Crystal Palace Premier League Betting Preview

Crystal Palace Betting Odds

Crystal Palace Betting Preview

Despite having already made a few interesting big-money signings, there’s not a great deal of attraction in the Crystal Palace Premier League odds.  Obviously many punters will be putting a few quid on all the big-priced outsiders in the hope of another Leicester City scenario, but the only likely winners with that policy will be the bookies.

A top-four or top-six finish also looks exceedingly unlikely, but a top-10 finish isn’t beyond the realms of possibility for the Eagles.  At this stage it’s probably worth waiting until we have more of an idea of the final squad Alan Pardew assembles before contemplating whether to bet on that though.  

Given the collapse in form last term, relegation can’t be ruled out and the price currently available might be worth an interest, if only to trade on the exchanges should Palace start the season poorly.  Pardew teams often seem to embark on long runs of poor results, so that price of 11/2 could well come in at some stage.

Having reached the FA Cup final last season, backing Palace in either of the cup competitions at fairly attractive prices might be worth a small interest.  Pardew does have players at his disposal who are capable of turning a game in cup ties.

Transfer Window


  • Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
  • Andros Townsend (Newcastle United)
  • James Tomkins (West Ham United)


  • Reise Allassani (out of contract)
  • Conor Dymond (out of contract)
  • David Gregory (Cambridge United)
  • Matty George (out of contract)
  • Will Hoare (out of contract)
  • Andreas Breimyr (out of contract)
  • Spencer Forte (out of contract)
  • Oliver Pain (out of contract)
  • Christian Scales (out of contract)
  • Emmanuel Adebayor (out of contract)
  • Marouane Chamakh (out of contract)
  • Brede Hangeland (out of contract)
  • Chris Kettings (out of contract)
  • Adrian Mariappa (out of contract)
  • Patrick McCarthy (out of contract)
  • Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United)

Crystal Palace’s record 2015-16

  • Premier League – 15th  
  • FA Cup – runners-up (Manchester United)
  • League Cup – 4th round (Manchester City)

Crystal Palace fixtures 2016-17

It’s perhaps not the most glamorous start to the new Premier League season for the Eagles, with West Bromwich Albion being first up at Selhurst Park on Saturday 13th August.  It certainly picks up a week later when Alan Pardew’s men make the short trip to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur.  Palace’s final top-flight match of the season sees them go to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

Crystal Palace Betting Tips

Yohan_Cabaye_2015As far as the Premier League was concerned, the 2015-16 season was very much one of two halves for Crystal Palace.  They looked to be in contention for European qualification via a top -five or six finish until Christmas, but went on to display relegation form thereafter.

Despite the alarming dip in their league form over the second half of the season, the Eagles still managed to embark on a fine FA Cup run that saw them go all the way to the final, eliminating several top-flight rivals on the way.

They found goals difficult to come by in the Premier League, with no individual being able to muster more than five.  To address that Palace are clearly in the market for strikers and, having missed out to Chelsea after making a substantial bid for Michy Batshuayi, it seems their current target is another Belgium international, Christian Benteke.  

It’s a sign of the times (i.e. the money from the new TV deal being available) that Palace seem prepared to pay Liverpool almost the same amount the Reds themselves splashed out on Benteke a year ago, despite his clearly being surplus to Jurgen Klopp’s requirements and having struggled to make any real impact at Anfield.  

Despite the lack of goals, Palace can call upon pace and creativity going forward in the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Jason Puncheon and new recruit Andros Townsend, but retaining the services of Yannick Bolasie beyond the current transfer window might prove to be difficult.  

Crystal Palace Information

  • Official club site:
  • Stadium: Selhurst Park
  • Manager: Alan Pardew
  • Club nickname: The Eagles
  • Year formed: 1905
  • Club owner: CPFC 2010 Limited (Steve Parish; Martin Long; Stephen Browett; Jeremy Hosking; Josh Harris and David Blitzer)
  • Most League appearances: Jim Cannon (571)
  • Most League Goals: Peter Simpson (153)

Crystal Palace Club Honours

Division Two/One/Championship

Winners (2): 1978–79, 1993–94

Division Three/Three South

Winners: 1920-21

Zenith Data Systems Cup

Winners (1): 1990-91

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