Our prediction for this Championship match:
Cardiff City will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United when they square off against Huddersfield Town at their Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday. The Bluebirds are not enjoying a season to remember as they are only one point clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of David Wagner’s team. The Wales outfit recorded no more than one triumph in previous six home games in the league and that is one of the reasons why we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out. Huddersfield Town are still eyeing automatic promotion to the Premier League as they are five points behind second-placed Brighton and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match. It has been 13 years since Huddersfield recorded their last win over Cardiff City, but we believe that the time has come for the Terriers to put an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Player (Lex Immers):
Lex Immers is a Dutch footballer who was born in Hague, on 8 June, 1996. During his youth career he played for the likes of LENS, DSO, Vredenburch and ADO Den Haag. The midfielder, who is capable of playing up front as well, made his senior debut on 24 August, 2007.
After spending five years at Den Haag, he moved to Feyenoord on 5 June, 2012 for a fee of €1m. In 2016 he was sent on loan to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he scored 5 goals in 15 appearances in the Championship for the Welsh outfit. As a result, Cardiff City chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Dutch footballer and his contract with the Bluebirds expires in 2018.
On 2 March, 2011 Lens Immers offended Ajax supporters and that incident certainly marked his career. The attacker was fined by Den Haag chiefs for his behaviour back then. Anyhow, Immers has clearly enjoyed playing for Den Haag as witnessed by a tattoo of a stork, which is the symbol of the town.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes).
Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams.
Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.