Better known as the Eagles, Crystal Palace has a long and rich history, albeit not usually at the highest level. Palace have enjoyed immense success in English soccer’s second tier. They have twice been crowned champions and four times been promoted to the Premier League, an English record. Brighton and Hove Albion, with whom they contest the M23 derby, and fellow South London club Millwall are the club’s biggest rivals. Palace have the personnel to potentially do some damage in the Premier League, but have fallen short of expectations in recent years.
Best Crystal Palace Sportsbook Odds
All of Crystal Palace’s game odds for the forthcoming fixture can be found below. Make sure to check each betting type so you can make an educated decision on your wagers.
Crystal Palace Game Schedule
Palace are expected to remain in the Premier League but have often cut things quite thin. Find out when they play opponents they should beat and add those fixtures to your betting strategy.
Crystal Palace Standings Today
Palace are expected to remain in the Premier League, but often have trouble living up to expectations. Find out how they’re faring this season below.
How To Make Money Betting On Crystal Palace
Cyrstal Palace endured a miserable start to the 2016-17 season. Coached by Alan Pardew at the time, Palace were terrible denfensively, and, more than any other team, culpable of mental errors. The Londoners lacked structure and discpline, attributes this team needs to survive a grueling Premier League season.
After firing Pardew, Sam Allardyce was hired to right the ship. And although it took him longer than some thought it would, he got the job done. Allardyce instilled a defensive structure that was missing during Pardew’s tenure.
Palace were entrenched in the relegation scrap for the first half of the season, but finished in 14th place, a relatively safe position. Surprisingly, they were terrible at home. Palace had the third worst home record in England’s top division, winning only 6 of 19 matches. However, they did improve when Allardyce took the helm. Palace beat Arsenal at home 3-0 in the latter stages of the season, marking how far they’d come in relatively short timespan.
Palace can thank their away record for their continued Premier League status. The Londoners enjoyed the 8th best road mark in the league, winning 21 of a possible 57 points. It may not sound like anything to write home about, but it is admirable when you consider Palace only finished with 41 total points.
It’s a rare phenomenon to see a team gain more points on the road than at home in the Premier League. Don’t expect the same thing to happen in future seasons, though. Palace will improve at home and may not be able to sustain that unbelievable road form.
Frank de Boer has taken over from Allardyce as team manager, and the club expects great things from the new manager. Overall, Palace had a poor defensive record in 2016-17, conceding 63 goals, the seventh most. They offset that by scoring 50 goals, the ninth best total in the league. They are more than capable going forward, so look to back the over more often than not.
However, Palace will improve defensively, too, so take each game as it comes and do the necessary homework. Palace will easily retain their Premier League status in seasons to come and have a good chance of winning the FA Cup, too. You’ll want to consider those future bets.