Crystal Palace vs Arsenal 10/25/2013 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Crystal Palace (1-0-7) Arsenal (6-1-1)
Saturday 25th October 2013 12:45 (GMT)
The Line: Crystal Palace 17/2 Draw 4/1 Arsenal 1/3 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; NBC Sports
Its been a crazy week in Selhurst Park for Crystal Palace as manager Ian Holoway resigned midweek. He leaves at team that has lost five in a row and are second from bottom of the Premier League. After Monday night's humiliating 4-1 home defeat it seems Holloway had enough and has decided he is not the man for Palace right now, he cant do the job they require. Fair play to him for stepping down and whoever comes in has enouh time to turn it around but it will be a very difficult job. Palace were completely outplayed on Monday night by a determined Fulham, but Saturday morning they get the league leaders Arsenal and it doesnt bode well for Crystal Palace.
Arsenal are coming into this game off the back of a midweek defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, the team let themselves down in that game and there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger will have chewed them out for lapses in concentration that cost them at least a point in the game. Aaron Ramsey is having a terrific season but had a bad lapse on Tuesday that led to the first goal and there is no doubt the Welshman will be looking to redeem himself on Saturday morning. With a midffield of Ozil, Wilshire, Ramsey and Arteta there is lots to like about Arsenal right now, they play an attractive brand of football and although they are coming into this one on short rest it shouldnt matter too much playin against a managerless team that has lost five in a row.
Having watched Palace on Monday and Arsenal on tuesday I have come to the conclusion that they are just a million miles apart in terms of ability. I'm going to keep this short Arsenal -1 on the handicap just looks like buying money to me at the moment, i think Arsenal win this one comfortably and I wouldnt be surprised if its 3 or 4 nil by the end of it. I am recommending a big bet on the -1 and a small bet on -2 Follow me on twitter @antonpippo