An intriguing London derby will take place in the Premier League of England on October 3rd, in which Chelsea will host Crystal Palace – read our prediction for this match.
Chelsea went through a whole range of emotions in their first five games of the season. The Pensioners looked great when they beat Brighton (3-1) and beat Barnsley (6-0). However, the Blues’ mood was bleak after a home defeat to Liverpool (0-2), a draw at West Brom (3-3) and a League Cup elimination from Tottenham. Spurs beat Frank Lampard ‘s team on penalties.
Considering that Chelsea have almost completely renewed their roster, it is somehow stupid to demand that the team fulfill high goals. However, the start for the “pensioners” definitely did not go well. Chelsea are five points behind the Premier League leaders, in ninth place.
Note that at home in the Premier League, the Blues won six matches in a row before losing to Liverpool. Moreover, the “pensioners” only from Tottenham and Manchester City conceded them.
Billy Gilmore and Marcos Alonso will not play in the upcoming match. Ross Barkley has joined Aston Villa on loan. The participation of Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech is questionable.
Despite the virtual absence of significant reinforcements, Crystal Palace started this season well. The Eagles beat Southampton in the first round (1: 0), and in the second they sorted out on the road with Manchester United (3: 1), having gained the scalp of the first top team in the new championship. Failures befell the team in the third round of the League Cup, where Crystal Palace lost on penalties to Bournemouth and in the last round of the championship, in which the Glaziers lost at home to Everton (1: 2).
With six points, Crystal Palace is in sixth place, just three points behind the leaders.
Last season, Crystal Palace played quite well away for the time being. Also, Roy Hodgson’s wards periodically took points from the representatives of the top six. True, the favorite client of the Eagles is Manchester City.
The statistics of guest meetings prior to this tour are not in favor of Crystal Palace. Hodgson’s team lost four consecutive away matches in the Premier League before defeating Manchester United without scoring a single goal.
Five players are injured at Crystal Palace: Connor Wickham, Nathan Ferguson, Patrick van Anholt, Gary Cahill and Scott Dunn. Misha Batshuaya, who is on loan from the Blues, will not be able to play against Chelsea.
Chelsea have won six of their last seven home games in the Premier League.
In seven out of ten past home games of the “pensioners” in the Premier League, the bet “both will score – no” was played.
Crystal Palace have lost four of their five past away matches in the Premier League.
In seven of the ten previous official away matches of the Eagles in the Premier League, they played the bet “both will score – no.”
Chelsea have beaten Crystal Palace in all five of their past head-to-head matches. Last season, the Blues defeated the Eagles (3: 2) and (2: 0).
In four of the last five home games Chelsea have played against Crystal Palace over 2.5 total.
07.07.20 Crystal palace Chelsea 2: 3
11/09/19 Chelsea Crystal palace 20
12/30/18 Crystal palace Chelsea 0: 1
04.11.18 Chelsea Crystal palace 3: 1
03/10/18 Chelsea Crystal palace 2: 1
10/14/17 Crystal palace Chelsea 2: 1
04/01/17 Chelsea Crystal palace 12
12/17/16 Crystal palace Chelsea 0: 1
All in all, there is a lot in this match in favor of Chelsea . Wards Frank Lampard angry after a series of failures, and the game “Chelsea” in his field well. However, Crystal Palace also looks good at the start of the season, and traditionally likes to spoil the mood of the favorites. The only thing you can’t argue with is the statistics of personal meetings. She is completely on the side of the owners. Considering the results of head-to-head matches and the current form of the teams, here you can bet on an effective match.
Our prediction is a victory for Chelsea + total over 2.5 goals for 2.00 in BC Winline