Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal tips AnObviousBettor
Huddersfield Town are bottom of the Premier League and look doomed to be relegated to the Championship. They only have 11 league points and are 13 points from safety with an inferior goal difference. Huddersfield have lost 11 of their last 12 league games (the other being a goalless draw at Cardiff City) and have failed to score in their last five league and cup games. Their last six home league games have all ended in defeat Arsenal lost at Manchester City last weekend and are sixth in the Premier League. They are three points off the top four but need to boost their goal difference and this could be a good chance to do just that. They had some nightmares on their travels last season but had turned that around earlier this term. Recent weeks have seen a downturn in form though with four defeats in the last five. Recent opposition has been tough tough with trips to Liverpool, West Ham and Manchester City. Up against a goal-shy Huddersfield, Arsenal should be able to get an away win here to keep those Champions League hopes alive.
Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal tips Chris T-Barcks
Arsenal look quite short for a team who haven't won on the road in 6 games and have lost the last three (the top 2 & West Ham). They should respond here against a Huddersfield team who have lost 11/12 including the last at home. If David Wagner, so committed, felt he had to step away, it is hard to see Siewert turning things round. Huddersfield now resemble Derby's awful season in the PL (11pts). They have played most of their relegation rivals at home, so they may avoid matching Derby's record but struggle to get past Sunderland's 15pts. Scoring goals has been a problem, they have failed to net in the last 4 & they haven't netted over 1.5 goals in this barren run of 12 games. Arsenal though are yet to keep a clean-sheet on the road or won to nil, their defence suspect, however, Emery may seek a response in the same way Chelsea did against these opponents.
Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal tips Marc Lawrenson
Huddersfield played some nice football in their defeat by Chelsea last week, but they looked very open. You can see why their former manager David Wagner was far more cautious and played the way he did, because he thought that was their only chance of nicking the odd result. There is no great pressure on Jan Siewert whatever happens here, because this game is more about the story at Arsenal, and what is happening to them. Defensively, the Gunners are just not very good and I've been a bit puzzled by some of Unai Emery's decisions. Last week, in their defeat at Manchester City, Emery played with two left-backs - Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac - in his side, but Bernardo Silva still toasted the two of them down that flank. I just think Emery is really struggling to find a solution to his defensive problem, especially with his side's injury issues - although Shkodran Mustafi should be fit after limping off against City. Surely Emery must look at the situation and think his side's best form of defence is attack, especially for this game. If they can find a way of creating a lot of chances, they will win. Source: BBC