, ‘A surprise result’ – Huddersfield Town vs Leeds United prediction: The72

‘A surprise result’ – Huddersfield Town vs Leeds United prediction: The72

The72’s writers offer their Huddersfield Town vs Leeds United prediction ahead of their Championship clash on Saturday afternoon.

The72’s writers offer their Huddersfield Town vs Leeds United prediction ahead of their Championship clash on Saturday afternoon.

Huddersfield Town head into this weekend’s with Leeds United fixture following an impressive 2-1 victory away from home over Watford during Andre Breitenreiter’s first match at the helm.

After a goalless first half, Emmanuel Dennis put the Hornets ahead within ten minutes of the restart. Danny Ward then scored a brace, hitting the back of the net in the 70th and 83rd minute to complete the Terriers’ turnaround. Three points at Vicarage Road meant Huddersfield hopped up to 19th in the Championship table, now two points above the drop zone.

Leeds United meanwhile beat current Championship leaders Leicester City 3-1 thanks to a late surge in their latest second tier fixture at Elland Road.

The Foxes took the lead through Wout Faes early on and missed a hatful of chances to strengthen their lead throughout the encounter. Connor Roberts equalised in the 80th minute for Daniel Farke’s men, before Faes’ own goal and Patrick Bamford’s injury time effort wrapped up victory for the hosts and closed the gap between themselves and Leicester to six points.

Here, a handful of our writers make their predictions for the game…

 

Jacob Hackett

“No doubt buoyed by their victory over Watford, Huddersfield will have an extra ounce of confidence ahead of facing Leeds at the weekend.

“Farke’s side will not exactly be short of confidence themselves, however, and will be turning up at the John Smith’s Stadium expecting to record another win.

“I certainly think that Breitenreiter’s appointment will have injected more fight into the Terriers’ squad, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them cause their visitors some problems on Saturday.

“Ultimately, however, I think the Leeds squad possesses too much quality to walk away from this encounter empty handed, and I expect them to pick up all three points.”

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James Ray

Leeds United have been in fantastic form of late, closing the gap to the top of the table. A rotated side put in a spirited display away to Chelsea in the week too, so they will be big favourites to get another valuable win here.

“That said though, I have a feeling this game might not go their way. Spirits are on the up at Huddersfield having picked up some important wins of late and after a first win under Breitenreiter, the players and fans will be right up for this.

“I see this as a banana skin for Leeds United, and they might just slip up. I’m going for a surprise result, 2-1 to the hosts.”

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