Premier League: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match of Round 17 in Premier League, Crystal Palace host Chelsea at Selhurst Park. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Crystal Palace vs Chelsea.

Crystal Palace stand near the relegation zone in Premier League and they desperately need points in order to move up in the safer zone. The match against Chelsea is maybe not the perfect time to get some point(s), but they have nothing to lose and they will try to make a surprise against leader. This will be the second game in a row for Crystal Palace upfront their supporters, after they lost on Wednesday against Manchester United. Home side have played very good on that match, but they’ve conceded a late goal and lost 1-2. The match against Antonio Conte‘s men is very important for them and they will be fully motivated to stay unbeaten. After this game they will play two away matches, against Watford and Arsenal, so they want to take at least one point today. Good news for home team is that Jason Puncheon back in the squad after suspension. Palace have managed to win only one of their last 10 league games, but they have scored at least one goal in their last 8 Premier League matches.

Chelsea stand at the top of the table in Premier League and they are doing very good job so far in their way to the title. Liverpool and Arsenal have 6 points less, so visitors now can play relaxing, but it doesn’t mean that they will not be focused to win this game. Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, who missed the last game against Sunderland, has recover from an injury and he could be rested, but also there is a chance to start this game. Their top scorer Deigo Costa failed to score in the last game, so he will be fully motivated to hit the net, but it depends of their teammates performance. Willian could start again instead of Hazard, while Fabregas could replace Nemanja Matic. Spanish midfielder hit the net in the last match, so their manager Conte is satisfied with their performance, despite the fact that he didn’t play too much this season. In the last 7 matches, Chelsea conceded only two goals and their primary goal will be to secure their net.

Team News

Home side miss,James Tomkins, Connor Wickham, Bakary Sako, Loic Remy, Pape Souare and Steve Mandanda, while Mathieu Flamini is doubtful. On the other side, visitors don’t have fresh injuries, except Hazard, who is doubtful for this game.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Predicted Lineups

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Kelly, McArthur, Cabaye, Flamini, Ledley, Zaha, Benteke.
Chelsea: Courtois, Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kante, Fabregas, Moses, Pedro, Hazard (Willian), Costa.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction

Home side have to change something in their performance in order to make positive result, but they have many problems with absences, so it will be hard for them to win this game. Visitors are playing very good in the recent performance and they are favorites to win this game. However, I expect interesting match between Crystal Palace vs Chelsea and at least three goals.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.67 (Bet365)

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