Huddersfield are winless in their last 10 meetings with Everton in all competitions (D5 L5), since a 1-0 win in a top-flight match in March 1956.
Everton have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four top-flight meetings with Huddersfield.
Huddersfield haven’t won any of their eight midweek Premier League games (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), losing two and drawing six, while conceding 20 goals in the process.
Across the last 10 Premier League matches, Everton have taken just eight points (W2 D2 L6); in that time, the only sides to win fewer points are Fulham (6) and opponents Huddersfield (1).
In Premier League history, only Sunderland in 2005-06 (9) and Derby in 2007-08 (7) have had fewer points after 23 Premier League games than Huddersfield’s haul of 11 this season. Meanwhile, only Derby in 2007-08 and Aston Villa in 2014-15 (both 11) have scored fewer at this stage than Huddersfield’s 13.
Huddersfield haven’t scored more than once in any of their last 17 home Premier League games, netting just six goals in total (W2 D3 L12). The only team to have a longer such run in the competition are Sunderland (28 between December 2002 and May 2006).
New Huddersfield manager Siewert will be just the third German to manage in the Premier League after Felix Magath and Jurgen Klopp, both of whom drew their first ever game in the competition.
Marco Silva is under a lot of pressure at Everton after the defeat to Millwall.
He’ll be in big, big trouble if they follow that up with a defeat at Huddersfield because to lose to Huddersfield and Millwall inside four days would not be good.
It won’t be easy for Everton with Jan Siewert taking charge of Huddersfield for the first time, but they should just about have enough to edge this one and ease the pressure on Silva a little.
PAUL PREDICTS: 0-1