Palace sit in 12th place, nine points clear of Watford who have escaped the dreaded bottom three on goal difference alone. But Hodgson is all too aware that a run of results can have a huge impact in an extremely congested Premier League table.
He said: "It's nice to be in the middle area rather than the bottom area, that goes without saying. There's a lot of football still to be played.
"Two good results do help enormously, they move you up the table very quickly – but two bad results can move you back in the other direction. Everyone here is aware of that – we've experienced both sides of the coin, and no words are going change a thing in that respect. What changes it is going into the field of play and playing well enough to get the wins that you need and hopefully deserve."