All the stats and information ahead of Town’s visit to Crystal Palace
- Match preview ahead of the Terriers’ trip to Selhurst Park
- Team news ahead of Huddersfield Town’s Premier League game
- Fantasy Premier League stats and form prior to Saturday’s match
Jan Siewert’s Huddersfield Town will make the trip down to South London to face Crystal Palace on Saturday 30 March 2019; 3pm kick-off.
Town’s Head Coach will be hoping that his side can return from the international break by getting three points at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace is currently 14th in the table and despite a good form on the road, the Eagles have only won one of their last seven league games at home.
Before the international break, Palace was knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup with a 2-1 loss at Watford in the Quarter Finals. The Club’s most recent league game was a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion a week earlier.
Roy Hodgson is now the Premier League’s oldest manager, having guided his boyhood club to an 11th place finish last season, after becoming Palace Manager in September 2017.
The reverse fixture saw Crystal Palace take all three points from the John Smith’s Stadium earlier this season, after Wilfried Zaha’s first half strike gave the South London club a narrow 1-0 victory.
Saturday’s trip to Selhurst Park will be Town’s first since the opening game of the 2017/18 Premier League season in which the Terriers won 3-0 in the Club’s first ever Premier League match.
CRYSTAL PALACE LINE-UP AGAINST BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION (4-3-3)
GK: Vicente Guaita
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
CB: James Tomkins
CB: Scott Dann
LB: Patrick van Aanholt
CM: James McArthur
CM: Luka Milivojević
CM: Jeffrey Schlupp
RW: Andros Townsend
ST: Michy Batshuayi
LW: Wilfried Zaha
Key Players – FPL Preview
Wilfred Zaha – 6.3
Now in his fourth spell at Palace, Zaha has spent the majority of his career at the South London club. The Ivorian forward is one goal away from equalling his most prolific Premier League season to date, having netted eight times in 26 appearances so far in 2018/19. One of those eight strikes was the game winner in the reverse fixture as Palace narrowly defeated Town 1-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Luka Milivojević – 5.8
The Palace skipper has been an ever-present in the side this season, featuring in all 30 of the Club’s Premier League games in 2018/19. Off the back of representing Serbia at the summer World Cup in Russia, the midfielder has scored nine goals already this campaign, becoming Palace’s highest scorer this season from his midfield role.
Michy Batshuayi – 4.5
The Belgian international made the move across London to join Palace on loan from Chelsea in the January transfer window. Since the move, Batshuayi has become the Eagles’ main striker and has found the net in two of his six Premier League appearances for Palace. The forward is yet to score at Selhurst Park but is in goalscoring form having found the net for Belgium in a 2-0 win over Cyprus during the international break.
Team News – Crystal Palace
Roy Hodgson be without the services of defender Mamadou Sakho who is ruled out with a knee injury. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wilfried Zaha are also doubts for the game due to injury.
Team News – Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Jan Siewert will provide the latest update on his team during Thursday’s Press Conference at PPG Canalside.
Jason Puncheon is ineligible to face his parent club.
FPL Injury News – Crystal Palace
Mamadou Sakho – Knee injury – Unknown return date
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Knock – 75% chance of playing
Bakary Sako – Lack of match fitness – 75% chance of playing
Wilfried Zaha – Hamstring injury – 75% chance of playing
FPL Injury News – Huddersfield Town
Demeaco Duhaney – Hip injury – Unknown return date
Danny Williams – Lack of match fitness – Unknown return date
Christopher Schindler – Illness – 75% chance of paying
Juninho Bacuna – Knock – 75% chance of playing
Karlan Grant – Knock – 75% chance of playing
A limited number of tickets remain available in Town’s allocation for the game at Selhurst Park. CLICK HERE to buy yours now!
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There will be no pubs open in the local vicinity that will allow visiting supporters, but turnstiles will be open at 1pm.
Selhurst Park is now cashless, so supporters will need to make sure that they bring debit/credit card with them.
The Fan Zone will be open from noon on Saturday and all supporters are welcome if they have a valid match day ticket.
There’s also a Visiting Supporters Guide, CLICK HERE to read it.
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