Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips

Chelsea are hosting Crystal Palace in the Stanford Bridge, London on the 14th of August 2021, Saturday at 19:30 IST. The European Champions are playing their first league game after the historic triumph in Portugal in May last season. Crystal Palace after just barely managing to keep their place within the safe zone will have to start firing from the first game. 

Chelsea Form and Team News

They were down and out at the halfway stage of the season last time around and boy did they make amends, later on, they won almost everything on the way and eventually ended up defeating favourites Man City to the European title midway through this year. The League form is something that they can start revisiting from here on and start winning more often here to win the title eventually. They are opening their campaign against Crystal Palace on Saturday at home. Chelsea’s recent form has been staggering as they are yet to lose in the last five matches, they even won the UEFA Super cup last week against Spanish Villareal. Chelsea have just one way to go and that is skywards, they are starting to look unstoppable by all standards. 

Tuchel came into the side when they were in total shambles after the failed Lampard experiment and how he converted the same unit into a winning machine is a matter of absolute managerial masterclass from the German. He made some tweaks to combinations and players started to believe in themselves before unleashing their fullest in the game. They have a talented and lethal bunch of youngsters in the squad which augurs well for the team in the future as well. 

Crystal Palace Form and Team News

Crystal Palace in the last few seasons have made a habit of staying outside the top ten in almost all of them. One word can be associated with this habit and that is ‘inconsistency’. They need to start winning on a consistent basis to have any chance of breaking into the top half of the table. They are playing against Chelsea in their first match and it could get tough if they exhibit the habit mentioned above, but it would be a different game if they are able to break them down and score before they can even imagine, Chelsea might find it difficult then. 

French Legend and Premier League Giant in his time, Patrick Viera is taking over the managerial duties of Crystal Palace and this could be a buffer for the side to start playing their best brand of football under the able leadership of Frenchman who not only has enough playing experience but also a championship winning mindset which will augur well for the team. Zaha and co. need to put the best foot forward and start scoring more often to have any chance this season. 

Odds by Casumo

Chelsea are the favourites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.27 odds while Crystal Palace is placed at 13.00. The odds for a draw is 5.75.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Chelsea with the sort of form they are in are clearly the favourites to win here and only a special effort could put an end to Tuchel’s ‘win all’ agenda. Crystal can produce that sort of a performance, but will they? That’s the question we have because of the inconsistency tag attached to them. Nonetheless, a great opening match on the cards for European champions.

Tip 1: Chelsea total goals under 2.5

Chelsea have in the last ten matches across competitions have seen all of these games where they have managed to score under 2.5 goals individually. While in the last five home games that Chelsea have played, they have managed to score above the above limit in all five matches of those. Crystal Palace also have conceded under 2.5 goals in all five of their last five games. Playing away, all four of the last four games have also seen Leeds conceding under 2.5 goals to the opponent. So the game between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on Saturday will most likely have Chelsea scoring under 2.5 goals in it. The odds for Chelsea total goals under 2.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.54.

Tip 2: Both teams not to score

Three of the last four matches played by Chelsea at home in this tournament have had both teams not scoring. Three of the last six matches that Crystal Palace have been part of have had the above condition being satisfied. Playing away, three of the last four matches involving Crystal Palace have had both teams not to score. Three of their last five head to head matches have also had the above condition satisfied. While playing at Stamford Bridge as the host, both of their last two head to head matches have also had both teams scoring, so it’s most likely both teams might not end up scoring. The odds for Both Teams not to score according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.52.


As mentioned above, it will only take a special effort to stop this Chelsea rampage. Can Crystal Palace do what Man City and Tottenham have not been able to do, we’ll find out on Saturday. Summarising on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Chelsea total goals under 2.5  @ 1.54.
  2. Both teams not to score @ 1.52

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