On Saturday afternoon, Huddersfield host Arsenal at the John Smiths Stadium, as the Gunners look to get their challenge for a top-four spot back on track.
Huddersfield are rock bottom of the Premier League table, 13 points away from safety and now destined for a return to the Championship. The Terriers are winless in 12 Premier League games, having suffered 11 defeats in the process.
The arrival of German boss Jan Siewert has done little to stop the rot, as last time out Town suffered a 5-0 defeat at Chelsea. One of the home side’s biggest problems of late has been their inability to find the net, as they have failed to score in five of their last six league games, including their last four matches.
Huddersfield’s has also been a tale of woe on home soil, as the Terriers have suffered six straight league defeats at the John Smiths Stadium. The Yorkshire team have also won just one of their last 15 home games in the top-flight.
Arsenal knows that only a victory will do at the John Smiths. A 3-1 defeat at Manchester City and results elsewhere last weekend meant the Gunners slipped to sixth place in the Premier League table. The Gunners are now three points behind fourth-place Chelsea, who now have a far superior goal difference following that aforementioned hammering of the home side last weekend.
Winning away from home in the Premier League has become a major problem for the team from north London of late. In fact, the visitors are now winless in six games on their travels, having suffered defeat in four of their last five league games on their travels.
The visitors have struggled for clean sheets on their travels in the Premier League of late, keeping just one clean sheet in their last 21 away matches. However, they did keep a clean sheet at Huddersfield last season in a 1-0 win.
Huddersfield are without midfielders Isaac Mbenza and Danny Williams through injury, while Jonathan Hogg, Chris Lowe and Abdelhamid Sabiri are also fitness doubts.
Arsenal are without Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Sokratis and Danny Welbeck due to injury. The Gunners also have doubts of the fitness of Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were both suffering from illness earlier this week, but both look set to feature anyway.
Arsenal are big favourites to record a win at odds of 8/13, while the draw is odds of 16/5 and the home side are odds of 5/1 to pull off a rare victory.
This weekend’s trip to Yorkshire represents a golden opportunity for Arsenal to end their terrible recent away record.
Will Arsenal record a victory at Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon?