CRYSTAL PALACE welcome Arsenal to Selhurst Park on Saturday. Tom Winch (@WinchySFP) picks out his favourite fancy.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal | Monday 4th April 2022, 20:00 | Sky Sports
Crystal Palace host Arsenal on Monday night with both sides enjoying a good run of form. The Eagles held the champions to a goalless draw last time out whilst the Gunners scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win at Villa Park.
Taking a closer look at the season long XG stats shows that Patrick Vieira’s side have outclassed their opponents by a 10+ goal difference at Selhurst Park. Although they actually have a 5 goal difference in their favour, with 22 goals for and 17 against in 15 home matches.
Arsenal have been in fine form, winning 6 of their last 7 since February with the only defeat coming against Jurgen Klopp’s frightening Liverpool. Stats suggest the North London club should have a negative goal difference on the road. They have an XG of 16.37 for and 20.85 against in 13 matches, however they boast a +1 goal difference which has seen them score 20 and concede 19 in 13 away trips.
The markets are offering a home win at 17/5 whereas an away win just shy of even money at 19/20 with the share of the points at 13/5.
Crystal Palace have drawn 7 of their 15 home league games, with 4 wins and 4 losses in the remaining 8. Arsenal however have drawn just a single time on the road, they’ve won 7 and lost 5 this season.
H2H games between these two have been action packed in recent times. 8 of the last 9 clashes has seen both teams score which is being priced up at 10/11.
Cards have been an occurring theme, 6 of the last 7 meetings has seen each side receiving a booking. Paul Tierney is taking charge, he’s refereed 21 games across the Premier League this season which has seen him book both sides on 19 occasions.
Backing the stats here which guides me towards the Bet 365 Bet Builder. Both Teams To Score and Over 0.5 Cards Each offers a nice price of 6/4. Let’s hope for an entertaining clash between the London clubs come Monday night.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – Both Teams To Score and Both Teams Over 0 Cards (6/4 Bet365)