Chelsea v Crystal Palace FA Cup Betting Tips 17/04/2022

FA Cup

Chelsea and Crystal Palace face off at Wembley this Sunday as both London clubs hope to reach the FA Cup final in May, so now read our free Chelsea v Crystal Palace FA Cup Betting Tips 17/04/2022 . The Blues come into the contest after a narrow Champions League elimination in mid-week after an extra-time defeat against Real Madrid. Palace could be a tough opponent after the Eagles have put together a strong run of form in 2022. An intriguing contest is likely at Wembley and there are plenty of good options in the betting markets too. This fixture kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and it will be shown live on ITV.

Team News/Form

Chelsea overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat Real Madrid 3-1 away in the Champions League last time out. However, the match went to extra time as the score was level on aggregate and Madrid netted the winner late on. The result follows a huge 6-0 win for the Blues at Southampton, helping to keep their hopes of a third-place finish in the Premier League alive. Crystal Palace’s seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end with a 2-1 away loss at Leicester last Sunday. The Eagles had won their previous two, thrashing Arsenal (3-0) and Everton (4-0) at Selhurst Park. 

Chelsea duo Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku may be in contention after recent injuries. But Callum Hudson-Odoi (calf) and Ben Chilwell (knee) are ruled out. Palace pair Will Hughes and Michael Olise are doubtful, while Tyrick Mitchell (calf) and Nathan Ferguson (thigh) are unavailable. 

Matchwinner Bet Odds

In the matchwinner market, there is one stand out favourite ahead of the FA Cup semi-final. However, there is decent value across the board. Firstly, Palace has been hard to beat in recent weeks and they are unbeaten in ten of their last 12, winning six and drawing four. As a result, there is decent value on a draw at 16/5, provided by Betfred, while a Palace win is less likely, with Boylesports offering 11/2. Chelsea are the clear favourites to progress on Sunday and our tip is to back the Blues at Wembley. Thomas Tuchel’s side has won six of their last eight in all competitions and they have defeated Palace in their last nine meetings. At 8/13, SBK has the best odds for a Blues win. 

Under/Over Goals Betting

Although Chelsea are the favourites to reach the FA Cup final, the match is unlikely to be a one-sided affair. As a result, there is good value on backing a low scorer between Chelsea and Crystal Palace. The Blues have seen under 2.5 goals in two of their last three FA Cup matches this season, both against lower league opposition. Also, Palace has been hard to breach in recent weeks. The Eagles have conceded just two goals in their last five in all competitions and only conceded two or more goals once in their last 12. Our total goals tip for this fixture is to back under 2.5 goals, with SBK offering the best odds at 19/20. 

Anytime Goalscorer Betting Tips

Even though this could be a close-fought FA Cup tie, there are some decent picks for the anytime goalscorer market. Palace’s talisman Wilfried Zaha has been in good form recently, scoring six in his last nine and twice in his last two. Unibet are offering decent odds for another Zaha goal this weekend at 4/1. However, on current form, there is no ignoring Chelsea star Mason Mount. Since the international break, Mount has netted three times in two matches and we are backing the midfielder to hit the net against Palace. At 9/4, Betfair will provide the best value for a Mount anytime goal. 

Chelsea are clear favourites to progress to a successive FA Cup final. But this Palace side cannot be completely written off after the Eagles have provided some big shocks already this season. If you choose any of our tips above, please remember that they are not guaranteed winners. Each week, our betting tips are given based on the latest team news, bookmaker’s odds and form. Always take the time to read any terms and conditions the bookmakers have before signing up or betting. For the latest free bets and offers from bookies, be sure to check out our home page.