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Arsenal v Crystal Palace
The Premier League weekend opens with an all-London clash between Arsenal and Crystal Palace. As ever here on Andy’s Bet Club, we’re all over this Premier League weekend, with our usual range of Premier League bet builders and Premier League accumulators. Not only that, but away from these shores we also have various expert football tips & predictions from across Europe and beyond.
Arsenal and Palace will clash at the Emirates Stadium for Saturday’s early kick-off. Both sides have not looked great in recent games; however, they will be hoping that they can find form following the winter break. Palace won their last outing when they hosted Brentford; however, Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by an impressive Fulham side on New Year’s Eve.
Arsenal have lost all three of their last games in all competitions; failing to beat Liverpool in the FA Cup, as well as Fulham and West Ham in the league. However, the quality of Arsenal must not be understated. Mikel Arteta’s men are only five points behind league leaders Liverpool and are still title contenders. Before this run of poor form, the hosts did draw at Anfield and beat Brighton at home.
Palace’s win against Brentford ended a run of eight games without a win. Roy Hodgson’s side are only five points clear of the relegation zone, and another poor run could cause real problems for the Eagles.
These Arsenal v Crystal Palace stats will provide an insight into what to expect from this meeting. If you plan to place a bet builder on this game, this is the place to find some key tips.
Arsenal v Crystal Palace Cheat Sheet
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🎯 Shooting stats: Arsenal to test Henderson
Arsenal have the fifth-greatest match average in the league when it comes to shots on target. Arteta’s men register an average of almost six shots on target per game. They are often dominant when playing at the Emirates, keeping their opponents’ keeper very busy. In their last five home league games, Arsenal have averaged 7.4 shots on target per game.
One man that is a key contributor to this is Saka. The Englishman registered nine shots in his last home league game against West Ham, with three of those hitting the target. Saka has found the target at least once in all of his last seven matches at the Emirates. Expect Saka to trouble Palace’s keeper at least once.
⚽ Arsenal to have 6+ shots on target @ 1.50
⚽ Bukayo Saka to have 1+ shots on target @ 1.40
⛳ Corners stats: Gunners a danger from corners
Arsenal and Palace have already faced each other this season. This encounter saw Arsenal win 1-0, despite Takehiro Tomiyasu seeing red with 20 minutes to play. Arsenal had a greater share of possession, with a greater expected goals tally. Their dominance saw eight corners won.
No side has earned as many corners as Arsenal this season, with the Gunners averaging 7.9 corners per game. They tend to have higher corner counts when playing at home, averaging more than eight corners per match in their last five games at the Emirates.
When playing away from home, Palace concede their fair share of corners. In their last five away matches, Palace have allowed their opponents to accumulate an average of seven corners per game.
With Arsenal expected to control play, the hosts should dominate the corner count, and the bookies are offering a very generous price of 1.44 for the hosts to have six or more corners, although those seeking higher odds may choose to take one of the higher lines here.
⚽ Over 5.5 Arsenal corners @ 1.44
⚽ Over 6.5 Arsenal corners @ 1.80
🛑 Cards and Fouls stats: The Eagles to fly into tackles
Only seven teams have committed more fouls than Palace this season, with Roy Hodgson’s side committing an average of 11.8 fouls per game. On average, the Eagles have committed more than 11 fouls per game in their last six away fixtures.
Palace have plenty of culprits when it comes to committing fouls, with 12 players committing an average of at least one foul per 90 minutes. Key individuals to look out for are Jean-Phillipe Mateta and Jefferson Lerma, both of whom have committed an average of 1.6 fouls per game this season.
Arsenal often frustrate their opponents, drawing plenty of fouls. Arteta’s men have been fouled an average of 11.2 times per game in their last five.
Despite his recent drop in form, Bukayo Saka remains a huge threat for Arsenal, and he can cause real problems for any left back. No Arsenal player has been fouled more than Saka this season, with the English winger drawing an average of more than two fouls per game.
Tyrick Mitchell has been booked on four occasions already this season, with this tally leaving him tied with three other Palace players in terms of yellow cards. Two of these yellow cards have come in his last three Premier League games, with the full back being booked against Chelsea and Brighton.
This will be a key battle in this fixture, with it being expected that Saka will get the better of his fellow Englishman. A Mitchell card appears to be very overpriced, with the bookies offering odds of 5.0.
⚽ Crystal Palace to commit 10+ fouls @ 1.30
⚽ Tyrick Mitchell to be shown a card @ 5.0
* I recommend waiting for confirmed team line-ups before placing any bets.
* All odds displayed correct at the time of publishing.
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