- Crystal Palace won just one game in the last five
- Chelsea allowed goals in one of the past nine events
- The first game of the season saw the Blues dismantling the Eagles
Palace is safe in the middle of the standings and comes into this match without pressure. They are far away from the relegation zone and equally distanced from the spot that leads to Europe.
On the other side, Chelsea is in a must-win situation, as they try to secure fourth place and the Champions League ticket for the next campaign.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Schedule
- Where: Selhurst Park, London, England
- When: Saturday, April 10, 12:30pm ET
- How to Watch: NBC Sports
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Vegas Odds
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The Eagles Fulfilled Their Goal
Before the season began, Crystal Palace had one goal, and that is to avoid relegation. Even though they mathematically didn’t secure the English Premier League’s status, it appears that the chances of seeing them under the red line are close to nothing.
Though in the past five games, they didn’t play well, we need to say. Three draws, one defeat, and win, each, did saw them collecting six points, but that is nothing special.
What was a constant during this span was the low efficiency. Four matches ended with under 2.5 goals, and three with both teams not to score, in all of them Crystal Palace keeping the clean sheet. What is important to say is that the Eagles play defensive-minded football and are always satisfied with one point.
Chelsea Without Too Many Options
The Blues defeated Porto on the road in the Champions League quarterfinals, and that was a massive relief following a 2-5 loss at home to WBA. Tuchel was happy after the game, and how couldn’t he be, with the pressure being removed from his back. For a while, at least.
This is a very important match for his side, and they need to win to keep pace with West Ham, who is currently fourth.
Over the past ten games, Chelsea allowed goals on only two occasions, demonstrating a very high quality in defense. Since Tuchel arrived, they conceded just a few times, posting one defeat, the above-mentioned one against WBA. The last four road trips saw them getting back home without a goal in their net.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Head to Head
The match in the first part of the season saw the Blues smashing Palace at Stamford Bridge, 4-0. All four goals happened in the second 45 minutes. At first, Chilwell opened the bank, then Zouma put his name on the scoresheet before Jorginho’s two penalty conversions.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction
Who wins the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea game on Saturday:
We are backing the Blues to get back home with a win. They don’t have the luxury of wasting any more points, and it seems that Palace isn’t anything special at the moment. Chelsea plays good football, and they were defeating much better teams on the road in recent times, which is why we expect to see them solving the Eagles too.
Crystal Palace 0 – Chelsea 1
- Chelsea Wins