Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Huddersfield Town are a team with two faces. The Terriers are tough to beat at home, but they have been struggling on the travels this season. The newcomers suffered a heavy 5-0 loss to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening and you should bear in mind that they failed to score in previous six away games in the national championship. Everton, on the other hand, gave fans some cheer in midweek, with the team crushing West Ham United (4-0) at their Goodison Park. The Toffees regained a much-needed confidence, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to climb to the top half of the Premier League standings. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over West Ham and the former Manchester United star is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. When the two sides met in the League Cup in 2010 Everton recorded a 5-1 win over Huddersfield Town and home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Gylfi Sigurdsson):
Arguably one of Iceland’s most famous footballers ever, Gylfi Sigurdsson was born In Reykjavik on 9 September 1989, but he never played for an Icelandic club on senior level. Having shown a great deal of potential while playing for FH and Breidablik youth teams, the attacking midfielder was snatched by Reading in 2008 and he has since spent the majority of his career in England. Sigurdsson also went on to represent Hoffenheim and Tottenham Hotspur, but he played his best football during the two spells with Swansea City, scoring 25 goals in first 85 Premier League games for the Swans. Sigurdsson became famous for his dangerous free-kicks and killer passes in the final third, but he was never given a genuine opportunity to prove his worth while at Tottenham Hotspur. The highly rated footballer had a key role to play as Iceland secured their first ever appearance at a major tournament finals, scoring 6 goals in 10 Euro 2016 qualifiers to ensure he would remain in the history books for years to come.
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 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.