Premier League: Huddersfield v Swansea City Preview

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Huddersfield v Swansea City

Saturday, Mar 10 – 15:00

Huddersfield lost 2-0 to when they travelled to Wembley to face Tottenham last weekend, with Heung-min Son scoring a brace for the home side. Manager David Wagner labelled the result a ‘deserved defeat’, but insisted that the Terriers would keep their heads up as they prepare to face Swansea at the ‘fortress of the John Smith’s Stadium’. Wagner was right to call the John Smith’s a ‘fortress’ as Huddersfield have experienced some huge wins at home this season, which has made up for their questionable away form. The Terries currently sit 15th in the Premier League table, three points above the relegation zone.

Swansea bounced back from their 4-1 defeat against Brighton a fortnight ago, with an impressive 4-1 win over West Ham. Sung-Yueng Ki was named man of the match for the Swans, maintaining his impressive league form. The midfielder has now been involved in four goals in his last four matches, so keep an eye on him tomorrow. Swansea are now 13th on the leaderboard, taking 30 points from their 29 matches this season.

Let’s take a look at the stats:

  • Huddersfield have only lost one of their last six games at home against the Swans (W4 D1) – losing 1-0 back in March 2008.
  • Swansea have a chance to claim a league double over Huddersfield for the first time since the 1992/93 season.
  • David Wagner’s side have not managed to claim back-to-back wins since last November.
  • Swansea have only failed to score once in their nine matches under Carlos Carvalhal in the Premier League – scoring 14 goals in total.
  • Tomorrow’s match will mark the 22nd league game that Swansea have played on a Saturday – more than any other club.
  • The Terriers have failed to find the back of the net in 15 matches in the Premier League this season – more than any other side in the competition.
  • During his time at Sheffield Wednesday, Carlos Carvalhal won four league matches against David Wagner in the Championship.
  • Steve Mounie has netted four goals over his last seven competitive matches for Huddersfield – the same number as in his previous 16 games.
  • Jordan Ayew has found the back of the net in his last two competitive matches for the Swans – he has never scored in three successive games.

Huddersfield were never expecting to beat Tottenham, so they won’t be too worried about last weekend’s result. This is the sort of game that can influence their survival, and they have proven on numerous occasions how difficult they are to beat at home. Swansea have been remarkable under Carlos Carvalhal, and they’re really enjoying their football at the moment. They managed to beat Huddersfield in the reverse fixture back in October, and they have improved tenfold since then. This should be a close match, but we’re backing the Swans to take the points.

Photos: Getty

Stats: Opta