Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

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Chelsea will be looking to get their Premier League campaign off to a winning start when they host London rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Betting Tips

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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Predictions

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 6/4
Correct score Chelsea 1-1 Crystal Palace 12/1
First Goalscorer Kai Havertz 5/1

Last season ended on a massive high for Chelsea as they won the Champions League, beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final in Porto, their second European crown. But now Thomas Tuchel’s side must build on that, and a genuine challenge for the Premier League title will be the least Chelsea’s board expects, on top of another run in the Champions League (not to mention Super Cup and Club World Cup victories). Chelsea haven’t had the greatest of pre-seasons, however, with so many players at the European Championships including five in the final – meaning they played just four friendlies prior to their Super Cup clash with Villarreal.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, will be pushing for a better finish having ended the Roy Hodgson era in 14th, with 18 defeats from their 38 matches in the Premier League last season. Hodgson has since been replaced by Patrick Vieira after a summer of struggle at Selhurst Park in trying to appoint a new manager, seeing various names pop up and eventually fall through. Under Vieira, Palace have played five times in pre-season, winning four and drawing one, showing positive signs going into the new campaign.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Match Stats

Although Palace ended the campaign on a low, Christian Benteke was one of the few players who could hold their heads up high, finding the net in each of his final four appearances of the season. We may be in a new season now, but the Belgian’s streak remains and he is now looking to score in five consecutive Premier League games for the first time, facing a club against whom he has scored seven goals in the league – his best record.

Despite winning the Champions League, Chelsea were underwhelming in attack under Tuchel especially in the Premier League. The Blues scored 25 goals across 19 Premier League matches, but underperformed against their Expected Goals tally of 33.11. However, they were excellent in defence, conceding 12.4 Expected Goals on target and 13 (including five in that shock result against West Bromwich Albion).

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Odds


Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Head to Head

10 April 2021 – Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea – Premier League

3 October 2020 – Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League

7 July 2020 – Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea – Premier League

9 November 2019 – Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League

30 December 2018 – Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea – Premier League

Chelsea have won 16 of their past 20 Premier League matches against Crystal Palace, including each of the last seven. The Blues have also won the last four home games against their south London opponents by an aggregate score of 11-2.

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