Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
|Date & Time||Sunday October 28, 2018, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Arsenal -134 / Draw +310 / Crystal Palace +375 -- Over/Under: 2.5
Arsenal will travel to South London to play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace are desperately needing points as the team has thrown away opportunities for wins. Palace are currently 15th on the ladder meaning they are close to the relegation zone. In their last match, Crystal Palace lost to Everton as the team conceded two goals in the last 4 minutes to lose 2-0. It was a similar situation for Crystal Palace a few weeks ago as they lost to Bournemouth due to an 87th-minute penalty. These results have pushed the Eagles down the ladder and now they are required to get a result against an in-form Arsenal team.
Arsenal have been in exceptional form as they have now won 11 successive games and are currently sitting in 4th spot on the ladder. The Gunners have enjoyed exceptional goals by Mesut Ozil, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette who have led the team well. In their last Premier League match, Arsenal won 3-1 with Ozil scoring once and Aubameyang scoring twice. This team looks very hard to beat and they will feel that they are in great shape to qualify for the Champions League once again. As far as this match is concerned, Arsenal will be expecting to win considering they are the better team and in much better form when compared to Crystal Palace.
Arsenal beat Crystal Palace on both occasions last season with the match at Selhurst Park ending in a 3-2 win for the Gunners. The last time Crystal Palace beat Arsenal was during the 2016/17 season with the Eagles winning 3-0 at home.
All in all, I am picking Arsenal to win this match. Arsenal are playing much better soccer and they have a much stronger team. With 11 successive wins behind them, I am picking Arsenal to continue their winning ways and win this match.