Chelsea v Crystal Palace Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

19:55 EAT 10/03/2018
Willian Chelsea Manchester United
Our tipster thinks that the goals will flow when Antonio Conte's charges host Roy Hodgson's Eagles in the Premier League on Saturday evening

Chelsea face Crystal Palace in a crucial Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The Blues have won just one of their last five fixtures in this competition and  will be desperate to get their bid for a top four finish back on track.

For Palace, Premier League survival is the aim and the south London side face a ferocious fight to stay up after being sucked back into the bottom three with just nine games to go.

The Eagles surrendered a 2-0 lead at home to Manchester United on Monday night - losing 3-2 on an injury time Nemanja Matic goal - although they may take heart from building a lead against such a stern defence.

Latest odds

Chelsea, of course, are favourites to come out on top here and the Blues can be backed at just 2/7 (1.29) with bet365 to win in west London.

It was victory at this venue last term that provided the Eagles with a springboard towards survival, while Palace were also winners when the teams met at Selhurst Park in October.

Roy Hodgson would dearly love a repeat and Palace are a 10/1 (11.0) chance to win, while the same firm offer 4/1 (5.0) that the match ends all square.

Team news

Palace have an extensive injury list, with Wilfried Zaha, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Bakary Sako amongst those absent.

Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud started on the bench against Manchester City last weekend and both men will come into contention for this clash, with the Spanish striker more likely to be afforded a start.

Chelsea to nil?

The Blues have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 matches at Stamford Bridge, while each of their last six victories inside 90 minutes has seen Conte's charges keep the opposition at bay.

bet365 go 8/11 (1.73) that the Eagles draw a blank at Stamford Bridge, while the same firm go 20/21 (1.95) that the west Londoners win to nil.

Preview and predictions

Palace, however, have struck in their last seven games away from Selhurst Park and, so, bet365's 11/10 (2.10) quote for both teams to score could offer good value for punters ahead of Saturday's showdown.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10) with bet365 for a 1pt stake