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Premier League Saturday: Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town

Harry Kane Is Out For Tottenham Hotspur But Huddersfield Boss Jan Siewert Believes This Could Make His Job Tougher! Manager Comments. Team News. Stats and Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

Harry Kane’s troublesome ankle flared up again during the week and it’s not yet clear if he’s played his last game of the season. When this happened in January Tottenham won all four Premier League games he missed. They had to dig deep but somehow they got over the line with Heung-Min Son taking over the mantle as the main man in three of them.

Pattaya One: Heung-Min Son. A key role in saving Tottenham’s season.

Now Son has to do that again or Tottenham’s season, that has looked so full of promise, could just leave them staring at a Europa League place.

Huddersfield Boss Jan Siewert is well aware of the Son ‘Special Factor’ and how the loss of Kane makes Tottenham a different team and possibly more difficult to beat.

Match Details

13/4/2019 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tottenham Hotspur (4) v Huddersfield Town (20)
KO:12:30 REF: L Mason

Tottenham Hotspur Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Serge Aurier Hamstring injury.Erik Lamela Hamstring injury.Eric Dier Hip injury. Harry Kane Ankle injury.
  • 50% Chance of Playing: Dele Alli Hand injury.

Huddersfield Town Team News

  • 25% Chance of Playing: Adama Diakhaby Hamstring injury. Abdelhamid Sabiri Lack of match fitness.
  • 7% Chance of Playing: Demeaco Duhaney Hip injury. Philip Billing Back injury. Isaac Mbenza Illness. Laurent Depoitre Foot injury

Opta Stats

  • Tottenham are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions versus Huddersfield (W5 D3), since a three-match losing streak between April 1955 and April 1956.
  • Huddersfield have lost all three of their Premier League meetings with Spurs by an aggregate score of 0-8, with the Terriers landing just nine shots on target.
  • Only versus Cardiff have Tottenham won their first four Premier League games against a team without conceding a goal.
  • Tottenham have won just one of their last six Premier League games (D1 L4).
  • Huddersfield have lost nine of their last 10 away Premier League games (D1), with their only point in that time coming against fellow relegation strugglers Cardiff.
  • Tottenham have played (57) and subsequently lost (13) more Premier League games against sides starting the day bottom of the table than any other side in the competition. Their last such defeat came in May 2018 at West Bromwich Albion.
  • Since beating Man Utd 2-1 in October 2017, Huddersfield have lost 17 of their 19 Premier League games against ‘big six’ opponents (D2), including each of the last 10 in a row.
  • 12 of Tottenham’s last 14 Premier League goals have been scored in the second-half of games, including eight of their last nine at home.
  • Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer has conceded 17 goals in just six Premier League appearances this season, conceding a goal on average every 27 minutes.

Prediction

Son has scored in Tottenham’s first two high profile games at their new season and he can make that a hat-trick today as long as Mauricio Pochettino gives him some game time. Poch might be thinking of saving him for the Champions League second leg against Manchester City next week.

Huddersfield, already relegated, should be playing with more freedom now the pressure is off but they didn’t show that against Leicester when they were well beaten. Playing with freedom, but without quality, should see them remain on 14 points where they have been since beating Wolves 1-0 at the end of February.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Huddersfield Town 

 

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