Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea are red-hot on a winning streak in the Premier League. This weekend, with the additional home advantage, and superiority in prior h2h clashes, coupled with the winless run of Crystal Palace, the hosts should be able to post the three points.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)
- Chelsea won the previous three games.
- Four of the previous five fixtures had goals at either end of the pitch.
- 11 of the former 15 meetings ended in wins for Chelsea.
- Five of the preceding seven clashes at this venue saw the hosts winning.
- Since 2005, only one encounter has failed to satisfy the BTTS clause.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Chelsea could hold their head high after scripting an inspiring comeback the previous match-day, against Ajax in the Champions League. The full wrath of the Stamford Bridge was on display as the hosts managed to save a point, after trailing 1-4 even at the hour-mark. And to put salt on the wound, two of the four goals conceded by Chelsea had been own goals.
But what happened later, was nothing short of a fairytale. From trailing by three goals, the home team fired thrice into the opposition net, to share the spoils with Ajax at the end of the game.
Rivals Crystal Palace meanwhile, was defeated by 2015-16 champions Leicester, that too at the former’s home, and with an associated clean sheet as well.
Suffice it to say that form sides with the Blues. In fact, they have won their previous five matches in the league in a row and remained unbeaten in nine of their prior ten match-ups. Do note that they won eight of these ten ties as well.
At this venue, the squad has lost just thrice in their last twenty appearances, and these three had come against Manchester United, Liverpool, and against Valencia in the Champions League.
On the other hand, their counterparts are winless in their prior three fixtures and conceded twice or more in all three. In away matches, the cavalry has won just thrice in their preceding eleven road trips and was defeated even by the struggling Tottenham.
Moreover, Chelsea has been the far-dominant side in h2h clashes for quite a long time, and they have made it particularly so at this venue.
Taking these facts as obvious pointers, count on the home team to put on a great showing.
However, a majority of h2h encounters have ended with goals from both teams, and just the preceding match-day, Chelsea had conceded four against Ajax, in the Champions League. In addition, the former could keep a total of mere four clean sheets from their prior twenty-three attempts.
Thus, the chances for the BTTS clause to be filled, look realistic.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Chelsea -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).