On Monday, of course, there is a somewhat weaker betting offer, and this time we have analyzed the last match of the 24th round of the English Premier League, in which Crystal Palace and Chelsea will measure their strength at Selhurst Park. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9 PM.
Crystal Palace: Great performances at Selhurst Park recently!
Crystal Palace has been a stable Premier League team for years, specifically, this club entered the top tier of English football back in 2013, after a playoff final triumph over Watford, ending in a 1:0 victory. Therefore, the London team has been playing in the elite division for a full decade, typically finishing the seasons in the mid-table.
Last year, Palace had quite a few problems, but the season was saved by the legendary Roy Hodgson, who took over from Patrick Vieira in March and ultimately managed to secure an impressive eleventh position in the table.
Of course, the primary goal for this team is to remain in the top flight, but that really shouldn’t be in question, as the club from the capital is currently in fifteenth place in the table, with a five-point lead over the relegation zone teams, and it’s noted that Crystal Palace is yet to play their 24th round match in the Premier League.
Recently, Roy Hodgson’s charges have been quite inconsistent, with the team from Selhurst Park achieving two victories and three losses in their last five league matches.
In the previous round, the fifteenth-placed team was defeated in a tough away game at Brighton, ending in a 2:1 loss. Before that, Crystal Palace secured a very important victory at home against Sheffield in a truly fantastic match where we saw five goals, ending 3:2, with four goals scored in the first half of the game.
The hero of the match was Olise, who first assisted two goals for Eze, and then scored the decisive goal himself for another Palace victory at home, where they have been playing exceptionally well recently, not knowing defeat in the last three matches, achieving two wins and a draw, and certainly welcoming this season’s struggling Chelsea in good spirits.
Finally, the last duel between the two London teams was played at the end of December last year, where the Blues celebrated a 2:1 victory at their Stamford Bridge, with a penalty goal by Madueke in the 89th minute of the match.
Chelsea: A Season Below All Expectations!
A new nightmarish season for the Blues. Everyone thought that last season’s performance couldn’t be repeated, but the team, which broke all possible records in the last three transfer windows, is playing disastrously in this year’s edition of the English Premier League. It’s disheartening to note that the former European champions currently find themselves in a dismal eleventh place in the table, trailing the leaders Liverpool by a whopping 23 points. Remember, Chelsea’s camp had announced a fight for the English Premier League title at the start of the season.
It became clear that this would not be the case after just a few rounds, as the London team continued where they left off last season, which was, of course, declared unsuccessful since the Blues failed to secure a spot in European competitions, something that hadn’t been questioned in years.
So far, Mauricio Pochettino’s charges, who hasn’t brought anything new to Chelsea and even seems to have regressed the team, have played 23 matches in the top tier of English football, achieving nine victories, four draws, and ten losses.
In their last five league matches, Thiago Silva and his teammates have secured three wins and two losses, but it’s worth noting that these two defeats occurred in the last two rounds, indicating that the form of the London team is again on a downward trajectory. Before this, the team managed to defeat Crystal Palace at home, Luton away, and Fulham at their Stamford Bridge, albeit with a minimal score.
It seemed then that Chelsea was slowly but surely climbing the table and finally starting to play as expected. However, this was soon followed by a defeat in the big derby against Liverpool, ending 4:1, and what to say about the loss in the last round at home against Wolverhampton, as that match ended 2:4, leading to the fact that the Blues have conceded eight goals in their last two Premier League matches.
The former English champions are doing quite well in the English Cups, especially in the League Cup, where they have reached the finals, set to face Liverpool at the end of the month. They also shouldn’t be overlooked in the FA Cup, having reached the round of 16 after a victory in the replay match against Aston Villa (1:3).
Finally, away from home, the team has played eleven matches, achieving four victories, one draw, and six losses, with four of those losses coming in their last five away games.
Our Betting Suggestions
Once, Chelsea had no major problems overcoming Palace, but the team from London in its current situation really can’t threaten anyone, so we boldly recommend trying the double chance 1X bet, for which the bookmaker Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 2.02.
The Blues have been conceding a lot of goals lately, and as Mauricio Pochettino’s men must go for a win in this duel, it seems that we are in for a highly efficient match. Above all, we believe that both Chelsea and Crystal Palace will score at least one goal each, so we advise trying the GG (Both Teams to Score) bet, for which Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.75.
Finally, for the same reason, we suggest trying the Over 2.5 Goals bet, as we believe there will be no shortage of goals in this duel at Selhurst Park, and all this is paid by Mozzartbet with odds of 1.75.