Crystal Palace – Huddersfield: Preview & Prediction
It speaks for the game:
Huddersfield plays under Wagner – atypical for a new opponent – aggressively and offensive. It can give many targeted matches.
Palace has brought De Boer in as a new manager, and he is a man who can create entertaining football with good offensive people.
Both clubs have skilled offensive players and greater doubts about the quality of the defense. Zaha, Ince, Townsend and Benteke have good opportunities.
Last season Huddersfield collected 58 goals in the Championship. There were, for example, more than Wigan who moved down in League One.
De Boer changes Palace’s formation to 3-man defense with the new Riedewald. It may cause mistakes in the first matches. (* 1)
Huddersfield has bought Danish Zanka for defense, and may be surprised at the pace and playstyle at the start. (* 2)
You should be aware of this:
Huddersfield is newcomers and even if you want to play attractive, one can be more careful at first.
It’s the first game of the season, and it can often be a fun affair because teams will start.
De Boers switch to 3-man defense could indicate a slightly less offensive setting, and it may limit the number of goals.
Huddersfield is high in the field, but Benteke is not exactly a quick man, so it’s not sure Palace can exploit this.
Andros Townsend will probably play wingback. A new role for him, and it can limit his offensive performances.
Crystal Palace – Huddersfield: Betting Tips
Crystal Palace win – Odds: 1.85
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.10