West Brom vs. Huddersfield Town Predictions: All in on Huddersfield at the Hawthorns
West Brom vs Huddersfield Odds
This weekend's Championship action commences at the Hawthorns where West Brom host Huddersfield at 20:00 live on Sky.
The visitors weave round the peak district on their way to the midlands. Carlos Corberán will be hoping he can guide his side to another result and they look to scramble to the crest of the casing pack amidst their unlikely automatic promotion charge.
Defeat courtesy of Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Monday ended a 18-game unbeaten run for the Terriers. However, with Corberán making six changes, it is not worth dwelling on the disappointment of missing out on the quarter-finals.
West Brom vs Huddersfield Tips
Expected to return to the starting XI is Lewis O’Brien in the heart of midfield and Lee Nicholls in between the sticks and the pair's quality should galvanise this plucky squad as we head into the business end of the season.
As for the hosts, victory over Hull ended a seven games run without a win, stretching back three-months during which they only found the net once! This was Steve Bruce’s first win as Baggies boss, however, it does little to gloss over the peculiar decision to sack Valérien Ismaël. Up until Bruce’s predecessor's dismissal, the play-offs looked a real possibility, now it looks like a pipe dream as they sit eight points adrift of sixth placed with eleven games to play.
The hosts are 4/5 favourites here with Bet365, though the value looks to lie elsewhere as WBA have only won 38% of their games when priced accordingly.
I am genuinely bewildered at the pricing of this game, it does not make sense on any level.
The odds on favourites have the third worst points return in the division from the last six games (4). They have only won one of their last eight- scoring three goals in that time- and two of their last 14- scoring seven over that period!
Juxtapose that with the bookies rank outsiders, a side that have taken 14 points from their last six league games (third most in the Championship). Defeat in the FA Cup on Monday ended a 18-game-unbeaten run that stretched four months!
It is also worth pointing out the ‘favourites’ languish ten places below their opposition.
Despite the above, the Baggies are clear favourites on Friday. Obviously, home advantage and their superior squad should be factor into the price but the flagrant disregard for the Terriers campaign is irreverent.
Huddersfield have taken 27 points from 18 games on the road this season- a total only Fulham and Bournemouth best- and have more than held their own against the biggest and best sides in the division so far.
They have played eight games against the current top four (Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn, Sheffield United) and West Brom taking 14 points. Taking them with a half goal start on the asian handicap would have landed in 75% of those games and 28 of their 36 league games!
For the reasons outlined above, I also think taking Huddersfield on the nose is worth a punt. It also does not hurt that the best odds are with Bet365 as it means that if they go two goals to the good, the bet is paid out as a winner early!
Obviously, there is a lot more to it then the following but the Terriers have won 47% of their league games this season, yet the implied probability of them winning at the Hawthorns is just 19%, according to their odds.
Best of luck if you are backing any of these selections and please remember to gamble responsibly.
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