Crystal Palace did their survival hopes the power of good last weekend with a 3-2 win at home over Brighton last weekend. That was just the boost they needed and will be looking to get something out of this trip to Watford. The Hornets stayed out of form with a 1-0 defeat out at Huddersfield on the weekend, leaving them with just one point from their last five games.
Crystal Palace 6/4, Watford 13/8, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
Watford’s form has really taken a nosedive. They have collected only the one point from their last five league games played now which was a home draw against Bournemouth at the end of March. The Hornet’s lost 1-0 at Huddersfield on the weekend and things just aren’t happening for them. They have now failed to score in three of their last five games and under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). As a positive, Watford have scored in each of their last twelve home games which is a great streak so backing both teams to score in the match should be a decent option. At the back, they have conceded at least two goals in their last two home fixtures. Watford have conceded 1.76 goals per game at home on average this season. Of the goals that they have netted at Vicarage Road this season 68% of them have cropped up in the second half of games so perhaps a half-time draw is worth a look as well. In total Watford have conceded at least one goal in 76% of their home league games this season.
The Eagles gave themselves a huge boost on the weekend with a 3-2 win at home over Brighton which just eased them away a little further from trouble. They aren’t out of the woods yet though but they could get something out of this as they are catching Watford at the right time by the look of it. Palace’s away form is just W3 D5 L9 but they have collected four points from their last two road games. Palace are on a nine-match scoring streak away from home at the moment and they have netted exactly two in their last two. The Paddy Power correct score market has the 1-1 draw as the shorted priced option but a Crystal Palace 2-1 success could offer some appeal at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Of the goals that Crystal Palace have scored on their travels, 71% of them have come in the second half of matches. Luka Milivojevic is their top scorer away from home this season with six road goals and he is a 16/5 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) for this one.
Palace were 2-1 winners at home earlier this season and that is a four-match undefeated streak of form that they have going over Watford across all competitions. Palace’s last two wins over the Hornets have been by a 2-1 scoreline and last season they took a draw at Vicarage Road, leaving them unbeaten there in their last six visits in all competitions.
Crystal Palace have enough energy and gusto about them to go and get three points. Things just aren’t happening for Watford at the moment, so back the visitors to pull of three massive survival points at Vicarage Road.
18th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace collected a point last weekend at Bournemouth which leaves them three points only above the drop zone. They threw away maximum points in the last minute as well, so how much will that come back to haunt them? Brighton are four points better off than the Eagles are and got a point of their own against Huddersfield last weekend. This looks like a tricky away game for them though.
Crystal Palace 5/6, Draw 23/10, Brighton 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
The Eagles have taken only the four points from their last seven league games, but they have all come in their last three fixtures. They so nearly got three points at Bournemouth last weekend but conceded an equaliser in the 89th minute. That was a big blow. They head back to Selhurst Park this weekend looking to snap a three-match losing streak and a winless four-match streak there. Granted they have hosted Spurs, Man Utd and Liverpool in their last three home fixture. The Eagles do at least go out and show a lot of fight and most of their games are pretty close. They have only taken a clean sheet in 12% of their home games this season though and they are without one in any of their last four. But they are facing a Brighton side who aren’t loaded with goals and Palace to win to nil at Paddy Power is at 15/8 odds * (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018). Every point matters now for Palace and Luka Milivojevic is playing a big part for them having scored in each of Palace’s last three games.
If Brighton loses this they would see Palace move to within a point of them and that would make them sweat a bit. The Seagulls are winless in three league games now (D1 L2) and they collected a point at home against Huddersfield last weekend. Away from home, they have only won twice this season and they are without one in any of their last nine on the road. Brighton have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last eleven Premier League games so there should be chances here for Palace. In the Paddy Power correct score market a Crystal Palace 1-0 is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018) which looks a reasonable proposition. Brighton, after all, have scored in just two of their last nine away from the Amex. They only totaled the seven away goals all season and each of their last ten away from home have ended under 2.5 goals, so that is another big trend to look for in this one. Just 13% of their away fixtures this season have produced at least three goals. So expect a tight game.
This will be the third meeting between the two of them this season. There was a 0-0 league draw between them at the Amex, while Brighton took a 2-1 victory there in the FA Cup meeting in January. Those were the first games between them since the 2012/13 Championship season when Palace beat Brighton in the promotion play-offs. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings with things even between them in that sequence of matches with two wins each and four draws.
Palace really should have won at Bournemouth last weekend, but at least they showed adventure and fight and got their goals. Brighton have just gone off the boil a little bit again and this isn’t an easy away game under the circumstances. Palace should be able to take them down.
11th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries are holding their ground in the middle of the table and should be safe for the season. The same cannot be said of the Eagles though who will be banking on something of a favourable fixture list in their run-in to the end of the season to get themselves safe. They are only two points above the drop zone heading into the weekend so have plenty still to sweat on.
Bournemouth 6/4, Crystal Palace 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:26 a.m. on April 5th, 2018)
Bournemouth have only suffered the two defeats since Christmas so it has been a hugely positive second half of the season for them. They picked up a point last weekend at Watford thanks to a last-minute equaliser from Jermain Defoe. They have produced a W1 D3 L1 record in their last five league games now. Their home form is solid with just one the defeat in their last seven at the Vitality and they beat down West Brom in their last home fixture. Overall for the season, Bournemouth are W6 D4 L6 for the season at home where they have averaged 1.4 goals per game but have only managed to collect a clean sheet in 12% of their games. Both teams to score at bet365, therefore, is a decent proposition at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on March 5th, 2018 at 4:17 p.m.). In total, only 25% of Bournemouth’s home games have finished under 2.5 goals and each of their last eight home games have made it to at least three goals, so there is a good trend there. The Cherries are on a seven-match scoring streak at home but are without a clean sheet in ten there. Of the goals that they have produced at the Vitality this season, 70% of them have come in the second half of matches. The Cherries are on a thirteen match scoring streak in the top flight home and away combined.
Crystal Palace have gone W1 L5 in their last six Premier League games, but to be fair they had three really tough games in that sequence against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United to deal with. The fixture list opens up ahead of them now until the end of the season and that will boost their chances of getting safe. They produced a 2-0 win at Huddersfield in their last away game, snapping a four-match winless streak of road from that they were on. The Eagles have netted in each of their last eight road games and are good value to get on the scoresheet against Bournemouth’s slack defence. Palace have only managed to return the 12 away goals for the season while they have conceded an average of 1.5 per road game. It is worth looking
over 2.5 goals with bet365 is at 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on March 5th, 2018 at 4:17 p.m.). Of the goals Palace have scored on the road, 67% of them have come in the second half of matches this season and Luka Milivojevic is their top scorer away from home this season with a five-goal haul. Christian Benteke (2) is the only other Palace player with more than one goal on the road this term.
Palace won this corresponding fixture 2-0 last season and they are unbeaten in their last three duels with the Cherries in the top flight (W1 D2). There was a 2-2 draw between them at Selhurst Park back in December and from the five previous Premier League meetings between the two clubs, it is actually Bournemouth who are 2-1 ahead with two drawn matches. They have only taken one point from their previous two Premier League home games against the Eagles though, failing to score in both.
A draw wouldn’t be out of the picture in his one. As last weekend proved, Bournemouth have a lot of resilience and fight about them and winning games on the road is still a tough thing to do for the Eagles in their situation. They would probably take a point out of this one.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace need to pick up where they left off before the International Break. They collected a hugely important win over Huddersfield to boost their survival chances. However, this is such a tough game for them to get back into action with. Liverpool are firing along still pressing hard for a top-two finish. Palace can only hope to catch them cold on their return to action.
Liverpool 2/5, Draw 7/2, Crystal Palace 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 03:22 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
Palace were on a poor slide of form in the Premier League before landing an important 2-0 away win at Huddersfield just before the international break. That snapped a run of seven winless fixtures that they were on, increasing their risk of relegation. They are still in the relegation mixer though starting the weekend just two points clear of the drop zone. This is a tough game for them, but it really is their last really tough fixture that they have to plough through from now to the end of the season. Palace hold a W4 D5 L6 record at home this season and they are winless in their last three at Selhurst Park, losing their last two against Spurs and Manchester United there. Palace have a W1 D2 L3 record in their last six on home soil. They are getting forward, but have been lacking a bit of finishing class in the box and their defence is no doubt going to come under some heavy pressure in his one. Both teams to score at Bet365 is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018).
The Reds are duelling with Manchester United for second place in the league and they have been in decent enough form, winning four of their last five league outings. The only game they failed to win in that sequence was a trip to Old Trafford. The Reds thumped Watford 5-0 before the international break with Mo Salah bagging four and he is the bet365 first goalscorer favourites at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). The Reds are W8 D3 L4 on their travels this season in the top flight, going W2 L2 in their last four away from Anfield. They can, of course, be relied on for goals and have averaged 2.3 per away game which should help this game get above that 2.5 goal line pretty comfortably. The Reds have scored in each of their last seven league fixtures now and in the bet365 correct score market, a Liverpool 2-1 option isn’t a bad option really to consider for this one. There is a great chance for them to heap some pressure back onto the shoulders of Manchester United in the race for second.
Over the last six Premier League meetings things are even with three wins each actually. The Reds took a 1-0 win over Palace earlier in the season at Anfield but both teams have scored in eight of the last nine league meetings. Ten of the last eleven meetings in all competitions have gone over 2. 5 goals. So it is likely that this will be an entertaining game. Palace are winless in three home games against Liverpool in all competitions.
Liverpool to win and both teams to score looks to be the right option to roll with in this one. The Reds are obviously the stronger of the two and Palace will have trouble containing them. It gets much easier for Palace after this one, they just need to see it out.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is an absolutely massive game for both of these sides as they look to stave off relegation. Huddersfield starts four points clear of Palace going into this one, with the Eagles third from bottom. A home win would do wonders for the Terriers’ chances of staying up, while the Eagles need to try and snap a four-match losing streak to give themselves renewed hope of avoiding relegation.
Crystal Palace 13/8, Huddersfield 9/5, Draw 2/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:49 p.m. on March 13th, 2018)
The Terriers are W2 D1 L1 in their last four, the loss in that sequence coming against Spurs. So they are doing alright at the moment and they are unbeaten in their last two on home soil, collecting four points. Overall this season the Terriers are W5 D5 L5 on home soil in the top flight where they have averaged exactly one goal per game. They have done alright at the back to be fair, earning a clean sheet in 40% of their home games. Under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes may be the way to swing at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:49 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). Huddersfield have scored 67% of their home games in the first half of matches this season and have been leading at half time in six of their home fixtures. Three of their five home wins have been by a one-goal margin and if you are backing them in this one, then that’s probably a bit of value to add to your options. They have the fight in them, despite problems scoring goals and will want to avoid defeat at all costs here.
The Eagles are on a four-match losing streak at the moment, granted they have come through a tough sequence of games. But they are winless in seven with just the two points collected in what sequence, so there are bigger troubles. Aside from a meeting with Liverpool soon, they have a fairly comfortable run in but have to start delivering and snapping losing form can be a tough thing to do. The Eagles have scored in each of their last seven away games and a lot of attention will be on Wilfried Zaha after his return from injury and he’s worth a look in the Ladbrokes anytime goalscorer market. There has been no clean sheet in their last six games away from Selhurst Park in the league. Palace have only managed the ten away goals all season while they have conceded an average of 1.7 goals per game on their travels. Of the goals that they have come up with on the road, half of them have been in the final fifteen minutes of matches. They need to start coming up with something.
After a meeting in the EFL Cup this season, this will be the third clash between Palace and Huddersfield this season. The previous two were both at Selhurst Park with them sharing wins, Huddersfield winning there in the league before Palace took the EFL CUp win. The Terriers are W2 D2 L1 in their last five games against the Eagles. Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings.
Palace badly need a win in this one however, the Terriers are a bit of value here to produce the win. They have avoided defeat against sides around them recently and can do the same in this one. They are worth a flutter to get a vital three points.
14th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
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 3/10, Draw 21/5, Crystal Palace 10/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 a.m. on March 7th, 2018)
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.
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.
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.
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.
8th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace suddenly are back right in the thick of relegation problems. The Eagles have failed to win any of their last five games now and start the weekend only clear of the drop zone on goal difference. So the pressure is mounting again. Manchester United collected a good three points at home against Chelsea last weekend to move up to second. Can they stay there this weekend?
Man Utd 8/15, Draw 14/5, Crystal Palace 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 06:23 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
The Eagles have managed to only pick up just the two points from their last five league games now and they are suddenly back in the relegation mire. They were unlucky not to have held out for a point last weekend at home against Spurs, falling to a Harry Kane goal a couple of minutes from time. It leaves them with a W4 D5 L5 record at home and with just one win in their last five at Selhurst Park (D2 L2). So they are just struggling and the loss against Spurs snapped a six-match scoring streak of form that they were on in the top flight. The loss of Wilfried Zaha to injury, part of a huge injury list they have going on at the moment is horrible timing for them. This is probably going to be another low scoring game for them at Selhurst Park though and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes looks to be the sensible route to take for even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:14 a.m. on February 27th, 2018). The Eagles are in a tough sequence of games now with Chelsea and Liverpool both coming up in March as well. They are desperately going to have to dig something out. The Eagles have scored first in just three home games this season and 70% of the goals they have shipped at Selhurst Park have been in the first half of games.
The Red Devils got a great win at home against Chelsea last weekend even though they were second best in the game until well into the second half. They got the win though but they have lost their last two road games in the top flight against Spurs and Newcastle, both without them having scored a goal. So their away form is just a bit shaky at the moment and overall the Red Devils are W7 D3 L4 on their travels. The Red Devils have averaged 1.6 goals per away game this season while they have been level at half time in half of their away fixtures so far this season. So the half time draw at Ladbrokes is going to look a half decent proposition at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:14 a.m. on February 27th, 2018). Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard have been pretty consistent in front goal and Lingard is their top away scorer this season with five. Lukaku though heads up the first and anytime goalscorer markets for the fixture. United have earned a clean sheet in 36% of their away games.
Manchester United were comfortable 4-0 winners at home against the Eagles earlier in the season and that is a five-match winning streak that the Red Devils are on against Crystal Palace in all competitions now, the last two both with a clean sheet. The Eagles are yet to get a Premier League win over United and from the previous seventeen Premier League games between them Manchester United are W14 D3.
Manchester United can heap more pressure on Crystal Palace in this one. The narrow home defeat that the Eagles suffered last weekend against Spurs could be a good indicator for this one, so back United to take the win by a one goal margin only.
28th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This should be a pretty competitive London derby on Sunday. Crystal Palace still have relegation concerns despite their upward turn in form. The Eagles though have just gone off the boil on a four-match winless streak. Spurs will be hoping to make up some ground on the top four this weekend by collecting an important three points out at Selhurst Park.
Tottenham 1/2, Draw 10/3, Crystal Palace 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 11:48 p.m. on February 20th, 2018)
Palace’s future has just started to look a little shaky again as they have only collected two points from their last four league games played now. However, they have remained strong on home soil which makes things interesting for this one. The Eagles are W2 D2 L1 in their last five league games at Selhurst Park, having lost just one of their last eleven there in the league. So they aren’t easy to knock off and are unbeaten in three there. Losing Wilfried Zaha, who was the spark of inspiration to get them going this season, has been a blow though. The Eagles have scored 16 goals in their 13 league home games this season but defensively haven’t been all that tight having conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game. 62% of fixtures at Selhurst Park have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the goals that the Eagles have conceded on home soil this season, a massive 74% of them have been in the first half of matches. Crystal Palace have scored in each of their last six league games home and away but will they have enough to have the Lilywhites rattled.
This could end up being a good weekend for the Lilywhites as they look to haul themselves into the top four race. They banked a 1-0 home win over rivals Arsenal Last time out in the league and that extended their great form to nine unbeaten now (W6 D3) in the top flight. The Lilywhites have drawn their last two away games out at Southampton and Liverpool though and have collected just the two away wins in their last nine away from Wembley. In the William Hill correct score market Tottenham 1-0 and a 2-0 are both at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:46 p.m. on February 21st, 2018). Given their positive streak of form lately they don’t look like losing this game and the Lilywhites have scored at least two goals in six of their last nine. Harry Kane is the first goalscorer favourite with his tally now up to 23 for the season which is just two fewer than Crystal Palace’s entire total for the season. Spurs have scored two-thirds of their away goals after the half time break this season.
Palace fell to a 1-0 loss out at Spurs earlier in the season and that is the third league game in a row that that has happened to them. In the last nine Premier League meetings between these two, Spurs have gone W6 D1 L2 and of those five wins for the Lilywhites, five of them were by a 1-0 scoreline. Tottenham have won their last two league visits to Selhurst Park. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings in all competitions.
Tottenham to win by a one-goal margin in this London derby has some good appeal but they will likely be put through a tough battle in the match. Palace really need to get something on the board to ease the pressure, but the extra quality of Spurs will likely shine through.
23rd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees churned out another disappointing performance against a top club as they were trounced 5-1 at Arsenal on the weekend. That was hugely poor from them and it leaves them with just the one league victory this year. They did win their last home game though so they can take confidence from that. However, Crystal Palace are a tough side to get the better of the league at the moment.
Everton 6/4, Crystal Palace 15/8, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 1:23 a.m.)
One win in their last eight league games is all that Everton have to show for themselves (D3 L4) and they were awful on the weekend at Arsenal, their defence once again being all over the place. The Toffees are without a clean sheet in any of their last six league outings and in that span, they have conceded at least two goals in each of the four defeats that they have taken. They haven’t done so bad at home though with a W4 D2 L1 record in their last seven there, Manchester United being the only ones to get the better of them in that run. It is probably worth looking at goals in this one and over 2.5 goals at Coral is at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 1:23 a.m.). Everton are without a clean sheet in a while and there have been an average of 2.85 goals per game in league matches at Goodison Park this season. It’s fully worth looking at the half time draw as the Toffees have been level at the break in seven of their 13 home fixtures this season. It’s left 65% of their goals scored and 65% of their goals conceded on Merseyside coming in the second half of matches.
Palace are actually only the four points behind 10th-placed Everton so could really heave themselves up the table with a good win in this one. It’s still so tight in the bottom half of the Premier League table though that they are still only three points away from safety. That’s despite the Eagles only losing two games since a 2-2 draw with Everton at Selhurst Park back on November 18th. Away from home, the Eagles have gone W2 D4 L1 in their last seven. They have played out back to back 1-1 draws in the top flight, one out at West Ham and then at home against Newcastle on the weekend. In the Coral correct score market a 1-1 draw is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 1:23 a.m.). Backing Palace to win on the road is still a little shaky with them having only won twice out on their travels but they have scored in each of the last five away games now so should put up something of a fight for a point. Palace have scored all eight of their away goals this season in their last five away games. Going back to the half time draw, Palace have drawing at half time in seven of their thirteen away games.
As mentioned there was a 2-2 draw between them at Selhurst Park back in the middle of November. That leaves Everton unbeaten in their last six games against the Eagles in the top flight now (W2 D4). So there have been a lot of tight games between the two of them lately and the 2-2 draw earlier in the season broke a five-match sequence of games between them that went under 2.5 goals. The last two meetings at Goodison Park have ended in a 1-1 draw and Palace are actually W2 D2 in their last four visits there.
The draw looks the most appeal in this Goodison Park clash. Palace have been hard to beat down recently (unless you are Arsenal) and Everton just aren’t carrying much consistency or threat at the moment. Back the Eagles to collect a nice point for themselves.
6th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace played out a predictable draw at West Ham in midweek, but that keeps them going along nicely on the path to survival. They will fancy their chances at home soil on the weekend against a Newcastle side who are two points and just a place beneath them. Once again the Toon Army were upset that very little investments to the club were made in the transfer window, but an away win here would at least ease their concerns if they could get it.
Crystal Palace 21/20, Draw 9/4, Newcastle 11/4* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 1:05 a.m.)
Palace are still well on track for survival this season after picking up a point at West Ham in midweek. They have lost just two games since mid-November and both of those were losses against Arsenal. The Eagles have lost only one of their last nine home games in a great stretch of form from them. In their last home game they took down Burnley 1-0 and if they end up getting the better of Newcastle in this one, it will probably be in a low scoring game as well and a Crystal Palace 1-0 correct score at William Hill fetches appealing odds of 6/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 2:05 a.m.). Crystal Palace have found the back of the net in each of their last four league games and on home soil they have returned 15 goals in their twelve games. After their difficult start to the season, they are actually running seven points better off than they were at this same stage of the season last term. Roy Hodgson deserves plenty of credit for his work there. Palace have conceded 72% of their home goals in the first half of matches, and Wilfried Zaha is their top scorer at home this season with three. Avoiding defeat would be another good step towards staying up.
There is a lot of frustration circling Newcastle because of the reluctance of the owners to inject money into the club. Boss Rafa Benitez is working with what he has, and he has guided them to an improved W1 D3 L1 record in their last five games. They did manage to get Leicester forward Islam Slimani in on loan until the end of the season after being linked to a move for Daniel Sturridge, who went to West Brom. Newcastle have won two of their last three road games as a positive, a short winning streak which was snapped by a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City in their last away game. The Magpies have won just three times on their travels then this season and they have conceded an average of 1.7 goals per away game. They have tallied just the twelve goals in their twelve easy games, failing to score in a third of their fixtures away from St James’ Park. They have scored in each of their last three away games so maybe they could rustle up something but with either way, under 2.5 goals at William Hill appeals at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 1:05 a.m.)
Newcastle have won their last two Premier League games 1-0 against the Eagles and they will be hoping that continues. The Magpies have some good head to head form against the Eagles actually having lost just one of their last fourteen games against them in all competitions. That’s a strong record but they took a 5-1 hammering in their last visit to Selhurst Park back in 2014. Palace are unbeaten in their last two league home games against the Magpies.
Newcastle have been doing better lately, but Crystal Palace look the favourites to win this. This is a great chance for them to extend their buffer between themselves and the relegation zone. The Magpies may not have enough to take anything away from this game.
2nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting