Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Betting Preview
Arsenal welcomes managerless Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium for Sunday afternoon’s Premier League London derby, despite being denied a chance to reunite with their former Invincibles captain.
With a win, the Gunners can extend their lead at the top of the table to eight points, while the Eagles fired Patrick Vieira on Friday in the midst of a 12-game losing streak.
A goal from 46 yards that was scored on Thursday night at the Emirates Stadium was one of the best—if not the best—ever scored there. Unfortunately for Arsenal, it also served as the impetus for additional Europa League heartbreak.
Granit Xhaka gave Arsenal the lead after their match against Sporting Lisbon ended in a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the round of 16, but Pedro Goncalves’ incredible long-range goal forced extra time and a penalty shootout in which Gabriel Martinelli erred from 12 yards.
Some Arsenal supporters saw their European elimination as a blessing in disguise, but Mikel Arteta disagreed, as the surprise Premier League title challengers concentrated all of their energies on containing Manchester City throughout the crucial portion of the season.
Crystal Palace Preview
Patrick Vieira, along with coaches Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson, and Said Aigoun, was fired by Crystal Palace on March 17 after an embarrassing 12-game losing streak in 2023.
The Frenchman’s demise was sealed by a 1-0 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, which was made possible by a Solly March goal. However, Crystal Palace did manage to halt their dreadful trend of going three Premier League games without having a shot on goal.
Palace’s on-field recruits can only hope for an immediate new manager bounce to come into effect at the Emirates as they are entrenched in 12th place in the table and only three points clear of the drop zone.
1×2 Betting Odds
Given what transpired against Sean Dyche’s Everton, it makes sense that Gooners might be worried about the classic new manager bounce. Nevertheless, their worries should be dispelled when they face a timid Palace team that has been shaken by a change in the hierarchy.
Arsenal to win this at home stands @ 1.28.
We do not anticipate any surprises to be sprung on the Emirates turf as Arsenal widens their lead at the top, despite the fact that their jellied legs are working against them. Arteta named several first-team players on the bench in midweek and has plenty of choices for change.
In that case, the away side is not given much of a chance with odds standing @ 16.25.
The market odds of a draw and that Arsenal drop points, stands @ 6.55.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.77.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.28.
Given the disparity between the two sides, expect Arsenal to bounce back in style at the Emirates.