In arguably the most significant Premier League fixture this weekend, Huddersfield Town will host Crystal Palace at the John Smith Stadium.
Both sides are candidates for relegation at the moment; however, the Terriers find themselves in a much better situation.
Huddersfield currently sit in the 15th spot with 31 points, only four points clear of the drop zone. The Terriers were unlucky to end up with a goalless draw against ten-men Swansea City at home, last weekend. Nevertheless, they have picked up form in the recent weeks and have managed seven points from their last four games.
A win on Saturday would most certainly make them favourites for survival, but a defeat will leave them in a precarious situation.
The Eagles once again find themselves in the bottom three. Following a period of revival under Roy Hodgson, things have not gone well for the Eagles in the recent weeks.
The South London side have lost their last four games in the league. Coming into the game, they are placed 18th in the table with 27 points, a solitary point behind Southampton in the 17th spot.
However, their last three games have come against Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United, and they all have been close defeats. If the Eagles can maintain the same level on Saturday, we believe they can get a win in this game.
Both sides have played each other twice this season. On the opening day of the season, the Terriers defeated Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park. In September, Palace registered a 1-0 win over their opponents in League Cup.
Huddersfield Town vs Crystal Palace – Match Facts
The Terriers have managed to score in only two of their last seven games in the league.
Only West Bromwich Albion (23) have scored fewer goals than Huddersfield Town (25) in the league this season.
Palace are without a win in their last seven league games.
Huddersfield Town vs Crystal Palace – Team News
The hosts will be without the likes of Elias Kachunga, Jon Stankovic, Michael Hefele and Terence Kongolo.
The Eagles have been hit hard with injuries this season, and they still have a considerable injury list. Julian Speroni, Bakary Sako, Jason Puncheon and Scott Dann are sidelined, and Connor Wickham is also not expected to make the squad in time for the game. Yohan Cabaye and Joel Ward are also doubts.
Huddersfield Town vs Crystal Palace – Match Odds
Palace are slight favourites to win this game, and they are available at their best odds of 17/10 at BetVictor. We believe that the Eagles can come out with a win from this game, and we are backing them as our prediction.
The hosts are available at 2/1 odds at Bet365, and a draw is priced at 11/5 odds at BetVictor.
Huddersfield Town vs Crystal Palace – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is available at the best odds of 11/2 at William Hill, but we are going for a 2-1 win for the Eagles. Our prediction is available at 10/1 odds at Bet365.
Huddersfield Town vs Crystal Palace – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
For the hosts, Steve Mounie is the favourite to score at his best odds of 11/5 at Bet365. Palace striker Christian Benteke is also a good option at 13/5 odds at Paddypower.
However, we are backing Wilfried Zaha as our prediction in this game. Zaha is available at 3/1 odds at Bet365.
Huddersfield Town vs Crystal Palace – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are going for over 2.5 goals as our prediction bet in this market. This bet is available at the best odds of 7/5 at BetVictor.