Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:24 PM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 6:24 PM UTC

Can Arsenal bounce back with a win?
<div><h2>Arsenal vs Crystal Palace</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday, October 27, at The Emirates</strong></a></p><p>Unai Emery will be under huge pressure to deliver a stylish victory when Arsenal host a stubborn Crystal Palace side at the weekend. #EmeryOut quickly began trending on Twitter after the Gunners slumped to a dismal 1-0 defeat against Sheff Utd on Monday night. They managed just one shot on goal against a newly promoted team, and fans were furious about the lack of ambition, the negative tactics and the baffling team selection. Arsenal are much better at home than on the road, and they will be keen to return to winning ways in this game.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Arsenal were crying out for creativity against an organised, disciplined Sheff Utd side, but Emery benched Dani Ceballos and excluded Mesut Ozil from the squad once again. The likes of Joe Willock, Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka huffed and puffed, but created very little, and Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 defeat. Nicolas Pepe has contributed very little since he became the Gunners’ record signing in the summer, while Bukayo Saka does not yet look ready to be a first team regular, so Alexandre Lacazette could return, which would mean shunting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out to the wing. Fans are screaming for Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney to replace the struggling Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac at full-back, and there is a case for dropping Sokratis in favour of fit-again Rob Holding.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Crystal Palace have made a strong start to the season, and their 4-5-1 formation is very difficult to break down. They are organised at the back and they pack the midfield with dogged, battling players, while relying on Wilfried Zaha to create chances and make things happen on the break. The Eagles lost 2-0 to Man City at the weekend, but there is no shame in that, and they remain sixth in the table. There are no new injury problems for Roy Hodgson, who has a strong bench at his disposal.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Arsenal will need to be patient and positive if they are to break down this solid Crystal Palace side. They have secured three wins and a draw from their four home games so far this season, but they have scored just eight goals in that time. This is not the attacking, free-flowing Arsenal we saw under Arsene Wenger, as Emery is a lot more cautious. Crystal Palace have won two and lost two on the road, and Arsenal really should get the better of them in a low-scoring match on Sunday.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Arsenal to win and under 4.5 goals at 2.0 (evens) or Arsenal to win and under 3.5 goals at 2.55 (31/20) with Coral</a></strong></p></div>
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