Huddersfield Preview vs Watford (A): Another Tough Task For Wagner’s Men

Huddersfield coach David Wagner faces another tough task ahead of him this weekend when his side travel to Vicarage Road.

The Terriers lost their sixth Premier League game of the season when they faced last season’s Champions League runners-up Liverpool at the John Smith’s Stadium last Saturday afternoon, conceding to Mohamed Salah in the 24th minute.

Huddersfield captain Jonathan Hogg smashed a long-range strike against the post before Alex Pritchard was judged to be marginally offside when carefully lifting a finish past Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, whilst a penalty appeal for handball against Liverpool midfielder James Milner was turned down.

Wagner had some thoughts on this incident, which he told BBC Sport:

“This handball situation was a huge situation and I don’t understand why it wasn’t a penalty. I haven’t spoken to the referee.

“It was a clear handball and the ball changed direction because of this handball and Laurent Depoitre couldn’t receive the ball. It is handball. That could easily decide the direction of the match.

“But apart from this we limited them and they’re a top class team. We were with them and we can take this forward with us.”

Wagner did a interview BT Sport alongside his former Borussia Dortmund colleague, Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp, were Klopp said that the fixtures hadn’t been the kindest to Huddersfield in recent games.

As for Watford, they’re coming off of a 2-0 away win against high flyers Wolves, scoring the two goals in 58 seconds.

“We played a good game. The first half was amazing, and with two goals we managed the game until the end.” manager Javier Garcia told BBC Sport.

“The two goals in a short time were key. After that we managed the situation well. Wolves played better at the start of the second half, but we took control again and defended well.

“We wanted to offer a good version of us, a good face and try to offer this win to our supporters. Today is a reward for them as well.”

Heading into the game against Town, Watford will be looking to pile the pressure on Huddersfield and Wagner and co will need to use the possession they have and most importantly of all, score when the chances arrive, because they really need to start taking the chances that come their way.

 

Probable Watford Starting XI: Ben Foster, Adrian Mariappa, Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Étienne Capoue, Will Hughes, Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success.

Probable Huddersfield Starting XI: Jonas Lossl, Mathias Jorgensen, Christopher Schindler, Terence Kongolo, Erik Drum, Aaron Mooy, Jonathan Hogg, Phillip Billing, Chris Lowe, Alex Pritchard and Laurent Depoitre.

Prediction: 2-0 to Watford.

 

 

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