Match Preview: Everton v Huddersfield

Recent Meetings (All Competitions)

25 Aug 2010 Everton 5-0 Huddersfield
23 Sep 1998 Everton 2-1 Huddersfield
15 Sep 1998 Huddersfield 1-1 Everton
1 Apr 1972 Huddersfield 0-0 Everton
27 Dec 1971 Everton 2-2 Huddersfield

Overview

  • A perfect end to David Unsworth’s second caretaker spell at Everton, and now, a new beginning with Sam Allardyce.
  • Fingers crossed the 4-0 win over West Ham will spur the team on.
  • This will be Everton and Huddersfield’s first league meeting in 45 years.

The Opposition

  • Huddersfield had a very encouraging start, winning both of their 2 opening league games.
  • The club’s highlight of the season was beating Manchester United 2-1.
  • However, the early promise quickly dissolved as that 2-1 win was one of only 2 games they had picked up any points in their last 8 league games (2 wins, 6 defeats).
  • They also haven’t won away from home since the opening day of the season and have lost 5 of their 6 league games away from home since.
  • Huddersfield have attempted more tackles (409) than any other team in the Premier League this season, winning 68% of them.

Opposition’s Most Recent Match – Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield

  • 3 goals in 4 minutes crushed Huddersfield’s spirits, however Arsenal did deserve to win that game:
    • Shots: Arsenal 21-7 Huddersfield
    • Shots on target: Arsenal 7-2 Huddersfield
    • Pass accuracy: Arsenal 88%-76% Huddersfield
    • Possession: Arsenal 70%-30% Huddersfield
  • It was the last half an hour that did it for Huddersfield:
    • Shots: Arsenal 10-1 Huddersfield
    • Shots on target: Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield
    • Pass accuracy: Arsenal 89%-74% Huddersfield
    • Possession: Arsenal 74%-26% Huddersfield

One To Watch

Christopher Schindler – 2017/18 Premier League
Games 13
Interceptions 31
Successful Tackles 41
Total Blocks 27
Clearances 104
Fouls 16

Key Stats

  • Since World War II, Cliff Britton, Ian Buchan, Billy Bingham and Howard Kendall (in his third spell) are the only Everton managers to have lost their first Everton game.
  • Everton have scored 7 goals in their last 2 home league games – 2 more than they scored under Ronald Koeman this season.
  • Everton have won the joint-most amount of points at home amongst teams outside the top 5 this season (12 – with Tottenham).

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