Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: how much will the rivals score?

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace. Prediction for the English Premier League match (January 14, 2021)

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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: how much will the rivals score?

On Thursday, January 14, the "Arsenal" vs "Crystal Palace" duel will take place within the framework of the 18th round of the English Premier League. We offer our prediction below.

Arsenal

Since Arsene Wenger left, the "Gunners" have been dreaming of getting into the Champions League for several years, but they are not going through the best period of their history. The current championship was no exception. Throughout the first part, "Arsenal" looked rather pale and drifted slowly towards the outsider zone. Poor performance of the London club can be easily explained. Now the "Gunners" have certain financial difficulties and the club's management cannot afford expensive transfers. That’s why compared to the rest of the top teams in England, the chances of "Arsenal" to compete for high places look elusive.

"Arsenal" woke up when the distance to the red line became short. Mikel Arteta's players have won the last three matches in a row. First, the "Gunners" won confidently in the London derby over "Chelsea" (3:1), after which they achieved success in two away matches against "Brighton" (1:0) and "West Brom" (4:0). The Londoners also achieved success in the cup match with "Newcastle", which took place this week. Though, they did it in extra time (2:0).

The winning streak in the Premier League allowed "Arsenal" to rise to 11th place in the standings. However, the distance from the first four is already decent - nine points.

The hosts do not have a lot of personnel losses. Mesut Ozil, Matt Macy and Sokratis Papastatopoulos have been in the infirmary since the start of the season. Gabriel Martinelli was injured. Thomas Partey’s entrance is questionable.

 

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Crystal Palace

"Crystal Palace" seems to have a full infirmary, but Connor Wickham, Martin Kelly, Nathan Ferguson and Wayne Hennessy have not yet appeared on the field this season. There are now only two defenders with injuries - Jeffrey Schlupp and Mamadou Sako; Scott Dunn is questionable.

The "Glaziers" are now playing in their usual style, drifting in the middle of the standings. But you can expect a surprise from Roy Hodgson's guys in any match.

In the final round, the London club beat "Sheffield United" at home (2:0), ending a five-game streak without a win. Throughout it, "Crystal Palace" with the same score 1:1 played in draw with "Tottenham", "West Ham" and "Leicester", and also lost to "Liverpool" (0:7) and "Aston Villa" (0:3).

Roy Hodgson's men are now in 13th position in the standings, just two points behind "Arsenal". Though, the distance to the relegation zone is already decent - 11 points.

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Statistics

  • In three of the last four matches of "Arsenal" in the Premier League, the prediction was "otal over 2.5".
  • In 8 of the 11 previous home matches of the "Gunners" in the national championship, the bet was "both will score".
  • "Crystal Palace" scored more than two goals in five of "Crystal Palace's" previous away matches in the Premier League (out of 8).
  • In the last 7 head-to-head matches in the Premier League, "Crystal Palace" scored against "Arsenal" in the second half.
  • Last season, both matches between the rivals ended in a draw, and in general, "Crystal Palace" has not lost to "Arsenal" for four matches in a row.

Our Prediction

Head-to-head fights between rivals in recent years were effective. In 5 out of 6 previous matches four or more goals were scored per game, with both teams scoring in each match. In our opinion, the goal trend will continue in this meeting.

The second match bet will be on the number of host fouls. Not to say that "Arsenal" fouled a lot, but the team regularly had ten fouls in 12 of their last 15 matches.

Our prediction is Total over 2.5 with the odds of 2.07 on 1xbet.


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