Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview

October 24, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_new English Premiership action Saturday Lunchtime comes from Selhurst Park Stadium and features Crystal Palace v Arsenal.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 12:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview, Premiership, Saturday 26th October 2013

With the shock departure of Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway the chairman will be looking for a new manager that has the energy needed to dedicate the time an effort needed to keep this side in the Premiership. Holloway admitted he has struggled to continue keeping the spirit that got them promoted in the first place after changing too much too quickly with signing 14 new players in the summer. Palace fans will be pleased to hear interest from the former Stoke boss Tony Pulis who proved to be an exceptional manager with his time spent at Stoke City.

Arsene Wenger felt the punch this week after conceding defeat at home to last years Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund who stunned Arsenal with a 2 – 1 victory. Debate over Robert Lewandowski still being on the pitch to score the winner is still hot after the Polish striker clearly elbowed an Arsenal player which could well of been a red card if spotted by the referee. Arsenal had their own chances to win the game but on the night the German side clearly wanted the win much more and well deserved the win after 90 minutes of exciting action at The Emirates.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Team News

Crystal Palace Team News:

Crystal Palace are really struggling for goals so far this season with having only scored 6 goals in the 8 Premiership games played so far, and it wont help knowing they have conceded 17 being the 2nd worst in the league to date. With only 3 points gained in 8 matches they will need to dig deep come Saturday if they wish to earn anything from this in form Arsenal side.

Arsenal Team News:

With Arsenal playing so well it will be great to see big names like Walcott and Podolski rejoin the squad once fit, but right now Arsene Wenger must continue to rely on the select few of in form players in hope they do not have to visit the medical table. With Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Flamini and Mesut Ozil leading the midfield it was great to see the Spanish wizard Cazorla return in recent weeks which must give Arsenal top marks for the strongest midfield in the league right now. Also with Olivier Giroud in form the long term Arsenal manager must be praying that he continues to stay fit as the options are very few with injuries to many of the front men.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Head to Head Statistics

Although Crystal Palace may have seen a few draws in the past you can clearly see it was some time ago, and with the current Arsenal side in incredible form you can see them continuing on with plenty of goals come Saturday.

13/02/05 PRL Arsenal – Crystal Palace 5 : 1
06/11/04 PRL Crystal PlaceArsenal
1 : 1
20/02/98 PRL Arsenal – Crystal Palace 1 : 0
17/10/97 PRL Crystal PalaceArsenal
0 : 0
24/02/95 PRL Crystal Palace – Arsenal 0 : 3

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

With 12 goals scored in the last 5 head to head statistics it would give us an average of 2.4 goals per game.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Recent Form (Left to Right)

Crystal Palace: L L L L L

Arsenal: L W D W W

Arsenal have been the team to beat in the English Premiership and only recently lost their 2nd game of the season which was against Dortmund in the Champions League. But as for their league run I can’t see them faltering here against a Palace side who have not won a point in the last 5 games.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Match Betting Odds Market.

Crystal Palace are given no chance come Saturday by the bookmakers with the best odds coming in at a high 9/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

The Draw would be the better option for the punter looking to back any Palace result with a majority of the bookmakers all giving the same odds of 5/1 with Skybet – £10 Free Bets No Deposit For New Customers Registering an Account.

Arsenal are clear favourites as expected here with their current run of form, with the odds sitting @ 4/11 with Ladbrokes – £30 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

I can see Arsenal using this match to regain the confidence they have been playing with since that loss to Aston Villa on the opening day, and will not take the defeat in the Champions League to Borussia Dortmund too much to heart as they still have plenty to play for in that competition. So in this game I can see many Arsenal goals and also a tight defence with the back four looking to solidify any Palace chances that may look to break through, and as long as Arsenals incredible midfield continue to perform I can see that coming to fruit.

So I am going for an Arsenal 3 – 0 win and also for Olivier Giroud to score first which should give some nice odds and with my 2nd prediction I am going for a Mesut Ozil goal anytime during the 90 minutes of play.

The Verdict

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