Burton vs Huddersfield by Shibby
Championship action again for me tomorrow as there is a full fixture list in the run up to Xmas/New Year. This game will be played at the Pirelli Stadium and will kick off at 19:45. The game will be between Burton Albion and Huddersfield Town.
The hosts head into the game currently just above the relegation zone, they lie in 20th, 2 points above the drop zone with Cardiff and Blackburn hot on their heels. Burton played away at Brentford on the weekend and the game ended 2-1 in favour of Brentford. The game started brightly as their were two goals (one from each side) within the first 27 minutes. Scott Hogan however, sealed the victory for Brentford in a hard fought game with his second goals of the game in the 53rd minute.
Prior to that Burton had been quite inconsistent in terms of form. They beat Rotherham 2-1 quite comfortably, Rotherham scored in the 93rd or 4th minute which made the game sound closer than it was. What stands out to me is Burton's form at both ends of the pitch. Their last 3 league games has seen them win once, draw once and lose once. All three games has seen BTTS.
The visitors for the game are flying high his season, not many would have expected Huddersfield to be sat in 4th in the table at this stage! They have slipped off the pace a little in recent weeks, however, still in with a shout of a play off place if they can continue like this throughout the second half of the season.
When I look around the mid table of the Championship, I don't see Huddersfield getting into the play off places. There are far more stronger teams that are capable of getting into the play off places if they put a run together.
Huddersfield's last game was a 2-1 victory over Bristol City. There was a little fortune with their win. This was their first win since the 22nd October when they beat Derby 1-0. For those that didn't see the winning goal, it was a shambles from a Bristol City perspective! A shocking back pass caused the Bristol Keeper some serious issues, his bad control enables Nakhi Wells to sneak in and score one of the easiest goals he will ever score. This was in the 58th minute, from then Huddersfield securely held on for a vital 3 points.
Again, what stands out to me is the way in which Huddersfield play, they attack very well, however, they haven't been defending too well recently. Their last 5 league games has seen BTTS in all 5! Therefore, I'll be backing BTTS at a price of 1.87 with 10Bet. Good luck all.