Our football match prediction:
By rolling over Port Vale (4-0) Huddersfield Town set up a meeting with Rochdale in the FA Cup round 4. The Terriers head into the game following a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town in the Championship and thanks to the triumph they moved one step closer to booking their place in the play-offs. Huddersfield Town are fully focused on securing promotion to the Premier League, meaning that coach David Wagner is unlikely to field the best possible side against Rochdale. The Dale aim to return to the Championship, but the team’s recent form is anything but good. Following a 2-1 loss to Southend, Rochdale suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Oxford United and it remains to be seen if the League One side are capable of upsetting Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s football match. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Crown Oil Arena.
Highlighted Player (Tommy Smith):
Tommy Smith is an English player who was born in Warrington on 14 April, 1992. The defender plays for Huddersfield Town, but he used to play for the likes of Manchester City and Tranmere Rovers during his youth career as well. His main position is right back and it is no surprise he has yet to score for the Terriers, speaking of league games. The defender, though, found scored his first goal for the Terries in the 5-2 FA Cup loss to Reading on 19 January, 2016. Tommy Smith made his Huddersfield Town debut on 31 August, 2013 in a 2-1 loss to Barnsley and he has been playing for the John Smith’s Stadium outfit ever since. He has been struggling with injuries during his professional career and on 31 January, 2015 he was airlifted to hospital with head trauma following a colliding with Joe Murphy, the Huddersfield Town shoot-stopper. Tommy Smith has yet to play for the England national team.
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.