Crystal Palace v Stoke Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sunday 18th September by @tashason21

Sunday’s Asian Handicap betting preview covers the game between Crystal Palace and Stoke.

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Poor form in the second half of last season saw Palace tumble down the Premier League table. The highlight of last campaign has to be reaching the FA Cup final, despite Manchester United ultimately lifting the trophy.

Pardew is now under huge pressure to succeed this season, but his side haven’t had the best of starts!

Palace lost their first 2 matches against West Brom (1-0) and Spurs (1-0), whilst also failing to score a goal. The Eagles then drew 1-1 at home to Bournemouth, getting their first point on the board.

Pardew’s first victory finally came last weekend against Middlesbrough (2-1), with new signing Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha scoring the goals.


Premier League Asian Handicap Betting Preview 18/09

Christian Benteke

Some disappointing news for Palace however is that Pape Souare will miss the match with a broken thigh bone, after being involved in a car accident last weekend. Yohan Cabaye will also miss out as he is yet to recover from a groin injury.

On a positive note, Connor Wickham is back and ready for selection.

Stoke have endured a worse start to the season than Palace and currently find themselves rock bottom of the Premier League table.

The Potters drew 1-1 against Boro on the opening day of the season, but have since lost against Man City (4-1), Everton (1-0) and Spurs (4-0).

Defensively Stoke are leaking goals and they are also struggling to find the net. Mark Hughes will be hoping that loan signing Wilfried Bony can change that, although he failed to score on his debut last weekend.

Stoke have not won their last 5 Premier League away games, with 4 of them ending in defeat. This suggests that they may find it difficult to get a win at Selhurst Park.

Jack Butland remains sidelined through injury, so Shay Given should return between the sticks. Butland’s absence in goal has evidently proved to be a huge contribution to their goal deficit.

Palace did the league double over Stoke last season, with both games ending in a 2-1 victory for Pardew’s side. On Sunday I fancy a Palace win and backing the home side -0.5 on the Asian Handicap betting market looks value.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Crystal Palace -0.5 @ 2.06 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.



Tottenham v Crystal Palace Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sat 20th August by @tashason21

Tottenham v Crystal Palace – White Hart Lane at 15:00 

Spurs take on Crystal Palace in their second Premier League game of the season, after drawing 1-1 away at Everton last weekend.

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Tottenham went a goal down within the first 5 minutes at Goodison Park, after Ross Barkley eluded all, including goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and scored with a free-kick.

Erik Lamela managed to rescue a point for Tottenham however in the 59th minute, when his header found the back of the net.


Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela

Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t been too busy this transfer window, although he has added to his squad with the signings of Victor Wanyama (Southampton) and Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar).

Mousa Dembele continues to be suspended for the match against Palace and Hugo Lloris is set to be out for a month after picking up a hamstring injury, so Michel Vorm will replace him between the sticks.

Harry Kane failed to score last weekend, but he will be looking to get off the mark as soon as possible as he doesn’t want a repeat of last season, whereby he failed to find the net in his first 6 Premier League games.

As for Crystal Palace, last season Alan Pardew led his side to the FA Cup final, but their campaign ended in disappointment, with Palace really struggling in the second half of the season and they finished 15th in the Premier League table.

Yannick Bolasie’s £30m move to Everton will no doubt leave a huge gap to fill in midfield and other Palace signings have seen Andros Townsend (Newcastle) and James Tomkins (West Ham) join the club this transfer window.

Palace are still in the hunt for further reinforcements however and are currently after Christian Benteke, although a £23m bid by The Eagles has been rejected by Liverpool for the striker.

The Eagles also appear to be interested in signing out of favour Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan as they look to replace Dwight Gayle who they sold to Newcastle United.

Pardew didn’t get off to the best of starts last weekend in his first Premier League game against West Brom, losing 1-0 at home as Salomon Rondon’s header was enough to give The Baggies a narrow victory.

In terms of how this match is going to pan out, if history is to go by, Tottenham have lost just the one Premier League home fixture against Palace since 1997! Spurs also won both league matches against Palace last season and I think they will win comfortably at home on Saturday and as a result, I recommend backing Tottenham -1.25 on the Asian Handicap betting market.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Tottenham -1.25 @ 2.06 with 188BET

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.



FA Cup Final Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sat 21st May by @tashason21

Crystal Palace v Man Utd – Wembley Stadium at 17:30 live on BBC One

On Saturday, the FA Cup final takes place at Wembley as Crystal Palace take on Manchester United in a bid to lift the trophy.

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Palace will be the fresher of the 2 sides as a result of the fake bomb fiasco at Old Trafford last Sunday, which lead to United’s Premier League fixture against Bournemouth getting postponed due to safety concerns. The match was rescheduled for Tuesday evening and the Red Devils came out 3-1 winners over the Cherries, although the match did not have much significance in the end.

Manchester City’s 1-1 draw against Swansea last weekend was just enough to ensure that the Citizens had Champions League football to look forward to next season, at Manchester United’s expense. Despite finishing on a level points tally with City (66), Pellegrini’s side had a much better goal difference and therefore took 4th spot ahead of United in the Premier League table.

Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford all got on the scoresheet for Van Gaal’s side, the latter netting his 8th goal of the season, after only making his senior debut in February. The youngster may well be influential again on Saturday and partnered alongside the talented Anthony Martial, United will pose a real threat to a Palace side that have been poor defensively this season.


Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford

Last weekend Crystal Palace lost 4-1 to Southampton, Jason Puncheon getting the single goal for the Eagles. Another defeat capped off a very disappointing campaign for Alan Pardew’s side after such a promising start to their season, with Palace finishing 15th in the league.

Wilfried Zaha has been Pardew’s main attacking threat in the FA Cup to date, whilst Yannick Bolasie and Yohan Cabaye have contributed 6 goals each across all competitions this season. Palace have struggled to score for the most part of this campaign and I fear this may be the case yet again on Saturday as the London club lack a real target man up-front. Defender Scott Dann does possess an aerial threat at set pieces however and this could be Palace’s biggest chance of getting on the scoresheet. Dann has scored 5 goals in the Premier League for Palace this campaign, which is almost as many as their top-scorer Dwight Gayle, who has scored 7 in all competitions.

Palace are certainly the underdogs to take home the trophy and despite United not having their best season, I think they will comfortably get the win they desire and the result Van Gaal desperately needs! United have not lost against Palace since 2011-12 in the League Cup and I am expecting this winning trend to continue on Saturday and therefore I recommend backing Manchester United -0.75 on the Asian Handicap betting market.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Manchester United -0.75 @ 2.02 with Bet365 

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.