By Nathan Findlay –
Huddersfield Town face off against Brentford FC in their first game after the break on Saturday the 3rd of April at the John Smiths stadium. 12:30 K.O.
Town are currently sat 18th in the table still trying to pull themselves away from the relegation zone. The Terriers have had a 17-day break since their last game and hopefully, this will have given the team a good chance to not only rest but to refocus and reorganise in order to remain out of the relegation zone and on to another year of Championship football.
Huddersfield’s last game was against Sheffield Wednesday where they came away with a draw after a very close game. Both sides could have taken the win in the end but a draw did seem like a fair result for both parties. The terriers had a total of 9 shots and 60% possession compared to Sheffield’s 8 shots and 40% possession.
The last time that Huddersfield and Brentford matched up was at the very start of the season where the Terriers lost 3-0 to the London side. Town were fighting hard for the majority of the game and were only 1-0 down until the 86th minute. Unfortunately, Brentford sealed the win, scoring two goals and putting the game to bed
Brentford are currently 4th in the table which is an exciting place to be for the bees at this point in the season. Past Norwich City who seem fairly set for the Premier League at this point, it’s pretty close at the top, with several teams battling for a place in the playoffs.
Brentford themselves have been on a steady incline all season and we have seen this team improve throughout the season.
One player Town will have to watch out for is Ivan Toney. The forward is top of the table for goals this season and I don’t think that he is going to stop here. With a total of 28 goals and 9 assists so far this season, he has a great talent and a player that Huddersfield are going to need to shut out of the game very early.
Manager Carlos Corberán spoke to the media ahead of the game on Saturday, saying that he expects both sets of players are going to arrive to the game going for the full three points.
He said: “Brentford are a strong team and they will be putting up their best performance.
“They are pushing for top two and this is an important game for them.
“All of the remaining games of this season is going to be a real challenge. No one wants less than three points”
I think that this is going to be another tough game for the Terriers and another game where Huddersfield are going to have to push themselves to the limit if they want to see a result from this game.
Looking into the all-time stats for these teams it is very close. With Huddersfield having a total of 26 games won to Brentford’s 25 and 17 draws on record. Both teams have changed in different ways through this season and looking at the form that Brentford are currently on I am going to predict that Brentford takes this one in their march towards a Premier League place.