Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
Huddersfield Town are back in the elite class of the English football for the first time since 1972.
The Terriers will be hoping to avoid a defeat and enjoy the occasion this Saturday when the capital to play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the season opener.
Frank de Boer is set to make his Premier League debut and the victory over the league’s newcomers should be an imperative for his Glaziers in front of their fans on Saturday.
Palace did not make plenty of changes to their last season’s squad and they showed quite decent defensive displays in pre-season which saw them conceding only twice in three games with West Bromwich Albion, Metz and Schalke 04.
The Terriers, led by David Wagner, have a completely opposite philosophy as they fancy attacking football.
The team which entered the elite class through Championship playoffs last year revealed plenty of holes at the back having conceded seven goals in three games against Udinese, Stuttgart and Torino.
Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town: Head to head
This will be the first head to head encounter between the two sides since 2012/13 season and their meetings in Championship.
It is interesting to note that seven of eight matches played between the two teams at Selhurst Park ended without a winner.
Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town: Prediction
The draw indeed seems to be the most likeable of the outcomes in the season opener as well as we find it hard to separate the two sides at the moment.
The Glaziers are favourites according to the bookies, but we would not underestimate the Terriers who have done a decent job in strengthening their squad for the top tier challenges.
Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town: Bet Tips
The top betting pick is the draw at the odds of 3.65 @ Unibet.
As for the correct score picks, we are going for 1-1 at 7.00 @ William Hill.