Crystal Palace, known as The Eagles, were formed 110 years ago, and are now a team competing in the English Premier League from Selhurst Park. Palace have never won the English top tier title, although they came close during the 1990-91 season when they finished in third place behind champions Arsenal and Liverpool. They also hold two unwanted records relating to relegation, one being they have been relegated from the Premier League the most (four times) and are the only team to finish fourth from bottom and still go down due to the league reducing its members from 22 to 20.
2015-16 saw Crystal Palace finish 15th in the Premier League, only five points above the drop zone, but also finish as runners-up in the FA Cup, their second such finish in the competition.
In the league, Crystal Palace won 11 of their games, drew nine, and lost 18 for an 11-18-9 record, only scoring 39 times, and conceding 51 goals.
Their away form was horrendous, and they are on a run of 11 games without a win on the road, something manager Alan Pardew needs to address immediately otherwise another long, hard-fought season is on the cards.
Pardew has once again invested heavily, mostly in attacking players, which could see Palace upset a few teams this season. While they are unlikely to challenge for honors, a top 10 finish is not out of the realms of possibility.
Crystal Palace Next Regular Season Game
On their day, Crystal Palace are capable of beating almost anyone in the Premier League, but who do they play in their next regular season game?
Check out the Crystal Palace game schedule and see if you can spot some value bets. Watch for their final 11 games where they face the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, and both Manchester clubs, a very difficult period indeed.
What Are The Current Crystal Palace Standings
Using betting odds surrounding relegation, Crystal Palace should finish around 12th in the Premier League this season, do the current Crystal Palace standings reflect that?
Crystal Palace Online Betting Tips
Crystal Palace are one of those teams that seem to baffle both pundits and their own fans. Why? Because one game they look full of potential while looking like they should be playing a division lower in the next match.
A record of 11-18-9 in 2015-16 saw Crystal Palace finish 15th and only five points away from relegation. Only the three relegated teams lost more games.
Although their away form was the 13th best in the league, they went winless in 11 games on the road, which was one of the reasons they were dragged into the relagation fight towards the end of the season.
Defensively, Crystal Palace are sound. Fifty-one goals conceded and eight clean sheets, only two on the road, saw them ranked 10th, while the 39 goals scored put them 17th in the league.
Palace were also extremely inconsistent in the 2016-17 season. Alan Pardew got the boot after leading the team into the bottom three places in the top flight. Sam Allardyce was hired to right the ship, which is exactly what he did. It took him a while to instill his defensive system, but enjoyed greater success in the final third of the season.
Palace should have a much better season in the coming campaigns. They have a disciplined manager and an ownership group who isn't afraid to spend some cash on talent. Look for Palace to finish near the top half of the Premier League while giving the FA Cup a good crack.