Our prediction for this Championship match:
Hull City and Huddersfield Town face each other at MKM Stadium in the opening game of day 40. The Tigers have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team sharing the spoils with Birmingham, beating Coventry, while losing to Luton. Hull are 13 points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that a win over Huddersfield should see them secure the survival.
The good news for the hosts is that both Lewie Coyle and Tyler Smith are back after overcoming their respective injuries. The Terriers, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Millwall and Bournemouth, and seeing that they want this win more than Hull, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. The likes of Ryan Schofield, Rolando Aarons, and Alex Vallejo miss out with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield):
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.