Kick-off: 1200, 30/12/2018
Stadium: Selhurst Park
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Crystal Palace lacked a killer instinct against Cardiff on Boxing Day but should still entertain Chelsea in good spirits.
The Eagles had previously beaten Leicester and Manchester City and have also had some success against their next opponents in recent seasons.
Palace won this corresponding fixture last term and prevailed at Stamford Bridge in the two previous campaigns.
We feel 4/1 for a home victory is tempting enough to be our initial Crystal Palace vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace had 68 per cent of the possession and 31 attempts on goal when hosting Cardiff but couldn’t find the back of the net in a 0-0 draw.
Andros Townsend went closest to breaking the deadlock when hitting the bar early on, while Luka Milivojevic fired against the post.
Townsend told the club website: “It was very frustrating, we created a lot of chances, as the stats show, but we couldn’t put one away.
“If we want to start climbing the table, we have to be more clinical like we were last week. I’m sorry we weren’t and that we didn’t get the three points we deserved.”
However, he added: “In the past, we’ve had problems following up good performances with other good performances, but the performance was there, we weren’t complacent.”
The Eagles can still be happy with their overall form at present and 23/20 for them to avoid defeat here also appeals from the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea odds.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Wan-Bissaka, Milivojevic, Meyer, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Zaha.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea were grateful for another Eden Hazard masterclass when prevailing 2-1 at Watford to stay fourth in the Premier League table, 11 points off the summit.
The Blues’ talisman now has 10 goals and nine assists at the season’s halfway point and has found himself operating as a ‘false nine’ in recent weeks.
“I don’t feel I’m playing better, I’m just scoring more goals,” said Hazard. “I don’t know why, maybe I’m just nearer to the goal.”
After passing the century mark for Chelsea, he added: “If you score 100, you want to score more, so I’ll try to score more goals.”
However, Maurizio Sarri’s side had previously gone down 1-0 at home to Leicester and lost at Wolves earlier this month.
The Blues were beaten 2-1 at this venue last season and 29/2 for a repeat of that scoreline completes our Crystal Palace vs Chelsea betting tips.
Last Chelsea line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Willian.
CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 Cardiff
Watford 1-2 CHELSEA – Eden Hazard (2)
Head-to-head: Chelsea 3-1 Palace, Chelsea 2-1 Palace, Palace 2-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-2 Palace, Palace 0-1 Chelsea
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