Chelsea and Crystal Palace will meet in the 20th round of the Premier League. Chelsea is playing in bad shape, but with new reinforcements, better results are expected. Crystal Palace also cannot boast of good form, and the goal is the fight for survival.
January 15th, 2023 – 15:00
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips & Predictions
Chelsea to win @ 1.65
Over 2.5 FT @ 2.05
Correct score 3:0 @ 14.00
Reason for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Predictions
To say that Chelsea came into this contest in poor form would be somewhat of an understatement, with the Premier League strugglers suffering 11 defeats in their previous 15 top-flight matches. Over the course of their last 18 games at this elite level of the Premier League, Chelsea has been involved in no fewer than 14 contests in which at least one of the two goalkeepers has emerged with a clean sheet. When it comes to being engaged in entertaining spectacles, Chelsea has tended to shy away from the limelight, with a staggering 14 of the Potters’ most recent 17 second-tier fixtures delivering no more than a couple of goals. Chelsea has already been busy this transfer window with the signing of 20-year-old forward David Datro Fofana from Molde. The Ivory Coast international struck 22 goals in 39 games across all competitions in 2022 for Molde and looks like a real talent. Hakim Ziyech plays fantastically and creates a lot of problems for the opponent’s defense. Many clubs are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Jorginho is one of the best midfielders in the world, and all praise for him. Ben Chilwell (Hamstring Injury), Edouard Mendy (Shoulder Injury), Christian Pulisic (Knee Problems), Raheem Sterling (Hamstring Injury), Wesley Fofana (Knee Injury), Reece James (Knee Injury), N’Golo Kanté (Hamstring Injury) and Armando Broja (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Chelsea coach Graham Potter.
Crystal Palace has been similarly dull to follow on their travels, with eight of their previous 11 Premier League trips serving up under 2.5 goals. Jean-Philippe Mateta enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves toward the goal, the opponent has problems. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup. Zaha remains Crystal Palace’s key player this season, but at the age of 30, the club will have to find a new talisman soon enough. The Ivory Coast international has the ability to decide games for Palace, as we have seen on a few occasions this season. The inside forward has scored six goals in the Premier League this season and top scores for the Eagles, and he has two assists to his name as well. From a largely available group of players, there is only one fitness issue for the Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira to contend with. Nathan Ferguson (Achilles tendon problems) misses out on this game.
Chelsea is the favorite in this match, and tradition is on the side of the home team.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.