Huddersfield Town are set to clash with Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday. The Terriers have hit a rough patch in the season with 2 losses registered in the last 3 league fixtures and the other one a draw.
They were completely outpaced by Crystal Palace in the last fixture and were unfortunately defeated by 2 goals to nil, at home. The Eagles were on top throughout and opened the scoring in the first half through James Tomkins’ close-range effort as Huddersfield failed to deal with Luka Milivojevic’s corner, earned by the excellent Wilfried Zaha.
Having waved play on a few minutes earlier, referee Mike Dean did award a Palace penalty when Huddersfield defender Martin Jorgensen tripped Andros Townsend and Milivojevic converted from the spot.
It took the hosts until nine minutes from time for their first effort on target, a tame strike by Rajiv van La Parra which was easy for Wayne Hennessey to gather.
Now, Huddersfield are just 3 points clear from the bottom three and just one slip up might severely hurt their chances of survival. This fixture is not expected to be a walk in the park with Newcastle United gunning for maximum points too.
The Magpies are coming off an impressive 3-0 win over Southampton and are eager to improve upon their 13th place record.
David Wagner will have to win the tactical battle over Rafael Benitez and here is how the Huddersfield boss might field his men on game day.
Jonas Lössl is the…