arsenal1718Arsenal have been losing ground in the race for a top four finish in the English Premier League and on Saturday they host Crystal Palace in a London derby

 

 

Arsenal Stats:

Arsenal went down 2-1 at Bournemouth last time out and they are remain in sixth position in the standings but are now 5 points behind fifth placed Spurs and 8 off a top 4 spot

Home form comprises of 8 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat with 27 goals scored and 12 conceded

Arsenal have been awarded a total of 85 corners in their 11 home fixtures

Overall 13 of 23 league games have gone over 2.5 goals including 7 of 11 home games

Both sides have found the net in 12 of 23 league games including 5 of 11 home games

Palace Stats:

Palace were 1-0 winners at home to Burnley last time out and they moved up to twefth spot, 5 clear of the bottom 3

Away form comprises of 2 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats with 6 goals scored and 15 conceded and when visiting top sides they have lost at Liverpool (-0), Manchester City (5-0), Manchester United (4-0) and Spurs (1-0) but they are undefeated in their last 5 road trips

Palace have been awarded a total of 62 corners in their 11 away fixtures

Overall 12 of 23 league games have gone over 2.5 goals including 4 of 11 away games

Both sides have found the net in 9 of 23 league games including 2 of 11 away games

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Matches 17, yellows 57, reds 1

Recent Head to Head (Premier League Only)

28/12/17 Palace 2-3 Arsenal

The Betting - All Markets

Match Result:

Arsenal 11/20

Draw 100/30

Crystal Palace 5/1

Note, odds quoted are an approximate average and are correct at the time of last update but are subject to change

Verdict:

Last week’s defeat at Bournemouth was a hammer blow for Arsenal in terms of their top four hopes and they come up against a side who have lost just 1 of their last 12, recovering impressively from a disastrous start to the campaign.

That 1 recent defeat for Palace did come against Arsenal but also in that sequence they have held Manchester City (0-0 at Selhurst Park) and gave a really good account in a 1-0 defeat at Spurs.

I’m battling to find anything in the goals markets whre the price appeals but I’ll look to the total corners market with over 11.5 the pick.

Bet: Total corners, over 11.5 (no price at time of writing)

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*Note, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the stats but errors may occur from time to time.

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