Crystal Palace, known as the Eagles, are a South London team that compete in the Premier League. They are currently manager for former England boss Roy Hodgson. At his age of 71, is the oldest man to have managed in the Premier League.
Founded in 1905, the club did not enter the Football League until the 1920-21 season when they joined the old Football League Third Division. They moved to their current stadium in 1924.
For much of their earlier years the club struggled in the lower reaches of the leagues, and even forced to reapply for re-election to the league on three occasions. However, they were promoted to the old First Division in 1969 and stayed there for four seasons. They have since been up and down the divisions, and regained their Premier League status in 2013.
Crystal Palace have never won a senior trophy, although they won the Championship on two occasions, and League 1 once. They have reached the FA Cup Final twice in 1990, and 2016, but have been beaten on each occasion.
In terms of Crystal Palace predictions, due to the size of the club and available resources, the team is never going to be competing at the top end of the table. That means that Crystal Palace betting tips should focus on their ability to fight for stay in the Premier League.
Therefore, it is important that the club are able to hang on to their best players – like Wilfried Zaha in the current side for example, and that they are not too beset by injuries and suspensions. A problem they regularly have is scoring goals, the team lacks a regular goalscorer so this is always a concern.
One other Crystal Palace tip is to always consider their home form. Selhurst Park has a nisy and enthusiastic crowd which can offer operate like a 12th man.