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Prediction: Manchester United vs Huddersfield

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 24 Dec 2018

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Prediction: Manchester United win

Best Odds: 1/4

Bookmaker: bet365

It’s Christmas time ladies and gents, and that can only mean one thing: Boxing Day football is right around the corner. It’s one of the biggest days of the football year in the realms of the English game, and we can’t wait to see how it all unfolds. One of the games that we’ve got to look forward to is Manchester United vs Huddersfield Town, which represents a meeting between two old school greats. Their first meeting came back in 1912 and ever since then, the fixture has developed and changed in a multitude of ways.

Manchester United

In the blink of an eye, one managerial change has completely flipped Manchester United’s season on its head. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a legend at Old Trafford and after guiding United to victory over Cardiff City at the weekend, he’s already being spoken about as the club’s next big saviour. While it’s far too early to make any kind of realistic predictions, what we do know is that he has the fans and the media behind him, and that can go a long way at this level.

Team News

Alexis Sanchez is out until 2019, with Lukaku still being out and Chris Smalling facing a battle to be fit.

Huddersfield

It’s not exactly groundbreaking to suggest that Huddersfield are in trouble. If they want to remain in the top flight then some things are going to have to change – and quickly. The January transfer window can’t come soon enough and while they don’t need to make too many purchases, there definitely needs to be a change in their approach. There’s still a long way to go as we all know. But usually, by Christmas, we’ve got a pretty good idea of who is going to be in that relegation battle come May.

Team News

Jonathan Hogg will hope to be available after missing the Southampton game, with van la Parra also being tipped for a start while Mooy continues to recover from his knee injury.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Man United’s Old Trafford.
  • Man United have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games.
  • Huddersfield have won one and lost five of their last six games.
  • Man United lead the overall head to head standings 22-11, with 15 draws.
  • In their last meeting back in February, Man United beat Huddersfield 2-0.

Conclusion

Momentum can take you a long way in this game as we all know, but we happen to believe that pressure can also be a pretty cruel thing too. We believe that United are by far the better side and we do think they’ll come away with the three points from this one, but it certainly isn’t going to be easy. They’ll be forced to get over the frustration of the Terriers parking the bus, which will lead to a goalless first half. Then, around the hour mark, United will score the opening goal of the game before adding a second with just a few minutes remaining.

Prediction: Manchester United win

Best Odds: 1/4

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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