Premier League: Tottenham v Huddersfield Preview

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Tottenham v Huddersfield

Saturday, Mar 03 – 15:00

Tottenham beat Rochdale 6-1 in their midweek FA Cup replay, with secondary striker Fernando Llorente bagging a hat-trick for the North London side. Mauricio Pochettino decided to rotate his squad for the game, handing to starts to full-back Danny Rose and winter transfer Lucas Moura. Spurs are now undefeated in 16 competitive matches, and head into today’s fixture fourth in the Premier League table, just two-points behind third placed Liverpool.

Huddersfield bounced back from their 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United a fortnight ago, by beating West Brom 2-1 in the league. The result handed David Wagner’s side a hugely important three points, and the German was full of praise for his players, particularly forward Steve Mounie who netted the decisive goal. Mouine has now racked up six league goals for the Terriers this season, and is currently their top scorer. Huddersfield head into today’s match 14th in the Premier League table, three points above the relegation zone.

Let’s take a look at the stats:

  • Spurs are unbeaten in their last six competitive matches against Huddersfield (W3 D3) – their last defeat came back in April 1956.
  • The last time Huddersfield lost both league fixtures against Tottenham was back in the 1953/54 season.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 33 matches in the Premier League against newly-promoted clubs, since losing 1-0 to QPR in 2012.
  • In fact, they’ve won each of their last 15 fixtures against newly-promoted sides – the third longest run in the Premier League.
  • Huddersfield are unbeaten in their last four matches at Wembley Stadium (W1 D3) – their last two matches at the ground have ended 0-0.
  • The Terriers have a chance to win three consecutive league matches for the first time this season – last doing so in 1956.
  • Tottenham are currently on the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League W7 D3 – their last defeat coming against Man City in December.
  • Since the start of the 2016/17 season, Spurs have only lost one of their 33 Premier League matches at home (W26 D6).
  • Harry Kane has scored 24 goals in the Premier League this season, winning 14 points for Tottenham – more than any other player.

Tottenham have been excellent over the last few weeks, and are undeniably the form team in the Premier League at the moment. Mauricio Pochettino’s side appear to have the ability to win games by outscoring their opponents, and grind out results from tight matches – something they proved last week against Crystal Palace. Huddersfield managed to break a bad habit by winning away from home in their last game, but is hard to envision them taking anything from today’s match. Harry Kane seems to improve every week, and we’re backing him to find the back of the net again this afternoon.

Photos: Getty

Stats: Opta