Crystal Palace v Arsenal Betting Tips & Predictions
Crystal Palace entertain Arsenal in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off at Selhurst Park. Palace have experienced a positive season by their standards and they are currently ninth on the table with a two-point advantage over Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. Roy Hodgson’s side go into the game on the back of a three-match unbeaten run where they have accumulated five points.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have experienced a shift in momentum with the appointment of Arteta as the new manager but they still don’t have an easy task of beating Palace on the road, given Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City are the only teams, who have left Selhurst Park this season with the three points.
In comparison to the Eagles, the north London side have found victories hard to come by in the Premier League and the 2-0 triumph over Manchester United on New Year’s Day was only their second in the top-flight since mid-October. Arteta has certainly improved the club’s displays with three clean sheets from the previous four games in all competitions but Palace have proved a bogey club for them in the past.
In the reverse fixture, Palace looked out-of-sorts as they were 2-0 down after the opening 10 minutes but the vulnerability in the Arsenal defence was exposed with the south London side fighting back for a 2-2 draw. Palace have picked up two wins and one draw from the past three league games at Selhurst Park and they are more than capable of getting a result against Arsenal.
Arsenal have looked more dynamic with their ball control under Arteta but the players have not been able to sustain the same workrate through the entire 90 minutes. That is something which Palace could exploit and we are fancying the hosts to go unbeaten for the fourth meeting against their London rivals.
Both teams to draw @ 3.92 with Bet365