Chelsea and Crystal Palace to bag home wins?

Updated: 25/02/2024

It’s Destination: London, with the capital hosting both of the day’s intriguing FA Cup clashes.

Chelsea are fresh off the back of reaching the Carabao Cup Final, and will be keen to make swift work of Championship opposition for a fourth straight home win.

As for the side they saw off – Tottenham Hotspur – they have a trickier-looking assignment at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace v Tottenham (4:00pm / BT Sport 2)

Incredibly, the last five meetings between this London pair have all ended in 1-0 wins for Spurs. But recent events suggest a sea-change in this fixture.

This is the second of three games Spurs play in under a week, all without Harry Kane. As for Palace, they showed promise in a 4-3 loss at Anfield last weekend.

In the match betting, the Eagles are 7/4, with Spurs at 31/20. As for honours-even, we go 11/5 it reaches a replay.

Over 2.5 Goals is up for grabs at Evens, while 9/1 says the Eagles soar to a 2-1 win.

In the Anytime Goalscorer market, Fernando Llorente (who tends to strike at one end or the other!) is 7/4, with Wilfried Zaha Palace’s main threat at 14/5 to net.

Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday (6:00pm / BBC One)

Despite iffy away form, Maurizio Sarri’s men are hard to fault at Stamford Bridge. They’ve lost just once in 15 games at home, winning 11 of those.

Owls fans have had a bit more to hoot about since Jos Luhukay’s departure last month. And they’ll be hoping to cause the Premier League giants a few problems.

Chelsea are 2/9 favourites for victory. Meanwhile, Wednesday are 11/2 to force a replay, and 11/1 for a shock win.

Sarri’s side have led at the half-hour mark in their last two at the Bridge. We go 6/5 they’re ahead after 30 minutes again, while a fifth 2-0 win here this term is 11/2.

New man Gonzalo Higuain is 7/10 to net Anytime, with the in-form Pedro a touch longer at 10/11. As for experienced Owls hitman Steven Fletcher, he’s 7/2 to notch.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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