Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Premier League Tips
England Premier League | Selhurst Park | 11th January 2020 13:30
Arsenal are aiming to build momentum as they travel to Selhurst Park for an English Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace. Having won their last two matches, the Gunners are tipped to have the edge in a fixture that has produced plenty of goals.
Crystal Palace suffered a shock exit in the FA Cup after losing 1-0 at home to Championship club Derby County. They failed to take advantage of some early pressure and struggled to break down the Rams after going behind. The result means Palace are now winless in their last three matches across all competitions having been held 1-1 at Norwich City in their Previous Premier League outing. Roy Hodgson’s men have also been inconsistent at home in recent weeks with just two wins and three defeats in their last six matches at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace will be without captain Luka Milivojevic who is suspended following a red card against Derby. The Eagles also have a growing injury list with Mamadou Sakho, Patrick Van Aanholt, Joel Ward and Andros Townsend all sidelined.
Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park off the back of a 1-0 home victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup. After weathering some early pressure they grew into the contest with Reiss Nelson netting the winner. It was the second straight win for new manager Mikel Arteta after a 2-0 victory over Man United in the Premier League. The Gunners will be looking to build momentum with another win on Saturday as they reignite their quest for a top four finish. Top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was rested in the FA Cup and is expected to return to the team. The striker should start in attack alongside Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette while Callum Chambers, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin sidelined with injury.
Crystal Palace are likely to be hampered by numerous injuries and Luka Milivojevic’s suspension with the Serbian often influential in midfield. They will look to Jordan Ayew to provide the spark in attack having scored five goals this season, including the equaliser in the reverse fixture. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be the one to watch for Arsenal having scored two goals in his last three Premier League matches. Nicolas Pepe has also impressed in recent weeks and should trouble the Palace backline with his pace.
PREDICTION : ARSENAL WIN 2-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP : CHANCE MIX X OR OVER 2.5