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It has been a miserable period on the EPL schedule for Arsenal, but they will be looking to put a run of defeats behind them when they return to league action on Saturday.
The Gunners could move to within two points of the top of the EPL standings if they can claim maximum points, but Crystal Palace come into the round after a fine victory in their previous match. You can find the latest EPL odds and our Arsenal vs Palace betting picks here.
|ARSENAL FC vs CRYSTAL PALACE
|Location of the Game: Emirates Stadium, London, England
|Date and Time: Saturday, January 20, 2024. 7:30 AM ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 Premier League Round 21
|How to watch: NBC
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Pick and Prediction
|Crystal Palace +1.5
It could be challenging to make an Arsenal vs Palace betting prediction this weekend, especially considering that the Gunners have lost each of their last three across all competitions.
However, the EPL team stats show that they have an excellent record against the Eagles, and they should have the quality to bounce back. But, it could be a tighter fixture than the odds suggest, meaning a tempting selection could be Palace on the (+1.5) spread.
Arsenal vs Palace Betting Odds
The Arsenal vs Palace betting odds show the Gunners as the commanding -325 favorites this weekend. Palace are among the biggest-priced selections in this upcoming round of EPL matchups at +825, while the draw is available at +465.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Analysis
The pressure will be on the Arsenal roster this weekend, as the Gunners look to get their season back on track. Mikel Arteta’s side have dropped to fourth in the standings after going three without a win in the league, and a defeat this weekend could see them enter a battle for fourth with Tottenham.
Arsenal’s form dropped off over the festive period, losing each of their last two in the league. Goals have been in short supply over that period, adding fuel to the fire that they need to purchase a leader in terms of the EPL player stats leaders for goals.
Arsenal have lost two on the bounce in London derbies, which is as many defeats as they had suffered in their last 25 combined. Meanwhile, they haven’t suffered three straight defeats in derbies since March 1993.
Coming into this Arsenal vs Palace matchup, the Gunners have picked up just four points from the last 15 available. Prior to this dip in form, Arsenal had dropped just nine points from their five 15 league matches this term.
Crystal Palace Preview
The pressure was increasing on Roy Hodgson over the festive period, with many speculating that the former England boss could be fired. However, the Eagles have got their campaign back on track after losing just once across their last four matches.
One of the most positive Crystal Palace results came in their last league match, as they recorded a fifth victory of the season following a 3-1 victory at Selhurst Park against Brentford on December 30.
However, they have struggled in London derbies this season. Palace have picked up just six points from their seven matches, and they have won just once in their last 17 visits to London clubs in the Premier League.
Their most recent success against a London rival was secured with a 2-1 victory at West Ham in November 2022. Since then, they have lost seven times and picked up nine draws against capital clubs in the Premier League.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
The Gunners have bossed the previous encounters between the sides, landing victories in each of their last three against the Eagles. It appears hard to include Palace in any confident EPL computer picks this weekend, as they have won just once in 12 Premier League visits to Arsenal.