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Chelsea v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 10th March 2018

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Chelsea v Crystal Palace Premier League Preview, 10th March 5.30pm

This could end up being a tough game for Chelsea. The Blues are well out of sorts at the moment and their chance of a top-four finish looks to be fading a bit. Buy Crystal Palace, despite some good performances recently are still in massive relegation trouble as they were once again thwarted by conceding a late goal in a loss against Manchester United last Monday.

Chelsea v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Chelsea 3/10, Draw 21/5, Crystal Palace 10/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 a.m. on March 7th, 2018)

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues have been having a really rough time of things lately with four defeats in their last five Premier League games played. Three of those four losses though were away from home and the Blues have been in pretty decent shape on home soil. They are W4 D1 L1 in their last six at Stamford Bridge, beating West Brom handsomely in their last home fixture. Overall the Blues are W9 D2 L3 this season at home in the Premier League where they have taken a clean sheet in 64% of their games. Chelsea to win to nil at William Hill is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken at 00:45 a.m on March 8th, 2018). Chelsea are crying out for a striker to hit top form again as their chances of getting into the top four are pretty slim without either Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud going on a tear. Chelsea have averaged 1.7 goals per game at home this season while they have conceded at just 0.7 per game which is good. They have just been at sixes and sevens lately across the back line with only one clean sheet taken in their last five played. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 11/10.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace are struggling along on a three-match losing streak but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Their last two losses, at home against Tottenham and Manchester United, saw them go down in each because of conceding a late goal. But they back in the drop zone and feeling the pressure and have missed Wilfried Zaha tremendously. They are D1 L2 in their last three games on the road and overall home and away are winless in six now (D2 L4). They have only collected the two away victories all season, losing eight so they are going to be vulnerable again here. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (betting odds taken at 00:45 a.m on March 8th, 2018). Just once this season have the Eagles been ahead at half time on the road, but they have managed to score in each of their last six away games though. Problematically they have conceded in each of their last five games away from Selhurst Park and have taken a clean sheet in just 21% of their away fixtures. Two-thirds of the goals they have come up with on their travels have been in the second half of matches. Given their current standing and current form, anything out of this fixture would be a pretty big boon for the Eagles.

Chelsea v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Palace sprung a surprise 2-1 home win over Chelsea earlier this season and that is back to back Premier League wins that they have taken over the Blues. Palace have actually won three of their last five against Chelsea in the top flight (L2) and each of those wins were by a 2-1 scoreline. The Blues have lost their last two home games against the Eagles.

Who will win – Chelsea v Crystal Palace Predictions

Despite some brave performances, the Eagles keep coming up short and therefore Chelsea should be favoured to get the win. The Blues have been pretty stable at home this season and most of their issues lately have been on the road. Look for the home side to edge it probably by not more than a one-goal margin.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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