Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Betting Preview

By Ernie Bibby, Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:14 am

Arsenal will be looking to put their recent slump firmly behind them as they head into a winnable looking home fixture against Crystal Palace. This game will be held at the Emirates and kicks off at 12:30pm. 



Arsenal have suffered a mid-season dip and its unsurprising to see the Gunners linked with a number of players as they aim to strengthen in the January transfer window. Nevertheless, despite numerous stories linking them to the likes of Alexander Isak and Ivan Toney, amongst others, they haven’t been able to make any additions in 2024.

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Mikel Arteta could certainly do with a few additions having watched his side deliver a number of underwhelming performances across the last few weeks. The Gunners currently sit fourth and are just five points off top spot, yet they’ve won just one of their last five in the PL and crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Liverpool two a fortnight ago.

It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what has gone wrong for the North Londoners, however, having enjoyed a rest period last weekend, they could reap the benefits of a much-needed week off. With stand-out players such as Declan Rice underperforming in recent weeks, Arteta will be pinning his hopes on the warm-weather training camp which has taken place in Dubai this week.

Arsenal are usually a fair reliable proposition at the Emirates and after suffering their first home defeat of the campaign against West Ham on December 28th, they’ll be desperate to bounce back on Saturday lunchtime. That 2-0 defeat was also the first time that the hosts have failed to notch in front of their own fans this season and it’s a situation that they’ll be looking to rectify.

Nevertheless, Arsenal have an excellent record when hosting bottom half opposition and they have taken maximum points in four of their five hostings of teams positioned tenth or below.

Gabriel Jesus’ potential availability is a significant boost for the hosts, however, Oleksandr Zinchenko’s injury is expected to keep him out for at least a fortnight.


Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace sit 14th in the Premier League table despite picking up just five victories across the course of the campaign. Roy Hodgson remains a man under pressure, despite his heroics last season, with the likes of Steve Cooper having been linked with the job in recent months.

Hodgson will be hoping that his side can achieve something that they’ve failed to do since April; win back-to-back Premier League matches. The Eagles come off the back of a confidence-boosting victory over injury-hit Brentford and will be aiming to clinch their third away success of the season.

Palace have won each of their three away games by scoring the first goal of the game and holding onto the lead. They have conceded the first goal in seven of their ten away games and have taken just three points from a possible 21 whenever they’ve fallen behind on their travels.

The Londoners can be hard to break down and have frustrated a number of top sides this season. Nevertheless, they often lack creativity and rely on their star players to create moments of magic. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Michael Olise is set to miss this game with an injury (although there has been plenty of speculation surrounding this future too). The industrious Jordan Ayew is also unavailable due to his participation in AFCON whereas Chieck Kouyate is out for the remainder of the campaign.

The visitors made it tough for Arsenal in the reverse fixture (0-1) at Selhurst Park, however, they are likely to find this a tough away trip.


Head to Head

Although Arsenal have won the last three meetings between these sides, they haven’t always dominated this match-up. Palace were victorious at Selhurst Park in 2022 and they also left the Emirates with a point in 2021 having picked up a 2-2 draw in North London.

In fact, Arsenal have won just one of their last five home games against Palace and that came in mid-March. Palace have found the net in five of their last six visits to this ground.

The last time that Arsenal won back-to-back home games against Palace was 2014.


Key Betting Stats

  • All four of Crystal Palace’s away defeats this season have featured at least three goals
  • Nine of Palace’s 11 away goals have been notched in the second half
  • Three of Michael Olise’s five goals have been scored away from Selhurst Park
  • Four of Bukayo Saka’s six goals have been netted at the Emirates this season
  • Arsenal home matches have averaged 3.2 goals per game so far
  • There have been 11+ corners in seven of ten Arsenal home matches


Match Prediction

It’s hard to imagine Arsenal’s slump continuing here. This is a winnable fixture for them and with Palace having been in FA Cup action on Wednesday night, they’ve had far less time to prepare for this tie.


Winning Combo

Arsenal Win, Over 2.5 Goals and Bukayo Saka to Score or Assist

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