Our prediction for this Championship match:
Watford play host to Huddersfield at their Vicarage Road in the Championship round 40. The Hornets have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating Birmingham, sharing the spoils with Wigan, while losing to Luton. Watford are desperate to move closer to the playoffs berth, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Even though all Cleverley, Kamara, Sierralta, Dele-Bashiru, Kayembe, Hause, and Gosling are sidelined with injuries, home win should be considered.
The Terriers, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Millwall and Middlesbrough, but given their poor away record, we predict that the Hornets are going to emerge triumphant in Friday’s clash. Huddersfield’s injury list is long as well, including the likes of Holmes, Turton, Headley, Waghorn, Phillips, Nicholls, Nakayama, and Anjorin.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011.
He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team.
On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
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.