15 minutes was all that stood between Huddersfield and only their second Premier League victory away from home in their latest outing.
A brace from forward Karlan Grant had given the Terriers a 3-1 lead at the London Stadium against West Ham United yet once Angelo Ogbonna had pulled one back, it was almost inevitable what was going to happen next to Jan Siewert’s side. A late double from Javier Hernandez completed the turn around for the Hammers and edged Huddersfield even closer to relegation.
Despite the club’s capitulation grabbing all of the headlines, for the first time this season Huddersfield demonstrated a continuous attacking threat which should lead supporters to be more positive going into their fixture against Crystal Palace later.
With a return to the second tier of English football almost guaranteed, the Terriers players could thrive from the fact that there is barely any pressure on them to succeed given just how dismal they have been this season. Therefore, they could be an extremely dangerous prospect for the Eagles to deal with, especially when you consider just how well Grant has been playing since his move to the club in January from Charlton Athletic.
Palace are unlikely to be able to call upon Wilfried Zaha at the weekend as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury (according to londonnewsonline), meaning that they will have to find another way of breaking down the Terriers. If Siewert can get his side to replicate the first 75 minutes of their performance against West Ham at the weekend, there is no reason why they can’t at least come away with a draw from Selhurst Park.
Even though relegation is an inevitability for Huddersfield, a strong end to their campaign could be highly beneficial for next season as it would boost morale within the squad and give the club’s supporters something to cling onto heading into an uncertain summer.
What do you think Terriers fans? Can your side spring an upset on Saturday? Are there any positives to take from your recent performances? Get in touch below.
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