The Premier League pressure cooker will ramp up to fever pitch at Selhurst Park, as Crystal Palace take on Chelsea in East London. For Roy Hodgson at Palace and Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea, this has the look of a must game as punters and EPL betting apps are lining up to shoot them down in the race to be the next manager sacked.
Selhurst Park under the lights is a special place too, making this one a fascinating Monday Night Football contest.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Best Odds
Crystal Palace are fully immersed in a relegation battle, whilst Chelsea will be desperate to climb into the top half of the Premier League.
|Crystal Palace – 33/10 (+330)
|Draw – 14/5 (+280)
|Chelsea – 17/20 (-118)
|Over – 5/6 (-120)
|Under – Evens (+100)
|Yes – 4/5 (-125)
|No – 11/10 (+110)
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Analysis
The aforementioned pressure both managers are under will ramp up the scrutiny on this one and it should be a super game, with plenty to get behind for punters and EPL betting sites.
Whilst Roy Hodgson’s place within the folklore of Crystal Palace remains unquestioned, his role in the managerial hotseat is under some serious pressure. In this second spell at the club, Hodgson has struggled to put points on the board and Palace are fully immersed in the relegation scrap. Seeing the Eagles drop into the Championship looks a long shot with a few Premier League betting sites but they do need to start picking up points very soon and this is certainly a big opportunity at home.
Team news: Plenty of big names are set to miss out for Palace, with Marc Guehi, Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze and Joel Ward all on the sidelines.
Crystal Palace Predicted Lineup:
Dean Henderson, Daniel Munoz, Joachim Andersen, Tyrick Mitchell, Nathaniel Clyne, Will Hughes, Jefferson Lerma, Chris Richards, Jeffrey Schlupp, Adam Wharton & Jean-Philippe Mateta.
The 2024 Premier League season was supposed to be a new dawn for Chelsea, yet many of the same problems have remerged. Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t seem to know his best side and consequently, the blues are struggling for form. Back to back thumpings from Liverpool and Wolves have heaped the pressure on Poch’s blues but a good win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup in midweek is something to build on here.
Team news: Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Marc Cucurella and Robert Sanchez remain out of action for Chelsea.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup:
Dorde Petrovic, Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiashile, Levi Colwill, Moises Caicedo, Conor Gallagher, Raheem Sterling, Enzo Fernandez, Cole Palmer & Christopher Nkunku.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Stats and Trends
- It has been one way traffic for Chelsea against Crystal Palace in recent times, with the blues having won the last 5 meetings in all competitions.
- In fact, Chelsea are on a remarkable 13-game winning streak against Palace.
- Chelsea won the reverse fixture earlier in the season, triumphing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
- Crystal Palace last beat Chelsea back in 2017, triumphing 2-1.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction
It is hard to fully articulate quite how much both sides need to win this game, with Palace scrapping for their lives and Chelsea in danger of being left behind in the bottom half.
Palace seem to be struggling for confidence but the home fans at Selhurst Park are notoriously some of the loudest in the Premier League, which should create a super atmosphere.
Chelsea though, won well at Aston Villa in the FA Cup in midweek and they should build on that result here.
Prediction: Chelsea to win the match – 17/20 (-118) – Rhino Bet.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – The Ultimate Bet
Chelsea to win & BTTS – 11/4 (+275) – Fitzdares
This will be a hotly contested one from the outset at Selhurst Park and Crystal Palace will pose Chelsea plenty of problems but the blues need a win and their quality in forward areas should tell.