Chelsea takes on Crystal Palace on Sunday at Wembley Stadium for the right to play for the English FA Cup title. The Blues are seeking a shot at silverware after being knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Tuesday. They won that competition last year, but this is their final chance at a trophy after losing to Liverpool in the League Cup final. Palace is 5-2-1 in its last eight games and beat Everton 4-0 in the quarterfinals. The winner will take on the team left standing after Saturday's Liverpool vs. Manchester City match in the final May 14.
Kickoff in London is set for 11:30 a.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as the -165 favorite (risk $165 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace odds, with Palace the +470 underdog. A draw is priced at +295 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. (For the latest soccer news and analysis, click here)
Proven soccer expert Martin Green has identified his best bets for the Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea matchup below, and bettors who have followed his advice have cashed in huge. Green is a handicapper who has covered the game worldwide, and his European soccer picks have generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Green knows the Blues will come in with confidence despite the loss to Real Madrid. They were the better team at the Bernebeu and went up 3-0 with a chance to complete an amazing comeback. But Real Madrid got a goal to tie the series with 10 minutes left and won it in extra time. Chelsea has scored nine goals in its past two games and has won nine straight against the Eagles. Mason Mount had a goal Tuesday and has 11 to go with 14 assists in all competitions, and Kai Havertz (12 goals) and Timo Werner (10) are dangerous.
The expert also knows the Palace has been on a roll under manager Patrick Vieira, who won this competition four times as a player with Arsenal. The team is organized and has an unpredictable attack that has produced 17 goals in its past eight games. Wilfried Zaha is the leader up front and has 12 goals in all competitions. Zaha, Jean-Phillipe Mateta (six goals) and Marc Gueti (four) all scored against Everton and could take advantage of a fatigued Chelsea squad. Palace is tied for the most draws in the EPL with 13.
Green has taken an in-depth look at the Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace FA Cup semifinal and locked in his best bets. We can tell you he's leaning Over on the goal total, and he's provided two other CONFIDENT best bets and his full breakdown of the match. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.
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