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|Website: https://www.cpfc.co.uk/||Major Honours|
|Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialcpfc/ (1.15 million likes)||Second tier titles – 2|
|Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPFC (858,000 followers)||Third tier titles – 1|
|Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cpfc/ (615,000 followers)||FA Cup – 2 time runners up|
|Date Founded: 1905|
Crystal Palace Betting Tips, Predictions & Winning Odds
Crystal Palace had to settle for 12th position at the end of the 2018/19 Premier League season after an inconsistent campaign. The Eagles secured a handful of impressive results but often fell short against some of the top flight’s lesser sides.
In 2019/20, punters can follow the latest Crystal Palace news, betting tips and odds via the 888sport blog. Roy Hodgson’s side will be looking to cement their top flight status by climbing into the top half of the Premier League table this season.
Crystal Palace - 2019/20 Squad
Crystal Palace are expected to enter 2019/20 with a squad not too dissimilar to that of last season. Hodgson has not been granted the funds to spend too much money this summer, with Jordan Ayew joining for an estimated £2.5 million from Championship side Swansea City.
Last season’s top goal scorer Luka Milivojevic will be key to Crystal Palace’s chances of success in 2019/20. As set-piece taker, Milivojevic is pivotal every time he is on the football pitch and VAR could give the Eagles midfielder more opportunities to add to his goal scoring tally.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be sorely missed after the England youngster left for Manchester United at the start of the summer.
Meanwhile, the Wilfried Zaha transfer saga goes on – will he stay or will he go? Our blogger discussed why Arsenal should NOT sign Zaha before the Premier League transfer window deadline.
Who Were Crystal Palace's Top Scorers Last Season?
1. Luka Milivojevic – 12 goals
2. Wilfried Zaha – 10 goals
3. Andros Townsend – 9 goals
4. Michy Batshuayi – 6 goals
5. Jeffrey Schlupp – 5 goals
Who Are Crystal Palace's Top Scorers Of All-Time?
1. Peter Simpson – 165 goals
2. Edwin Smith – 124 goals
3. Ian Wright – 117 goals
4. Mark Bright – 113 goals
5. Clinton Morrison – 113 goals
Who Owns Crystal Palace Football Club?
In 2015, Crystal Palace’s CP10 consortium agreed to sell a stake to New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris. However, Harris decided to put the club back on the market earlier this year – though a buyer is yet to come forward.
What Are Crystal Palace's Biggest Rivalries?
Geographically, Palace are involved in several local London derbies with the likes of Millwall and Charlton Athletic. However, both of those clubs play in the Football League and Crystal Palace’s rivalry with some of the more successful Premier League teams has intensified in recent years.
Nowadays, Crystal Palace’s biggest rivalry is with Brighton & Hove Albion. This really took off in the 1970s after Palace were relegated to the Third Division and the rivalry has just got bigger and bigger. Ask most Palace fans about their biggest rivals and the majority would say Brighton.
What Are Crystal Palace's Highest Salaries? How Much Is The Club Worth?
According to figures obtained by Spotrac, Crystal Palace’s total wage bill for the 2019/20 Premier League season is £67.4 million. Wilfried Zaha is their highest paid player, with the Eagles winger earning close to £6.7 million per season.
Luke Milivojevic’s contract runs out at the end of the 2019/20 campaign and Palace will need to act quickly to ensure that he stays at Selhurst Park. As of August 2019, Crystal Palace are worth an estimated £225 million.
Crystal Palace's Most Memorable Moments & Greatest Achievements
Newer Crystal Palace supporters will refer to their journey to the FA Cup final in 2016. Although the Eagles lost to Manchester United, the Premier League minnows took the Red Devils to extra-time and only a moment of magic from Jesse Lingard separated the two sides.
Older fans will remember Palace’s success in the old Second Division. That triumph in 1993/94 was special; the Eagles finished seven points clear of their closest rivals. That victory was enough to lift Crystal Palace into the Premier League for the first time – a real highlight for the Selhurst Park faithful.
Crystal Palace: Fan Profile
Liam Neeson has stated that he is a big Eagles supporter in the past and he has been known to attend games from time to time. Meanwhile, Inbetweeners duo Simon Bird and James Buckley are both Crystal Palace fans, as is Paul Weller and BAFTA-award winning actor Bill Nighy.
Palace fans are renowned for their ultras at home fixtures and the Holmesdale Fanatics sit often create a real festival of colour on the terraces. Without a doubt, Eagles fans are amongst the most loyal in England's top flight.
Selhurst Park, Croydon
One of the Premier League’s most iconic grounds, Selhurst Park has real character and Palace supporters manage to create an intense atmosphere at home fixtures.
With a maximum capacity of just over 25,000 fans, Crystal Palace’s stadium doesn’t rank highly in terms of the biggest football grounds but it certainly figures as one of the loudest and most hostile Premier League venues.
Famous Crystal Palace Legends
Jim Cannon holds the club record for most appearances, with an incredible 663 games in the famous Palace shirt. He was captain for 11 of those years and his impact will live long in the memory at Selhurst Park.
In modern times, Ian Wright developed a reputation as a fan favourite in the 1980s. His fantastic goal-scoring record puts him high on this list, along with goalkeeper Nigel Martyn who made 349 appearances for the club – the majority of those alongside Wright. Julian Speroni also deserves a token mention in this illustrious group...