Chelsea – Crystal Palace : Preview & Prediction
Chelsea, 4th in the Premier League last year, got their hair cut at the post and finished behind Manchester United due to a lower goal difference. Nothing catastrophic, since the two clubs are automatically qualified for the Champions League pools. This summer, Chelsea achieved an XXL transfer window (Ziyech, Werner, Havertz, Thiago Silva, Chilwell and Edouard Mendy among others) and won their first league match in Brighton (1-3) before losing to champion Liverpool (0 -2). The Blues went on to win in the League Cup (6-0 against Barnsley) before bringing back a draw (3-3) from West Brom after being trailed 3-0, then losing on penalties to Tottenham in 8th in the League Cup .
Since returning to the Premier League in 2013, Crystal Palace has been playing maintenance or midfield, nothing more. Last year again, the club finished 14th, 9 points ahead of the first relegation, but also 11 behind in the first part of the table. With the transfer of Eberechi Eze from QPR and the arrival of Michy Batshuayi on loan, the club hope to do better this season. He also started his season in the Premier League well with a 1-0 victory over Southampton, a second to Manchester United 1-3, but lost to undefeated Everton 1-2. The club also abandoned the Cup (0-0, defeat at 11-10 tabs) at Bournemouth.
Chelsea finished 6th (out of 20) at home in the Premier League last year with 11 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses.
Chelsea have scored 30 goals and conceded 16 in 19 home league games last year. Which made it the 4th best defense!
Crystal Palace finished 12th in the Premier League away from home last year with 5 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses.
Crystal Palace has scored 16 goals and conceded 30 in 19 away league games last year.
Chelsea are showing great things at the start of the season but also a lot of defensive largesse. The club must forget the elimination in the Cup and relaunch in the league, after a defeat and a draw. Chelsea victory!
Chelsea – Crystal Palace : Betting Tips
Chelsea – Win Odds: 1.35
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70