Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).

Arsenal have not recorded back to back wins in the Premier League since mid-August. However, with Crystal Palace going through a rough patch of their own at the moment, the Gunners are well in contention to emerge victoriously come Saturday.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended in a 2-2 draw.
  • All of their previous five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in eight of their past ten matchups.
  • The final scores have been tied thrice in their last ten games.
  • Arsenal have registered the win in half of their previous ten fixtures. (W-5, D-3, L-2)

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction

Crystal Palace dropped points for the second consecutive game week after they managed no more than a 1-1 draw against Norwich on the road. The hosts got off to the worst of starts in that latter matchup and went behind right in the opening five minutes. Nevertheless, a late goal from Connor Wickham ensured that the Glaziers made the trip back home with a share of the spoils.

With twenty-eight points to their name, Crystal Palace are currently sitting right above Arsenal on ninth.

On the other hand, the Gunners bounced back from their dismal 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea, by pulling off a stunning 2-0 win over Manchester United at home. The guests then went on to take down Leeds with a 1-0 scorecard in their most recent FA clash and will be making the trip to Selhurst Park on the back of that positive result.

It is also worth mentioning that under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal have stumbled just once. Furthermore, the Gunners are unbeaten in their past five outings in all competitions.

In addition, Crystal Palace have admitted defeat in half of their previous six PL games here, and are yet to pick up a win against a side from the Big six this season.

To make matters worse, the hosts have secured the bragging rights just once in their last seven meetings with this foe here. With Arsenal showing signs of promise in their recent games, a defeat is certainly looming large for Crystal Palace this weekend.

Also, the Gunners have been a nervous bunch in their own defensive third. They have kept a clean sheet just once on the road, and have conceded thirteen goals so far as well.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheet in their past four games here. To top it off, four of their previous five h2h meetings at this stadium have also witnessed both teams find the back of the net together. Hence, count on more of the same in this one as well.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Betting tips

  • Arsenal to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).