Crystal Palace – Chelsea : Preview & Prediction
Crystal Palace and Chelsea play at Selhurst Park in a match of the 20th round of the Barclays Premier League. In the final confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 04-11-2018, Chelsea won at home for (3-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 14-10-2017, in a game by Barclays Premier League that finished with the victory of Crystal Palace by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Azpilicueta (11 ‘Autogolo) and W. Zaha (45’) for Crystal Palace and T. Bakayoko (18 ‘) for Chelsea. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since Crystal Palace presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 19 points. In their last match, they drew 1-1 with Cardiff City at home (0-0), after having won in the previous game in a game against Manchester City (2-3). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 19 conceded, against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats at home, with 22 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the championship, Crystal Palace won 9 points out of 27 after 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in their last 9 games at their home stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 9 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 8 of his last 9 matches in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 highlights in the last 10 home games in all competitions: he has scored 4 of his 8 goals in between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Crystal Palace comes to this game with a 0-0 draw at Cardiff, registering their third straight game without losing in the English championship. It is important to note that the home team beat Manchester City by 2-3, a very positive result. The home club tends to play 4-3-3, favoring a style of constant transition, where the three most advanced men are Schlupp, Townsend and Zaha. One of the strengths of the team visited is the way it attacks through fast transitions. Milivojevic is the best finisher of Crystal Palace with 5 goals scored. Coach Roy Hodgson will not be able to count on Benteke and Kelly for being injured.
The visiting team is currently in 4th place with 40 points earned after 12 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Leicester City by (0-1). In the last match, he won out for Watford by (1-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 26 goals scored and 12 conceded. Already inside the home, it won 11 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat, with a total of 31 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 9 away games for the championship Chelsea have 6 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats, having won 19 points in 27 possible. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to score goals, since 8 of his last 9 games in the competition finished with More than 2.5 goals.
Chelsea have come to this motivated game after having won by 1-2 on their visit to the Watford field, returning victories after the defeat against Leicester: both goals of the team were scored by Eden Hazard. The visiting club tends to play 4-3-3 where the three men responsible for creating dangerous moves on the defensive are Peter, Willian and Hazard: the last mentioned athlete is Chelsea’s top scorer with 10 goals scored. Thus, and even away from home, Chelsea is expected to take a more offensive stance, bearing in mind that it has more individual and collective quality. For this game the visiting coach can count on all his usual players.
Crystal Palace – Chelsea : Betting Tips
Chelsea – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70