Crystal Palace predictions with latest odds and stats
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- Average Odds: 2.09
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- Yield: -21.96 %
Crystal Palace betting (2020 updated)
Crystal Palace Odds
The South London-based clubs have been displaying remarkable stability since their return to the top-flight in 2012/13. They can almost always be found floating between the 10th and 15th spots, which isn’t always a great thing. Still, if you’re planning to bet on Crystal Palace matches, predictability is quite the boon.
So what do the Premier League outright betting odds tell us about their prospects in 2020/21?
Considering the previous season’s 14th placement was the worst one they had in years, moving into the top half is priced at 5.00. The bottom half is almost a sure thing at 1.16, though relegation is quite far at 6.00. With limited room for improvement due to the stiff competition, though, that To Finish in Bottom Half market seems like a freebie, even with the painfully short odds.
Crystal Palace Key Players
The Eagles boast a well-balanced squad, though their defence can boast much better results. The 50 conceded goals from last season seem bad at face value, but this team’s strength lies in banding together when it matters and cutting their losses when they have to.
Team Captain Luka Milivojevic and right-winger Andros Townsend garnered a lot of attention over the past few seasons, and their role in the team remains pivotal. However, coach Roy Hodgson recognises the need for more goals after they only scored 30 in 2019/20. He brought in Eberechi Eze, a young striker who dazzled a lot of scouts with the Queens Park Rangers. Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi is also on loan until May and might bring some much-needed versatility to the attacking side.
Crystal Palace Rivalry
With no evident correlation between them – such as geographic proximity or economic, social and cultural differences – Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion are one of England’s unlikely rivalries. The feud between these two clubs had been ignited at the time when Terry Venables and Alan Mullery were in charge of Crystal Palace and Brighton, respectively. The two men were already fierce rivals – although never enemies – going back to their time as Tottenham teammates. And then by the summer of 1977, the two men let their rivalry spill over to the clubs they were in charge of, sparking what had then become the irrevocable animosity. Both Venables and Mullery had been, at the time, instructed to do the same – promote their team from the Third Division. In the end, both teams were indeed promoted but did so on the back of a couple of fiercely-contested matches which even saw Brighton manager enter the Palace dressing room and insult Venables’ team by throwing five pounds of the ground. The rivalry continued during the next season when both sides were vying for the promotion into the top tier of English football. As a rivalry fuelled by the unusually fierce relationship between former teammates, the A23 and M23 Derby is still a highly-anticipated clash.
Crystal Palace History
Crystal Palace are a club of great history, playing their first games as early as 1861 at the famous Crystal Palace park area. Originally an amateur football outfit, Crystal Palace Football Club was officially founded in 1905, however. As the founding members of the Football League Third Division, Crystal Palace marked their debut in the competition by winning it. As such, they joined the likes of Preston North End and Liverpool as the only clubs to ever win a championship in their maiden seasons as a professional club. The Eagles have had their fair share of ups and downs throughout the history, bouncing back and forth between divisions, but also featuring in the FA Cup finals and throwing a league title challenge in early 90s. Moreover, they went through two administrations in early 2000s, only to establish themselves as a solid Premier League presence in modern times. Playing their games at Selhurst Park in front of 25,500 people, Crystal Palace are also known for having one of the loudest and most loyal fan groups in the league. Predominantly composed of supporters from South London, Kent and Surrey, the Crystal Palace fans are passionately backing their team in every single game.
Crystal Palace results
- Crystal Palace - Manchester United