By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 15th September 2018
- Saturday, September 15th
- Kickoff: 3pm
- Stadium: John Smith stadium, Huddersfield
Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace predictions: team news and odds
Roy Hodgson’s side are considered favourites from William Hill’s Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace odds, priced at 29/20 for the win, with David Wagner’s men tipped at 21/10, and bets for a draw at 1/2.
Crystal Palace will be expected to win away from home. Under Roy Hodgson, they have completed a turnaround from last season’s woes, and have begun in impressive fashion. We’ve picked the Eagles to overcome David Wagner’s side.
Key to this are their wingers, and a name that springs to mind is Andros Townsend. The Englishman has adapted his role as a winger to play more centrally and provides pace and strength on the ball, tipping him as a predicted scorer.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield have the mammoth task of having to both keep Crystal Palace’s offence quiet, whilst instigating attacks of their own. They will need Steve Mounie to operate at peak efficiency if they are to take anything away from the game.
Head-to-head: (most recent first) Crystal Palace 2-0 Huddersfield, Crystal Palace 1-0 Huddersfield, Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield
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Score Prediction: Crystal Palace to win 2-0: odds @ 9/1
Hodgson’s men have won all three of their top flight away matches against Huddersfield, and have kept a clean sheet in each trip.
They have been picked to be just as hard to beat in this Saturday’s clash under Hodgson’s style of play.
This involves a high-press to win possession in the opposition half, whilst reverting into a back five when being countered.
This makes them our predicted team to win as part of pre-match verdicts.
Best bet: Wilfried Zaha to score anytime during the match: odds @ 11/2
Crystal Palace have lost their last 12 Premier League games in which Wilfried Zaha has been absent.
His inclusion in the side will be vital, and his pace and ability on the ball pivotal if they are to clinch a win on the road.
First scorer: Christian Benteke to score first: odds @ 11/2
Benteke has struggled with confidence in front of goal this season, but perhaps inferior opposition and more attacking opportunities will get him back into his goal scoring ways.
Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace stats: Powered by Opta
- Huddersfield have failed to win any of their last 8 PL matches- 4 wins and 4 draws
- Huddersfield have failed to score in 23 of their last 42 Premier League games
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.