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

18:33 EAT 04/11/2018
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While their recent record against the Eagles isn't good, Al Hain-Cole expects Sarri's men to waste little time in correcting that at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea will be looking to avoid a slip-up when they welcome bogey side Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge for Sunday’s Premier League clash.

The Blues have lost two of their last three matches against their London rivals, as well as two of the last three on home turf.

Latest Odds

However, they are unbeaten in 15 fixtures so far this campaign, and 1/4 (1.25) favourites with William Hill to exact revenge by coming out on top here.

Roy Hodgson’s men have lost four and won none of their last five matches in all competitions, but are priced at a lengthy 9/1 (10.00) to upset their more illustrious opponents once again in this one.

None of the last 14 league encounter between this pair have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.

Team News

Eden Hazard should be fit to return after missing the last three fixtures through injury, while Olivier Giroud and Ethan Ampadu both remain doubts.

Christian Benteke, Joel Ward and Scott Dann remain long-term absentees, although Wilfred Zaha is fit to play despite missing Wednesday’s League Cup defeat against Middlebrough with a shoulder injury.

Quick start

Despite their poor recent record against this opposition, Maurizio Sarri’s side will be confident of coming out on top given the two teams’ respective form,

While the hosts have won 12 and lost none of their 15 opening matches this season, the Eagles have picked up just five points from the last available 27 in the league.

Indeed, the Stamford Bridge crowd should not even have to wait too long to see their team take command given they have gone in ahead at the break in six of their last seven matches, while Palace have scored just four first-half goals in 13 matches all season.

Predictions

With this in mind, odds of 8/11 (1.73) look like solid value on Chelsea taking maximum points after leading at half-time.

Chelsea/Chelsea at HT/FT at 8/11 for a 3pt stake with William Hill