Huddersfield Town open their Premier League 2018-19 campaign with back-to-back games against Chelsea and Manchester City. The blues are the first to visit the John Smith’s Stadium this season and they are hoping for a new lease of life under Maurizio Sarri. Huddersfield are hoping for a repeat of the 2017-18 campaign when they managed to stay clear of relegation throughout the campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Huddersfield have been able to spend a substantial sum of money in the transfer market and it has resulted in players like Terence Kongolo, Adama Diakhaby, and Ramadan Sobhi coming to the club. The pre-season results have also been extremely positive for Huddersfield.
Chelsea have had a disastrous summer in which the club had to wait several weeks before doing away with Antonio Conte and bringing in Maurizio Sarri. This delayed appointment led to a late arrival of several players, but the blues have made progress in the transfer window over the last two days.
The recent meeting between Huddersfield and Chelsea ended up as a 1-1 draw with the latter being frustrated of the two. Chelsea’s last trip to the John Smith’s Stadium saw them pick up a comfortable 3-1 win. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea are at a price of 1.61 to win the match while Huddersfield are given a substantial 6.50 for the same outcome. Yet, both these do not represent great value considering that Huddersfield lack the necessary firepower to beat this Chelsea team. At the same time, the blues are still going through a transitional phase and may find it difficult to open the new season with an away victory. The John Smith’s Stadium will be buzzing ahead of this encounter and a draw is a great pick at 4.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea win odds: 1.61
Huddersfield Town win odds: 6.50
Correct Score odds
The recent game between these two teams witnessed Huddersfield playing it safe with a defensive tactic that paid off brilliantly in the 1-1 draw. The hosts are unlikely to go with a similar tactic considering that they are in front of their home crowd, but there will be some element of defensiveness. Chelsea have had a poor defensive run in pre-season and our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game will witness Huddersfield on a confident mood – backed by home advantage, several new signings, and a string of positive results in pre-season. Chelsea have reasons to be cautious in this game, as Sarri’s men do not want to open the campaign with a defeat. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Alvaro Morata will continue to lead the line for Chelsea, even if he has been quite disappointing in the blue shirt. The former Real Madrid striker did come in with a handy return of 15 goals last season. There is great pressure on Morata and our first goalscorer prediction would back the Spaniard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alvaro Morata at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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