Five Key Matches
v Bournemouth (H) on August 28
Failed to beat them in both encounters last season, however a winnable game and crucial early in the season.
v Southampton (H) on December 4
In a run of games where they face Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, a win here may be vital.
v West Ham (A) on January 15
The first trip across town to the Hammers’ new stadium could potentially kick off a winning streak if they can get a result here.
v Burnley (H) on April 30
As Palace go into the final furlong of the season, a match-up like this is just what they need to push up the table in the last weeks.
v Hull City (H) on May 14
The second last game of the season and this could either be their banana skin or their saving grace.
SBS Host Lucy Zelic's Prediction: 13th
Crystal Palace have made two high quality signings in England international winger Andros Townsend and experienced French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, and while Australia captain Mile Jedinak will marshall The Eagles in the heart of midfield, they are light on up front.