Opposition View: Huddersfield Town

By SFC Media time Sat 23 Dec Saints v Huddersfield
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Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner concluded that neither side had gained the upper hand following a goalless stalemate at the Kirklees Stadium back in late August.

The league’s newcomers have since picked up just four points on the road, while Saints may gain confidence from the fact they have lost just one of their last 26 home Premier League clashes against freshly promoted sides (W17 D8).

Nonetheless, the German’s maiden top flight season has began strongly, following Championship play-off glory last term, and the West Yorkshire outfit have the potential to enter the top half of the table with victory today.

Previewing the game, Wagner said: “I think Southampton have the same idea of football, the same manager and the same players [as the last time we met].

“There are some things that we can take out of the previous game, even if we are at a different stage of the season.

“I think it was a fair result, the 0-0 at the beginning of the season. They had the first big chance of the game and further on I think we had good opportunities.

“But tomorrow’s game is a new game, it’s an away game where for sure we have to come to our best to perform like we have done in the past.

“We like to be focused on ourselves and make ourselves independent from the game.”

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