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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

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Arsenal have been busy in the transfer window but it seems that the results have not been great since both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil look like they will be leaving North London. This weekend the focus will be off the transfer market and onto the pitch as Crystal Palace visit the Emirates Stadium.

Crystal Palace are playing some really good football and they seem to have gotten themselves out of the relegation battle area and midtable. The Eagles are filled with talent but injuries are piling up and that is an issue for Roy Hodgson. Having said that, Zaha is playing some great football and there is still enough fit players to play a good first 11 so Palace should be able to do well.

Arsenal, on the other side of the coin, look like a team in a civil war. The top players want to leave, the manager will not leave and the fans are simply angry at everything. A win over Crystal Palace will calm many angry Arsenal fans but it will not be easy since they are up against a quality side. With Sanchez and Ozil not playing Arsenal should still be good enough to win but I don’t trust the Gunners enough to place any wagers on the result.

As far as betting is concerned, the best bet is the over 2.5 goals. Crystal Palace are filled with quality goal scorers and when that is added to an Arsenal attacking force we should see many goals. We are getting a good price on this bet so that is what I am suggesting for this fixture.

Pick:
Over 2.5 goals

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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