Huddersfield Town vs Burnley Match Analysis and Prediction

Huddersfield Town  and Burnley will kick of their new Championship campaign with a showdown at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday.

Both teams have appointed new managers during the summer, with Vincent Kompany and Danny Schofield  in charge of the Clarets and Terriers respectively.

Huddersfield’s Championship playoff final defeat to Nottingham Forest has led to another campaign in the second tier and head coach Carlos Corberan deciding to resign from his position.

As a result, the Huddersfield hierarchy decided t hand Schofield his first full-time opportunity as the senior man in the dugout, reward for his influence behind the scenes during Corberan’s reign.

The appointment will naturally divide opinion as it stands, but the Terriers chiefs cannot be criticised too heavily with Corberan’s decision coming as late as July 7.

Huddersfield supporters will also be wary of a slow start in the wake of Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo having both signed for Nottingham Forest, and first-day-of-the-season enthusiasm may be required to challenge their opening opponents.

That is despite the disruption which has taken place at Turf Moor, a natural occurrence with Sean Dyche now long gone from the dugout and the club losing their Premier League status.

However, while a ball is yet to be kicked in a competitive game, Vincent Kompany has made a number of impressive signings, focusing on youth and up-and-coming EFL players.

The exits of Nathan Collins, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski and Nick Pope means that the defence will have a very much different look to it during what feels like a marathon campaign back in the Championship.

However, there is also excitement about the fresh start within the club that many supportes will feel was required, especially under a figure like Kompany, who will not settle for second best, having excelled during his spell as a Manchester City player.

Huddersfield Town vs Burnley head to head

The two teams have previously met on 53 occasions across all competitions, where Huddersfield have claimed 25 victories while Burnley have won 19, and they have drawn in nine. Huddersfield have scored 75 goals and conceded 55. In their last five meetings, they have won once each while they have drawn three.

Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield Town 23/09/17

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Burnley 30/12/17

Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield Town 06/10/18

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Burnley 02/01/19

Burnley 1-2 Huddersfield Town 08/01/22

Huddersfield Town latest home form

Huddersfield Town have recently been on a good run of form at home, having lost just one of their seven most recent matches. They managed to defeat Morecambe 3-1 in their last home game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored eight goals and conceded three.

Huddersfield Town 2-1 Barnsley 22/04/22

Huddersfield Town 2-0 Bristol City 07/05/22

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Luton Town 16/05/22

Huddersfield Town 0-1 Nottingham Forest 29/05/22

Huddersfield Town 3-1 Morecambe 12/07/22

Huddersfield Town latest away form

Huddersfield Town have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just one of their five most recent matches. They drew 1-1 with Bolton Wanderers in their last away game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored six goals and conceded five.

Luton Town 1-1 Huddersfield Town 13/05/22

Harrogate Town 1-0 Huddersfield Town 16/07/22

Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Huddersfield Town 16/07/22

Tranmere Rovers 1-4 Huddersfield Town 23/07/22

Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Huddersfield Town 23/07/22

Burnley latest home form

Burnely have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having lost just two of their six most recent matches. They managed to defeat Rochdale 1-0 in their last home game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored six goals and conceded five.

Burnley 2-0 Southampton 21/04/22

Burnley 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24/04/22

Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa 07/05/22

Burnley 1-2 Newcastle United 22/05/22

Burnley 1-0 Rochdale 01/07/22

Burnley latest away form

Burnley have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just two of their nine most recent matches. They managed to defeat Shrewsbury Town 3-1 in their last away game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored six goals and conceded seven.

Watford 1-2 Burnley 30/04/22

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Burnley 15/05/22

Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley 19/05/22

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Burnley 09/07/22

Shrewsbury Town 1-3 Burnley 15/07/22

Huddersfield Town news

Matty Pearson sustained an injury during the early stages against Bolton Wanderers and may not be passed fit for this game, with Rarmani Edmonds-Green acting as a straight replacement for him.

Jonathan Hogg dropped back into the middle of defence which is an option here with Connor Mahoney coming into the midfield.

Burnley news

The starting lineup for Burnley is more of an unknown given the amount of fresh faces who have made their way into the club.

Goalkeeper Arijanet Muric may feature between the sticks after his arrival from Manchester City, with Samuel Bastien, Josh Cullen, CJ Egan-Riley and Taylor Harwood-Bellis in line for the debuts.

Prediction and Odds

Given the new eras which are commencing at each club, this will be an extremely difficult match to predict but home advantage may work in Huddersfield’s favour.

However, we cannot ignore the business that Burnley have conducted this summer, which leads us to back them to egde out the Terriers.

Odds: 2.28 2.05 2.15

Probable outcomes

Huddersfield Town 0-1 Burnley

Huddersfield Town 0-2 Burnley

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Burnley

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Burnley

Huddersfield Town 1-1 Burnely

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