Bet of the Day: Crystal Palace to get first win under Hodgson
The Eagles face Huddersfield Town in the Carabao Cup
It’s been a tough season for Crystal Palace so far. Frank de Boer only lasted 77 days in charge after a dreadful start. The club are bottom of the Premier League table and have yet to score a goal or pick up a point.
Former England boss Roy Hodgson isn’t the most exciting new appointment. However, his approach should suit the squad better than his predecessor’s did.
Palace have a tough schedule with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea coming up in their next three league games.
They need a win to start building some momentum. Tonight’s Carabao Cup third round tie against Huddersfield Town could be the perfect opportunity.
The Terriers’ main focus is to avoid relegation this season, while Palace are desperate for any win.
It’s all set-up for a home win at Selhurst Park and the Coral Bet of the Day is Crystal Palace and Both Teams to Score at 3/1.
Christian Benteke has been especially poor for Palace this season. He’s offered little in open play and squandered the few chances that have come his way.
But the arrival of a new manager often brings a short-term boost. And his new gaffer’s style should play to the Belgian’s strengths.
Will Hodgson be able to bring the best out of Benteke? The Belgium international is 6/5 to score Anytime.
Will the goals flow?
That new manager bounce should give the whole Palace team more confidence. Playing outside of the Premier League pressure zone should also reduce the tension amongst the home side.
In Benteke, Yohan Cabaye and Andros Townsend, Hodgson has quality in attacking areas. This could be the game where it all starts to come together.
Palace to win and Over 2.5 Goals is priced at 2/1 on Coral.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing