There is English Premier League action for punters to sink their teeth into on Monday night and we take a close look at the Crystal Palace v Arsenal fixture.
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Crystal Palace are currently 12th in the League and have taken 8 points from the last 12 they have played for. Last time out they drew 0-0 at home to Manchester City and prior to that they beat Wolves 2-0 on the road. Although drawing to City at home was a good result, Crystal Palace’s recent home form has been poor with just 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 5 starts. They have only won 4 out of 15 home matches this season. Those 15 Palace home games have averaged 2.6 goals each with 8 of the 15 matches delivering you a profit had you backed over 2.5 goals. Their last 3 home matches though have all failed to reach the 3 goal mark.
Arsenal are 4th on the table and are coming off a 1-0 win away at Aston Villa. They have won 6 of their last 7 matches in the EPL only losing their penultimate start 2-0 at home to Liverpool. The Gunners have played 13 matches on the road winning 7, losing 5 and with only 1 draw and they have won their last 5 away games. There is nothing that stands out from a punting perspective when looking at Arsenal’s goals on their travels and 7 of the 13 matches have reached an average of 3 goals per match.
These sides drew 2-2 at Arsenal earlier in the season and last season Arsenal won this fixture 3-1.
BETTING – Click here to bet
Crystal Palace 3/1
Arsenal win at 1/1
Arsenal are great on the road and I think they will do enough to take the 3 points against a Crystal Palace who that hasn’t really delivered in front of their own fans this season.
Both Teams to Score, YES at 19/20
A look at the history of fixtures between these sides suggests that we will get goals at both ends and this bet would have arrived in 8 of the 9 head-to-head meetings between the sides.
Other markets that will interest punters include First Goal Scorer where Emile Smith-Rowe is the favourite at 11/2 and if you are a Correct Score punter I quite Arsenal to win 2-1, priced at 17/2.
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change