AFC Bournemouth and Hudderfield Town have been regular visitors to each others grounds. The 2011/12 season saw the Cherries take on the Terriers twice, taking a maximum 6 points. The away game was won with a single Harry Arter goal, while a 2-0 home victory saw goals from Scott Malone and Marc Pugh.
The previous season saw both teams meet four times and make the play-offs. All four games ended in a draw. The Cherries away game saw goals from McQuoid and Pugh in a 2-2 draw and a goal from Micheal Symes (remember him?) in a 1-1 home draw.
The fist leg of the play-off semi-final replicated the home draw with a 30-yard screamer from Donal McDermott (Remember him? Saw him in the pub watching the Cherries-Liverpool game) and a missed penalty from Danny Ings. The second leg was a six-goal extravaganza with Steve Lovell (2) and Danny Ings taking the game to penalties where we lost 4-2.
LAST TIME OUT
After a 1-0 home victory against FA Cup holders Wigan the Cherries defensive frailties away from home were exposed once again.
LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFFS 2010/11
The Cherries and Terriers were draw specialists back in 2010/11. Drawing all four games. Here’s highlights from the play-offs.
STATS AND FACTS
Will AFC Bournemouth win today? Here some stats and facts.
Bournemouth have won 45%, drawn 15% and lost 40% of their last 20 home games.
Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in 20% of their last 20 home games.
Bournemouth have failed to score in 25% of their last 20 home games.
Huddersfield have won 35%, drawn 15% and lost 50% of their last 20 away games.
Huddersfield have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 away games.
Huddersfield have failed to score in 25% of their last 20 away games.
VIEW FROM THE SOUTH END
Our encounters with Huddersfield are usually feisty affairs and lets hope this one’s no different. We have met them a lot over the last few seasons and we have grown to dislike them a little. So, to make myself a little more unreasonable I will eat some chips (not unresonable), drink some Stella and shout some unkind words of encouragement. For today’s match swearing will be replaced by a special salute that involves either one or two fingers.
PREDICTION: The away result should be enough to inspire the current team to get a little revenge. The problem is we still aren’t scoring many goals. Will the new Irish striker be playing? If he can head a ball reckon he should get a go. The Terriers haven’t won away for a while but the bloke who scored a hat-trick in the flukey 5-1 win might get one. All points to a 1-1 draw, but as ever we always believe (apart from when Jimmy Quinn was in charge) so 2-1 it is. (Warning: remember our predictions are usually wrong).