Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the first clash of this Sunday’s matchup, Crystal Palace will host Chelsea at the Selhurst Park. This will be an interesting game to watch as two teams from the opposite sides of the table battle it out for all three points.
Crystal Palace hold the number fourteen spot at the table with nineteen points from five wins, four draws, and ten losses. Currently, they are on a three-game unbeaten streak with two wins and a draw from the most recent outing. They played against Cardiff and drew in a goalless game. Each side had its chances but they were unable to capitalize on those attempts.
Chelsea are placed fourth at the table with forty points and a positive goal difference of +21. Their form has been colorful in recent weeks and as a result, they have dropped at the ladder. So far in the season, they have gotten twelve wins, four draws, and three losses. In the previous round, they faced Watford and triumphed by the score of 2-1. Hazard scored the first goal of the match in the stoppage time of the first half and just two minutes later, Pereyra got Watford the equalizer. Mid-second half, Hazard scored once again, this time from the penalty spot, and with his goal brought the team all three precious points.
The two teams have had their fair share of encounters and in the recent past, the Blues have been somewhat better. Out of the previous five matches between them, Chelsea have won three, and Crystal Palace have won the remaining two outings. It is worth noting that in the previous four of the five matches played between them we have seen both sides score and in them, they averaged 2.8 goals per game. The last time that they played at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace have triumphed by the score of 2-1.
Crystal Palace don't have many missing players for the match against Chelsea. Christian Benteke is injured and he will not play on Sunday. Martin Kelly and Wayne Hennessey are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they are highly motivated for the match.
On the other side Chelsea also don't have many missing players for this game. Andreas Christensen and Pedro are injured and they will not play on Sunday. Victor Moses, Álvaro Morata and Callum Hudson-Odoi are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka; Schlupp, Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur; Townsend, Zaha
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Willian
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction
Very good football game to start our betting day on Sunday. Match Eagles vs Chelsea brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Crystal Palace have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 home matches, but this time it will not be an easy job to do. They will play strong and aggressive football in defending and we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls on this match. They have played with under 2.5 goals scored in 9 of the last 10 home matches. On the other side Chelsea played with over 2.5 goals scored in their last 6 away games. It will be a true football fight in London, but Chelsea are closer to win all three points here.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction: Chelsea to win. We expect from them to play very cautious and don't expect to see a winner after first halve. So you can try to win more money with bet on X/2. Maybe correct score will be 0-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.