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Opta Stats: Crystal Palace v Huddersfield

Can Huddersfield get off to a dream start when they visit Crystal Palace?
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Newly promoted Huddersfield begin their Premier League adventure away at Crystal Palace. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"Huddersfield full-back Tommy Smith registered 10 assists in the Championship last season, five more than any other defender; six of those assists were provided for striker Elias Kachunga."

Both teams to score is [1.85].

Huddersfield's last top-flight match was in April 1972 and also away at Crystal Palace, when these two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park. Another draw is [3.7].

Palace have won just one of their last 12 competitive games against Huddersfield Town (W1 D7 L4). You can lay them at [1.87].

Crystal Palace have won only one of their last five opening day matches in the Premier League, losing three of the last four (W1 D1 L3). Huddersfield are [5.1] to win.

Frank de Boer will be the seventh different manager in nine seasons in the dugout for Crystal Palace on opening day in the Premier League (Steve Coppell, Alan Smith, Iain Dowie, Ian Holloway, Keith Millen and Alan Pardew). The odds of De Boer getting off to a winning start are [1.85].

No Huddersfield player has scored for the Terriers in their last 569 minutes of football, since Isaiah Brown scored against Wolves in April. Their only goal in their last five games was an own-goal scored by Sheffield Wednesday's Tom Lees in the Championship play-offs. Under 2.5 goals is [1.76].

Huddersfield full-back Tommy Smith registered 10 assists in the Championship last season, five more than any other defender; six of those assists were provided for striker Elias Kachunga. Both teams to score is [1.85].

Palace winger Wilfried Zaha attempted 284 dribbles in the Premier League last season, 86 more than any other player. Zaha is [3.65] to find the net.

Since 2008-09, only four newly promoted sides have won on the opening day in the Premier League - but all, like Huddersfield, had won promotion via the play-offs; Hull in 2008 and 2016, Blackpool in 2010 and West Ham in 2012. Huddersfield are [3.7] in the Draw No Bet market.

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