It is getting near crunch time for Graham Potter and his squad who are desperate to turn things around. Chelsea vs Crystal Palace has never been a mid-table affair but 2023 likes to throw up surprises. We will attempt to make a prediction for this match while also offering up the best betting odds for the game.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction and Betting Odds for Premier League Clash
Chelsea Recent Run of Form
The Blues are in the midst of one of their worst runs in recent memory, for the second time since his appointment Potter has lost three games in a row. The club has just one win in their last 11 domestic games across all competitions.
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The brief reprieve offered by their good Champions League form is gone and in its place is a horrible run of form that caused #PotterOut to trend earlier this week.
Crystal Palace Run of Form
The Eagles are in the midst of their own poor run, but they’ve still got better form than the home side. With just two wins in their last five league games, things aren’t going well, but they’re currently safe from the dogfight in and around the relegation zone.
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Recent Head to Head
It’s been five years since Chelsea last failed to win against this opponent. In that time this fixture has taken place 11 times, all of which resulted in wins. That said, the last time out they needed a late Conor Gallagher screamer to get the win. Not to mention they just had a 17-year undefeated streak against Fulham come to an end so nothing is impossible.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction
This isn’t a must-win game for the home side, but it’s a should-win game. If they don’t then serious questions will need to be asked of the manager, the squad, or both. Crystal Palace aren’t a strong team, nor are they on a great run of form. If things are going to turn around at Stamford Bridge then this is the match to do it. Our prediction is a 1-0 win to the former two-time Champions League winners.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Betting Odds
Patrick Viera’s charges are pretty strong underdogs, with SkyBet at odds of 17/4 of winning. The favourites have much stronger 4/6 odds of taking the three points.