This (below) is how the Championship form table looks ahead of Huddersfield v Newcastle.

Brighton are sixth in terms of form over the last half dozen games after Newcastle added a big fat L to their form guide on Tuesday night.

However, no doubt about the importance of Saturday’s game at the Jon Smith’s Stadium as it is third v first in the Championship and first v second when it comes to form.

Huddersfield’s perfect record was spoilt when Barnsley equalised late on last Saturday but their credentials are obvious, having beaten Leeds, Brighton and Reading in the past few weeks.

Likewise, Newcastle have beaten Brighton and picked up three other wins and two draw in this period.

The Magpies gaining 14 points from the last 18, Huddersfield two more with 16.

Extending the formlines further, the last 15 Championship matches have seen Huddersfield pick up 36 points from 45 (11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat), with Newcastle managing 33 from 45 (10 wins 3 draws and 2 defeats) – Brighton with 32 points from the last 15 games (10 wins, 2 draws, 3 defeats)

Newcastle possibly/probably hold the advantage tomorrow as either a win or draw would be fine but if Brighton won and scores were level at the John Smith’s, Huddersfield would find themselves eight points (and a massive goal difference) behind both the top two, who would have only 11 games remaining – Huddersfield one extra to play.

Championship form table over the past six matches:

championship form table

Brighton’s last six results with latest one listed first;

Barnsley 1 Huddersfield 1

Huddersfield 1 Reading 0

Rotherham 2 Huddersfield 3

QPR 1 Huddersfield 2

Huddersfield 2 Leeds 1

Huddersfield 3 Brighton 1

Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;

Brighton 1 Newcastle 2

Newcastle 2 Bristol City 2

Newcastle 2 Villa 0

Norwich 2 Newcastle 2

Wolves 0 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 1 Derby 0

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  • Kneebotherm8

    It’s a must win for Huddersfield,and a must not lose for NUFC.

  • toonterrier

    After watching Huddersfield reserves play against Man C during the week I reckon we are in for a hard game. Hopefully we will attack from the off instead of sitting back and then if we can get a decent lead then think about closing the door and getting the points we need to keep us on top.

  • MYOFB

    One of the things I liked on Tuesday was that when Diame’s goal went in, Gouff grabbed the ball out of the net and the team set up for the kick off almost immediately. They didn’t want to settle for the draw. I hope I see the same mentality v Huddersfield.

  • magpiefifer

    We are up against the form team tomorrow so we will need to be on our game to thwart a confident opposition.
    Let’s hope we can widen the gap!

  • Andy Mac

    I’m looking forward to the match. Huddersfield are probably playing better than Brighton right now so it’ll be a great test of the player’s character and Rafa’s management skills.

    As I said before I’m happy that these “crunch” games are away from home as our gameplan is suited to playing on the break. Not sure we need to have Gayle on from the start as we’re still unbeaten this season when he doesnt play ?

    Whatever the outcome let’s hope its another great advert for the Championship ?