Chelsea v Crystal Palace Tips: Wilfried Zaha can make your money go far

Chelsea and Crystal Palace kick off our weekend, but where's the value in Saturday's early kick off?

Wilfried Zaha


Paddy’s football trader Brian McDonnell has again teamed up with PPTV to take a look at Chelsea v Crystal Palace in the Premier League at 12:30 on Saturday.

Check out his preview in full below and read on to see Brian’s tips in summary along with our handy betting widgets.

Chelsea v Crystal Palace on Saturday at 12:30

I won’t be backing Chelsea at the price they are, considering the start to the season they’ve had. They’re going through a bit of a transitional phase at the moment.

We’ve seen Kai Havertz struggle in his first few games, Thiago Silva made his debut last weekend and he made an error that led to a goal for West Brom.

I do think when the transfer window shuts and the squad is fully settled that Chelsea will be really good and be up there challenging for the top four. But for now, I just think it’s a good time to play against them.

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Crystal Palace (+1)

With that in mind I’m going to have a go on Crystal Palace (+1) to get a win or a draw. We had this bet a few weeks ago against Manchester United and they went on to win 3-1.

Palace have had a great start to the season even though they did lose to Everton at home last week. I think they’re better suited to playing away, keeping it tight and breaking very quickly.

I just think, with the slow start Chelsea have had, they’re not worth getting onside this week.

Wilfried Zaha to Score First

Looking to the goal scorer markets and continuing the Palace theme I think it has to be Wilfried Zaha to Score First.

He’s a great-value price and has three league goals already this season. He scored twice at Old Trafford and has had at least two shots in all three of Palace’s games so far.

Chelsea gave up a lot of chances against West Brom last week and even if they give up half as many this time you’d expect Wilfried Zaha to be the first man to take advantage of that.

Brian’s tips for Chelsea v Crystal Palace at 12:30 on Saturday

Crystal Palace (+1)
Wilfried Zaha to Score First

These two selections in a Same Game Multi will give you odds of around 19/1 with Paddy Power.

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