Game Time: 10:00 am ET, Saturday, February 19, 2022
Venue: Selhurst Park Stadium, Selhurst, England
Where to Watch: USA Network
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
Bet365: Moneyline: Chelsea -154, Draw +280, Crystal Palace +475; Over/Under: 2.5 goals
Chelsea: 13-8-3 (3rd place, Premier League)
Crystal Palace: 5-11-8 (13th place, Premier league)
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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview and Analysis
Crystal Palace: DDWLD
Chelsea is coming into this match playing in very good form recently. They have won their last 4 straight matches and they have won 7 of their last 9. They only have 1 loss in their last 17 matches, collecting 10 wins and 6 draws in that span. When playing away from home, they do not have a loss in their last 7 matches, collecting 3 wins and 4 draws in that span. They have gone over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches but they had gone under 2.5 goals in 4 straight matches prior to those. When playing away from home, they have gone under 2.5 goals in their last 3 straight and in 5 of their last 6 matches. Chelsea currently sit in 3rd place in the Premier League with 47 points and a 13-8-3 record overall. They have scored 48 goals in 24 matches this year averaging 2 goals scored per match and they have allowed 18 goals in those same 24 matches averaging less than 1 goal allowed per match this year. When playing away from home, they have scored 21 goals in 12 matches averaging close to 2 goals scored per match away from home and their defense has allowed 8 goals in 12 matches averaging less than 1 goal allowed per match.
Crystal Palace Analysis
Crrystal Palace is coming into this match not playing in the best form in their recent matches. They only have 1 loss in their last 6 matches but they have only won 2 matches in that span. When playing at home, they have lost 2 of their last 3 matches with 1 win in that span and their win came the last time they were at home. They have gone under 2.5 goals in their last 3 straight matches and in 4 of their last 5 but they had gone over 2.5 goals in 5 straight matches prior to those. When playing at home, they have gone over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches and in 7 of their last 10. They have scored 32 goals in 24 matches this year and they have allowed 35 goals, averaging over 1 goal per match for both. When playing at home, they have scored 21 goals in 12 matches averaging close to 2 goals scored per match but have allowed 15 goals in those 12 matches averaging just over 1 goal per match at home this year.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Chelsea is coming into this match in much better form than Crystal palace has been in and Chelsea have a lot more talent at every position. They have won 4 straight matches and are coming off of a win in the Club World Cup, now being the Champions of the entire world after winning the Champions League last year. Crystal Palace have not been playing well recently but they are at home here where they have been better this year and Chelsea has a Champions League match coming up this week so they may not have their best lineup out and may not even give their best effort in this match. Chelsea have also been struggling in away matches recently as well, they have not been losing matches but they have drawn more over their last 7 matches than they have won. Considering the circumstance, Crystal Palace will give a very good effort at home here knowing that they may not be getting the best Chelsea team as they rest for their midweek Champions League match. Crystal Palace is not good enough to run over Chelsea's great defense here but they could keep their attack at bay here and come away with a draw.
Chelsea Crystal Palace Prediction: Our SOCCER Pick for Saturday, February 19, 2022 (10:00 am ET start time) is Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 1.
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Soccer Betting Trends
Chelsea: Will be posted soon.
Crystal Palace: Will be posted soon.
Chelsea: Ben Chilwell (LB) - Ruptured cruciate ligament. Mason Mount (CAM) Ankle Injury.
Crystal Palace: None.
“The toughest hurdle in my career so far I would say would be the injuries that I’ve had in the last two seasons.” - Christian pulisic on the injuries he has suffered and the impact it has had on him.
“He’s been massive for me. I couldn’t believe it when he called me, because for me he is a legend.” - Edouard Mendy on Petr Cech asking him to sign with the club back before he joined.
Edouard Mendy, Antonio Rüdiger, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Mateo Kovačić, N'Golo Kanté, César Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku.
Vicente Guaita, Tyrick Mitchell, Marc Guéhi, Joachim Andersen, Joel Ward, James McArthur, Will Hughes, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Wilfried Zaha, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jordan Ayew.
Goals: Mason Mount (7)
Goals: Conor Gallagher (7)
Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel
Crystal Palace: Patrick Vieira