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Everton v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 21st October 2018

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Everton v Crystal Palace Premier League Preview, 21st October 4.00pm

The Toffees have a good chance at three points at Goodison Park you imagine in this one. They recorded back to back wins for the first time this season just before the international break. They play host to Crystal Palace who are badly struggling in front of goal this season. Read our Everton v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

Everton v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Everton 5/6
Draw 5/2
Crystal Palace 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:52 p.m.)


Everton News and Form

For the first time this season Everton have landed back to back wins, with successes over Fulham and Leicester before the international break. They get back to home soil this weekend where they have a W2 D1 L1 record, the loss there happening in a dreadful performance against West Ham back in the middle of September.

But they recovered well in their next home game to smash Fulham. Everton have scored at least two goals in five of their eight league games now, so things are starting to come together. Gylfi Sigurdsson has been a big part of that with three goals in his last two games. Richarlison was also back on the scoresheet last time out in their win at Leicester.

Everton have conceded in their last five home games against the Eagles in the top flight, but we are going against that and backing both teams NOT to score at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018) because of how poor Palace have been in front of goal.

Everton are four points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign so they have made a step forward. Three of Everton’s four home games this season have ended over 2.5 goals, but again banking on the visitors not doing much, under the goal line could be the way to swing.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace are looking poor this season and with the goals not coming from Wilfried Zaha then there could be big trouble ahead for them. They have lost five of their last seven played now, picking up the four points in that sequence. Their two away wins which they have posted this season did happen away from home and were clean sheet victories too.

That was against Huddersfield and Fulham, two of the current bottom four in the league. Palace have failed to score in four of their eight games this season. Everton to win to nil is at 21/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018).

Palace have only netted the five goals this season, with only Huddersfield and Cardiff having managed fewer. Of those five, Zaha has three of them, but he has failed to score in Palace’s last three games. All five of Palace’s goals this season have come away from Selhurst Park.

Of the goals which they have conceded on their travels this term, 75% of them have been shipped in the second half of matches. Heading back into action only Newcastle and Cardiff have lost more Premier League matches than Palace have done this season (5). Palace haven’t kept a clean sheet at Goodison Park since 1992.

Everton v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Everton collected a good 3-1 home win over Palace in this corresponding fixture last season following a draw at Selhurst Park. That extended a good unbeaten streak they have over the Eagles. Everton are undefeated in their last seven league games against Palace, winning three of those. Everton have picked up a W1 D2 record in their last three Premier League home games against the Eagles. Four of the last six have ended under 2.5 goals.

Who will win – Everton v Crystal Palace Predictions

Even though Everton’s defence hasn’t looked great, Palace look lightweight. We have to roll with a home win to nil for our Everton v Crystal Palace predictions. This is a big chance for the Toffees to drive home an advantage.

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18th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Crystal Palace v Wolves Prediction & Betting Tips, 6th October 2018

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Crystal Palace v Wolves Premier League Preview, 6th October 3.00pm

Crystal Palace haven’t had the greatest of seasons and they slipped to another defeat on Monday night against Bournemouth. Wolves continue to have a really positive season up in the top flight and are now five matches unbeaten and they will be on the hunt for more Saturday afternoon. Read our Crystal Palace v Wolves betting tips for more.

Crystal Palace v Wolves Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 13/8
Wolves 7/4
Draw 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.)


Crystal Palace News and Form

The Eagles have claimed just the two wins this season in the Premier League and just one in their last six now. They suffered a 2-1 defeat out at Bournemouth on Monday night after a moment of madness from Mamadou Sakho gave their opponents a late penalty. At Selhurst Park this season the Eagles have taken just the one point from three games. That one point was earned in a 0-0 draw in their last home fixture against Newcastle. So that’s no goal on home soil from the Eagles so far. Under 2.5 goals is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 2:25 pm).

All three of their home games this season have gone under the goal line. In each of the three occasions that Crystal Palace have kept a clean sheet this season they have avoided defeat (W2 D1) so that seems to be the key factor for them. They are likely to come under pressure from a strong Wolves side though. Regardless of the outcome the option of both teams NOT to score at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 2:25 pm) does look to be a pretty strong option. The Eagles have conceded four goals in their three home games this season and even though they have been inconsistent, they are seven points better off than this stage last term.

Wolves News and Form

Wolves are easily leading the way when it comes to the newly promoted sides. They have produced a fine W3 D3 L1 record so far which is superb for a newly promoted side. Even better when you consider that they have been up against Manchester City and Manchester United already. Out on the road, they are W1 D1 L1 so far with just the two goals on the board in those games. They collected a superb 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United in their last away game. Either way, this does look as if it will be a low-scoring tussle.

In the correct score market a Wolves 1-0 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 2:25 pm) and not without its appeal. Both goals that they have scored away from home this season have both been netted in the second half of matches. To their credit and showing their strengths in fighting back, they have been D1 L2 at halftime in their three away games this season. The three away goals that they have shipped were all in the first half games. They have some players who are really shining like Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves. They will threaten in this one.

Crystal Palace v Wolves Head to Head

Palace won both meetings the last time that they met Wolves in a league season. That was back in the 2012/13 Championship. The Eagles are undefeated in their last four against Wolves (W3 D1) across all competitions. In the last five between them at Selhurst Park, things are even with two wins each and a draw.

Who will win – Crystal Palace v Wolves Predictions

We can see the value in backing the away side in this one. Palace haven’t done well at home this season and Wolves are the ones running with the confident form at the moment. There’s no reason why they can’t go out and do a good job at Selhurst Park. Away win.

3rd October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 1st October 2018

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Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Premier League Preview, 1st October 8.00pm

The Cherries are holding ground in the top ten of the Premier League but they have only managed the one win in their last four played so there is room for improvement. The Eagles look to have turned a bit of a corner after a three-match losing streak, having picked up four points in their last two. Read our Bournemouth v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Bournemouth 6/5
Crystal Palace 11/5
Draw 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.)


Bournemouth News and Form

The Cherries are sat at W3 D1 L2 for the season and the two defeats have occurred in their last three games. Those were losses against Chelsea and Burnley but both of those were away from home. They are unbeaten on home soil for the season with a good W2 D1 record and they have scored at least two goals in each of their home games this season, for a tally of eight goals in three matches. That’s a good return and we are certainly going to be looking over 2.5 goals at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 5:00 pm) for Bournemouth v Crystal Palace betting tips.

The Cherries have been far from watertight at the back as they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four league games. Both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 5:00 pm) and this could be a good open battle. Ryan Fraser is their top scorer this season with a three-goal haul and all of those have been at home. Joshua King’s two league goals have also been on home soil. All four of the goals that Bournemouth have conceded at home this season have come after the half time break.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Crystal Palace failed to pick up a win on home soil against Newcastle last weekend as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw. That is four points in their last two though which is a good return considering that they had lost three in a row prior to that. Their away form is much better than their home form is actually as they are W2 L1 out on the road and those are the only wins of the term. The Eagles have scored in each of their away games this season and really you can’t look much further than Wilfried Zaha for Palace goals. He is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 5:00 pm).

Zaha has scored three of Palace’s four goals this season and all of those have come away from Selhurst Park. Palace have actually been winning 1-0 at half time in two of their three road games this season, the other being a 0-0. So that is a good half time record which suggests that a half-time draw could be a decent option. Only two sides have scored fewer goals than Palace have managed this season in the top flight (Huddersfield and Cardiff) and with the home scoring form of Bournemouth, this could be a tough game for the Eagles.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Head to Head

There were two exciting 2-2 draws between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace last season and four of the six previous Premier League meetings have ended in a draw between Bournemouth and Palace. The Eagles have scored exactly two goals in their last three league games against Bournemouth and the Eagles are unbeaten with a W1 D2 record in their three Premier League visits to the Vitality Stadium.

Who will win – Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Predictions

We are going to look to Bournemouth to deliver the goods in this one. Palace have done much better defensively as of late but they are still lacking in the goal scoring department other than Zaha. We can see the Cherries securing a solid three points against the visitors, in a game where both teams score.

29th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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West Brom v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 25th September 2018

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West Brom v Crystal Palace EFL Cup Preview, 25th September 8.00pm

There should be an interesting EFL Cup clash going down at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night. This was a Premier League fixture last season but now Championship side West Brom will be looking to claim a top-flight scalp on home soil against the Eagles. Read our West Brom v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

West Brom v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 11/8
West Brom 19/10
Draw 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 23rd, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.)


West Brom News and Form

West Brom have started to up their form as they push for a promotion-season in the Championship. The Baggies have won four of their last five games (D1) and they have been producing some fine form at the Hawthorns recently. They are on a six-match winning streak at the Hawthorns and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last five at home. So they are trundling along in fine form, however, they have been struggling for clean sheets with just two in seven home games all season. Dwight Gayle has been in good scoring touch for them recently and he is at 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken from September 23rd, 2018 at 8:01 pm). The Baggies have already won twice at home in the EFL Cup this season, beating Luton and Mansfield.

Crystal Palace News and Form

The Eagles have been averaged more than anything this season with a W3 D1 L3 record going across the course of the season. They picked up a draw against Newcastle on the weekend at Selhurst Park and in just one of their games this season across all competitions have they managed to score more than one goal in a game. The Eagles took a good 1-0 win away at Championship side Swansea in the last round of the EFL Cup. Their form out on the road is actually better than it has been at home. They are W3 L1 at home and each of the wins in that sequence were with a clean sheet. There is going to be a big temptation to rest Wilfried Zaha for this one of course as they need him fresh for league action, and without him, they do struggle up front. Still, because of the lack of clean sheets from West Brom and potentially weakened sides going against each other, we are going to back over 2.5 goals at even money* (betting odds taken from September 23rd, 2018 at 8:01 pm) for the tie. This could well need more than 90 minutes to be settled.

Who will win – West Brom v Crystal Palace Predictions

This could be an uncomfortable night for Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night. The Baggies have done well enough on home soil this season to rattle the visitors. We are backing West Brom To Qualify at even money* (Betting Odds were taken from September 23rd, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.)

24th September 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting

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Crystal Palace v Newcastle Prediction & Betting Tips, 22nd September 2018

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Crystal Palace v Newcastle Premier League Preview, 22nd September 3.00pm

Newcastle have managed to pick up just the one point this season in the Premier League and the pressure is really mounting on them. The Magpies badly need a response and quickly but they get a tough battle out at Selhurst Park on the weekend. The Eagles have at least won a couple of matches this season and will be looking to make the most of home advantage. Read our Crystal Palace v Newcastle betting tips for more.

Crystal Palace v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace even money
Draw 12/5
Newcastle 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)


Crystal Palace News and Form

The Eagles took a win over Huddersfield last weekend out on the road for their second success of the season. Once again it has been the Wilfried Zaha show as he has netted three of their four league goals this season. He is the real game-changer on show for them and he is at 9/2 odds in the First Goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). It is going to be well worth looking at the halftime draw in this one because the Eagles have collapsed defensively in the second half of matches.

Five of the six goals they have shipped have come after the halftime break in matches. Their home games this season have seen them lose against Liverpool and Southampton and both of those losses were 2-0 defeats. We don’t see a lot of goals flying around in this one and a Crystal Palace 1-0 correct score option is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) as we are looking at a home win.

Newcastle News and Form

It has been a torrid time for Newcastle and the fixture list at the start of the season was always going to work against them. They have picked up just the one point so far, losing against Spurs, Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal. So that’s a rough run of games and to their credit, they have at least been somewhat competitive in that. That is because each of their four losses this season have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Their only point earned this season happened out on the road in a 0-0 draw at Cardiff.

Under 2.5 goals is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and that appeals in our Crystal Palace v Newcastle betting tips. There are positives of course in that they have scored in four of their five games. But it perhaps hard to gauge where they are at because of the quality of opposition that they have gone up against. It is perhaps that misfire out at Cardiff that is the biggest red flag. They are in search of their first win and it is isn’t going to come all that easy for them.

Crystal Palace v Newcastle Head to Head

Newcastle collected four points from the two meetings last season and four of the last five meetings have ended under 2.5 goals. Palace are undefeated in each of their last three Premier League home games against the Magpies with a W1 D2 record. Half of the last six meetings between them have ended in a draw.

Who will win – Crystal Palace v Newcastle Predictions

Crystal Palace to win: Palace look the ones who are most likely to come away with a win in this one as the Magpies are just struggling badly at the moment to churn out results. Once again Wilfried Zaha could be the big difference maker in a game. Palace to win.

19th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Crystal Palace v Southampton Prediction & Betting Tips, 1st September 2018

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Crystal Palace v Southampton Premier League Preview, 1st September 3.00pm

The Eagles are stuck on just the three points for the season having now suffered back to back defeats. So they will want to stop the rot as quickly as possible. As expected there has been a low output from Southampton so far who have managed to pick up just the one point so far and have been struggling as an offensive unit. Read our Crystal Palace v Southampton betting tips for more.

Crystal Palace v Southampton Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 19/20
Draw 5/2
Southampton 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)


Crystal Palace News and Form

The Eagles need to snap their losing streak having suffered back to back losses against Liverpool and then Watford. Of the three league goals that the Eagles have scored this season Wilfried Zaha has two of them and he is the 7/4 joint anytime goalscorer favourite for this one alongside teammate Christian Benteke who is yet to get off the mark* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). All three of Palace’s goals this season have come from open play. This will be just the second home game for Palace this season having battled well but still losing a tough fixture against Liverpool there. It was a 2-1 loss out at Watford for them last weekend.

They will get defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka back after his ban but they are missing Pape Souare and Scott Dann. Surprisingly the Eagles haven’t actually averaged as many shots per game as Southampton had done this season but regardless of that, they have scored one goal more than Saturdays’ opponents this term. We don’t see a lot of goals flying around in his one and under 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). Palace were on a three-match winning streak in the league at home before that recent loss against Liverpool there. They finished last season with a W7 D5 L7 record at Selhurst Park.

Southampton News and Form

The Saints are on the hunt for their first win of the season. They opened with a home draw against Burnley and then suffered back to back defeats against Leicester. Both losses were by a one-goal margin. A Crystal Palace 1-0 correct score for this one is at 17/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and it’s not too easy to see how the Saints are going to come up with a win in this one at all.

Southampton have now failed to win 25 of their last 28 games in the Premier League. A failure to do so in this one surely has to leave boss Mark Hughes under pressure and he is at 9/2 in the Premier League Next Manager To Go market* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). The Saints won just three-times on their travels last season and they averaged under a goal per game away from St Mary’s. Nothing much seems to have changed.

Crystal Palace v Southampton Head to Head

There was an away win in both meetings last season and both of those wins were by a one-goal margin only. Things are just set evenly over the last six league meetings with three wins each. Southampton have won three of their last four home games against Palace in all competitions and surprisingly three of the last four meetings between them in the Premier League have actually produced over 2.5 goals.

Who will win – Crystal Palace v Southampton Predictions

The Eagles get our nod in the match outright as our simple betting tip for the Crystal Palace v Southampton game. They just have more about them going forward, they will get stuck in more and Wilfried Zaha could simply be the difference. Home win.

30th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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EFL Cup Second Round Betting Odds & Predictions

FA Cup & League Cup Betting

There is plenty of betting opportunities around in midweek with the second round of the EFL Cup kicking off. Most of the games are on Tuesday, August 28th, but a few are on Wednesday 29th. This is the round where all Premier League sides who are not involved in European action this season, join the fray.

It is usually the first chance that Premier League managers have to rest some of their regular starting eleven. So you will see a lot of understrength top-flight teams heading out into action in midweek for this low-priority tournament and that could lead to some great betting opportunities in backing underdogs.

Here are some EFL Cup Second Round Betting Odds & Predictions for games involving Premier League sides.

Swansea v Crystal Palace

We can only predict that this is going to be a tight battle, between a somewhat hardened Swans side and an understrength Palace. The thing about the Eagles is that if they don’t have Wilfried Zaha knocking around then it is hard to see where the goals are going to come from. He has scored two of their three Premier League goals this season for example. It’s unlikely that he’ll be used unless he really has to be. Swansea aren’t a side who appear to be stacked with goals but they have a decent chance of digging in here, in one of the more high-profile games of the second round. We have a feeling this will need more than 90 minutes and Swansea To Qualify at 5/4 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm) appeals greatly.

AFC Wimbledon V West Ham

West Ham have had a dreadful start to the season and you aren’t going to see much more naive defending around than from them at the moment. Manuel Pellegrini appears to have a bigger task ahead of him than expected. They have enough quality to get everything settled down eventually but with they have their cage rattled at Wimbledon on Tuesday night? Given the number of goals that the Hammers have given up this season, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise. But the Dons just aren’t carrying any kind of form with them and we can see the depth that West Ham have just winning out on the day. We see enough to back West Ham at a -1.25 Asian Handicap.

Cardiff v Norwich

Cardiff have so far been Cardiff. Tight, organized, combative. Everything you would expect from them under boss Neil Warnock. They have taken two points from their three Premier League games this season but they haven’t managed to come up with a goal just yet. That’s going to be problematic for them unless they sort things out quickly. With their Premier League survival a higher priority than this, then we have to look at Norwich to pull something out of the bag in this one. This is a chance for the Canaries to blow off steam and even though they have had some poor defensive displays this season, they are facing a side who won’t exactly give to threat too much. Norwich to Qualify as at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm).

Stoke v Huddersfield

With their first win of the Championship having been landed on the weekend, SToke will be feeling a bit better about themselves. So they will be up for the challenge here against Premier League Huddersfield and we have to say that we can’t overlook the 6/5 odds appeal on Stoke to win outright* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm). They are at home and taking on a Terriers side who aren’t blessed with a particularly deep squad and who are out of form as well. There can’t be too much interested in this for the Terriers. Home win.

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle

Nottingham Forest have gone unbeaten for the new season in the Championship and so because of that, and because they are at home where they have to be value to throw down a big old challenge to the Magpies. Newcastle really looked as if the needed to make some serious transfers over the summer to strength not only the core but their depth as well. They won’t be at full strength here and that will leave them somewhat vulnerable. This is probably going to be a tight tussle, but the value for us is on Nottingham Forest To Qualify at even money* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm)

27th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting

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Swansea v Crystal Palace EFL Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 28th August 2018

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Swansea v Crystal Palace EFL Cup, 28th August 7.45pm

Just last season this was a Premier League fixture but now with Swansea having suffered relegation, they will go into this game hoping to pull off an underdog success. Will they have enough punch going forward to get the better of Palace? The Eagles will kick off as favourites at the Liberty Stadium. Read our Swansea v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

Swansea v Crystal Palace EFL Cup Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 23/20
Swansea 23/10
Draw 12/5
*(Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.)

Swansea v Crystal Palace EFL Cup Betting Tips

The Swans can’t have too many complaints about their start to the Championship season with a W2 D2 L1 record having picked up in their five games. They are winless in three though and you look at them and do wonder where the goals are going to come from over the course of the season. That’s a failure to score in two of their last three games now.

Swansea have played three home games this season with a W1 D1 L1 on the board from those and three of their last four games played have gone under 2.5 goals. We are going to expect that trend to continue here and under 2.5 goals is at 3/4* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.) and leads our Swansea v Crystal Palace betting tips. It really is hard to see this being a high scoring fixture.

From the two league meetings last season it was Swansea who had the better of things as they collected four points from their two meetings, including a 1-1 home draw. The Swans are actually undefeated in their last seven home games against Palace, but five of those seven have ended in a draw, four of the 1-1 draws. The two have never met in the league Cup before.

Crystal Palace may enjoy blowing off a bit of steam in this one. Although there were much easier ties they could have gotten. The Eagles will have had less rest than the Swansea because of their Premier League fixture against Watford on Sunday, but they are likely to shuffle their pack anyway so it may not be a huge factor.

Crystal Palace plays with a lot of spirit and passion but take Wilfried Zaha out of the picture and they aren’t a profile side up front. Both teams NOT to score in this EFL Cup tie is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.). This may well be a tie which needs to go beyond the 90 minutes to get settled because the two should be fairly evenly matched at the end of the day.

Who will win – Swansea v Crystal Palace EFL Cup Predictions

There should be a good even contest here, but we are still going to go with the Eagles to get the job done at the Liberty Stadium. They should just be able to come up with that extra touch of quality going forward to win it.

26th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting

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Watford v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 26th August 2018

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Watford v Crystal Palace Premier League Preview, 26th August 1.30pm

Watford have made a very positive start to the new top-flight campaign having landed back to back wins and looking brighter than perhaps they were expected to be. They will get a chance to extend their good form on home soil as they face up to Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Eagles got a win in their opener but then feel at home in a defeat against Liverpool. Can they pick themselves back up? Read our Watford v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

Watford v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Watford 7/5
Crystal Palace 2/1
Draw 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.)

Watford News and Form

The Hornets have made a stronger start to the season than expected. Going into the start of the new term, boss Javi Gracia was the favourite to be the first manager to get the sack. But with back to back wins over Brighton and Burnley, it has been a positive and actually very bright start from them. They have looked confident and spirited, having played with plenty of energy.

Granted the fixture list has been kind to them at the start of the season, but after this game, it gets difficult as they face Spurs and then Man Utd in back to back games. So there is big incentive for the Hornets to keep going and we are going to back the game to finish over 2.5 goals at bet365 for 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). Watford have worked hard this season to win the ball back and have been pretty creative.

Roberto Pereyra has looked their stand out player so far and for our Watford v Crystal Palace betting, the 11/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market on him has good appeal as an option. Watford finished with a W7 D6 L6 record on home soil last season but they have won five of their last eight league games at Vicarage Road (D2 L1). So they have some decent home form going there. In the correct score market, a Watford 2-1 looks some decent value at 11/1 odds because this will probably their biggest test of the season so far against a Palace side who know how to battle. The Hornets have produced 14 shots per game on average this season, but have been a bit overzealous with their rate of fouls. They have not been afraid to use the long ball with decent effect too this term.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Crystal Palace opened the season with a 2-0 away win out at Fulham. They then put in a decent battling performance at home against Liverpool, but ended up losing 2-0 but only from a penalty kick and then a 90th-minute goal conceded. That was against one of the top teams in the country and they did have their chances in the game. The Eagles are actually undefeated in their last five away games in the Premier League now so they do have that positive going for them.

We are going to back both teams to score for our Watford v Crystal Palace betting tips at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). If you are thinking about goals from Crystal Palace then you are pretty much going to be relying on Wilfried Zaha. They will be missing defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka who picked up a red card against Liverpool. They have fitness doubts over Scott Dann, Jonathan Williams and Connor Wickham.

The Eagles went with Christian Benteke up top against Liverpool but he churned out a really bad game and is likely to drop to the bench. So it does leave everything on Wilfried Zaha who is actually the 9/4 anytime goalscorer favourite for the game* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). Crystal Palace recorded a W4 D6 L9 record out on the road last season and they averaged under a goal per game, conceding at a rate of over two per game. Their positive start on the road against Fulham this term will give them more hope this time around.

Watford v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Last season it was Crystal Palace on top as they took four points off Watford in their two meetings, which included a 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road. Palace are undefeated in their last five games against Watford in all competitions. Three of the last four meetings have gone under 2.5 goals and three of the last four between them at Vicarage Road have ended in a draw.

Who will win – Watford v Crystal Palace Predictions

The draw has the most appeal for us in our Watford v Crystal Palace betting tips. Watford have done well but face a Palace side who have the strengths to make life difficult for any sides. Because of how competitive they were against Liverpool in their last game, we are going to back them to get a draw at Vicarage Road.

24th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Crystal Palace v Liverpool Prediction & Betting Tips, 20th August 2018

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Crystal Palace v Liverpool Premier League Preview, 20th August 8.00pm

Both of these sides got the new season in the top flight off to a positive start. Crystal Palace survived a stern test out at the newly promoted Fulham to collect three points. But they will get an even bigger test here as they take on Liverpool. The Reds came out of the gates with a massive show of force as they destroyed West Ham 4-0. Read our Crystal Palace v Liverpool predictions for more.

Crystal Palace v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Liverpool 4/9
Draw 4/1
Crystal Palace 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.)

Crystal Palace News and Form

There was a good opening to the new Premier League season for Crystal Palace who produced a 2-0 win at Craven Cottage against Fulham. That was a good result because they were heavily second best in terms of possession against the newly promoted side, but they took their chances. Wilfried Zaha was on the scoresheet for them in the match with a second-half goal and he is at 11/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.). They could get some game time out of Max Meyer for this one while another of their summer signings Cheikhou Kouyate could come into the middle. Scott Dann is still on the sidelines for the Eagles. Crystal Palace are actually on a four-match winning streak in the league and they have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven games, so we are fully expecting goals in this Selhurst Park clash.

Over 3.5 goals is at 5/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.) for the fixture just to highlight that. Palace lost their opening seven games of last season so they are already well ahead to where they were last term. Overall last season Crystal Palace produced a W7 D5 L7 record at Selhurst Park in the top flight and they produced a three-match winning streak there to round off the season with. The Eagles have scored at least two goals in each of their last three home games as well. Last season Crystal Palace lost four of their six home games against the top-six finishers.

Liverpool News and Form

It was some start from Liverpool last weekend at Anfield as they took on a much-hyped West Ham side. Liverpool made light work of the fixture as they romped to a 4-0 success. Mo Salah opened his account for the new season with the opening goal of the game and in the bet365 first goalscorer market Salah is the 9/4 odds favourite* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.). Sadio Mane was the star of the show last weekend for Liverpool as he netted a brace. Daniel Sturridge came up with their fourth and final goal of the match. Liverpool are undefeated in 27 of their last 30 Premier League matches and after big moves in the summer transfer market, they will be expected to continue their strong start.

Liverpool collected a W9 D5 L5 record last season out on the road in the Premier League and they averaged over two goals per game on their travels. But because of their recent history against Crystal Palace then a Liverpool 2-1 correct score bet is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.). Remember as well last season that Liverpool kept a clean sheet in just 26% of their away games in the top flight. The Reds will probably dominate possession in this game and while their attack is the most impressive point of their status, they have actually kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Premier League matches.

Crystal Palace v Liverpool Head to Head

Liverpool won both league meetings last season and both successes over Palace were by a one-goal margin. Things have been even between these in the last six Premier League meetings with each having taken three wins. Five of the last six meetings have ended in an away win and all but one of those six produced over 2.5 goals. Both teams have scored in eleven of their last twelve meetings.

Who will win – Crystal Palace v Liverpool Predictions

We are going to stick with Liverpool to edge another win against the Eagles. They do have the extra advantage of quality in attack to that of the Eagles and that will probably count at the end of the day. We are backing a Liverpool to win & Both Teams To Score option for our Crystal Palace v Liverpool betting tip.

18th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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