Crystal Palace Predictions

Find our Premier League predictions and previews of all of Crystal Palace’s upcoming fixtures in the league below.

Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional English football club based in London. Commonly referred to as Crystal Palace, the club currently competes in the Premier League, which is the top division in the English football pyramid. Having been known as being something of a yo-yo club for much of their history, the club have established themselves as regulars in the Premier League in recent years.

Crystal Palace currently plays their home matches at Selhurst Park, which has been their home since 1924 and has also been the home of local rivals Charlton Athletic and Wimbledon through the years. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 25,486 and is renowned for generating one of the best atmospheres in the Premier League.

Nicknamed the Eagles, the club shares a long-standing rivalry with Brighton.

Crystal Palace Honours

Having been a lower league club for much of their history, it’s no surprise that most of Crystal Palace’s trophies have come from outside the major honours in English football. They are two-time winners of the English second tier, while they have also won the second tier play-offs a record four times in their history too. The Eagles have also won the third division and fourth division once apiece, doing so in the 1920/21 and 1960/61 seasons, respectively. During their early years of existence, the club also won the Southern Football League Division One and Two, as well as the United League.

One of Crystal Palace’s biggest achievements came when they won the Full Members Cup in 1991, a now abolished domestic tournament that was created in light of English teams being banned from European competition. They defeated Everton 3-1 in the final at Wembley. They have twice made it to the FA Cup final too, but were beaten by Manchester United on both occasions in 1990 and 2016.

Crystal Palace History

Though officially founded as a professional club on 10 September 1905, Crystal Palace’s origins stretch back much further, having been original founding members of the Football Association in 1863 as an amateur football club. Some argue they should be recognised as the oldest football club in the world, with the amateur team being formed in 1861. Palace were a third tier club for much of their early history before finally reaching the first division for the first time in 1969/70.

Promotions and relegations have been a common theme of Palace’s history, having been promoted 12 times and relegated eight times over the years. That gave them the title of being a yo-yo club in the eyes of many, but the takeover led by Steve Parish in 2010 has brought a new level of consistency. Under his leadership, the club are currently enjoying their longest-ever streak in the top flight since winning promotion via the Championship Play-Offs in 2012/13. Jim Cannon is the club’s leader in all-time appearances, having played 660 times for the south London outfit between 1971-1988. Peter Simpson is still Palace’s all-time leading goalscorer, having scored an extremely impressive 165 goals in 195 matches. Modern day hero Wilfried Zaha sits in the top 10 of both statistics.