Huddersfield v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th March 2018

Terriers to bag big survival points haul

Huddersfield © Imago / Sportfoto Rudel

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace Betting Tips – Premier League 17th March 3.00pm

This is a game of big importance down in the bottom six. Palace kicks off third from bottom and four points adrift of the Terriers who are three places above them. So a win for Palace in this one would blow things wide open again in the relegation scrap, but a home win for the Terriers could move them closer to safety, leaving the Eagles struggling.

Huddersfield News and Form

Huddersfield have lost just one of their last four games now (W2 D1) in the league and that was against Spurs. So they are doing alright it’s fair to say and are unbeaten in two at home, picking up four points. Huddersfield are W5 D5 L5 this season at home in the Premier League, averaging a goal per game. They have collected a clean sheet in 40% of their home fixtures, which is a good return and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes may be the way to swing at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:49 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). They have been lacking in the goalscoring department this season, that’s no real secret, but they know how to dig in and grind things out. It will be important for them to avoid defeat at home in this one to keep some pressure off themselves. The Terriers have scored 67% of their home games in the first half of matches this season and have been leading at half time in six of their home fixtures. Three of their five home wins have been by a one-goal margin and if they get three points in this one it will likely be by a margin no bigger than that.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace are in trouble and much has been made about their relatively comfortable run in to the end of the season. That’s fine but you have to be winning games and they have not done that in any of their last seven now (D2 L5) and have lost each of their last four. So they are in considerable trouble and it’s not easy to break yourself out of a slump when things aren’t going your way. Crystal Palace have found the back of the net in each of their last seven away games and a lot of attention will be on Wilfried Zaha after his return from injury and he’s worth a look in the Ladbrokes anytime goalscorer market. They have not managed to earn a clean sheet away from home in their last six though and have come up with just the ten goals away from home all season. They have conceded at an average of 1.7 goals per game on their travels. In the Ladbrokes correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:49 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). Of the ten away goals that the Eagles have scored, exactly half of them have come in the 75th minute or later in matches.

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Huddersfield took a comprehensive 3-0 win at Selhurst Park in the league earlier in the season, but they did meet up again in London in an EFL Cup clash which the Eagles won. Huddersfield are W2 D2 L1 in their last five games against the Eagles. Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings.

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 13/8, Huddersfield 9/5, Draw 2/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:49 p.m. on March 13th, 2018)

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace Predictions

Huddersfield to win: What a crucial clash this is. Palace head into an easier run of games and have Wilfried Zaha back. But the Terriers are tough a home to face and the Terriers can see survival in their sights. Home win.

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