Match Preview: Huddersfield Town


Home sweet home! That’s right, it’s back to the Cottage and home comforts after Sunday’s trip to the Etihad. Games such as these are our bread and butter, so it’s important to get back to winning ways as soon as possible and keep the pressure on the promotion-chasing pack.

Let’s make the most of this Saturday 3 pm kickoff time because we don’t get many!

Come on the Fulham!

Head To Head

  • Fulham Wins 27 | Draws 16 | Huddersfield Wins 26.
  • Fulham are unbeaten in their last 7 home games against Huddersfield with 5 wins and 2 draws, dating back to March 1994.
  • We have only failed to score in once in the last 14, again, dating back to March 1994.
  • Fulham have won 9 of the last 12 meetings.
  • There have only been two 0-0 draws across the 69 encounters.

Huddersfield Town in 2019/20

  • League Position: 19th.
  • League Form: WDLLW.
  • Goals: 33.
  • Conceded: 45.
  • Average Possession: 50.4%.
  • Top Scorers: Karlan Grant (13), Juninho Bacuna (5).
  • Form Table (Last 6 Matches): 16th (7pts).
  • Discipline: 63 Yellows | 1 Red.
  • Clean sheets: 6.
  • Both teams have scored in 19 of their 29 league games.

Players in Common

Image: Evening Standard

Scott Malone

Fulham: 42 apps, 6 goals (2016/17)

Huddersfield: 28 apps (2017/18)

Gary Barnett, Pat Beasley, Danny Cadamarteri, James Husband, Mark Hudson, Scott Malone, Brian Mcdermott, Oliver Norwood, Jazz Richards, Dale Tempest, Robert Wilson.

Josh’s View (@joshwalford99

Our attention returns to the league after we fell victim to a clinical performance by Manchester City in the FA cup. The 4-0 loss could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, now Parker can focus solely on getting us to back to the Premier League. A home fixture against struggling Huddersfield will be one that we are expected to win. They currently sit 19th in the table, picking up two wins in their previous five outings. Despite this, their most recent fixture was away at Hull city where they came out the victors with a 1-2 victory; displaying the unpredictability of the Championship. Focusing on us, we have three clean sheets in a row in the league, Michael Hector being a huge factor in the recent success at the back.

In terms of our starting line-up, new loan signing Terence Kongolo will, unfortunately, be ineligible due to his parent club being the visitors. I thought he had a decent game away at Man City under difficult circumstances and pairing him with Hector could be successful in the future. Furthermore, Tim Ream picked up a straight red card in the defeat to City, therefore he will also be unavailable to Parker. With Alfie Mawson still injured, the obvious choice to pair Hector seems to be Denis Odoi, the Belgian is a useful utility player to have especially in the Championship. Some positive news is that Aboubakar Kamara returned to training this week and is a possibility for the game. If he is fully fit, I would lean towards him to start as our main striker. He proved his worth when he slotted straight in earlier this season against QPR, scoring a brace and winning us the match. Neeskens Kebano is also a possibility if he can pair with Ivan Cavaleiro and Kamara making a front three, then we will possess a lot of pace in order to hurt the Terriers. Our main number 9 Aleksandar Mitrovic is still out with an ankle problem, if we can keep picking up points without him then we will be looking strong to finish the season with a flourish. From now until the end of the season I feel as though our home form is important, if we can turn the Cottage into a fortress it creates less pressure having to go away from home and pick up victories.

We will be expected to beat Huddersfield at home, I believe we will win the game comfortably 2-0. I’m going with a goal apiece from Ivan Cavaleiro and Josh Onomah, plus another clean sheet as an added bonus.