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Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield Town

Selhurst Park

Saturday 22 December

17:20

On Sky

Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town

SIMON GRAYSON takes his Huddersfield Town side to Selhurst Park, promising some 'Surprising Changes'.

The Terriers boss is looking to mastermind a first win in 7 at the expense of high flying Palace.

Vital Quotes: Simon Grayson

"They are an exciting team who have plenty of pace and power. They have got the hottest property in the npower Championship in Wilfried Zaha who everyone is keeping an eye on; also, Glenn Murray is on fire. Ian (Holloway) has just carried on from where Dougie (Freedman) left things; they were playing attractive football then and he has just kept them ticking over. Saying that, they have only won one in four and we will go there in good spirits.

"Our full-backs need to put in a very good performance on the weekend because their wingers are both excellent footballers. Each defender needs to win his personal battle against the Palace attackers; if they do that then we will have a very good chance."

Crystal Palace Team News:

Mile Jedinak returns from suspension.

Jonny Williams likely to miss out after returning from a groin injury.

Player to watch: Wilfred Zaha

The hottest property outside the football league, the full backs will have to be on their best defensive game today

Huddersfield Town Team News:

Alan Lee starts a three game suspension and misses out on a reunion with his old side.

Sean Scannell is hoping for a start against his ex-employers.

Vaughan & Beckford expected to start together.

Paul Dixon returns from a one game suspension.

Player to watch: James Vaughan

He really does make Town tick up top, but he does need the service, Town will need him to be on top of his game today.

Match Facts & Stats

Huddersfield have won 9 of 36 encounters.

Palace boast a record of 11 from 36.

Huddersfield have only been victorious on 3 occasions at Selhurst Park.

Palace have drawn 3 of their last 4 games.

Palace have only failed to score in one of their 22 league games this season & they have rescued victories from losing positions on 4 occasions.

Huddersfield have not been defeated on their pre-christmas fixture for 6 of the last 7 seasons.

Ref Watch:

GRAHAM SCOTT will be the man in the middle for the SKY TV clash between Crystal Palace at Huddersfield Town, Kick off 5:20. The Oxfordshire based whistler last took charge of a Town match, at Millwall, where he dismissed Jack Hunt and the terriers lost four-nil. Scott has taken charge of 21 matches, dishing out 60 yellow and 2 red cards. He will be assisted by Christopher Powell & John Magill, whilst the Fourth Official is Dean Whitestone. by Taboola From the Web Courtney Stodden's Most Scandalous Twitpics Hollyscoop 25 Hottest Sports Fan Playmates Rant Sports Video: Should you be Afraid of Tornadoes? The Weather Channel Are memory problems a symptom of Fibromyalgia? Health Guru 7 investment traps Hargreaves Lansdown 5 Exercises for Arthritis Joint Pain Relief Lifescript

Match Prediction:

Palace 2-2 Huddersfield Town

Next Fixtures:

26 Dec (H) Blackpool 15:00
29 Dec (H) Sheff Wed 12:30




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