Huddersfield Town vs Sunderland Prediction 14.02.2024

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town

1 : 0

Sunderland

Sunderland

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  • Competition: England - Championship
  • Date: Wednesday, 14th, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20.45 CET
  • Venue: John Smith's Stadium (Huddersfield)

Wednesday evening's second-tier action at John Smith's Stadium promises an intriguing battle between Huddersfield and Sunderland, with the former fighting to avoid slipping into relegation places while the latter aims to continue pushing towards playoff spots.

Huddersfield's visit to St. Mary's Stadium turned into a high-octane affair as they faced off against Southampton in one of the standout fixtures of the 2023-24 second-tier season, ultimately succumbing to a breathtaking eight-goal thriller (3-5) despite holding the lead three times. Disappointingly squandering the lead during Saturday's trip to the Saints cast a shadow over Jon Worthington's exceptional debut - demolishing rock-bottom Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 - as caretaker boss, leaving Huddersfield with just two points more than Queens Park Rangers, the team sitting just below the relegation line.

In contrast, Sunderland managed to apply pressure on the last two teams occupying playoff spots in an impressive fashion, as they clawed back from a one-goal deficit to ultimately seal a dominant 3-1 success against relegation-threatened Plymouth, netting three goals in just 12 minutes during the second half. Thanks to Saturday afternoon's fascinating comeback, the Black Cats have extended their unbeaten run to three matches in the second division, picking up seven out of a possible nine points during that time, allowing them to level on points with Coventry, who currently hold the final playoff ticket.

Huddersfield Town vs Sunderland Betting Tips: BTTS

Despite Michael Beale's Black Cats enjoying a much better position in the table and recording somewhat more successful results in recent weeks, ssecuring a win will be no walk in the park, especially considering that the Terriers pulled off a shock 2-1 victory at the Stadium of Light earlier in the campaign. In a clash between two sides with different ambitions, where maximum points are imperative for both, we expect an open contest that could result in exciting stalemates. Remarkably, since interim manager Jon Worthington took a seat on the bench, Huddersfield have become synonymous with entertainment, as their last two Championship gameweeks have seen a mesmerizing 12 goals. 

After rattling Sheffield Wednesday's net four times, including three against Premier League-chasing Southampton, the attacking prowess of the West Yorkshire side could once again come to the fore as they face Sunderland, whose defensive line appears shaky, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six outings across all competitions. However, the Black Cats can also be hopeful to light up the scoreboard, as they've never had trouble shaking Huddersfield's net in their 10 previous meetings, with goals seen on both ends in eight of those. Ultimately, we hope that the attacking trio on both sides will demonstrate creativity and be at a high level, ensuring that both Huddersfield and Sunderland find their way to the back of the net in what promises to be an entertaining contest.

Huddersfield Town vs Sunderland Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Sunderland

    1 : 2

    Huddersfield Town

    Championship

  2. Sunderland

    1 : 1

    Huddersfield Town

    Championship

  3. Huddersfield Town

    0 : 2

    Sunderland

    Championship

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town team news

Observing his team's display of courage against Premier League-chasing Southampton in the heart-pounding 3-5 defeat, interim manager Jon Worthington might opt to retain the identical XI from their visit to St. Mary's Stadium last time out.

However, the 40-year-old tactician is forced to make at least one change in the lineup, as right-back Brodie Spencer was forced off the field over the weekend in the 67th minute due to injury, and his absence could pave the way for Ben Jackson to start against Sunderland.

While Rhys Healey joins his teammates in the recovery room following his injury in the emphatic 4-0 victory over bottom-side Sheffield Wednesday, 21-year-old striker Kian Harratt finds himself suspended indefinitely.

Last matches of Huddersfield Town

  1. Southampton

    5 : 3

    Huddersfield Town

    Championship

  2. Huddersfield Town

    4 : 0

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

  3. Queens Park Rangers

    1 : 1

    Huddersfield Town

    Championship

  4. Blackburn Rovers

    1 : 1

    Huddersfield Town

    Championship

  5. Huddersfield Town

    1 : 1

    Plymouth Argyle

    Championship

Huddersfield Town lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Lee Nicholls

Defenders

  • 33

    Yuta Nakayama

  • 32

    Tom Lees

  • 4

    Matty Pearson

Midfielders

  • 30

    Ben Jackson

  • 21

    Alex Matos

  • 6

    Jonathan Hogg

  • 18

    David Kasumu

Forwards

  • 14

    Sorba Thomas

  • 10

    Josh Koroma

  • 8

    Jack Rudoni

Sunderland

Sunderland team news

Fired up by the outstanding display during the weekend's home clash, Sunderland boss Michael Beale may opt for just one change in his starting lineup.

Coming off the bench to make a decisive impact within minutes, helping secure a 3-1 victory over Plymouth, Jobe Bellingham, sibling of Real Madrid prodigy Jude Bellingham, is ready to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup.

Ajibola Alese, Dennis Cirkin, Niall Huggins and Dack Bradley will all miss out for the visitors through injury, while Barnsley loanee Callum Styles is struggling with fitness and could also be sidelined for the mid-week visit.

Last matches of Sunderland

  1. Sunderland

    3 : 1

    Plymouth Argyle

    Championship

  2. Middlesbrough

    1 : 1

    Sunderland

    Championship

  3. Sunderland

    3 : 1

    Stoke City

    Championship

  4. Sunderland

    0 : 1

    Hull City

    Championship

  5. Ipswich Town

    2 : 1

    Sunderland

    Championship

Sunderland lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Anthony Patterson

Defenders

  • 33

    Leo Fuhr Hjelde

  • 5

    Daniel Ballard

  • 13

    Luke O'Nien

  • 32

    Trai Hume

Midfielders

  • 24

    Dan Neil

  • 20

    Jack Clarke

  • 7

    Jobe Bellingham

  • 10

    Patrick Roberts

Forwards

  • 15

    Nazariy Rusyn

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Huddersfield has scored a staggering seven goals in their last two Championship rounds.
  2. Huddersfield has conceded at least once in seven of their last eight competitive matches.
  3. Sunderland has conceded in each of their last six matches in all competitions.
  4. Eight out of the last 10 encounters between these sides have seen goals scored by both teams.

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Huddersfield Town vs Sunderland - FAQ

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Who is Huddersfield's player to watch?

Remarkably, Michal Helik, playing as a central defender, is Huddersfield's top scorer this season with eight goals, but the Pole had to sit out the last two matches due to injury.

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Who is Sunderland's player to watch?

Jack Clarke impressively leads Sunderland's attack this term, having scored 14 goals and provided four assists so far.