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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 12 February 2024
Kick-Off:  20:00 UK 21:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park
TV: Sky Sports Main Event

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Top free betting tips

Crystal Palace are set to face Chelsea on Monday, 12 February in a match between two clubs whose managers are under serious pressure. The Eagles are still flirting with relegation towards the bottom of the league while Chelsea can't seem to wrestle themselves away from midtable. Our Crystal Palace vs Chelsea prediction is for Pochettino to pick up a much-needed win in what will likely be a nervy London derby.

Match result prediction: Chelsea to win

Crystal Palace are still facing serious discontent from their fans about performances this season, particularly at Selhurst Park where they were once so strong. Only the three newly promoted teams have picked up fewer points at home than the Eagles this season so Chelsea will fancy their chances. The Blues' away record isn't anything to write home about but they did enjoy a 3-1 win at Villa Park on Wednesday night which should give them plenty of confidence coming into this one.

Total Chelsea goals: Over 1.5 goals

Chelsea have had a miserable Premier League season but to their credit, they have at least started to find more goals in recent weeks. They scored three goals at Villa Park on Wednesday and they scored two goals last weekend, despite losing to Wolves. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are leaking goals for fun and have conceded eleven goals in their last three matches. What's more, Chelsea have scored two goals or more against Crystal Palace in three of their last four matches against the Eagles.

Correct score prediction: Crystal Palace 1-3 Chelsea

We are predicting Chelsea to match their result against Aston Villa when they travel to Selhurst Park on Monday night. That result could have given Pochettino's men the confidence boost they needed as they look to build up some form ahead of the Carabao Cup final at the end of the month.

Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace | Crystal Palace vs Chelsea predictions
Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace – Photo by Icon sport

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea team news

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Chelsea

The biggest blow for Crystal Palace is the news that Michael Olise is set for an extended period on the sidelines with a thigh injury. The winger came on against Brighton with the game effectively done at 3-0 and aggravated a niggle he was already nursing. In more bad news, Marc Guehi is unavailable for this one after injuring his knee against Brighton while Eberechi Eze remains out with a thigh problem. Other long-term absentees including Rob Holding and Cheick Doucoure.

Henderson – Ward, Richards, Andersen, Mitchell – Wharton, Hughes, Lerma – Ayew, Mateta, Schlupp

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Benoit Badiashile suffered a groin injury during Chelsea's win over Aston Villa in the week and the defender is now expected to miss the match against Crystal Palace. His absence could mean that Thiago Silva gets a recall after being dropped by Pochettino, although Levi Colwill and Trevoh Chalobah could both be available for selection again. As ever, Chelsea have a long list of existing injuries with the likes of Cucurella, Fofana, James and Lavia all definitely out.

Petrovic – Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Chilwell – Caicedo, Fernandez – Sterling, Gallagher, Palmer – Jackson

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: What the fans think

Palace fans plead with Hodgson for a fresh approach

Chelsea fans are happy about Palace's absentees

How far will Chelsea fans travel to Crystal Palace?

As the match is a London derby, Chelsea fans don't have a long way to travel to get to Selhurst Park which softens the blow of the match being played on a Monday night. The travelling Chelsea fans will need to get a train to either Selhurst or Thornton Heath station depending on whereabouts in London they are coming from. Both stations are a short walk from the stadium.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Tickets

Crystal Palace have announced that all tickets for the match against Chelsea have been sold. They are now asking supporters who can't attend to list them for resale so other members can purchase them. Chelsea were given an allocation of 2,687 tickets for the match against Crystal Palace and all of these tickets have been sold to eligible season ticket holders.

FAQs: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Who is the referee? Michael Oliver is the referee for Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Who is the Crystal Palace manager? Roy Hodgson is the current Crystal Palace manager.

How big is Selhurst Park? Selhurst Park has a capacity of 25,486.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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