AccessBET Preview: Arsenal v Crystal Palace: Expect the north Londoners to score first

2018 hasn’t been kind to the Gunners so far and they will seek redemption when they host the Eagles

Premier League rivals Arsenal and Crystal Palace will slug it out in Saturday’s London Derby at the Emirates Stadium.

The New Year hasn’t started well for the Gunners, crashing out of the FA Cup to Nottingham Forest while drawing Chelsea and losing at Bournemouth in the league.

Andros Townsend Crystal Palace

This has left them hanging in sixth place, eight points from the top four. Alexis Sanchez’s proposed moved to Manchester United alongside other transfer activity could be a distraction for Arsene Wenger but his side still remain poised to win this game at (1.52) with AccessBET.

The Eagles have continued to put fine displays which is gradually pushing them away from the drop zone. Victories against Southampton and Burnley sees them sit in 12th spot, five points clear of the drop zone.

Though Palace lost the reverse fixture 3-2, it was a very close fight and having beaten the likes of Chelsea, Roy Hodgson’s men will fancy their chances of causing an upset at odds of (6.40).

The same betting firm quotes odds of (4.60) for the game to end in a stalemate after 90 minutes.

Arsenal have won 11 of the last 16 games against Crystal Palace in all competitions and look good to either win or draw on their turf at (1.14).

The Gunners have never failed to score in 17 home league games against Palace, scoring 39 goals at an average of 2.3 per game. The north Londoners getting the first goal is priced at (1.40) while more than three goals surfacing at the Emirates is available at (1.58).

Arsenal Crystal Palace PS

What’s more is that Wenger’s charges have scored in each of their last 25 Premier League home games and are (2.05) to score in both halves in this match.

Hodgson is yet to see any of the sides he’s previously managed score at the Emirates but considering Palace’s renewed form and the result of the corresponding game, both teams to score is valued at (1.70).

Hector Bellerin has scored in Arsenal’s two league games this year, the first time he is scoring back-to-back in his career. He has been really involved in goalscoring lately and is offered at (9.50) with AccessBET to score in this game.