This could well be a good old ding-dong battle of an FA Cup tie. Watford will be happy enough to have home advantage here, but they will know that they are facing a Crystal Palace side who have had a better time of things away from home this season. Read our Watford v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)
The Hornets aren’t in bad current form at the moment. They have won four of their last six played (L2). The two defeats in what sequence happened in away games at Liverpool and Manchester City, which is nothing to be overly concerned about. So they are shaping up well and they have lost just one of their last six at Vicarage Road as well. So far in this season’s FA Cup Watford have played all of their games away from home, winning at Woking, Newcastle and QPR without having conceded a single goal. Can they make the best of home advantage in this one?
Watford won both league games this season 2-1 against Palace
Watford are unbeaten in three at home against Palace (W1 D2)
Palace are without a win in three games against the Hornets
Palace won the last FA Cup meeting, a semi-final in 2016
The Eagles have been shaping up much better in 2019 than they had been over the first half of the season. They have lost only two of their last nine games in all competitions. Those two defeats were at home as well. They have been a bigger threat in their away games than at home. They did take a home win over Spurs in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Palace are on a three-match winning streak away from home in all competitions, unbeaten in four. They have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven on the road as well. Their only loss in their last seven away games (W5 D1) was at Liverpool in the league. They have only one clean sheet in five away from home though.
This should be a close contest but Watford may just be able to get across the finish line. We see them being pushed all the way but home advantage may just swing it. Watford to win in the match outright at 13/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Eagles have won three of their last five games and relegation concerns seem to be well behind them at the moment. They will be looking for more against Brighton on the weekend at Selhurst Park. The Seagulls snapped a long winless streak last week to ease some of their own rising relegation worries. Read our Crystal Palace v Brighton betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 6th, 2019 at 7:38 p.m.)
The Eagles secured a very good away win at Burnley last weekend which was their third win in five Premier League games (D1 L1). They have only lost one of their last six played, home and away, so things are going well at the moment. Their record at home this season isn’t great at just W3 D4 L7 though. They are W1 D1 L1 in their last three there. But as a positive for them in this one Crystal Palace have lost just one of six home games this season against other teams in the bottom half of the table.
The Eagles are at just the ten goals at home this season. 21% of games at Selhurst Park have ended under 2.5 goals. That having been said Palace have scored in each of their last four home fixtures in the EPL. 80% of their home goals conceded have been in the second half of matches. Bottom side Huddersfield are the only team who have a worse home record in the division than the Eagles have. Palace have scored the opening goal in 5 of their 14 home games only.
Brighton took a 3-1 home win over Crystal Palace earlier this season
The Eagles are unbeaten in four home games against Brighton (W2 D2)
Palace were 3-2 winners in last season’s corresponding fixture
Each of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Brighton were winless in seven league games before grinding out a 1-0 home win over bottom side Huddersfield last weekend. That was a big three points for the Seagulls to stop their slide. They are W1 D3 L5 in their last nine. That home success last weekend has done nothing to arrest their poor away form though. The Seagulls are winless in six top-flight away games, collecting just the one point in that sequence. They have tallied 13 away goals this season.
The away record of the Seagulls is W2 D2 L10. They have conceded quite heavily on their travels with 1.8 goals against them per game on average. They have conceded a total of ten goals in their last four away games alone. Brighton have managed to earn just one away clean sheet themselves this season. They are without one in any of their last nine on the road. Brighton have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last five away games.
The Eagles are in good enough form to come up with three points here. The away form of Brighton just hasn’t been there and the Eagles can take them down. Home win in a low scoring game probably.
8th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Burnley had their great undefeated streak of form snapped on Tuesday night as they suffered a defeat against Newcastle. Will they be able to get themselves back together at Turf Moor this weekend when they play host to Crystal Palace? Read our Burnley v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 6:06 p.m.)
Burnley took a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle on Tuesday night which snapped a seven-match undefeated streak of form that they were on (W4 L3). But still their good home form survives and they are undefeated in their last four top-flight games at Turf Moor. The Clarets have won three of their last four on home soil.
Their overall form for the season is W5 D2 L6 on home soil and four of those five victories have appeared in their last six home matches. So they do have good home form going for themselves. Burnley have produced 17 goals in their 13 league home games this season which isn’t high, but 62% of all games at Turf Moor have ended up over 2.5 goals.
Burnley do have just the one clean sheet in their last five at Turf Moor. The Clarets have averaged 1.8 goals per game against them at home this season. Three of the five home wins Burnley have recorded have been by the one-goal margin only.
They have scored in each of their last eight league home games and 65% of their home goals this season have been netted in the first period of fixtures. It has been getting better for them but still, there are only four sides in the division who have a worse home record then Burnley have.
Crystal Palace were 2-0 home winners over Burnley back in December.
The Eagles have won the last two league meetings with Burnley
Burnley have won their last two though at home against Palace in the top flight
Both teams have scored in just two of the last eight meetings
Crystal Palace earned a big win in their last away game, a 4-1 success out at Leicester last weekend. That leaves them with some very decent away form as they have won two of their last four away from Selhurst Park (D1 L1).
They have looked much more competitive lately and overall this season they have produced an away record of W5 D2 L7. That is better than what they have produced on home soil this season in the top flight.
The Eagles have returned 22 goals on their travels, conceding 23 of them. 57% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have won three of their last five on the road (D1 L1) so they have the means to make a nuisance of themselves.
Palace have a clean sheet in 29% of their road games. Crystal Palace have scored in each of their last seven on the road, but don’t have a clean sheet in three. 64% of their away goals have been scored in the second half of matches. They have conceded 74% of their away goals after the halftime break.
Burnley are in good shape at home and Palace have done well on the road recently. We can only lean towards a share of the spoils in this one. The draw in the match outright has the most appeal in what should be an even contest.
28th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace enjoyed a great weekend as they posted a big away win at Leicester. That moved them onto a four-match undefeated streak in the Premier League. Will they be able to contain Manchester United at Selhurst Park though? Read our Crystal Palace v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 11/8
Crystal Palace 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 24th, 2019 at 7:43 p.m.)
The Eagles have hit a nice bit of form to help pull themselves away from the relegation zone. They have gone unbeaten in four, winning two of those. On the weekend they made a trip to Leicester and posted a 4-1 victory at the King Power Stadium. Overall this season Crystal Palace have only won the three home games (W3 D4 L6) in the top flight. They are unbeaten in their last two there though having beaten Fulham and drawn with West Ham. The defence of Crystal Palace at home has been good as they have conceded at under a goal per game on average at Selhurst Park.
83% of their home goals conceded have been in second half of fixtures. They have been goal shy though as they have only managed nine goals in their 13 home games. Just 50% of League games at Selhurst Park this season have made it over 2.5 goals. The Eagles have taken a clean sheet in 38% of their home fixtures. But that having been said they have only one clean sheet in their last six League games, home and away. Also home and away, Palace are on a seven-match scoring streak in the Premier League. Just two teams currently have a worse home record in the top flight and Crystal Palace.
Palace picked up a point in a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford in November
Manchester United were on a six-match winning streak against them before that
The Eagles have lost their last three home games against United by a one-goal margin
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings
The Red Devils played out 0-0 draw at home against Liverpool on the weekend. They were hampered badly by injuries and so they are going to be taking a depleted squad into this fixture. Overall this season Manchester United are W8 D2 L4 on their travels. They are currently on a 10 match undefeated streak of form in the Premier League. They have posted a sequence of five straight away wins as well and they have banked a clean sheet in each of their last four away from Old Trafford.
In total Manchester United have averaged just a shade under two goals per away game this season. 50% of their away games have ended up over 3.5 goals this season with 71% going over 2.5. The Red Devils have been leading at the halftime break in six of their 14 road games this season but they have conceded 63% of their away goals in the first half of matches. The Red Devils have scored in each and every away Premier League game they have played this season. They have opened the scoring in exactly half of those road fixtures.
Manchester United are struggling with injuries have the moment so we can picture this being a bit of a low key affair as Crystal Palace will just try and contain the visitors. A narrow away win by a one-goal margin looks a good fit.
26th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Leicester are back in some difficulties with only one point collected from their last five Premier League games. Can they get a bit of cheer on the board as they play host to Crystal Palace on the weekend? Palace have put a little unbeaten streak of form together, but are still only three points from the drop zone. Read our Leicester v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 21st, 2019 at 3:27 p.m.)
So it has been just one point earned from the last 15 available in the Premier League for Leicester. Granted they have met Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in their last three games, but they had relatively easy games against Southampton and Wolves prior to that.
It is their home form which is really their biggest worry because they have lost four of their last five at the King Power Stadium (W1). The Foxes have only claimed four home victories this season, part of an overall W4 D2 L6 home record this season. The Foxes have failed to score in three of their last five on home soil.
Leicester’s output in front of goal has been poor this season as they have scored just 13 home goals. They have conceded exactly 13 at home as well. The Foxes have taken a clean sheet in 25% of their home games this season but they don’t have one in any of their last five on home turf.
Leicester have had to do a lot of chasing in home games as they have conceded 77% of their home goals in the first period of fixtures. They have only been leading at the halftime break twice at the King Power this term. Boss Claude Puel will be under some more severe pressure if they don’t start delivering.
Palace were 1-0 winners at home over the Foxes in December
The Eagles are on a three-match winning streak against Leicester
Leicester have failed to score in their last three against Palace
The Foxes are W2 L2 at home in previous EPL meetings
Crystal Palace have put together a three-match undefeated streak of form, winning one of those. The last time they were out on the road they picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Southampton. That left their away record this season at W4 D2 L7. Away from home this season in the top flight, Crystal Palace have scored 18 goals, twice as many as they have managed to score at home.
There was 40% of Crystal Palace’s away games this season have ended up over 3.5 goals. In total, the Eagles have taken a clean sheet in 31% of road fixtures. The Eagles are currently on a six-match scoring streak of form away from home. While they haven’t always been closing out games, surprisingly Crystal Palace have been leading at half-time in six of their 13 road fixtures (D4 L3).
There is every chance that they will turn up and be a threat to the Foxes. It is the second half of Palace’s away games which have really delivered the goals. The Eagles have scored 61% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures, while they have conceded 73% of their away goals after the halftime break too.
We don’t feel that there’s anything wrong with having a punt on the away win in this one. Leicester just don’t have home form behind them and Palace have been better on the road this season than at home. Away win.
22nd February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The quarter finals of the FA Cup was made on Monday evening. The final game of the fifth round saw Manchester United take what was a comfortably easy away win at Chelsea. That was a repeat of last season’s FA Cup Final line up, with Chelsea prevailing. So the holders are out and Manchester United are now running as second favourites to lift this season’s title.
Man City 4/5
Man Utd 10/3
Crystal Palace 14/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm)
Manchester United are 10/3 to win the FA Cup this season* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm). Having played away at Arsenal and then Chelsea in the last two rounds, once again they’ll be back out on the road against Premier League opposition. United go to Wolves in the final eight.
Their rivals Manchester City remain the favourites to win outright at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on February 18th, 2019 at 10:32 pm). The Citizens are also out on the road in the quarterfinals, making a trip to south Wales to face Championship side Swansea.
Swansea are one of two Championship sides left in the competition along with Millwall. Manchester United and Manchester United are the only two from the so-called Big Six of English football to remain in the competition.
Swansea v Man City
Watford v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Man Utd
Millwall v Brighton
Ties to be played March 15-17
19th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Doncaster are on a promotion push in League One and they will be eying up a great cup upset for themselves in this one. This could be a tricky away game for Premier League side Crystal Palace. Read our Doncaster v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 4/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)
Even though League One side Doncaster are taking on a top-flight opponent in Crystal Palace, there has been enough about the current form of Donnie to suggest that this FA Cup tie could be a pretty tight affair. Doncaster are on a promotion push in League One currently and they are undefeated in their last five games across all competitions. However it is their home form at the Keepmoat Stadium which really jumps out.
Doncaster have won eight of their last 10 home fixtures (D2) across all competitions. That some serious form and not only that, they have also scored at least two goals in each of the games in that unbeaten sequence. So does suggest that they can give a good account of themselves in this one and another trend with them is that they have also scored at least two goals in all five of their FA Cup matches played this season.
The last time a Crystal Palace made a trip to Doncaster they suffered a 1-0 defeat. That was in 2011/12 Championship season. How well Crystal Palace can handle themselves in this one because they haven’t been carrying very much away form? The Eagles are unbeaten in their last four games across all competitions, which includes their 2-0 home win over Tottenham in the last round of the FA Cup. However, there isn’t too much positive to be said about their away form.
Crystal Palace have lost seven of their last 11 away fixtures. They have only earned the one clean sheet in their last six away from Selhurst Park as well. So putting everything together and it doesn’t look as if this is going to be a comfortable tie for them. One positive that can be said about their away form is that Palace have scored at least two goals in four of their last five on the road. But then again those clean sheets have been really hard to come by for them.
We have to have a look at an FA Cup upset happening somewhere, and this looks like prime fodder. Doncaster are in fantastic form at home, they have been scoring goals and are taking on a higher ranked opponent who have more had more than their fair share of away day blues.
15th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Eagles got themselves a good three points against Fulham last weekend but are still only the four points from the drop zone. There’s work to do still. West Ham have found wins hard to come by recently, but they got themselves a well-earned point against Liverpool on Monday night. Read our Crystal Palace v West Ham betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 3/1
West Ham 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 5th, 2019 at 11:38 p.m.)
Crystal Palace secured a good 2-0 home win over Fulham last weekend. Their last two Premier League wins incidentally have been by a 2-0 scoreline. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league victories. The win over Fulham last weekend leaves Palace at W3 D1 L2 in their last six at Selhurst Park. Those two goals as well took their poor home goal tally up to just eight for the season. Only 17% of league games at Selhurst Park this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
In four of their last six games in which they have avoided defeat, they have taken a clean sheet. They have been good defensively as the Eagles average under a goal per game against them on home soil. They have tallied up a clean sheet in 42% of their home games. Of the 11 home goals that they have conceded, all but one have been in the second half of matches. Southampton and Huddersfield are the only two sides currently with worse EPL home records than the Eagles.
West Ham earned a 3-2 win over Palace earlier this season
Palace are winless in seven EPL games against the Hammers (D3 L4)
West Ham are W3 D1 in their last four trips to Selhurst Park
Seven of the last nine league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Every now and again, West Ham play out of their skin. They did it on Monday in picking up a 1-1 draw against Liverpool. That followed a brilliant defensive display in a 1-0 home win over Arsenal in their previous home game. Sandwiched between those two results though were away defeats at Bournemouth and Wolves. West Ham are currently on a three-match losing streak away from home. Those games where they look brilliant just don’t happen often enough for them.
Overall this season on their top-flight travels West Ham are a W4 D2 L6 this season. Three of those four away wins have been against sides currently 15th or lower. Crystal Palace are 14th. West Ham have conceded an average of 1.6 goals away from home with only the two away clean sheets recorded all season. The Hammers have no clean sheet in their last four away games and haven’t scored in any of their last three away from home.
West Ham are really hit and miss on their travels. It may be a good time to back the Eagles to come up with another home success. It is likely to end up being a low scoring game. Palace to win by a one-goal margin fits nicely.
7th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace got themselves a good point on the board as they made a visit to Southampton in midweek. That keeps them just out of trouble above the drop zone but there is only a four-point cushion between themselves and 18th-place Cardiff. Fulham produced a tremendous performance to get three points in midweek. Read our Crystal Palace v Fulham betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 29th, 2019 at 4:59 p.m.)
Crystal Palace will step back into action without the services of Wilfred Zaha who picked up a red card in a draw against Southampton in midweek. The point saw Crystal Palace snap back-to-back defeats in the Premier League, but it does leave them with just one victory in their last six played. At Selhurst Park this season, Crystal Palace hold a W2 D3 L6 record.
In their home games, the Eagles have only come up with the six goals in total all season. Fortunately, their defence has been pretty rock solid as they have conceded exactly an average of a goal per game at home. Just 18% of Crystal Palace’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Palace are winless in their last three home league games, having lost their last two against Chelsea and Watford their both by a one-goal margin.
Overall this season, Crystal Palace have earned a clean sheet in three home fixtures. Incidentally, four of Crystal Palace’s six losses this season have been by a one-goal margin. Palace have only been trailing at the halftime break in one home fixture this season.
Of the 11 goals which they have conceded in their home campaign, all but one of them have been after the halftime break. Huddersfield, who are rock bottom of the table, and the only side in the top flight to have a worse home record than Palace. The Eagles are also the fourth low scoring side in this season’s top flight.
Crystal Palace were 2-0 winners at Fulham back in August
In the five previous EPL meetings, things are even with two wins each
Fulham have won two of their last three trips to Selhurst Park
Three have been an average of 3.4 goals per game over the last five clashes
What a second half Fulham produced at home against Brighton on Tuesday night. The Cottagers looked down and out at half-time trailing the Seagulls 2-0. But few would have predicted the second half performance that Fulham managed to come up with. The Cottagers fired off four goals in the second half to claim victory. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic got himself a brace in the game.
It was a massively dramatic turnaround and it at least gave the London side a boost in terms of their survival hopes. There is still a long way to go for them to get out of the bottom three though. Although they do have a bit of home form behind them, they also need to start collecting points on their travels.
Fulham go into this one having lost back-to-back away games against Arsenal and Burnley. The Cottagers have taken only one point from their last nine away fixtures. They have only managed to come up with eight away goals this season, but the positive that they can take is that they have scored in both of their last two.
67% of Fulham’s away fixtures in the EPL this season have ended up over 2.5 goals. Fulham are looking for just their second clean sheet of the season on their travels. The Cottagers have been trailing at the halftime break in eight of their 12 only games. It has been just two points from 12 road fixtures for them this season.
Palace can take advantage of being at home against the Cottagers who still look shaky at the back. The Cottagers may have enough to get on the scoreboard in this one, but should still fall short. Palace to win & both teams to score.
31st January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints have really done ever so well to give themselves a good shot at survival. They will be looking for their third win in a row as they play host to Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. The Eagles are on a slide after back to back defeats and are level on points with Southampton. and our Southampton v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 25th, 2019 at 11:54 p.m.)
What a turnaround in Southampton’s season it has been since their managerial change. The Saints are undefeated in their last three games, having won the last two back-to-back. Both of those wins were 2-1 scoreline victories over Leicester and then Everton. At home, this season Southampton are W-2 D5 L4. Both home wins have both been inside their last four home fixtures and were against Arsenal and then Everton. Southampton have totalled 13 goals at home this season, conceding 18. 73% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Southampton have earned a clean sheet in 18% of their home games this season, but both teams have scored 73% of games at St Mary’s. The Saints are currently on a six-match scoring streak at home, but on the flip side of that, they have conceded in each of their last six as well. Each of the last five EPL fixtures at St Mary’s have ended up over 2.5 goals so there is a trend there. Southampton have conceded 61% of their home goals this season in the second half of matches.
The Saints took a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park in September
The Saints are W3 L1 in their last four EPL games against Palace
Palace have lost six of their last seven League visits to St Marys
Both teams have scored in two of the five League meetings
While they have had some tough fixtures lately, Crystal Palace are starting to slide back towards the Premier League drop zone. A 4-3 loss at Liverpool in their last League fixture has seen them lose three of their last four played (W1). Overall this season Crystal Palace have taken a W4 D1 L7 record on their travels. They had put together back-to-back away League victories over Manchester City and Wolves before losing at Anfield in their last game. In total Crystal Palace have scored 17 goals on their travels this season, conceding 21.
442% of Crystal Palace’s away games so far have ended up over 3.5 goals. The Eagles have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their away games and have actually only failed to score in two road fixtures this season. They are on a five-match scoring streak away from Selhurst Park at the moment. Palace have actually scored at least two goals in each of their last four League away games. Palace have conceded 71% of away goals in the second half of matches, while they have scored 65% of their road goals after the halftime break. Their survival seems to be heavily reliant on their away form.
The Saints are improving while Palace, despite some really spirited efforts are going in the other direction. It could be another great chance for Southampton to come up with some big survival points for themselves, especially after resting on the weekend.
28th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting