Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday 10th April 2021
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace are in a good frame of mind and they are in 12th place with 38 points knowing that their Premier League survival will be secure. It means that Roy Hodgson’s team will be able to play with some freedom when they welcome the arrival of Chelsea.
Palace have been in decent form and have lost just one game in their past 5, the problem is their recent results have been littered by draws. They won’t care much because they have been gaining points most weekend and just doing enough.
At home from 15 games Palace have won 5, drawn 5 and lost 5, it’s a nice pattern but the truth is 5 wins from 15 home games is not a good record and the club will be hoping to finish the season strong.
Chelsea came back down to planet Earth last weekend as they were shocked and stunned as they lost to 19th placed West Bromwich Albion 5-2. This was the Blues first defeat under new manager Thomas Tuchel and their first loss in over 2 months in any competition.
That result dropped Chelsea down to 5th place and even though it is still close for a top four finish the Blues have to contend with 3 other teams for one place and it is going to be a very close finish.
Chelsea’s disappointment in the league was soon forgotten though as they put in a solid and professional display away from home to beat Porto 2-0 in the 1st leg of the Champions League quarter final and they look like they are heading for the semi-finals now.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Head to Head
- Last season Chelsea won this fixture 3-2.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Chelsea beat Palace 4-0.
- Chelsea have won the last six meetings in a row between the teams.
- Crystal Palace last beat Chelsea in 2017 when they were at home with that game ending 2-1.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Prediction
Chelsea have a very good record over Crystal Palace and they should have enough quality to win the game. They are the better team but this Chelsea side under Tuchel are efficient but are not scoring many goals and the value could well be on the double chance for the home side.
Palace can play with no restrictions and if they can score the first goal then this isn’t an easy game for the Blues, who will be made to work really hard for any points here.
The fact that Chelsea had to play away in Europe in midweek is a disadvantage and Palace can be very stubborn. So Palace are clearly not the better team but they could cause Chelsea some problems at the weekend.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Betting Tips:
Double Chance: Crystal Palace to win or draw at 2.50 (6/4)
Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-1 at 9.00 (8/1) and 8.00 (7/1).