Sunderland vs Huddersfield Town Match Analysis & Prediction
18/04/2023 9:45 pm
Sunderland play host to Huddersfield Town at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, with the two teams having plenty to fight for in the closing stages of the Championship season.
The hosts are currently ninth in the table, only two points off the playoffs, while Huddersfield sit 19th and one point clear of the relegation zone.
Sunderland made it successive wins in the Championship on Saturday when the claimed a 2-1 victory over Birmingham, with on-loan Manchester United attacker Amad Diallo scoring the winner in the 75th minute.
The Black Cats are actually unbeaten in their last five matches, but three of those have been draws, sharing the spoils with Luton Town, Burnley and Hull City before back-to-back victories over Cardiff City and Birmingham City put them right back in the race for promotion.
Tony Mowbray’s side are seeking to make it back-to-back promotions following their rise from League One last season, and they will be looking to do a league double over Huddersfield after winning 2-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Huddersfield enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City on Saturday, which ended a five-game unbeaten streak in the Championship.
The Terriers actually finished third in the Championship last season, which led to them making the final of the playoffs, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.
Neil Warnock’s side have the third-worst away record in the league this season, picking up just 16 points on the road, but Sunderland have found it difficult to show their best form at home, only collecting 28 points from 21 matches – a low total considering their position in the table.
Sunderland vs. Huddersfield Town Head to head
In the 63 previous meetings between these two teams, Sunderland have claimed 27 victories while Huddersfield have won 16, and they have drawn in 20. Huddersfield have scored 84 goals and conceded 107 in the process.
Sunderland Team News
Sunderland will take to the pitch without Dennis Cirkin following his red card against Birmingham on Saturday, which is likely to lead to Luke O’Neil coming into the side at left-back.
Niall Huggins, Jewison Bennette, Daniel Ballard, Aji Alese, Corry Evans, Ross Stewart and Elliot Embleton are all on the hosts’ treatment table.
Sunderland's Last 5 Matches
Huddersfield Town Team News
Anthony Knockaert, Duane Holmes, Oliver Turton, Kieran Phillips, Lee Nicholls, Faustino Anjorin and Yuta Nakayama will miss out for Huddersfield through injury.
A 3-5-1-1 formation should again see Danny Ward lead the line, although Josh Koroma will also be in the manager’s mind in terms of a possible starting role.
Huddersfield Town's Last 5 Matches
10/04/2023Huddersfield Town2Blackburn Rovers2Championship
15/04/2023Swansea City1Huddersfield Town0Championship
Sunderland vs. Huddersfield Town: Odds and Predictions
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