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Wolves vs Huddersfield: Wolves have more bite than tame Terriers

Wolves vs Huddersfield Match Preview and Predictions

Wolves will be out to end their recent dip in form when they host Huddersfield in the second of the 'Super Sunday' matches this weekend.

[All odds correct at time of publication]

The newly-promoted hosts have only taken one point from their last four matches but are the firm favourites to return to winning ways at Molineux.

Huddersfield remain in the relegation zone despite taking four points from back-to-back home games against Fulham and West Ham.

Match information

When is it? Sunday 25th November

What time is kick-off? 16:00

Where is it being played? Molineux

Which channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event

Who is the referee? Kevin Friend

Wolves vs Huddersfield Betting Tips

Here are our predictions for Sunday's game for which we also have a range of other markets available:

The lowdown

The expected goals data suggests both of these teams can feel aggrieved at their league position but that is particularly true for Wolves, who should be fourth based on the difference between the quality of chances created and allowed.

A point was the least they deserved after being the better team in the 1-1 draw at Arsenal two weeks ago, while they gave Tottenham a scare when battling back from 3-0 down to lose 3-2 in their last match at Molineux.

Although they might not be quite ready to challenge for a top-six place just yet, Wolves look stronger than the teams battling for survival.

They have played five teams currently below them in the table and a 1-0 defeat at Brighton was their only blip, having won the other four matches without conceding.

Huddersfield continue to struggle for goals, failing to score more than one goal in a match this season, and they not found the net in half of their games.

All that leads us to go for a home win to nil as the first of our Wolves vs Huddersfield predictions at Premier League odds of 11/10.

Huddersfield are something of a bogey team for Wolves, having won 12 and lost just two of their previous 16 meetings, but Wolves will expect to show they are a very different team these days.

First goalscorer tips

Wolves could do with a prolific goalscorer if they are to push on but Raul Jimenez continues to lead the attack for now.

He is their top scorer in the Premier League this season with three goals, all of which have come at Molineux, and he is the understandable favourite in the first goalscorer odds at 7/2.

Anytime goalscorer tips

Huddersfield's second-half record since promotion to the Premier League has made grim reading compared to their first-half performances.

David Wagner's Terriers are not suited to chasing the game if they go behind and if they are forced to leave gaps at the back, the pace of Adama Traore could prove decisive.

Backing him to score in the in-play betting if he comes off the bench could be the best idea, but he can also be backed in the anytime goalscorer odds at 23/10.

Where the game will be won or lost

Huddersfield's struggle for goals is well known but they have also had their fair share of misfortune in front of goal. The Terriers have hit the woodwork nine times this season, a tally matched only by Manchester City and followed by Chelsea and Liverpool.

A change of luck could see Huddersfield start to climb away from trouble but they will need a day when plenty goes their way if they are to cause an upset, having been priced up as 7/1 underdogs.

Wolves are not a team that blow the opposition away though. Three of their four wins have been by a one-goal margin, with the only exception being the 2-0 victory against Southampton when they needed until the 79th minute to break the deadlock.

Feature match previews for this weekend

If you're interested in tips on our feature matches for the weekend, check out our in-depth previews below:

Wolves have only been leading once at half-time this season and Huddersfield generally perform much better in the opening 45 minutes so backing a draw at half-time before Wolves go on to win is the next of our Wolves vs Huddersfield betting tips at 31/10.

For even bigger odds in a match which we expect the hosts to edge, take the BetStars Odds Boost of 13/1 for Jimenez to score first in a 1-0 win for Wolves.

Team news

Wolves will be without Jonny Otto, who has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury he sustained while playing for Spain.

Fellow wing-back Matt Doherty has recovered from the facial injury that saw him miss out on the Republic of Ireland's matches during the international break.

Huddersfield will be without defenders Mathias Jorgensen (suspension) and Chris Lowe (shoulder) so Jon Gorenc Stankovic and Erik Durm could fill the respective gaps. Midfielder Danny Williams has recovered from a long-term knee injury.

Traders' Tips - View from the trading floor

Wolves should dominate possession and create plenty of chances at home to one of the Premier League's weaker teams so Ivan Cavaleiro appeals at 2/1 to add to the goal he scored at Arsenal in the last match before the international break.

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Andrew McDermott
@a_mcdermott in Football