Our match prediction:
Newcastle United suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage at the start of the season and, no doubt, coach Rafa Benitez is under big pressure ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Town. The Magpies aim to return to the Premier League as soon as possible and we are positive that the hosts will go for a win in Saturday’s football match. Rafa Benitez has a number of high-profile players to choose from and we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in the St. James’ Park clash. Huddersfield Town did well to beat Brentford in their first home game of the season, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s game against Newcastle United. In their last meeting at St. James’ Park (League Cup, 2009) Newcastle United recorded a 4-3 win over Huddersfield Town, with the likes of Guthrie, N’Djitap, Ameobi and Nolan getting on the scoresheet for the Magpies.
Highligted Player (Jack Colback):
After spending nine years at Sunderland youth academy, Jack Colback signed a loan deal with Ipswich Town on 6 August, 2009. The left-footed midfielder, who is capable of playing at left back as well, made 37 appearances for the Championship side, scoring four goals in the English second tier. Against all odds, Colback decided to sign for Sunderland’s bitterest rivals Newcastle United on 9 June, 2014 and it has to be noted he became the first player to move directly from Sunderland to Newcastle since 1998 when Lionel Perez did the same. In 2015 Sunderland fans created a sick banner depicting Colback hanging with a noose around his neck and that caused uproar on social media. Colback and his teammates from Newcastle dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season, but he decided not to leave the club. Colback scored 5 goals in 64 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League. He is well known for his passing skills, he rarely gives the ball away and journalist often compare him with Italy ace Andrea Pirlo.
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 to win the FA Cup title in 1920 as well. 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.