they should still have more than enough in the tank to see off Huddersfield with relative ease.
Huddersfield have never scored a Premier League goal against Tottenham. I can’t see where one is going to come from this weekend either.
Spurs are really short in the match result market, so I’ll leave that for those who have plenty of money to lump on. The Win to Nil market looks appealing and that’s what I’m going to bet on this weekend. Spurs to win to nil on Saturday is priced at a very generous 10/11. It’s well worth adding this to your accumulator this weekend. I’ll be surprised if Huddersfield have a shot on target, let alone score.
Match Stats & Facts
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Huddersfield in all competitions.
- Spurs have won all three of their Premier League meetings with Saturday’s opponents without conceding a single goal.
- Pochettino’s side have won just one of their last six Premier League games.
- Huddersfield haven’t won any of their last 10 away games in the league.
- The Terriers have failed to win any of their last 19 matches against the ‘big six’.
- 12 of Spurs’ last 14 Premier League goals have been scored in the second half.