Selhurst Park has always been regarded as one of those difficult places to go and get a result.

An old ground - it has been Crystal Palace's home for 95 years - tight, with noisy supporters almost on top of you.

Not any more, not this season anyway.

Palace have the second-worst home record in the Premier League.

They would be doomed by now if they played in front of their own fans every week.

Roy Hodgson's side have won just three times in 14 games, losing half of them.

They have also scored a meagre ten goals. Only rock-bottom Huddersfield have a more wretched home record.

The contrast on their travels is staggering. They are sixth in the away-only table with six wins and two draws from 15 matches and 25 goals.

Nobody has a bigger disparity in their home and away fortunes.

Away points in the top flight are always difficult to accumulate for a club of Albion's level, but they will not have a better chance for the rest of this season to add to their total in Croydon tomorrow.

The other away fixtures they have left are all against sides in the top seven.

The Argus: Albion manager Chris Hughton (above right) said of Palace's home form: "That is a surprise, because I know the atmosphere that they get there who ever it is against. They get a great atmosphere and a very vocal atmosphere.

"I think with the type of team they've got and the type of players they've got, you can also see why they have been good away from home, a lot of pace, counter-attack, individual abilities.

"But yes it is unusual that they have got so many points away from home compared to home.

"Can we benefit from that? We hope so. But the fact that it's a derby game also gives it a little bit of a different dimension. We wasn't able to do that last season (lost 3-2), but we are on the back of a lifting and winning performance and hopefully we can benefit from that."

Despite the much-needed victory over Huddersfield at the Amex, Seagulls supporters making the short journey to their traditional arch rivals are unlikley to be flushed with optimism.

Selhurst Park has not been a happy hunting ground, one win, six defeats and two draws on the last nine visits including a 5-0 (in 2002) and 3-0 (2012).

More to the point, or rather lack of points, Albion's recent away form is as miserable as Palace's home record.

They have suffered five defeats and a draw since winning at Huddersfield at the beginning of December, three days before Palace were beaten at the Amex.

They have won at Bournemouth and West Brom after-extra-time in the FA Cup during this period and Hughton is justified in claiming the solitary point out of 18 is a misleading reflection of the way they have played.

He told The Argus: "Certainly going back to the last game at Leicester (lost 2-1), there were periods when we were better than them.

"I certainly don't get carried away by just performances. Points are more important than performances, but I don't think it's a correct reflection of what we could have got out of the six games.

"But it's fact. There will have been teams, including ourselves, who would have had not such good performances and got some results.

"It's always about how to get a result and sometimes it's not always about playing the best."