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NairaBet Preview: Chelsea v Crystal Palace: Back the Blues to avoid defeat

09:03 GMT 09/03/2018
Christian Benteke Premier League Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Despite disappointing results in recent weeks, Antonio Conte’s men should be too strong for the Eagles when they lock horns at Stamford Bridge

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea will be hoping to avoid another nightmare when they play host to Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.

After two consecutive losses to Manchester United and Manchester City, Antonio Conte’s men will be rooting for maximum points to keep their top-four ambitions alive.

They are currently five points below fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur on the table and having lost their last two games against their visitors, they will have to be at their best to return to winning ways with NairaBet offering (1.35) for that to happen.

Both sides cancelling each other out is available at a chunky (5.50) with the same betting firm.

Roy Hodgson’s men will be hoping to welcome back star player Wilfried Zaha after returning to training ahead of the crunch encounter.

However, they have an enormous task on their hands to surmount a huge odds of (10.25) having been tagged as underdogs following their recent unimpressive showings.

The Selhurst Park outfit have lost their last three engagements, including their 2-3 defeat to Manchester United last time out despite taking an early two-goal lead in the tie.

In addition, they have shipped in 12 goals in their previous six games and are (1.09) NOT to keep a clean sheet in this encounter.

The Blues have managed to stay undefeated on their patch in their previous three duels winning the last two and the bookies are backing them at the price of (1.08) to avoid defeat again.

Chelsea have opened the scoring in three of their last four meetings with the Eagles and punters can look forward to a repeat of this at odds of (1.30) with NairaBet.