Last Updated on March 16, 2023 11:04 pm by Erwin Noguera
Leaders Arsenal have yet another important challenge for the Premier League next Sunday, the 19th when they receive Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. However, before that match, the London team faced Sporting in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League, where they lost an intense battle in the penalties.
Crystal Palace is going through a terrible time as they have lost their last three games and have dropped many places in the table in recent weeks. Visiting Arsenal will be a huge challenge, but it could also be a great moment for the team to overcome – beating the league leaders is the best way to regain confidence.
Check out our analysis of the confrontation between Arsenal and Crystal Palace and find out our main prediction for this game.
Friday, March 17th – 10:00 PM ET at the Emirates
Crystal Palace +1025
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Why Bet on Arsenal?
Arsenal players are already beginning to imagine the moment when they will lift the champion’s trophy. With just 11 rounds to go in the Premier League, Arsenal knows that it’s up to them to crown this historic season with the title.
The team’s confidence increased even more when, visiting Fulham, Arsenal scored three goals in the first half and defined the game. This victory served as motivation for the Gunners to continue the good moment and focus on the English league title.
Whatever the case, they cannot sleep, as a single loss puts them at the hands of Manchester City as they have to play in the Etihad yet, a stadium where they haven’t won in almost 8 years. As said before, they come from a dramatic elimination in the Europa League quarterfinals where a wonder goal by Gonçalves was decisive.
Why Bet on Crystal Palace?
Crystal Palace’s timing couldn’t be worse to face the league leaders. The visitors haven’t won for 5 games and will need a lot of study, discipline, organization, and talent to stop Arsenal.
If they want to win a point in this match, Crystal Palace will need to lower their lines, wait for Arsenal, and look for counterattacks to reach the London team. With Zaha’s speed, this seems to be the most suitable strategy to resist his opponent’s attempts and try to surprise their defense.
Final Betting Analysis: Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
Palace is capable of surprising and not long ago took a draw from Liverpool. However, over the weeks, they look worse and even when they try to play good football, like the first minutes against Brighton, it doesn’t work. On the other hand, Arsenal could be feeling that elimination in Europe in the legs (over time) and heart.
In this scenario, a surprise result is more plausible than the odds suggest but the Eagles are sluggish and seem destined to fall to the relegation zone. Go for a win for the Gunners.
If you put $100 into Arsenal’s win, you could get $26 back for a total payout of $126.