Three days after giving another cheer, Liverpool seeks on Tuesday, January 30, their rehabilitation in the English Championship 2017/2018 edition. At Kirklees Stadium in Huddersfield, it faces the venues in play that are part of the tournament’s twenty-fifth round schedule. The kickoff is scheduled for 18h (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Huddersfield
Huddersfield also failed to please their fans in the game on Saturday, January 27. At home, they were 1 to 1 against Birmingham, a team that fight against relegation in the Championship, the Second Division of the English Championship, for the FA Cup. This will force the two teams into the field on February 6 to decide who will survive the competition. Only, this time, the field controller will be inverted.
It was Huddersfield’s third consecutive poor result, which had previously been beaten 2-0 by Stoke out of the Premier League in the Premier League, and in their domains was beaten 4-1 by West Ham.
This caused the warning signal regarding the danger of relegation to be turned on. With 24 points (six wins, six draws and 11 losses), the team occupies the fourteenth place. Although there are a few positions above Southampton, eighteenth placed and first in the sticking region, the difference between them is only two points.
To make matters worse, Huddersfield can not win at home in the Premier League for four matches. It was two draws and two defeats in that period. This already begins to cause some distrust regarding the security in the position of the North American technician David Wagner.
For the duel of this Tuesday, the coach has as main doubt the striker Elias Kachunga (17 games in the English Championship 2017/2018, a goal). He has been out of the last eight games because of a knee injury and will need another examination to see if he will be available. Also given to the medical department is defender Martin Cranie (three games, no goal).
The current form of Liverpool
Eliminated shortly in the early stages of the League Cup of England, Liverpool repeated the dose in the Cup of England. To make matters worse, the downfall happened in front of his fans. On Saturday, January 27, at Anfield Road, the Reds took 3-2 to West Bromwich and thus reduced to the European Champions League their only chance of a title match in the 2017/2018 season. Meta, of course, very difficult to achieve.
In the English Premier League, his already reduced chances were practically decimated in the twenty-fourth when Swansea, the tournament’s lantern, was beaten 1-0 at the 47 points (13 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses). He fell to fourth place, at the limit of classification for the next edition of the Champions League of Europe.
After two straight defeats, however, the position in the standings ends up in the background. The immediate reaction is needed to quell the wrath of a crowd who have not seen their team become English champions for more than two decades.
To try the reaction, coach Jurgen Klopp will have to manage the situation of three athletes who are in the medical department in injury treatment. They are defender Ragnar Klavan (15 matches in English Premier League 2017/2018, one goal), midfielder Adam Lallana (six games without a goal) and striker Daniel Sturridge (nine games, two goals).
History of the bouts between Huddersfield and Liverpool
There were only two meetings involving the teams. The first had a friendly character and was defeated in 2016 by Liverpool by 2 to 0. This season, there was the first official game. In the first round of the Premier League, new victory of the reds, this time by 3 to 0.
It would be an anomaly for Liverpool to suffer three defeats in a row and they can count on the cast they have. Therefore, the guessing of visitors is the most appropriate option for this Tuesday’s meeting. It has a price of 1.33 in Bet365. Draw has a return of 5.50. Success of the owners of the house leads to the multiplication of the investment by 11.00. Prices valid at 11:36 AM on 1/29/2018.