Huddersfield Town vs. Bournemouth Predictions: I'm predicting it to go flat at the John Smiths
Huddersfield Town vs. Bournemouth Odds
The Championship is hotting up as we near the end of the season and we've asked our second tier specialist OddsTerrier to preview the game of the weekend between 3rd placed Huddersfield Town and the team they are trying to chase down, AFC Bournemouth. He's picked out his best bets for you to look at.
Huddersfield Town vs. Bournemouth Tips
There is so much riding on this game for both sides. Huddersfield have closed ground on the back of a ridiculous unbeaten run which came to a shuddering halt on Wednesday night, when they were beaten soundly by a spirited Millwall side. That result followed a late capitulation against West Brom to lose two points and being knocked out of the FA Cup away at Forest. They have to win here to go level with a Bournemouth side with 3 games in hand and a far superior goal difference.
Bournemouth haven't made the most of their games in hand thus far, taking only five points from three easy home games. They have to pick up some more points and quickly with the pack closing in, knowing they have an April run in that is ridiculously loaded. West Brom, Sheff Utd, Boro, Coventry and Fulham follow the fixture in West Yorkshire.
My first selection is based around Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing to be carded. The 25-year-old Dane returns to West Yorkshire and the club where he came through the academy ranks, keen to prove a point. Many Town fans felt that though Billing clearly possessed ability, at times he didn't always use it to his full potential. Accusations of laziness continued throughout his time at Huddersfield and a lot were delighted when he was eventually picked up by Bournemouth for the region of £15m.
Billing struggled in the Premier League but has shone in the Championship over the last two seasons, contributing 16 goals and 10 assists. One thing that has always been consistent is his ability to accumulate cards. He has picked up 34 cards in the last four seasons, with a record 10 already this term. He returns from suspension and will be keen to stamp his mark on this game. Combine those stats and the hostile crowd and I like the 2/1 on offer for him to pick up another caution.
My second pick is for this one to end in a draw. Town will be going all out for the three points here but they are up against a side full of quality. If the game is level in the second half then I have no doubt that Bournemouth will sit back and be happy with the draw. It will keep them ahead of the challengers with games in hand. Lose here and they are right back in the pack. After an incredible run, it may well be the case that the Terriers have run out of steam and will have to settle for the playoffs.
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