Arsenal has secured victory in seven out of their ten Premier League home games, although they’ve only managed to maintain clean sheets in three of those matches. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, has scored in five out of their last six away games. Furthermore, Crystal Palace has experienced 2-1 defeats in two out of their last four league away matches.
The well-rested Gunners are considered comfortable favorites in this encounter. Arsenal’s recent elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of Liverpool has extended their disappointing run. However, they should have an advantage over Crystal Palace, who are not as well-rested as the hosts.
Mikel Arteta’s team has had a two-week preparation period for this match as they aim to put an end to a four-game winless streak. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace will be kicking off just three days after their FA Cup replay against Everton.
When it comes to Crystal Palace’s performance on the road, they have been struggling. Their recent defeat at Goodison Park adds to a poor run of form with only one win in their last 11 games. They are currently just five points clear of the relegation zone. While Roy Hodgson’s side did manage to secure a win over Brentford in their last Premier League outing, they haven’t won an away match since the beginning of November, and that trend is unlikely to change at the Emirates.
Despite their recent challenges, Arsenal has only lost one home league game this season. They have won seven out of their ten home assignments and four of their last five. However, it’s worth noting that they have only kept three clean sheets in these ten home league matches, and Crystal Palace has found the net in five out of their last six away games. Therefore, it’s reasonable to consider betting on Arsenal to win with both teams scoring.
Arsenal has scored exactly two goals in half of their home games in the top flight, and Crystal Palace has conceded exactly two goals in three of their last five away trips, including two 2-1 defeats. This makes the 2-1 scoreline my preferred correct score prediction.