Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bet365 Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Stoke City and Huddersfield Town. The Potters aim to build on a 3-0 win over Reading, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. James McClean has been tested positive for coronavirus, and, as a result, he will miss the Huddersfield Town game. The Terriers, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Luton Town.
Huddersfield Town sit in the middle of the table, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fifth win of the season. However, we are tempted to put our money on Stoke City who impressed in the previous two home games against Brentford (3-2) and Rotherham (1-0). In their last meeting in the English second tier the Potters outplayed the Terriers 5-2, and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Joe Allen):
Joe Allen is another high-quality footballer from the new generation of Wales internationals, who was part of the team that took Swansea from League One to the Premier League, and he had no problems adapting to arguably the strongest league championship in Europe.
Allen operated as a deep-lying playmaker as the Swans impressed upon reaching the elite division, with his excellent passing skills persuading Liverpool to splash £15 million on his services. The central midfielder didn’t exactly manage to develop into an indispensable member of the side at Anfield, but he is considered an important squad player and has always performed well when called upon.
Meanwhile, he has been one of the pillars of the most successful team in the Wales history together with Gareth Bale, Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey, while even representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Allen started five games for the Dragons as they secured the first ever appearance at the European Championship finals.
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.