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Crystal Palace v Chelsea Prediction & Betting Tips, 30th December 2018

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Palace couldn’t find a way to break down Cardiff in midweek at Selhurst Park, having to settle for a draw. Now they get a tougher challenge as they welcome Chelsea. The form of the Blues has been a bit hit and miss lately, but they got a good win out at Watford on Boxing Day to steady themselves. Read our Crystal Palace v Chelsea betting tips for more.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 8/11
Draw 29/10
Crystal Palace 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.)

Crystal Palace News and Form

The Eagles couldn’t break down Cardiff’s resilience at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day the game ending 0-0

That leaves Crystal Palace unbeaten in three league matches

Places are W2 D1 in their last three home games in the top flight

Those are the only two home victories that they have recorded so far this season (D3 L4)

Palace have scored only the five home goals this season

Three of their five home goals have been in the last three at Slerhut Park

Palace have done very well at the back though conceding just eight goals

Just 11% of league games at Selhurst Park this season have gone over 2.5 goals

Palace have taken a clean sheet in 44% of their home fixtures

They have failed to score in 67% of their home fixtures though

The Eagles have been trailing at the half time break just once at home this term (W3 D5)

Of the goals which they have conceded at home, all but one of them have been in the second half of games

Each of the last four games at Selhurst Park have gone under 2.5 goals

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Head to Head

Chelsea took a 3-1 home win over Palace in November
Palace won their last league home game against Chelsea 2-1
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings
The two have traded two wins each over the last four EPL classes

Chelsea News and Form

A brace from Eden Hazard saw Chelsea beat Watford at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day

That leaves the Blues with a W4 D1 L3 record in their last eight games

Two of the three defeats in that sequence have been on the road

Chelsea have won back to back league away games though

Those were 2-1 scoreline wins over Brighton and then Watford

Chelsea’s overall away record this season is W6 D1 L2

The Blues have won all five away games against sides currently 13th and lower

18 goals is the tally of away goals for the Blues this season

They have conceded just the eight goals on their travels

89% of their away games have managed to get above the 2.5 goals line

Chelsea have only the one clean sheet in their last five EPL games

Chelsea have scored in each of their last six away games but are without a clean sheet in four

The Blues have been leading at the half time break in 5 of their 9 away games this season

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Both teams to score 4/5
Over 2.5 goals at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.)

Who will win – Crystal Palace v Chelsea Predictions

While ultimately Chelsea should do enough to get three points on the board they are likely to get pushed hard by Palace. The Eagles may have a little more space in attack than they did against Cardiff. Chelsea to win.

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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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