Crystal Palace vs Grimsby
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Palace has comparatively easy opponents in Grimsby as they start of their FA Cup season this Saturday.
Apart from a loss to Chelsea, the Eagles are unbeaten in the last 5 matches. The last of those games was against Wolves which was a 0-2 away win and a morale booster coming into this Cup tie.
Roy Hodgson’s team has been much better recently compared to the start of the league season. Wins against Manchester City and Leicester has given them the tag of Giant Killers. The veteran manager will be aiming to start the Cup season with a win and progress to the next round with ease.
Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 competitive games across all venues. The Glaziers have won and lost 2 games each from the last 5 matches played in front of their home crowd.
Grimsby is at the bottom half of the League Two table right now. They have won 10 and lost 12 of their 26 matches so far. A great performance should be displayed on the pitch this Saturday to rattle Palace.
A 4 match win streak for the Mariners came to an end with a defeat to Mansfield in the recent League Two fixture. They have one of the better defenses in the league but it may be too weak against the Premier League side.
Crystal Palace vs Grimsby: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Palace have won 3 and lost only 1 of the last 5 h2h matches against this opposition.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches held across all venues.
- Currently the Eagles are on a 2 match win streak against Grimsby.
- Palace also has a 2 match winning run at home against the Mariners.
Crystal Palace vs Grimsby: Prediction
There is no doubt about the match turning out to be one-sided. Crystal Palace is a class above their opponents for Saturday. They will dominate Possession and will get many chances to get past the back line of the visitors. With home advantage we can bet on Palace to win at both half time and full time with 1.55 odd.
Attacking line-up of the hosts has displayed their power against teams of the likes of City and Leicester. So against a team like the Mariners they would not have any problems to score plenty. We can place our stakes on the hosts to score 3 or more goals with 1.72 odds.
Crystal Palace vs Grimsby: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Crystal Palace/ Crystal Palace @ 1.55 (6/11).
Crystal Palace: Over 2.5 team goals @ 1.72 (8/11).