Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 14th October 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
It is hard on Crystal Palace as the made the worst possible start to the Premier League campaign losing 7 on the bounce without scoring. Thing got even worse lately with back-to-back defeats against Manchester clubs shipping in 9 goals in the process.
This Saturday will be another tough test for the team that are looking destined for Championship, as a wounded Chelsea is in town, who are searching for amends following the 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City.
There are some good news for Roy Hodgson as he welcome back Wilfried Saha for the first time since matchday 1. While, a lot of tinkering has to be done in goal-scoring department as the key striker Christian Benteke remains sidelined.
Antonio Conte has plenty of reasons to worry as his team never tried to put up a fight in the loss to Manchester City. The team picked up a couple of good results since their opening day defeat to Burnley. But, it is a big question is whether the team is equipped to challenge for the title.
However, the Blues had won in all their four away matches in all competitions so far this season. This included three 2-1 wins at Atletico Madrid, Leicester City and Tottenham. Meanwhile, Stoke was brushed aside by a hefty 4-0 margin.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace defeated Chelsea twice in their last four Premier League meetings, while losing in the other two. Both wins came away at Stamford Bridge by the same 2-1 margin.
There are no draws in the 10 Premier League meetings between the sides so far. Chelsea won 7 of those and lost in 3.
However, Palace lost their last three home matches to Chelsea.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Prediction
It is hard to pick up Crystal Palace from their heavy defeat against Manchester clubs.
To their bad luck, Chelsea seem to be performing better in away games than at Stamford Bridge.
Therefore, Roy Hodgson must wait a little longer to see his team’s bad run of form coming to an end.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
Chelsea -1.5 Asian Handicap for 2.12 with 888 Sport
Over 2.5 match goals at 1.83 odds with 888sport.