Premier League Treble: Delight for Hodgson in relegation battle

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha
Can Zaha inspire Palace to a vital victory?
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We are getting towards the business end of the season and Paul Robinson is focusing his efforts on three games that have meaning at both ends of the table. Here are his selections:

- Back Crystal Palace @ 9/10
- Back Huddersfield @ 13/8
- Back The Draw in Burnley v Leicester @ 11/5

The Treble pays approximately 15.96 (15/1)

Eagles to get their most satisfying win

Bet 1: Crystal Palace @ 9/10

There was late misery for Crystal Palace at Bournemouth last week as they conceded an 88th minute equaliser, which cost them two vital points. They remain in 17th place, just three points ahead of Southampton, with the Saints having a game in hand.

Their opponents this afternoon are their arch-rivals, Brighton, and they too could do with some points - although not quite as badly as Palace do.

Chris Hughton's side have only won on their travels twice this season however, and they were back to back victories at the end of October and beginning of November. Since those successes, they have lost six and drawn three away from the Amex.

Wilfried Zaha will again be the key player for Roy Hodgson and if he's on form, I expect a home win.


Dreadful away streak to continue for Watford

Bet 2: Huddersfield @ 13/8

Huddersfield Town have now gone five without a win following their draw at Brighton last weekend, but the positive news was that they at least found the net.

Other than a victory over Bournemouth in February, David Wagner's men haven't taken three points at home since December 9th, but they still manage to find themselves outside of the relegation zone - albeit only just.

The visitors to the John Smith's Stadium today are Watford and they travel north having been beaten at home by Burnley. Their away record doesn't make good reading at all as they have taken just one point from a possible 27 - scoring just two goals in that nine game period.

Home advantage should prove key here and with the hosts desperate for the points, they appear to be a generous price at the 13/8 mark.


Take the draw at Turf Moor

Bet 3: The Draw in Burnley v Leicester @ 11/5

This is the battle for seventh place and a spot in next year's Europa League. Given Burnley's six point advantage, I think that Sean Dyche will play to not lose this game as opposed to winning it, and that makes the draw a strong option.

For my in-depth preview of this fixture, please click here.

2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 26pts
Returned: 10.25pts
P/L: - 15.75pts

- 2016/17 P/L = +42.32 pts from 35 pts staked (120.91% ROI)

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