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Crystal Palace v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

December 25, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Selhurst Park - Premier League

Crystal Palace host Arsenal as part of the festive fixture list, with Roy Hodgson's side hoping to avoid defeat against the Gunners.

Past Meetings

Arsenal have a good reccent record in this fixture winning four out of the last six Premier League meetings, with one draw and one defeat.

That defeat came in the most recent meeting, in the 2016-17 season, with Palace winning 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

Team News

Crystal Palace are waiting on fitness tests on two of their defenders ahead of the game agaisnt Arsenal, with both Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Joel Ward still recovering from injuries.

Mamadou Sakho, Damien Delaney and Connor Wickham are all still sidelined for the hosts.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no fresh injury worries ahead of their cross-London trip, with Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal joining Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey on the injury list for the visitors.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview ad Predictions

Arsenal had to endure a roller coaster in their last game, a 3-3 home draw against Liverpool, and Wenger will be hoping for a calmer affair this time around.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games, and this stability should stand them in good stead against an improving, but limited Palace side.

An away win is priced at 3/4, and looks good value for Wenger's side to exacct revenge for their away defeat last season.

Despite netting three in their last game, Arsenal have not been in great goal scoring form in recent weeks, scoring just three goals in their last four games in all competitions.

With that in mind, a low scorer could be on the cards here, with an under 2.5 goals bet priced at 11/10.

Recommended Bets

Arsenal to win 2-0 17/2

Wenger will want a straightforward victory following the unnerving experience of Liverpool's visit to The Emirates, and he should find it against a Palace side that are still finding their feet under new boss Roy Hodgson.

Alexis Sanchez to score anytime at 11/8

Sanchez scored the fightback goal as Arsenal secured their draw against Liverpool, his sixth goal in all competitions for Arsenal this season. Despite being regularly linked with a move away from Arsenal, he remains a key player for them this season.

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