Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea prediction, odds, start time: 2024 Premier League picks, best bets for Feb. 12

by 24USATVFeb. 12, 2024, 10 p.m. 19
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Crystal Palace aim to end a long losing streak in the London derby series with Chelsea when the teams meet on Monday in a Premier League clash at Selhurst Park. The Eagles (6-6-11) are just five points above the relegation zone in the English Premier League standings. They also have lost 12 straight meetings with the Blues, including a 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge on Dec. 27. Chelsea (9-4-10) are in 11th place but come off an impressive 3-1 victory on the road at Aston Villa in an FA Cup replay on Wednesday. They moved on to the FA Cup fifth round and also are set to face Liverpool in the League Cup final on Feb. 25.

Monday's kickoff in London is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Blues are -160 favorites (risk $160 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace odds. Palace are +400 underdogs, a draw is priced at +295, and the over/under for total match goals is 2.5. Before making any Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea picks, you'll want to see the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine soccer insider Jim Holliman.

Holliman has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years and grew up with soccer in his blood. He played competitively through high school and has been following the game closely since the 1970's heyday of the North American Soccer League. His interest has expanded worldwide, and his betting approach is centered on crunching the numbers, but he sees the whole field and relies on his instinct.

Since the 2022 World Cup, Holliman is 150-144-1 on his soccer picks and has been profitable across multiple leagues, including the UEFA Champions League and German Bundesliga. He is on a 15-9 run on picks in 2024 and is 25-15 (+717) on the 2023-24 Champions League.

Now, Holliman has broken down Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea and just revealed his English Premier League picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the Premier League odds for Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace:
• CRP: The Eagles have scored 11 goals in their past seven at Selhurst Park.
• CHE: The Blues have yielded at least two goals in six straight on the road.
• Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea picks: See picks here

Why you should back Chelsea

The Blues have outscored Crystal Palace 30-7 in beating them all 12 times they have met since 2017. Their attack is far superior as Chelsea have scored 12 more goals (40-28) than Crystal Palace this season. The Blues will control the game, as they rank sixth in the league in possession (58.8%) while Palace are 15th (42.7%). Chelsea held the ball for 64% of the match in the most recent meeting.

Conor Gallagher, Nicolas Jackson, and Enzo Fernandez scored in the victory at Villa Park, and they are among eight Chelsea players with multiple league goals. Cole Palmer has a team-high 10 and shares the team lead with four assists. Jackson has seven goals in league play, and Raheem Sterling has five. Gallagher also has four league assists, while Fernandez has six goals in all competitions. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace has home victories against Sheffield United and Brentford and road losses at Arsenal and Brighton in their past four EPL games. The last meeting with the Blues was a tight affair, as they were tied at 1-1 at halftime and lost on a penalty in the 89th minute. They had a 13-9 advantage in shots (5-4 on target). Michael Olise scored the goal, and he also had one against Sheffield United in the Eagles' most recent match at Selhurst Park. Eberechi Eze had a brace in the latter match.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, Eze and Olise are out with thigh injuries. Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jordan Ayew, and Odsonne Edouard will need to step up, but all can create chances. Mateta scored his third league goal in a 4-1 loss to Brighton last time out, and Edouard shares the team lead with Olise on six goals. Ayew has two goals to go with his team-high five assists. See which team to pick here.

How to make Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace picks

Holliman has taken an in-depth look at the Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea matchup from every angle. He is leaning Over 2.5 goals (-125) and has locked in three other confident best bets, including a strong play on the result. You can only get Holliman's Premier League picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace in Monday's London derby, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which side to back, all from the expert who is on a 15-9 run on soccer picks.

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