Chelsea play Crystal Palace in the second FA Cup 2021-22 semi-final at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday, April 17. The match will kick off at 9:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace odds for FA Cup 2021-22
Crystal Palace: 6.00
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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace recent form
Chelsea’s defence of the UEFA Champions League came to an end as they lost out to Real Madrid on a 5-4 aggregate, despite winning the second leg 3-2. Prior to the UCL tie, the Blues warmed up for the contest with a 6-0 win away at Southampton. Mason Mount and Timo Werner netted twice each.
Previously, Chelsea’s unbeaten run of 13 games across all competitions came to an end at home against Brentford.
Crystal Palace, on the other hand, saw their seven-game unbeaten run halted by Leicester City with a 2-1 loss in the Premier League. During the run, the Eagles held defending champions Manchester City to a 0-0 draw and claimed a 3-0 win over Arsenal at Selhurst Park.
Chelsea: W, W, L, L, W
Crystal Palace: L, W, W, W, W
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace head-to-head record
The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace head-to-head record is firmly in favour of the former, with the Blues winning 33 of the 60 meetings between the teams across all competitions since 1906. Palace, on their part, have won just 12 and managed to play out 15 draws.
Additionally, Chelsea have had the upper hand against Crystal Palace in recent times, winning each of the last nine clashes that have come in the Premier League alone.
Chelsea and Crystal Palace have met just once in the FA Cup, with the Blues registering a 4-1 win in their fifth round clash in the 1969/70 season.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace prediction for FA Cup 2021-22
Chelsea’ dominance in the head-to-head record against Crystal Palace is enough to explain why Thomas Tuchel’s men have better odds of winnings against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Furthermore, the Blues have qualified for four finals in the last five FA Cup campaigns which gives them a psychological edge over their opponents on Sunday.
Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace have reached their first FA Cup semi-finals since the 2015/16 season, and are optimistic to put on a bold fight against odds-on favourites Chelsea.
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