Everything you need to know about the two clubs’ season opener at Selhurst Park
HUDDERSFIELD make their Premier League return against Crystal Palace.
The Terriers have not played in the top flight since 2001 and face a tricky trip to Selhurst Park.
Palace, meanwhile, will be looking for a strong start as they aim to improve upon last season’s 14th-placed finish.
Arsenal and Leicester kick off the season on Friday night, before 14 clubs start their own campaigns the following day.
Here, SunSport tells you everything you need to know about the Selhurst Park clash.
When is Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield?
Crystal Palace take on Huddersfield on Saturday, August 12.
Selhurst Park will play host to the Premier League clash.
The match kicks off at 3pm.
What channel is Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield?
The match will not be broadcast on live TV.
But you can catch highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC1 at 10.30pm.
Alternatively, keep up to date with all the action as it happens on our LIVE blog, with coverage starting at 2pm.
You can also see all the goals from every 3pm Premier League kick off on the Sun Football app from 5.15pm.
- 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.
- Palace have won just one of their last 12 competitive games against Huddersfield Town (W1 D7 L4).
- 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).
- 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 Terriers’ last top-flight win was in November 1971 over Brian Clough’s Derby, enduring a 22- game winless run after that.
- 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.
- Both Frank de Boer and David Wagner will be taking charge of their first Premier League games in this match, only the second time in the last 13 seasons that two managers face one another in their maiden games, with the other occurrence coming on last season’s opening day between Claude Puel and Walter Mazzarri.
- 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.
- Palace winger Wilfried Zaha attempted 284 dribbles in the Premier League last season, 86 more than any other player.
- 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.