By Nathan Findlay –
Huddersfield Town will be facing up against the newly promoted West Coast side, Blackpool FC; 19:45 KO. Blackpool has had a good start to the season so far, and I think they will do well if they keep up this momentum.
Town previously played Stoke City, where they were defeated 2-1 after a tough battle. This was even more unfortunate as it was an own goal that handed Stoke the three points. Not regarding the result, this was a really good performance from Huddersfield. All the way until the final whistle, the team played strong and did not drop their heads.
The Terriers will have a challenging game on their hands after Blackpool’s performance against some of these top tier teams in the Championship, including a draw against Bournemouth and a win against Fulham. This is no coincidence, and I think that Blackpool will take every opportunity they are given.
Blackpool FC is currently 19th in the table so far, and I don’t think that this reflects the standard they have been playing at so far in the season.
Blackpool’s last game was against Fulham, where they managed to get three points out of the game in which they were truly dominated.
A goal from Josh Bowler set the team ahead just after halftime, and after this, we saw a formation change for Blackpool, dropping more players back and putting themselves in a very defensive position. This worked perfectly for them as they came out of the game with the win here.
But Fulham didn’t stop; there was a constant high pressure from the London side to try and get themselves back into the game. By the end of the match, Fulham had 17 shots and held 71% possession in the game.
One player to watch for Blackpool is Ben Bereton; the forward has bagged three goals and an assist so far this season and is looking good so far.
He is a great target man and will go for goal if he gets the opportunity to do so – certainly a player to watch as we go into tonight’s game.
Press Conference with Carlos Corberán:
Here are some of Carlos Corberán’s pre-match thoughts for tonight’s game:
- “They’re a team that have been promoted from League One to the Championship, and so they’re a very competitive team.
- “They’ve had some very good loans come in and have kept their best players that helped get them promoted.
- “Their draw against Bournemouth was no coincidence and neither was their win over Fulham.
- “They were consequences of a team that work very well from an offensive point of view.
- “They’re a team that are going to be difficult to meet with.”
With Huddersfield and Blackpool looking strong, this will be a battle for three points tonight. Blackpool are on their high after the Fulham win but will this have given them too much confidence?
The Terriers will have to make sure that they don’t leave any room for the Seasiders and take shots as and when they appear to give themselves the best chance at the win tonight.