Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace Betting Tips: Ben White a generous price to be carded
Live on Sky Sports, Arsenal host Crystal Palace in the Premier League this Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. We’ve got two tips for the game including a player to be carded at 13/2.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Odds
The hosts sit top of the table with 66 points, five points above the current Champions Manchester City with 11 games to play. The Gunners are currently on a five game winning streak in the league including a 3-0 hammering of Fulham last weekend. Arteta’s men look full of confidence at the moment and are scoring goals for fun and will believe they can win the title with the way they are playing.
However, they were knocked out of the Europa League midweek by Sporting on penalties at the Emirates Stadium and to make matters worse, two of their important defenders Saliba and Tomiyasu picked up injuries and will most likely not feature in the upcoming game. They will however be boosted by the return of star forward Gabriel Jesus who will certainly help them push towards their goal of winning the premier league title.
As for the visitors, they sit 12th in the league table with 27 points, just three points above the dreaded relegation zone. They are now 12 games without a single win in all competitions and on a run of three losses in a row without scoring a single goal. That run has now seen their manager Patrick Viera sacked while Paddy Mcarthy will take charge temporarily. They will be hoping a new manager bounce of some sort can help them pull off a result at the Emirates stadium, something not many sides have been able to achieve. They did however get a point at this venue last season in an entertaining draw where they led till the 95th minute until a Lacazette equaliser in the 95th minute pegged them back.
Mohamed Elneny & Nketiah are out for Arsenal while Saliba & Tomiyasu are doubtful.
Nathan Ferguson, Sam Johnstone & Sambi Lokonga are out for Crystal Palace while James Mcarthur, Will Hughes & Vicente Guaita are doubtful.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Whitworth; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Hughes, Doucoure, Schlupp; Olise, Edouard, Zaha
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Tips
- Over 0 goals in the 2nd half for Arsenal
- Over 0 cards in the match for Crystal Palace
- Martin Odegaard Over 1.5 shots in the match
Arsenal have scored a second half goal in 11 of their 13 home games this season. They have failed to do so only against Newcastle and Man City ao far this campaign and here face a Crystal Palace side that are winless in 12 games. Palace should find it tough to keep The Gunners quiet especially in the final 45 minutes where Arsenal have done most of their damage.
As for the cards, Crystal Palace have received at least 1 card in every away game they have played this season (13/13) and they will have a tough task against an electric Arsenal team so will be forced to make cynical fouls throughout the game.
Finally, Odegaard is averaging 2.8 shots per game this season and has had at least 2 shots in his last 12 consecutive league games at the Emirates. He also had a mammoth 11 shots in his last home appearance against Bournemouth. Combining these three selections gives us a solid bet builder @ 4/5 and I am happy to stake 1pt on that as our main bet for this game.
Ben White is Arsenal’s joint second most booked player with four yellow cards to his name. He will be up against the most fouled player in the history of Premier League: Wilfried Zaha, and getting 13/2 for him to get a card just seems too big with William Hill. Happy to stake a small 0.25pt on that as our second bet for this game.