Huddersfield’s losing run at home currently stands at six games, but they can play somewhat competently in at least one half at home, only losing both halves once in their last six matches at the John Smith Stadium. The other five in that sequence have seen them lose one half and draw the other.
The Terriers’ home Premier League (PL) record against sides in the current top six (W1, D0, L9) only reinforces expectations of a rout here. They are goalless in the last six matches in that category, though only half of them have seen Huddersfield lose both halves.
Arsenal are rightful favourites to win this one comfortably. However, a six-game winless league run on the road (D2, L4) means complacency is not an option. This will be particularly true after the break, with the ‘Gunners’ having scored just once (not including opposition own goals) in the second half across those six winless road trips.
Away to opposition that are not in the current top six, Arsenal have lately been particularly vulnerable in the ten minutes either side of half-time (35th-55th minute). Unai Emery’s men have shipped three of their last four away PL goals conceded against non-top six teams in that time zone.
Players to watch: Usually an impact sub, Laurent Depoitre remains the last Huddersfield man to score a home PL goal (excluding own-goals) against any of the current top six.
Each of Arsenal’s last three league games have seen goals from Alexandre Lacazette and/or LaurentKoscielny.
Stat attack: Across all venues, Huddersfield have conceded first in nine of their last 11 PL matches, recovering precisely zero points from a possible 27 after doing so.
Six of Arsenal’s last eight matches have produced over 2.5 total match goals.
Arsenal have scored inside the first 15 minutes in three of their last four away PL games.
Will not play
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Referee: Moss J. (Eng),
Venue: Kirklees Stadium (Huddersfield)
LIVE STREAMING HUDDERSFIELD VS ARSENAL 9.2.2019