It hasn’t been the most memorable of seasons for Manchester United but they will be looking for some home cheer as they play host to Crystal Palace on the weekend. Given that the Eagles are struggling so badly at the moment, they could have a tough afternoon at Old Trafford. Read our Manchester United v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Man Utd 4/11
Crystal Palace 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.)
The Red Devils will have to dust themselves off after losing 3-1 at Manchester City in their last game. Overall in their last six league outings, Manchester United are W3 D1 L2. At Old Trafford on domestic league duty, the Red Devils are W3 D1 L1. They have put together a three-match unbeaten streak of form on home soil, winning their last two there. Surprisingly though they are still on the hunt for their first clean sheet at home this season. Home and away they have only managed one. Both teams to score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)
Manchester United have scored eight goals and have conceded eight at home this term. 80% of their games at Old Trafford have gone above 2.5 goals so there is a trend worth jumping on. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm). At Old Trafford, United have scored 62% of their goals in the second half of games. They have shipped 75% of their one goals after halftime at Old Trafford. They have hit the back of the net in each of their last nine games. In the correct score market a Manchester United 2-1 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)
United have won their last five home games to nil against Palace
The Red Devils are on a six-match winning streak against Palace in all competitions
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings
Palace are winless in their last 11 against United in all competitions
The Eagles lost again just before the international break as they were toppled 1-0 at home against Spurs. They continue to look short of quality in the final third of the pitch. Roy Hodgson must surely be running on borrowed time now as Crystal Palace have gone D1 L5 in their last six Premier League games. They have come up with six goals on their travels this season. Their away form for the season is W2 D0 L4 which is better than their home form. They are likely to struggle to come up with a win as they have suffered a loss in all four matches away at current top-half of the table teams.
They have conceded 78% of their goals in the second half of games this season away from Selhurst Park. because of that, the halftime draw is worth considering at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm). Only Huddersfield have scored fewer league goals than Palace have done this season. Palace have opened the scoring in just three games this term.
There should be a home win for the Red Devils in this one against a side who are so badly out of form. Given that United have struggled badly for clean sheets a home win & both teams to score option appeals.
21st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs have the chance to put some pressure on the sides above them by taking three points on Saturday evening at Selhurst Park. They are the one of the top four who are playing on Saturday. Those victories keep on avoiding Crystal Palace who were toppled at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend. Read our Crystal Palace v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 5th, 2018 at 8:54 p.m.)
Crystal Palace went down 3-1 at Chelsea last weekend which has left them with a poor D2 L4 return in their last six league games. The Eagles have come up with a D2 L3 home record this season in the top flight. They have managed just the two home goals this season, both of them coming in their 2-2 draw in their last home fixture, which was against Arsenal. Both of their goals against the Gunners were converted penalty kicks from Luka Milivojevic who is at 11/2 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken from November 7th, 20189 at 4:38 pm).
The Eagles have shipped seven goals in their home games so far this season, collecting just the one clean sheet at Selhurst Park. That was in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle back in mid-September. In three of their five home games, this season Crystal Palace have been at 0-0 at the half time break. Overall home and away 81% of their goals have been in the second half of matches. Both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken from November 7th, 20189 at 4:38 pm). The Eagles have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three league games.
Palace lost 1-0 in both games against Spurs last season in the EPL
Palace have lost their last four fixtures against Tottenham now all 1-0 losses
Six of the last seven meetings in all competitions have produced a 1-0 scoreline
Both teams have scored in just two of the last twelve meetings
Spurs are on a six-match winning streak in the EPL against the Eagles
Spurs were heading out of the Champions League in midweek before Harry Kane rescued them in a 2-1 win over PSV. That followed a 3-2 narrow win out at Wolves last weekend in the Premier League. Their away form in the English top flight is great, having won their last four. Given the history of 1-0 results in this fixtures, a Tottenham 1-0 correct score is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken from November 7th, 20189 at 4:38 pm). Tottenham have posted a strong W5 L1 record on their travels this season in the Premier League.
Four of Tottenham’s six away wins have been by a one-goal margin, while they have averaged two goals per away games. They have conceded less than a goal per game on their travels so far. Tottenham to win to nil is at 9/4 odds* (betting odds taken from November 7th, 20189 at 4:38 pm). Harry Kane has scored in three of Tottenham’s last four away games in the league and is the favourite in the goalscorer market. Spurs have won all games played this season (both home and away) against teams currently in the bottom half of the table.
Tottenham generally handles themselves pretty well against sides in the bottom half of the table and the Lilywhites have good away form going for them at the moment anyway. Crystal Palace can’t be trusted enough to get the win. Spurs to win.
7th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea will be looking to secure another three points this weekend to keep up the pressure inside the top four. They will be defending their unbeaten record for the season in the top flight and will be heavily backed for a win here. Palace ground out a point at home against Arsenal last weekend, but haven’t won in their last five league outings. Read our Chelsea v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 10/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 10:39 p.m.)
Chelsea eased to a big 4-0 win at Turf Moor against Burnley last weekend. So that was a win which extended their unbeaten form for the season. They get back to the Bridge this weekend where they have drawn their last two games in the Premier League. Those were against Manchester United and Liverpool. Chelsea have found the back of the net in all of their home games this term, scoring twelve in five games for an average of 2.4 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm)
60% of Chelsea’s home games this season have made it over the 2.5 goal line and a lot of that has been down to their powerful attacking play. Chelsea though have conceded six goals in their home games with just the one clean sheet picked up at the Bridge. With that in mind then we can take a look at Chelsea to win and both teams to score which is at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm) in our Chelsea v Crystal Palace betting tips.
Both teams have scored in four of Chelsea’s five home games. Chelsea have been ahead at the halftime break in three of their five league games at home this season. They have come up with 24 goals in their 10 league games so far this season (home and away combined) and only current leaders Manchester City have produced more than that total. Chelsea currently have the third-best defensive record this season as well. They will have plenty of backing for a win.
Chelsea and Palace traded 2-1 home wins in the EPL last season
Each of the last three have ended in a 2-1 scoreline as has four of the last six
Things are even with three wins each in the last six league meetings
Chelsea are W1 L2 in their last three EPL home games against the Eagles
The Blues are on an eight-match scoring streak against Palace
Crystal Palace got their first home point of the season last weekend as they dug out a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Selhurst Park. Both of the goals from them in that game came from the penalty spot. This season Palace have picked up a W2 D0 L3 record on their travels in the Premier League this season, but they have put together back to back losses on their travels. Those defeats were against Bournemouth and Everton.
In each of their three losses away from Selhurst Park this season, Crystal Palace have shipped exactly two goals in each. So that’s a trend and a Chelsea 2-1 correct score is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm). Each of the three losses that Palace have suffered on the road have been against sides currently sat in the top half of the table.
Crystal Palace have scored five away goals in their five games while none of their fixtures on the road have gone above the 3.5 goal line. Palace have scored in four of their five away games this season. 83% of the goals that Crystal Palace have conceded away from home this term have been in the second half of matches. The Eagles have scored a total of seven league goals this season in their ten games. Only three sides, Newcastle, Southampton and Huddersfield are the only sides in the league to have scored fewer.
We can only see one winner coming up in this game and that is, of course, the home side. Chelsea can cruise to a win here but as Palace have given them some troubles and have been better away than at home this term, we are backing Chelsea to win & both teams to score.
1st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace v Arsenal Premier League Preview, 28th October 1.30pm
Crystal Palace are on a three-match losing streak after a late collapse against Everton last weekend. It is not happening for them at the moment. They get a tough test here as Arsenal come for a visit and the Gunners are in great form. Arsenal are on an eleven match winning streak in all competitions. Can they make it twelve in a row? Read our Crystal Palace v Arsenal betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 26th, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.)
It is a three-match losing streak that Crystal Palace are on at the moment in the Premier League after going down 2-0 at Everton last weekend. They looked as if they had done enough for a point but then conceded two goals in four minutes at the end of the match. The Eagles have now lost six of their last eight Premier League games (W1 D1). They have also failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four games.
However, they have netted in seven of their last eight games against Arsenal so both teams to score is a solid betting tip at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm). The Eagles have seen over 2.5 goals in each of their last four at Selhurst Park against the Gunners so there’s another decent trend. The Eagles are on the hunt for their first league home goal of this season.
Their overall record at Selhurst Park so far this season is just D1 L3, the point there coming in a 0-0 draw at current bottom side Newcastle. In five of the six league defeats they have suffered this season (home and away), Palace have conceded exactly two goals. An Arsenal 2-1 correct score option is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm). Only Newcastle have lost more league games this season than Palace have done. Pressure is really on boss Roy Hodgson.
Arsenal won both league meetings against Palace last season
The Gunners have lost one of the last 15 EPL meetings with Palace
Each of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in six of the last eight EPL classes
Palace are W1 L4 in their last four at home against Arsenal
Palace have scored in seven of their last eight against Arsenal
Arsenal on are on an eleven match winning streak in all competitions. In the Premier League that is a seven-match winning streak, they are on.
The Gunners have won their last three away games and overall have scored 12 goals on their travels this season.
Arsenal are W3 L1 in their four away games this season in the top flight.
Arsenal have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 7 matches (Premier League).
Arsenal/Arsenal half-time/full-time is at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm)
In eight of Arsenal’s last nine away games in the Premier League, there have been at least three goals in each game
The Gunners have produced at least two goals in nine of their last eleven games against Palace in all competitions.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the 7/2 first goalscorer favourite with Alexandre Lacazette at 9/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm).
Arsenal are yet to bank a clean sheet away from home, despite having visited three of the current bottom four.
The Gunners are on an eight-match scoring streak in the top flight this season.
They haven’t been leading at half time in a single league fixture this season.
Palace have a good scoring record against Arsenal and the defence of the Gunners haven’t been great away from home. So we will put that together and back the Arsenal to win & both teams to score option.
26th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees have a good chance at three points at Goodison Park you imagine in this one. They recorded back to back wins for the first time this season just before the international break. They play host to Crystal Palace who are badly struggling in front of goal this season. Read our Everton v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:52 p.m.)
For the first time this season Everton have landed back to back wins, with successes over Fulham and Leicester before the international break. They get back to home soil this weekend where they have a W2 D1 L1 record, the loss there happening in a dreadful performance against West Ham back in the middle of September.
But they recovered well in their next home game to smash Fulham. Everton have scored at least two goals in five of their eight league games now, so things are starting to come together. Gylfi Sigurdsson has been a big part of that with three goals in his last two games. Richarlison was also back on the scoresheet last time out in their win at Leicester.
Everton have conceded in their last five home games against the Eagles in the top flight, but we are going against that and backing both teams NOT to score at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018) because of how poor Palace have been in front of goal.
Everton are four points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign so they have made a step forward. Three of Everton’s four home games this season have ended over 2.5 goals, but again banking on the visitors not doing much, under the goal line could be the way to swing.
Palace are looking poor this season and with the goals not coming from Wilfried Zaha then there could be big trouble ahead for them. They have lost five of their last seven played now, picking up the four points in that sequence. Their two away wins which they have posted this season did happen away from home and were clean sheet victories too.
That was against Huddersfield and Fulham, two of the current bottom four in the league. Palace have failed to score in four of their eight games this season. Everton to win to nil is at 21/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018).
Palace have only netted the five goals this season, with only Huddersfield and Cardiff having managed fewer. Of those five, Zaha has three of them, but he has failed to score in Palace’s last three games. All five of Palace’s goals this season have come away from Selhurst Park.
Of the goals which they have conceded on their travels this term, 75% of them have been shipped in the second half of matches. Heading back into action only Newcastle and Cardiff have lost more Premier League matches than Palace have done this season (5). Palace haven’t kept a clean sheet at Goodison Park since 1992.
Everton collected a good 3-1 home win over Palace in this corresponding fixture last season following a draw at Selhurst Park. That extended a good unbeaten streak they have over the Eagles. Everton are undefeated in their last seven league games against Palace, winning three of those. Everton have picked up a W1 D2 record in their last three Premier League home games against the Eagles. Four of the last six have ended under 2.5 goals.
Even though Everton’s defence hasn’t looked great, Palace look lightweight. We have to roll with a home win to nil for our Everton v Crystal Palace predictions. This is a big chance for the Toffees to drive home an advantage.
18th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
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