Our football match prediction:
Crystal Palace take on newcomers Huddersfield Town in the opening match of the season. The Eagles finished the 2016/2017 season in 14th place in the standings, only seven points clear of the relegation zone and, no doubt, they are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. Wilfried Zaha is still part of the team and the pacey winger will be the man to watch in the home side. Former Liverpool and Aston Villa attacker Christian Benteke is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts against Huddersfield Town. Huddersfield Town, on the other hand, did well to beat Reading in the Championship play-offs final and, as a result, they will compete in the English top flight this season. The team’s main goal is to secure the Premier League survival, but that is easier said than done. The Terriers are not regarded as good travelers and we predict that Palace will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Townsend):
Andros Townsend is an English footballer who plays for Crystal Palace. He started his professional career at Tottenham Hotspur (2009), but he played for a number of English clubs on loan in the past (Yeovil Town, Leyton Orient, MK Dons, Ipswich Town, Watford, Millwall, Leeds United, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers). On 26 January, 2016, Townsend signed a deal with Newcastle United for a fee of £12 million. However, following Newcastle’s relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign, Andros joined Crystal Palace on a five-year contract as the Eagles decided to match his £13 million release clause. Andros Townsend plays as a winger and he made his England debut on 11 October, 2013. Back then England recorded a 4-1 win over Montenegro in the World Cup qualifiers. The Crystal Palace footballer was born in Leytonstone on 16 July, 1991 and he attended Rush Croft Sports College. Andros Townsend is a Tottenham Hotspur fan, but he couldn’t quite realise his potential while at White Hart Lane
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes). Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well to win the FA Cup title in 1920 as well. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams. Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.