Crystal Palace

Preview | February 24

Crystal Palace-Burnley

Bottom of the table clash at Selhurst Park.

Palace | DLLWL | 15th | Top Scorer: O. Edouard (6)

Palace come into the match looking for a boost of confidence after taking just 4 points over their last 5 matches. Goals have been a luxury as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) over the last 5 matches of 0.62 is 68% below their season average. They may be reliant on Eberechi Eze defensively. He's made the most tackles for Palace with 34 (10th in the EPL). Jordan Ayew is one more player to keep an eye on. He has been their top setup man this season with 5 assists (20th in the EPL).

Burnley | LLDLD | 19th | Top Scorer: Z. Amdouni (4)

A win for Burnley could reignite their season after a bad run of form where they've picked up just 2 points from their last 5 matches. Burnley have struggled to stamp their authority on matches in recent weeks. They've averaged fewer shots and less possession than their opponents over the last 5 matches. Josh Brownhill has been rock solid defensively for Burnley this season. However, in his last 5 games, he's averaged only 1.2 tackles per match.

Palace-Burnley Prediction: 4-1

It's hard to see how Burnley will keep a free-scoring Palace at bay, and they don't seem to have the firepower of late to do much damage themselves.

Did you know? The most goals conceded by Palace at home in a Premier League match occurred in 2020, when the Eagles lost 0-7 to Liverpool.

Can this finally be the match where Palace pick up 3 points? Will Burnley end their dismal run of form? PokerStars Sports has hundreds of markets, so you can find your perfect bet on the big match.

Report | February 19


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Crystal Palace

Amadou Onana 84 Jordan Ayew 66

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Stalemate sees Everton and Palace share the points.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Jordan Ayew scored for Palace in the 66th minute. Everton's Amadou Onana responded with an equalizer in the 84th minute after being found by Dwight McNeil, and nobody could find a late winner.

The Overview

  • It may have ended in a draw but the Toffees might consider themselves unlucky as they had 62% possession in the game.
  • They may have shared the points, but the Toffees will rue missed opportunities having had 19 shots compared to the Eagles' 10.

The Details

Adam Wharton was relentless, getting 9 crosses into the opposition box. For Everton, James Tarkowski was one step ahead all game, recording 5 interceptions. Spoils were shared at 90 minutes, but the Toffees showed their superiority on the ball by completing 208 more passes than the Eagles.

Everton's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Palace end their streak of defeats.

Top Performers

Dwight McNeilJordan Ayew
Assisted 1 goalScored 1 goal
10 crosses (1st in the game)1 corner won

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 24th. Everton meet Brighton at The American Express Community Stadium, while Palace take on Burnley in a bottom-of-the-table dogfight. Can the Toffees do better next time? Will the Eagles continue to make strides?

Report | February 12

Crystal Palace

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Jefferson Lerma 30 Conor Gallagher 47, 90
Enzo Fernández 90

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Chelsea take three points away from Selhurst Park.

Jefferson Lerma scored the match's first goal for Palace in the 30th minute. Chelsea's Conor Gallagher then responded with a tying goal in the 47th minute. With the game tied, Chelsea continued their scoring with goals in the 91st and 94th that proved to be the difference, as Chelsea came back from their initial deficit to defeat Palace.

The Overview

  • It was a masterclass in keeping the ball by the Blues and they converted that into a good amount of shots too, clocking up 14 attempts overall.
  • Despite the loss, the Eagles had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 13 shots in the match.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Blues had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 36%.

The Details

Malo Gusto continually probed down the flank, getting 11 crosses into the box. Palace's Chris Richards seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. The Blues completed 579 more passes than the Eagles, pulling them around the pitch.

Chelsea are back on the up. Meanwhile, it's another loss for Palace, who'll hope to turn things around quickly.

Top Performers

Conor GallagherMalo Gusto
Scored 2 goals11 crosses (1st in the game)
Drew 3 fouls (1st in the game)3 tackles won

Next up, Palace have a massive game against Everton on Monday, February 19th. While Chelsea meet Man City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, February 17th. Will the Eagles get out of this rough patch? Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Blues?

Report | February 3

Brighton & Hove Albion

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Crystal Palace

Lewis Dunk 3 Jean-Philippe Mateta 71
Jack Hinshelwood 33
Facundo Buonanotte 34
João Pedro 84

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Brighton beat Palace at The American Express Community Stadium.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Lewis Dunk opened the score for Brighton in the third minute after being assisted by Pascal Groß. Following the opening goal, Brighton proceeded to add on 3 more goals, compared to Palace's 1 as Brighton took the three points.

The Overview

  • The Seagulls won the possession battle with 69% and they had it in the right areas too, getting away 13 shots in total.
  • The Eagles didn't generate enough chances, only mustering seven shots throughout the contest.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Seagulls had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 46%.

The Details

Lewis Dunk was one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions. The Seagulls completed 471 more passes than the Eagles, pulling them around the pitch.

Brighton bag a win. Meanwhile, Palace's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Pascal GroßFacundo Buonanotte
Assisted 2 goalsScored 1 goal
3 blocked shots (14th in the Premier League)3 tackles won

Next up, Brighton meet Tottenham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, February 10th. While Palace meet Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Monday, February 12th. Can the Seagulls win again? Will the Eagles improve their form?

Report | January 30

Crystal Palace

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Sheffield United

Eberechi Eze 17, 27 Ben Brereton Díaz 1
Michael Olise 67 James Mcatee 20

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Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise star in win over Sheffield United.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Ben Brereton Díaz began the scoring for Sheffield United in the first minute following an assist by Gustavo Hamer. After the first goal, Palace responded in a big way, with a 3 goal barrage. Sheffield United added another one goal but it was not enough as Palace took the three points.

The Overview

  • It was an even battle for possession (53% vs 47%), with the Eagles getting off 12 shots.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Eagles had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 33%.

The Details

Michael Olise had a field day, registering 12 crosses. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Eagles had 463 completed passes while the Blades completed 425 passes.

Palace take the three points. Meanwhile, Sheffield United's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Michael OliseBen Brereton Díaz
5 corners wonScored 1 goal
Assisted 2 goalsDrew 1 foul (3rd on their team)

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 3rd. Palace look forward to a grudge match against rivals Brighton, while Sheffield United will be looking to cause an upset against Villa. Can the Eagles win again? Will the Blades improve their form?

Report | January 20


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Crystal Palace

Gabriel Magalhães 11
Dean Henderson 37 [OG]
Leandro Trossard 59
Gabriel Martinelli 90, 90

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Arsenal turn on the style in Palace romp.

Gabriel Magalhães scored the match's first goal for Arsenal in the 11th minute following some good work by Declan Rice. After the first goal, Arsenal proceeded to add on 4 more goals on the way to a 5 goal thrashing of Palace.

The Overview

  • The Gunners converted their dominance of the ball (61%) possession into lots of chances, clocking up 21 shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Eagles had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 12 shots in the match.
  • Although they got the win, the Gunners were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 29% of their total shots on target.
  • It was a good-natured game with no players picking up a yellow card.

The Details

William Saliba and Ben White were one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions a piece. For Palace, Dean Henderson seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. The Gunners had the edge in the passing game, completing 564 passes compared to the Eagles' 368.

Arsenal's poor run comes to an end. Meanwhile, Palace's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Gabriel MartinelliDavid Raya
Scored 2 goalsEarned a clean sheet
2 tackles wonSaved 5 shots

Both squads play next on Tuesday, January 30th. Arsenal take on a Forest side struggling for points, while Palace meet Sheffield United at Selhurst Park. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Gunners? Will the Eagles improve their form?

Crystal Palace – Season Preview

Nickname: The Eagles
Stadium: Selhurst Park (Capacity 25,481)
Manager: Roy Hodgson (ENG)
Last Season: 11th

Roy Hodgson’s return to Crystal Palace was a revelation for them last season. A steady hand admired by the players and the fans alike, Hodgson steered Palace away from the drop zone and comfortably into a mid-table finish. Whilst they may have lost one of their star players in Wilfried Zaha, it’s hard to imagine a dramatic drop-off for the Eagles with Hodgson at the helm.

Key Player: Eberechi Eze

With Zaha gone, Eberechi Eze will be more important than ever for Palace this year. His goals were priceless in keeping Palace in the Premier League, and he’s looked electric for the Eagles in pre-season too. Still fairly young having only just turned 25, you can expect Eze to be one of Palace’s main goal threats in the upcoming campaign.

Star Signing: Jefferson Lerma (Free)

Signing Jefferson Lerma on a free was a truly astute signing from Palace. The versatile ex-Bournemouth man can comfortably play right back as well as his favoured defensive midfield position, and could form a formidable midfield partnership alongside the impressive Cheick Doucoure.

First Match: Sheffield United (A) August 12

Palace travel to newly-promoted Sheffield United to kick off their Premier League campaign, a team they beat 2-0 in their last matchup thanks to goals from Eze and Benteke.

Predicted Finish: 12th

There’s no denying that Palace will miss Wilfried Zaha’s attacking threat, and they may find themselves short of goals if they don’t bring in a replacement for him before the transfer window closes. But with the likes of Doucoure and Lerma in midfield, backed up by the solid defensive duo of Andersen and Guehi, Palace will still be a tough nut to crack next season – especially at Selhurst Park.

Will it be another bottom-half finish for Crystal Palace this season?

Crystal Palace - Bottom-half finish: 1.25

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)

Did you know? The reason Crystal Palace are called the Eagles is because of former manager Malcolm Allison. After deciding the whole club needed an overhaul, he changed the club nickname to the Eagles, had the badge redesigned to include an eagle and changed the kit colour from claret and light blue to red and blue.

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