As we look ahead to this huge fixture, here at freebet.com we’ll deliver expert betting tips as well as the latest team news
Arsenal travel to London rivals, Crystal Palace on Monday aiming to tighten their grip on fourth spot in the Premier League. The Gunners currently hold a three-point advantage over Spurs having played one game fewer whilst Manchester United are one point further adrift. As we look ahead to this huge fixture, here at freebet.com we’ll deliver expert betting tips as well as the latest team news and best pre-match betting odds from our partners at Ladbrokes.
Crystal Palace are sweating on the fitness of key players, Wilfred Zaha and Michael Olise. The duo both picked up knocks on international duty and face late fitness tests ahead of Monday’s fixture.
Bernd Leno is likely to deputise for Aaron Ramsdale in the Arsenal goal once again whilst Takehiro Tomiyasu is still not yet match fit after injury. Other than that, it’s a clean bill of health for Mikel Arteta.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Head-to-head
Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners in this fixture last season. The game looked destined to end in a draw after Christian Benteke has cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s opener. However, Arsenal scored twice in stoppage time to take all three points back north of the river.
Five of the last seven matches between Crystal Palace and Arsenal have ended in a draw, including a 2-2 stalemate in this season’s reverse fixture at the Emirates.
With five of the last seven matches between these London rivals ending all square, the draw has to be considered at 12/5.
However, a lot could hinge on the fitness of Zaha and Olise. If neither player is passed fit then the home side may find themselves struggling to create chances. Arsenal are far from prolific, scoring fewer league goals than any other side currently occupying a top seven spot. Arsenal to win with under 2.5 match goals is attractive at 29/10.
Having been overlooked by France for the recent international double-header, Alexandre Lacazette heads to Selhurst Park well rested. The Arsenal forward is excellent value at 5/1 to score first on Monday.
- Crystal Palace: 13/4
- Draw: 12/5
- Arsenal: 10/11