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Huddersfield v Fulham (2000 BST, Sky Sports Main Event)

It may be Bonfire Night, but don't expect fireworks when Huddersfield welcome Fulham to West Yorkshire on Monday.

The Terriers were one of the stories of the season as they survived their debut campaign in the Premier League, but they are yet to replicate that form as they prop up the table.

David Wagner's men have struggled to find the net this season, with all four of their goals coming on the road. Fulham meanwhile, have had no issue with scoring, although the huge 28 goals that they have conceded puts them on the same goal difference as Monday's opponents.

Given Fulham's issues at the back, this should be the game where Town end their home drought. It may not seem it on face value, but this game does look good for BTTS value when you factor in the visitors fortunes at both ends.

Anthony Taylor is the referee for this one. His 51 cards in 12 club games this season puts him at the top-end of the division and that could set it up for more bookings here.

Both sides may not sit up high when it comes to cards, but Taylor did issue three yellows in Everton's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in mid-October. Those two sit in very similar positions to Huddersfield and Fulham in the disciplinary charts.


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Score prediction: Huddersfield 1-1 Fulham (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)

Fulham's defensive issues should allow Huddersfield chances on goal. The Terriers have put in some decent performances this season, even if it hasn't lead to victory, and that should give them confidence against fellow strugglers. The visitors do have enough about them to pick up a point though.

Best bet: Philip Billing to be shown a card at 7/2

I've already spoken about Taylor's record with cards so far, and Philip Billing is someone who could find himself grabbing the referee's attention. He is Huddersfield's most fouled player this season, but the fact he has also committed the most fouls highlights how he really gets involved in the midfield battle. With three yellow cards in the Premier League this season, 7/2 looks good value on him to pick up another card against Huddersfield.

Goalscorer: Aleksandar Mitrovic to score anytime at 21/10

The majority of Fulham's chances come through Mitrovic and Andre Schurrle, that's highlighted by their shots on goal. The Serbian forward leads the way with shots taken and also has five on his tally so far, making him the club's top goalscorer this season. At 21/10, he looks decent value to score once again against Wagner's side.

RequestABet: Mitrovic to score, BTTS, 9+ match corners and 30+ match booking pts at 7/1


Opta facts

  • This will be the first top-flight meeting between Huddersfield and Fulham since April 1952 – with Fulham winning 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
  • Fulham are unbeaten in their last 11 league meetings with Huddersfield (W7 D4), beating them by an aggregate score of 9-1 in their last such meetings in the 2016-17 Championship.
  • Fulham have lost their last six Premier League games in Yorkshire, since beating Leeds 1-0 thanks to a Steed Malbranque goal in April 2002.
  • Huddersfield could become only the second team in English Football League history to fail to score in their first six home games of a season, after Mansfield who failed to score in their first nine in the third tier in 1971-72.
  • Huddersfield have failed to score in their last seven home top-flight matches – only one team in the history of the top-flight has failed to score in eight in a row (Man City between January and May 2007).
  • No team has ever conceded more goals in their opening 10 Premier League games of a season than Fulham have this season (28) – Barnsley in 1997-98 and Southampton in 2012-13 also conceded 28 goals in their first 10 games.
  • Since they scored with their last shot against Watford in April, Huddersfield have had 76 shots in home Premier League games without scoring, with 17 different players attempting an effort at goal in that time without success.
  • Fulham have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four Premier League games – only one team has done so in five consecutive matches, with Sunderland doing so in November 2005.
  • Huddersfield have lost both of their Premier League matches played on Monday, losing away games to West Ham and Leicester last season; they haven’t played at home on a Monday in the top-flight since drawing 0-0 with Leeds in April 1971.
  • Ryan Sessegnon – who scored his first Premier League goal in Fulham’s last away game at Cardiff – could become the youngest player (18y 171d on day of this game) to score in consecutive away Premier League matches since Wayne Rooney in 2004.

Odds correct at 1405 BST (04/11/18)

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