Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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With the Eagles in strong scoring form and the Blues having conceded regularly this term, goals at both ends look highly likely

Chelsea play their first Premier League match under new manager Graham Potter on Saturday afternoon when they make the short trip across the capital to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst park.

The Blues will be hoping for a turnaround in fortunes with a new man in charge and Chelsea can ill-afford to drop any more points.

Palace meanwhile have won just one of their six league matches this term and will be looking for a victory to move further up the table.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea latest odds

The hosts are clear outsiders against their rivals from the west of the capital with bet365 offering a Palace victory at 10/3 (4.33).

The visitors meanwhile can be backed at 5/6 (1.83) with the draw on offer at 12/5 (3.40).

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea first goal scorer odds

Chelsea's last visit to Selhurst Park in February saw them snatch a late win with Hakim Ziyech scoring the only goal of the match in the final minute.

The Dutch international is priced at 8/1 (9.00) to break the deadlock once more with teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the market at 9/2 (5.50).

For the Eagles, Odsonne Edouard and Wilrid Zaha are both offered at 8/1 (9.00).

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea preview

Chelsea have not kept a clean sheet since the opening day of the season and shoring things up defensively will surely be a priority for Potter.

Palace meanwhile have been solid scorers this term, netting in five of their last six competitive fixtures including against both Liverpool and Manchester City.

Given Chelsea's defensive problems this season it would seem logical to back the hosts to find the back of the net, but Palace have also failed to keep a clean sheet at home this season, meaning both teams to score looks like the obvious selection for this London derby.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea tips and predictions

Both teams to score is priced at 9/10 (1.90) which is a price certainly big enough for consideration while over 2.5 goals is available at evens (2.00).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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