Our prediction for this Championship match:
Saturday’s football game at Swansea.com Stadium pits together Swansea City and Huddersfield Town. The South Wales outfit have been producing fine performances in the season finale, with the team winning three of their last four league matches, but that is unlikely to help them book a place in the playoffs. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Dutch forward Joel Piroe, who scored a brace in a 2-0 win over Wigan, while goalkeepers Archie Matthews and Steven Benda remain in the recovery room. As a result, Andy Fisher should keep his place in goal.
The Terriers, on the other hand, are determined to secure the Championship survival. Huddersfield have found their best form of late, but beating the in-form Swans on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The likes of Anjorin, Headley, Knockaert, Nakayama, Nicholls, Turton, and Phillips should miss out with injuries for the away team.
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.