Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

March 26, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Selhurst Park - Premier League

Crystal Palace entertain the Premier League’s bottom club Huddersfield this weekend, as the teams collide at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon. A win for the away team is likely to lift them off the foot of the table, while Palace are only five points from the drop zone themselves.

Past Meetings

Palace have won the last three meetings between the sides without conceding a goal, including a 1-0 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium back in November. The Eagles knocked the Terriers out of the League Cup last season, although that came just a month after Huddersfield recorded an impressive 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park.

Team News

Wilfried Zaha suffered a hamstring injury before the international break, and Roy Hodgson will be praying that the rest will see the problem fully resolved. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also touch and go with a knock, while Bakary Sako is closing in on a return to fitness. Mamadou Sakho is much further away.

Jan Siewert inherited a dire situation at Huddersfield, and his injury list isn’t helping one bit. The Terriers boss is sweating on the fitness of 10 players ahead of this weekend. Of those, Christopher Schindler is the most likely to make it. Jonathan Hogg, Laurent Depoitre and Demeaco Duhaney are among the doubts, while Danny Williams, Isaac Mbenza and Adama Diakhaby are all out.

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town Preview and Predictions

After three defeats in their last four games - including in the FA Cup quarter-finals - Crystal Palace are in need of a good result this weekend. Especially as a loss could see them dragged deeper into the mire in terms of the relegation reckoning.

The Eagles have lost their last two home matches, against Brighton and Manchester United. Their last home victory was against a struggling Fulham side at the start of February, with a 1-1 draw against West Ham following that triumph. Hodgson needs three points here to banish any feelings of discomfort, and the hosts are certainly the favourites to take the win.

Palace have plenty of talent within their ranks, and they’re capable of playing some great stuff going forward. They may have a soft underbelly, as they’ve shown in getting caught by the likes of Brighton recently, but Huddersfield have a dreadful goalscoring record this season.

The Terriers have only scored 18 goals in their 31 Premier League fixtures so far this term. That’s nine fewer than Cardiff, who have the next lowest tally. Even at 15/2, the away win looks like being one to steer well clear of. Palace should be a solid bet at 1/2, while the draw’s available at 10/3.

Recommended Bets

Both teams not to score at 4/6

Huddersfield have been dreadful in front of goal all season, even if they scored as many goals in their last fixture as in their previous 13.

Palace to win to nil at 6/5

This bet enhances your odds both against a BTTS bet and on the home win, which Palace are strongly fancied to deliver.

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