Chelsea v Crystal Palace Betting Tips August 29th 2015
Tip #1: Back Chelsea to Win @ 1.33 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Chelsea and Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.95 with bet365.com
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Chelsea v Crystal Palace Betting Tips: Match Preview
Chelsea have not started the new season like they were supposed to. This began when the Blues lost the Charity Shield to Arsenal and then slumped to a 2-2 home draw against Swansea in their first Premier League game. Things got worst the next weekend when they were crushed 3-0 away by Man City. A messy 3-2 away victory over West Brom was their first win of the season.
José Mourinho has appeared to be on the edge in recent weeks, from justifying his tactical decisions to the drama surrounding his medical team. The outspoken Portuguese has looked far from his controlled self, a sentiment that is echoed by just how messy his first win of the season was.
Last Sunday’s game against West Brom was a bona fide shootout, given that Chelsea’s opponents had 15 total attempts on goal and six shots on target. After the Blues moved two goals ahead, West Brom clawed back a goal. And the same happened after Chelsea’s third goal. A John Terry red card on 55 minutes then guaranteed a tense finish for Chelsea.
Although the win was messy, Chelsea appeared to have turned a corner. Managing to beat Man Utd to the signing of Pedro appears to have revitalised the Chelsea attack, with the former Barcelona forward scoring a goal and creating another for the returning Diego Costa.
Alan Pardew enjoyed the second half of last season much more than the first. The 54-year-old Londoner traded a thankless existence in Newcastle for an emotional return to his former club. And Pardew did not disappoint, as he guided the Eagles to a 10th-place finish.
Pardew then had a successful summer in managing to retain his finest attacking talent in Yannick Bolasie, while adding the excellent Yohan Cabaye to the team. This season will not be without its challenges for Crystal Palace, but they should play well in spells. Just don’t expect for them to win this game.
Crystal Palace fully seized the opportunity available to them when they beat Norwich City 3-1 away in their first game of the season. In the long-term, this was crucial because they lost 2-1 at home to Arsenal in their next game. And the fact that they played well enabled them to rebound with a 2-1 at home versus Aston Villa.
The bad news for Crystal Palace, however, is that Chelsea have beaten them in five of their last six meetings. Palace are used to losing against their London rivals, and it does not help that Chelsea have gotten back on track with a win.
Chelsea have conceded seven goals in three games and their defence is currently all over the place.
John Terry’s red card and suspension means that the uncertainty will continue against Palace, but they should still win the game, albeit with more goals than you would have expected last season.