Arsenal v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th January 2018

Palace confident enough to earn a point at the Emirates


Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Tips – Premier League 20th January 3.00pm

It is full on inquest time at Arsenal now after they slumped to a defeat out at Bournemouth last weekend. That was yet another blow for them this season and now they have collected only the one league win in their last five played and are starting to look low on confidence. Crystal Palace continues to have a spring in their step though and collected another three points last weekend and are now eying up a place in the top half of the table this weekend.

Arsenal News and Form

Where do Arsenal turn from here? Their decline has been quite rapid with them having only collected two wins in their last nine league games and that has put their chances of finishing in the top four this season at slim. Very slim. They took a second-half lead out at Bournemouth last weekend only to end up getting bullied out of three points at the end of it. So they head into the weekend eight points outside of the play off places and they have a very poor goal difference compared to each of the five clubs above them. Arsenal’s home form isn’t bad at all as the Gunners have gone W8 D2 L1 this season but hey have drawn their last two there against Liverpool and Chelsea, while winning just one of their last four on home soil. That was a tight 1-0 victory over Newcastle in mid-December. The Gunners are just shipping goals at the moment, with no clean sheet in five and having conceded an average of two goals per game in that sequence. Both teams to score at Ladbrokes looks a pretty decent option because of that. Five of the twelve goals they have conceded at home this season have come in their last two at the Emirates. The Gunners have taken a clean sheet in 55% of their home games this season and have scored in each of their home Premier League fixtures this term.

Crystal Palace News and Form

We have said it before, but what a turnaround Palace have had this season. It’s been fantastic as they have a chance of ending up in the top half of the table this weekend if they could get three points in this one. The Eagles have suffered only the one loss since their last twelve games, however, the defeat in that sequence was at home against Arsenal on December 28th. But the Eagles gave as good as they got in that game and had the Gunners on the ropes at times. They have won their last two league games going into this one having taken down Southampton and Burnley both by a one-goal margin. Overall they have produced a fine W4 D2 L1 record in their last seven played. The Eagles have also gone unbeaten in their last five away from home (W2 D3) and certainly are not getting pushed around at all. The Eagles have only tallied the six away goals this season, but things have to be taken into context because each of those six goals have come in their last three road games. Palace have won two of their last three road games, taking down Leicester and Southampton. They are a side full of confidence and self-belief at the moment and three points here would be a fantastic reward for them. Over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes has to be worth a look in this one, as it could once again be an entertaining London derby clash.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Arsenal landed a 3-2 victory at Selhurst Park just back on December 28th but boy did they have to work hard for it. Crystal Palace are W1 D1 L2 in their last four Premier League games against the Gunners o they haven’t been total pushovers against the Gunners. However, the Eagles remain winless in their last six trips to the Emirates in all options, and they have shipped at least two goals in four of their last five games there.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/2, Draw 10/3, Crystal Palace 24/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 8:54 p.m.)

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Predictions

Draw: Arsenal just are not there at the moment in terms of quality of performance and confidence. They do have injury problems, but their lack of depth in the squad is showing through. Crystal Palace have enough confidence in them at the moment to bag a point at the Emirates.

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