Arsenal’s race to finish in the top four sees them take on London rivals Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Gunners have a one-point deficit to Spurs in the third position and there is still a distinct possibility of Arsenal getting a third place finish for the first time in three seasons. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are in the bottom half of the table with a substantial eight point advantage over the relegation zone. Palace are now just a point away from the psychological 40-point mark. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Arsenal were able to secure passage into the semifinals of the Europa League after a 1-0 away victory over Napoli on Thursday night. The Gunners have overcome the Italian outfit with a 3-0 aggregate score. Just a few days ago, Arsenal were quite lucky to come away from the game against Watford with a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.
Crystal Palace slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City last weekend. Palace have picked up two wins in the last four matches.
Arsenal and Crystal Palace played out a remarkable 2-2 draw back in October with Roy Hodgson’s men coming up with a late equaliser. Palace’s last away game against the Gunners involved Arsene Wenger in the dugout and Palace lost 4-1. Our betting tips and predictions would pick a victory for Arsenal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Arsenal win at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
Arsenal were disappointed to drop points against Crystal Palace in the reverse fixture, but the Gunners have now been picking up victories even when they have not been completely deserving of three points. Even though the top four race takes priority, Arsenal’s qualification to the Europa League semi-final gives them a great opportunity for a major trophy in Unai Emery’s debut campaign. Palace have done exceedingly well to almost hit the 40 point mark and relegation seems to be beyond them. This can result in a mediocre performance from the visitors. Our preview would go with a victory for Arsenal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Arsenal win at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace draw odds: 4.50
Crystal Palace win odds: 6.50
Correct Score odds
Arsenal have been going through a string of tight matches of late, but Palace can concede a couple of goals in this match. Arsenal have also scored over 1.5 goals in the last eight home games without exception. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 win for Arsenal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Arsenal 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though this is a London derby, there have been a flurry of goals in recent meetings between Arsenal and Crystal Palace. The last four encounters have produced over 2.5 goals without exception. Palace’s improved goalscoring form could result in a game with over 2.5 goals, as per our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Alexandre Lacazette continues to remain as Arsenal’s forward player on form. He has come up with goals or an assist in six out of his last nine games. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang maybe Arsenal’s top scorer, but recent performances from the former Dortmund forward have not been so great. Lacazette was on the scoresheet when Palace last visited the Emirates Stadium. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Alexandre Lacazette.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alexandre Lacazette at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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