Why West Ham should win on Saturday- Huddersfield’s November record under David Wagner

Earlier this week, we pointed out that the referee appointed for this weekend’s Huddersfield v West Ham clash– Chris Kavanagh, is one under whom the Terriers are yet to win a single Premier League game.

Here is another stat that should give West Ham fans plenty of hope going into Saturday’s fixture at the Kirklees Stadium- HTAFC’s poor league record in the month of November under manager David Wagner. The Terriers appear to avoid defeat in the first game of the month, but it seems to go pear shaped afterwards. Take a look below!

2016-17 Championship season

Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham (5 November, 2016)
Cardiff 3-2 Huddersfield (19 November, 2016)
Huddersfield 1-2 Wigan (28 November, 2016)

A win, followed by two defeats that nearly derails Town’s promotion aspirations.

2017-18 Premier League season

Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom (4 November 2017)
Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield (18 November 2017)
Huddersfield 1-2 Man City (26 November, 2017)
Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield (29 November, 2017)

A draw followed by three defeats, including one in which Bournemouth go from 2-0 up to 4-0 despite playing the second half with ten men.

2018-19 Premier League season

Huddersfield 1-0 Fulham (5 November, 2018)
Huddersfield v West Ham ?

We’ve not included November 2015 because Wagner was not in charge for all games that month- he took over the reins of the club in the second week and his first two league games saw the Terriers lose to Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesborough.

West Ham are bidding to win back to back league games for the first time in nearly two years following their 4-2 triumph over Sean Dyche’s Burnley last weekend.

Town hadn’t scored in the league at home this season until Fosu-Mensah’s own goal on Monday opened their account at the Kirklees Stadium. The 1-0 win over Fulham was also their first of the campaign. Like West Ham, Town also currently have what their fans will consider a favourable run of fixtures- teams against which they’ll expect points in order to boost their chances of survival.

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