By being runner-up in the EFL Championship in 2013-14, Burnley earned a promotion to the Premier League, where it finished 19th the following season and promptly was relegated back to England's second-tier league. The Clarets proceeded to win the regular-season Championship title in 2015-16 and returned to the Premier League for a six-season residency. Again a victim of relegation following its 18th-place finish last campaign, Burnley kicks off the 2022-23 EFL Championship season on Friday as it visits Huddersfield, which ended 2021-22 in third place. Both clubs feature new managers, with Vincent Kompany leading the Clarets and Danny Schofield in charge of the Terriers.
Kickoff at John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England is set for 3 p.m. ET. Burnley is the +155 favorite (risk $100 to win $155) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Burnley vs. Huddersfield odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Huddersfield is the +190 underdog. A regulation draw is priced at +220 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Huddersfield vs. Burnley picks, you need to check out the EFL Championship predictions from soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. Anybody who has followed him has seen huge returns.
Now, Green has broken down the Burnley vs. Huddersfield matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Huddersfield vs. Burnley:
- Burnley vs. Huddersfield spread: Burnley -0.5 (-195)
- Burnley vs. Huddersfield over-under: 2.5 goals
- Burnley vs. Huddersfield money line: Burnley +155, Huddersfield +190, Draw +220
- BUR: The Clarets scored only 38 goals in 34 Premier League matches last season
- HUD: The Terriers ended the 2021-22 regular season with a seven-game unbeaten streak
- Burnley vs. Huddersfield picks: See picks here.
Why you should back Burnley
Kompany isn't the Clarets' only newcomer this season as the club was in need of replacements following the offseason departures of key players such as Ben Mee, Chris Wood, Nathan Collins and Wout Weghorst. The 36-year-old manager, who played 11 seasons with Manchester City of the Premier League, plucked three players from his former club to help make his first campaign with Burnley a successful one. Arijanet Muric is vying to become the team's No. 1 goalkeeper while young defenders CJ Egan-Riley and Taylor Harwood-Bellis will be expected to help make his job easier.
With last season's top scorer, Maxwel Cornet, potentially leaving as well, the Clarets will be seeking more offense from Josh Brownhill and Jay Rodriguez, who recorded two goals apiece in 2021-22. Veteran striker Ashley Barnes also is capable of producing as he netted 12 tallies in 2018-19 while midfielders Dwight McNeil and Johann Berg Gudmundsson look to bounce back after failing to score last season. Burnley also will be counting on contributions from new arrivals such as Samuel Bastien, Luke McNally and Josh Cullen.
Why you should back Huddersfield
Burnley wasn't alone this summer as the Terriers also saw several key members depart. But they still have their leading scorer in Danny Ward, who recorded 14 goals in 40 matches last season. The 31-year-old forward, who also notched three assists in 2021-22, tallied just once in 19 contests the previous campaign.
Another dangerous weapon still in Huddersfield's lineup is Duane Holmes, who was fourth on the team last season with five goals. The 27-year-old American midfielder amassed the same amount over the previous two campaigns, which he split between the Terriers and Derby. Winger Sorba Thomas netted three tallies in 2021-22 and tied for third in the EFL Championship with 12 assists, including one in the playoffs.
How to make Burnley vs. Huddersfield picks
Green has analyzed Friday's Huddersfield vs. Burnley match from every angle. He is leaning under on the goal total and has provided two confident best bets along with a full breakdown of the contest. He's only sharing his EFL picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Burnley vs. Huddersfield in Friday's EFL Championship matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Huddersfield vs. Burnley match, all from the soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.