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 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.)
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Crystal Palace 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.)
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 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.
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.
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
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 even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
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.
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.
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.
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
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 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Crystal Palace 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.)
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 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.
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.
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
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 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.)
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.
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.
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.
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
After such a strong season in the Championship, the general feeling is that Fulham are going to be an asset to the top flight. The Londoners do look as if they have a good squad after adding to it over the summer. Palace have slightly dipped their toes in the transfer market this summer, will they be able to have a more stable season?
Crystal Palace 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)
We like what Fulham have done over the summer in tweaking and strengthening the squad and the icing on the cake was landing Aleksandar Mitrovic who really produced well for them on loan last season. He is the 7/5 bet365 anytime goalscorer favourite and the youngster is well worth a look there* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). The Cottagers have strengthened their defence with the incoming Alfie Mawson and Callum Chambers as well and they look a well-balanced squad.
They were so strong going forward last season, ending up as the second-highest goalscorers in the Championship and we have to go over 2.5 goals at 19/20 odds here* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). Fulham get the ball down, play at pace and aren’t afraid to push on. But a big strength of their last term was also their defence which played a big part in their massive 23-match undefeated streak of form they put together. On home soil, they are likely to come out of the gates quickly.
It does look as if Palace are going to hold on to their prized asset of Wilfried Zaha and that’s so important for them. In the nine games he missed through injury last season, Palace didn’t earn a single point. The Eagles, of course, had that shocking start to last season, losing their first seven games without scoring a single goal in the process. They have added Cheikhou Kouyate from West Ham, which looks to be a good fit in midfield, while also having grabbed Max Meyer on a free transfer.
That was a smart bit of opportunistic business by the Eagles. But aside from that, it is pretty much as they were. Palace only took four away wins last season and their defence was absolutely shambolic at times. But with Zaha there they are worth backing to get on the board and both teams to score is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). At the back end of last season, Palace scored at least two goals in all but one of their last six games.
The last time Palace and Fulham met was in the 2013/14 Premier League season and it was Fulham who came out on top four points from the two games. Fulham are unbeaten in three games against the Eagles and they are W3 L1 overall in their four previous Premier League games against Palace. Each of the last three have gone over the 2.5 goal line.
It is well worth getting behind the Cottagers here. They played some excellent stuff last season and importantly got Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal and the striker gave them a great edge last season. Palace for us haven’t done enough in the summer so we are going with a Fulham to win & both teams to score option for our Fulham v Crystal Palace betting tips.
9th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Baggies won’t get to fight for their Premier League survival on the final day of the season after all. They were relegated in midweek when Southampton beat Swansea in a big relegation scrap. The Eagles will go into the game free and clear of any relegation concerns and in good form as well.
Crystal Palace 4/5, Draw 13/5, West Brom 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
The Eagles have gone five matches unbeaten, winning three of those. They have shown great commitment and quality down the back stretch and find themselves up in the middle of the table. So they get a chance to relax and enjoy themselves in this one and each of their last four at Selhurst Park have produced at least three goals so it’s worth a look at over 2.5 goals with William Hill for 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). The Eagles have won their last two home games scoring eight goals in the process with a 3-2 win over Brighton and a 5-0 over Leicester. They have found the back of the net in each of their last five home games and as they really can’t be trusted all that much for clean sheets, both teams to score may be worth a flutter in this one. They have not taken a clean sheet in any home game against a side currently down in the bottom half of the table this season. They have taken a clean sheet in just 17% of their home games. After their slow start the season the Eagles have now averaged 1.5 goals per game on home soil and pretty much Wilfried Zaha has been at the centre of everything good that the Eagles have done during their run-in.
West Brom’s brief flirtation with survival has come to an end. Despite fighting back to go W3 D2 in their last five games, Southampton’s victory at Swansea in midweek relegated the Baggies. West Brom have lost all of their away games this season against sides currently sitting twelfth and lower. The Eagles are 11th. West Brom have won just three times on their travels this season and two of those have been in their last two games, both 1-0 successes at Manchester United and then Newcastle. In the William Hill correct score market the shortest priced option is a 1-1 draw at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.) while another 1-0 for West Brom would bring 12/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). Their overall away record for the season is just W3 D4 L11 and they have tallied only the ten goals. But they have scored in each of their last eight league games now home and away and so there has been a lot of improvement just a little too late. They have been 0-0 at half time in sixteen of their matches this season so you may want to consider that as a betting option too.
There was a 0-0 draw between these two back at the start of December and that leaves the Eagles undefeated in their last two against West Brom. In the last five Premier League meetings things are even though with two wins each and a draw. West Brom did win this corresponding fixture last season 1-0. Four of the last five meetings have ended under 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in just one of those.
The Eagles are flying at the moment and should be able to close out the season with a win. They have a good positive attitude about them and even though the Baggies have fought so well at the end, the outcome is deflating for them. Home win.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This could end up being make or break for Stoke this weekend. They head into the weekend three points from safety and with the worst goal difference in the entire top flight. There is a chance they could be relegated this weekend if they don’t win this. Palace are on a four-match undefeated streak and have clawed their way up into mid table safety.
Stoke 6/4, Crystal Palace 9/5, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
It could well be make or break for Stoke this weekend. They are three points away from safety ,and have played a game more than those above them. The situation is looking dire. The Potters have drawn their last three games and picked up something of a surprising point at Anfield against Liverpool last weekend. So they are showing some fight, unfortunately what they need is wins. Even if they do win their last two games, that doesn’t guarantee survival. This is their last home game of the season and on home soil, they are W5 D5 L8 for the season. They haven’t managed a win in any of their last six on home soil and have no clean sheet in their last five at the Bet365. They have struggled in front of goal and have scored just 19 in 18 home fixtures. Considering that 61% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals, it doesn’t say much about their defence. Over 2.5 goals with bookmaker bet365 is at 9/10 odds* (betting odds taken at 5:33 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). They have conceded 61% of their home goals in the second half of games.
Palace have been in great form recently with a four-match undefeated streak of form going. They are W2 D2 in those four games, the two draws happening in their last two away games at Bournemouth and Watford. Palace are actually unbeaten in three on the road (W1 D2) so they are carrying the form to avoid defeat. Palace have been level at half time in 10 of their 18 away games this season so the half-time draw at bet365 is well worth a shout in this one. Palace still average under a goal per game scored away from home this season but that is because of their bad start. They have scored in all but one of their last ten games out on the road. Wilfried Zaha has been their star performer this season since getting back from injury and he is the 2/1 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken at 5:33 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Palace have done so well to get themselves safe but mathematically they aren’t there yet because of having played a game more than most of those beneath them. But they are in form and a point wouldn’t be a disaster at all for them.
Palace were 2-1 winners at Selhurst Park against Stoke back in November and in the last five Premier League meetings the Eagles up in the head to head against the Potters. Palace are W4 L1 in their last five league games against them and four of their last five successes against Stoke in all competitions have been by a one-goal margin. Palace have won two of their last three league visits to Stoke (L1) as well.
Stoke appear to be up for the fight but the quality is just lacking. Their point against a distracted Liverpool last weekend was great, but failure to beat West Ham and Burnley before that is an indicator that they may miss out on the points. Draw.
2nd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace couldn’t find a winner against Watford on the weekend and had to settle for a share of the spoils. It leaves them six points clear of the relegation zone heading into the weekend though and with a great chance of staying up. Leicester couldn’t come up with a winner either against Southampton in their midweek game at home against the relegation Saints, settling for a point.
Crystal Palace 21/20, Draw 5/2, Leicester 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
The Eagles have returned a good five points from their last three league games and look to be well on their way to staying safe this season. They took a 3-2 win over Brighton in their last home fixture, snapping a three-match losing streak that they were on at Selhurst Park. On the weekend the Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Watford away from home to pick up another survival point. Crystal Palace haven’t managed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five at home and indeed have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three at Selhurst Park. Both teams to score at William Hill is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). Palace have only failed to score in one of their last six on home soil and they are actually undefeated at home against sides sitting between 7th and 13th currently in the table. In the William Hill correct score market a Crystal Palace 2-1 option is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). 65% of games at Selhurst Park this season have ended over 2.5 goals so this should be entertaining.
The Foxes haven’t been delivering with their usual intensity as they have only taken the two wins in their last ten league game (D4 L4). They were surprisingly flat for most of their home game last week against the relegation-threatened Southampton where they played out a 0-0 draw. Leicester suffered a 2-1 loss at Burnley in their last away game and that is a W2 L3 record in their last five road games, so they are hit and miss. Overall for the season away from the King Power the Foxes are W5 D5 L7. A half-time draw at William Hill is well worth a look at because Leicester have been drawing at half time in 12 of their 17 away games. They have produced well enough in front of goal with an average of 1.6 goals per away game, but defensively they have been around the same mark. There has been a clean sheet in just 18% of their away games in total this season. Leicester are on a five-match scoring streak away from home and Jamie Vardy has a nine-goal haul for the season on the road, making him their top away scorer. 65% of their away games this term have ended over 2.5 goals.
Palace were 3-0 winners at the King Power earlier this season in what was a bit of a surprise result. Leicester are actually W3 D1 L1 in their last five league outings against the Eagles so have a head to head lead. The Foxes have taken four points from their last two visits to Selhurst Park as well. Each of the last three Premier League fixtures between the pair have gone above the 2.5 goal line but both teams have scored in just two of the last seven games.
Palace could be a bit of value here. They play with a pretty good intensity and like to get themselves on the front foot and with Leicester not looking quite at their best at the moment, the Eagles could be left breathing a little easier with a three-point haul in this one.
25th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting