Opta Stats: Huddersfield v Newcastle

Will David Wagner still be smiling after Huddersfield's match with Newcastle?
Will David Wagner still be smiling after Huddersfield's match with Newcastle?

Two newly promoted clubs meet as Huddersfield host Newcastle. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Only two newly-promoted sides have won their first two Premier League games – Hull City in 2016-17 and Bolton Wanderers in 2001-02."

Huddersfield are 1.774/5 in the Draw No Bet market.

Huddersfield's solitary win in their last 11 meetings with Newcastle in all competitions came at St James' Park in the Championship last season, running out 2-1 winners (D4 L6). They are 2.546/4 to win.

The away side won both league contests in 2016-17, with the Magpies enjoying a 3-1 victory at the John Smith's Stadium, courtesy of goals from Matt Ritchie, Daryl Murphy and Dwight Gayle. A Newcastle win is 3.259/4.

Huddersfield's last venture in the top-flight ended with an 11-match winless run at home (D5 L6), which included a 0-0 draw with Newcastle in January 1972. The draw is 3.39/4.

Only two newly-promoted sides have won their first two Premier League games - Hull City in 2016-17 and Bolton Wanderers in 2001-02. Huddersfield are 1.774/5 in the Draw No Bet market.

In last season's Championship, Newcastle earned their highest ever number of away wins (14) and away points (46) in a single English league season. Newcastle are 2.265/4 Draw No Bet.

However, Newcastle haven't won any of their last 11 Premier League away matches (W0 D2 L9), with their last victory on the road in the competition coming in December 2015 at Tottenham Hotspur (2-1). Huddersfield are 1.422/5 in the Double Chance market.

Steve Mounie scored a brace on his Premier League debut in the Terriers' 3-0 win at Crystal Palace - the last player to score in his first two Premier League appearances whilst at a newly promoted side was Michael Ricketts with Bolton in 2001-02. Mounie is 3.12 to score.

Dwight Gayle has scored in all three of his previous league games against Huddersfield Town, finding the net in both league games against them last season. Gayle is 3.7511/4 to find the net.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 19 pts
Returned: 15.23 pts
P/L: -3.77 pts

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