Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Premier League champions Chelsea hosts fellow London side Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and it will be a truly good football game. This game is going to be dynamic and open one with lots of scoring chances on the both sides.
Chelsea have lost four of their last five in the Premier League and they are not in fine fettle. The Blues have won only four of their 15 competitive fixtures in 2018. But Chelsea play solid football at Stamford Bridge and have won 12 and lost only one of their last 19 home league matches in all competitions. They like to play strong and aggressive football in defense line and have kept five clean sheets in their last six Premier League fixtures at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte's men are in real danger of finishing out of the top four though and they will try to pick up all three points this time.
On the other side Crystal Palace, lodged in 18th place in the league standings, face an uphill battle for survival and this game is very important for them. All players are highly motivated for this game, but also all of them know it will be a truly hard job. The Eagles are in six-game winless streak and will play offensive football from the first minute. Since a run of 10 successive Premier League away games without a goal, the Eagles have scored in each of their last six on the road. It will be their main objective for the crucial game with Chelsea.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: "We must pay great attention. We need to have a good performance, to get three points. We're playing against a really good team, with talented players."
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "Normally when you come against a team not having the best of times, that can be a very dangerous time to play them."
Referee: Anthony Taylor
When it comes to their mutual encounters Chelsea have lost their last two league games against Crystal Palace. The Eagles have won three of their last five at the Stamford Bridge, including the last two. Read our betting preview and take your chance to place bet on the right betting pick.
Chelsea have several missing players for the match against the Eagles. Tiemoué Bakayoko, David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu are injured and they will not play on Saturday. Ross Barkley and N'Golo Kanté are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Crystal Palace have many missing players for this game. Wilfried Zaha, Connor Wickham, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Bakary Sako, Julian Speroni and Mamadou Sakho are all injured and they will not play against Chelsea. Yohan Cabaye and Joel Ward are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they will try to win some points on Saturday.
Possible starting lineups
Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Moses; Hazard, Willian; Morata
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Schlupp; Riedewald, Milivojevic, McArthur; Townsend, benteke, Sorloth
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction
We expect one interesting and exciting football game on Saturday between The Blues and Eagles. Both teams will play aggressive football and everything is possible here. Chelsea are in mind with Champions League game against Barca, while on the other side Eagles are highly motivated to win important points. But the visitors have lots of missing players for the match and it is their main problem this season. Looks like this game is going to be equal and both teams can win, so we will enjoy in fantastic football game with lots of excitements and thrills.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction: Both teams to score. On this match everything is possible and this is unpredictable one. So the best option is to place your bet on goals or to skip this game. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.