Huddersfield v Crystal Palace Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

March 13, 2018

- Grant Whittington

John Smith's Stadium - Premier League

Huddersfield welcome Crystal Palace to West Yorkshire this weekend in a real Premier League relegation six pointer for both sides.

Past Meetings

Huddersfield famously won their first ever Premier League game, against Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season, emerging as 3-0 winners at Selhurst Park.

Palace exacted some revenge by winning the EFL Cup game between the two in September, with Bakary Sako the goal hero in a 1-0 win.

Team News

Huddersfield boss David Wagner has no fresh injury issues to contend with, as Elias Kachunga, Terence Kongolo, Michael Hefele, Sean Scannell and Jon Stankovic all still weeks away from a return.

Palace are set to be boosted by the return to fitness of Yohan Cabaye and Joel Ward, who missed their weekend loss to Chelsea through injury.

However Julian Speroni, Bakary Sako, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Connor Wickham are all still out of action.

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace Preview and Predictions

Wagner's side have stabilsed themselves in recent weeks in the Premier League, losing just once - to Tottenham, beating Bournemouth and West Brom and drawing with Swansea.

Palace's recent form has nose dived, after a fine start to Roy Hodgson's tenure at the club, with no win in their seven games, and four successive losses ahead of the trip north.

Huddersfield looking to be hitting form at just the right moment in their battle against relegation, four points above safety with eight games left this season.

Palace on the other hand are in danger of destroying all of their strong performances over the winter, currently down in 18th, they are on 28 points, and a point off safety.

This game is likely to be tight and tense, and with Palace slightly more desperate for the points than their hosts they will look to cause them problems. However the Terriers have not lost at home in the Premier League since January, and they will be a tough propsition.

With all of this in mind, a draw at 2/1, looks to be a good betting option.

Two goals in their last four games for Huddersfield, and four in four for Palace, tells a story of goal scoring issues for both sides - and under 2.5 goals looks good her also, priced at 8/13.

Recommended Bets

A 1-1 draw at 5/1

Both teams are very aware of the threat of relegation still hanging over them, however they may be looking at other games as more likely to yield points as they look to fight the drop. Palace's situation is obviously worse, but they will take a point in this game.

Steve Mounie to score first at 9/2

Mounie is Huddersfield's top scorer this season, with six goals in the Premier League so far, he also netted twice against Palace back on the opening weekend. He is the most in form attacker available to Wagner, having scored two goals in his last four appearances.

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