Tottenham Hotspur can move to 3rd in the Premier Legaue when they host Huddersfield Town in the league at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in London, on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield
Kick Off: Saturday 13 April
Match Timing: 05:00 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,062)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on Hotstar App.
Tottenham Hotspur's move to their magnificent new stadium couldn't have come at a better time, who won just once in the six games prior to the home wins over Crystal Palace and Manchester City. Those two wins have lifted the mood around the club, and would certainly help Spurs in achieving their priority targets.
One of the main goals for Spurs is to be in the Champions Legaue next season. Finishing in the top-four shouldn't be a problem though, for they have a relatively easy run-in till the end of the season, including four out of the six remaining league games at home.
As it is, the 4th placed Lilywhites are one point better off than North London rivals Arsenal in fifth, and three points away from 6th placed Manchester United.
The game against Huddersfield is the easiest remaining game for Spurs. The London based side shouldn't have any problem in seeing out this game against a side which is propping up the table and are already relegated. Also, a win for the hosts would take them up to 3rd on the table.
Huddersfield meanwhile are bracing themselves for the life in the Championship. It's pretty harsh on them and their fans but surviving in the Premier League without flexing your financial muscle is a tough ask. It has been gradually coming, and the Terriers had to pay for their miserly approach in the transfer market.
As things stand, Huddersfield are rock-bottom in the Premier League table. They have won just three times in 33 matches, and are on a five-game losing streak head into the encounter against Tottenham.
David Wagner is no longer with the club, having left the job in January by mutual consent.
Jan Siewert is now in charge and he is trying to take as many positives as he can from his team's performances.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Tottenham Hotspur – D W L L W W
Huddersfield – W L L L L L
TOT vs HUD Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Tottenham Hotspur vs Huddersfield Team News:
Injured – Harry Kane sustained a terrible ankle injury in the 1-0 win over Manchester City during the Champions League quarterfinal match. His season is effectively over, and Mauricio Pochettino is left with a big void to be filled up front.
The 2018 World Cup golden boot winner is not the only injury absentee though as Eric Dier, Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier continue to be on the sidelines.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Dele Alli also suffered a knock against City and is expected to be given a rest ahead of the 2nd leg match against Pep Guardiola's team.
Note: Pochettino is expected to make changes to his squad, some forced by injuries and the other by choice. Fernando Llorente is expected to lead the line for Spurs, while Lucas Moura should also start after being left on the bench against City.
Key Players – Lucas Moura, Fernando Llorente
Injured – As for Huddersfield, Adama Diakhaby and Abdelhamid Sabiri will be missing the rip to London.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Three more players in the shape of Philip Billing, Demeaco Duhaney and Laurent Depoitre are listed as questionable. The trip will be monitored on the eve of the match.
Key Players – Karlan Grant, Alex Pritchard
TOT vs HUD Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Tottenham Hotspur– Lloris (GK), Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko, Skipp, Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Fernando Llorente
Huddersfield– Lossl (GK), Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm, Billing, Hogg, Pritchard, Mooy, Lowe, Grant
TOT vs HUD Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Tottenham Hotspur are on an eight-game unbeaten streak against Huddersfield and have won the last three games by an aggregate scoreline of 8-0.
Considering how both the teams have been fairing of late, we back Spurs to extend their unbeaten streak to nine games.