Crystal Palace host Chelsea at Selhurst Park looking for a second consecutive home win over this opponent. Palace are now up to 14th place in the table after managing to pick up seven points from the last three matches. The club are now a comfortable seven points above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Chelsea find themselves with a two-point advantage over Arsenal after the weekend results while their deficit to Manchester City has also been cut down to just four points. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Crystal Palace were able to go three games without a loss after a goalless draw with Cardiff at home. The last defeat suffered by Palace was against another London team in the form of West Ham.
Chelsea were able to come up with a 2-1 win over Watford as they picked up a second consecutive away victory with the same score. The blues have now managed a victory in four out of the last six matches.
Chelsea fell to a 2-1 defeat when they last travelled to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The blues, however, were able to manage a 3-1 win in the reverse fixture back in November. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Crystal Palace have been playing relatively well in the last few matches but they struggled big time against Chelsea’s position style of football earlier in the campaign. Even though Roy Hodgson was able to mastermind a victory over Manchester City – who play a similar style of football, the team to remain very poor when it comes to converting the chances. Crystal Palace also have to play more adventurous than they did against City. Despite struggling with a string of injuries, our preview would back a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea draw odds: 3.90
Crystal Palace win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
Chelsea are coming into the game with a decent run of form going forward, but they have been unable to keep clean sheets. The blues last kept an away clean sheet in the Premier League back in October and it is unlikely that the team will be able to manage the same against a surprisingly better Crystal Palace outfit. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last five away matches for Chelsea in all competitions have ended up with more than 2.5 goals with the 2-1 score being quite popular. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace were able to register a clean sheet against Cardiff and this makes back-to-back clean sheets for the club at home. However, they remain poor on a number of fronts. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard was able to come up with a brace against Watford to take his league tally to 10 goals. He has been able to score in the last two away matches for Chelsea. Even though it was Alvaro Morata who provided the difference when Chelsea took on Crystal Palace in the reverse fixture, our first goalscorer prediction would back Eden Hazard in this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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