Date/Time: Saturday 9th February 2019 (Kick-off 4:00 PM CET).
At some point you have to think Huddersfield Town are going to have a bit of luck and get back on the scoreboard, but any hopes of survival in the Premier League look to be long gone.
Jan Siewert will continue to talk a good game, but I think the appointment has been made to continue the work David Wagner did for Huddersfield Town and make sure there is a continuity that could lead to a promotion chase next season. The new manager has to keep talking about fighting and being mathematically alive, but Huddersfield Town are 13 points behind Burnley in 17th place and have earned just 11 points from 25 League games played.
The best thing I can say for Huddersfield Town is they may get on the scoreboard in this one against an Arsenal defence that has been poor to say the least. Arsenal have had just a single clean sheet from their last 9 Premier League games overall, while they have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home in the League all season and not since beating Huddersfield Town 0-1 on the last day of last season.
Arsenal do have plenty of quality going the other way though and I think that will be the danger to Huddersfield Town whose open style can suit the top clubs. They did show toughness in a 1-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season, but the 5-0 defeat at Chelsea last weekend has to have knocked some of the stuffing out of the players.
To be fair to Huddersfield Town they have not suffered too many blow out losses and that may be the case when they face Arsenal on Saturday. They can challenge their visitors who have been in poor form away from home although ultimately I think Huddersfield Town may come up short again when it is all said and done.
The spreads and prices are about right for an Arsenal win when you consider how much behind the rest of the League Huddersfield Town have looked, so it is hard to find an angle. The best way to back Arsenal may be to look for them to win by either a one or two goal margin which can pay out at close to double the stake.
Only Chelsea and Manchester City have won by more than a two goal margin at Huddersfield Town this season, while Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool won by two and one goal margins respectively. Backing Arsenal to do something similar may be the best play from this fixture.
Prediction: Arsenal to Win by One or Two Goals