Tip Arsenal - Crystal Palace
The relegation word isn't being mentioned at the Emirates now, it's the usual hopes of European qualification. The Gunners start this set of Premier League games in 11th, three places and a point ahead of visitors Crystal Palace. Arsenal had gone seven league games without a win and dropping down the table. However, the last three and an FA Cup tie have all been won with ten goals scored and just one conceded. A closer look at the opposition is needed though before confirming Arsenal are fully back on track. Their three league wins have come against Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom, not an in-form team in sight there. The same goes for their FA Cup opponents Newcastle United and now they face Crystal Palace. Arsenal have at least ended their terrible run of form at the Emirates. They have four points from their last two home league games and will be confident of getting another win here. With another home game against Newcastle, their hopes of making it into the Champions League will be increasing even more. At the moment, they are only six points behind fourth place but from a game more.
Crystal Palace are having their usual inconsistent season. They are 14th but 11 points clear of the bottom three and only seven points off the top four. They had gone five league games without a win before beating bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United at home. Only three points had been earned from those five games, the kind of poor run that Palace always seem to have at least a couple of times a season. The weekend saw them beaten 1-0 at Wolves in the third round of the FA Cup. Away form has seen just two wins in the last seven, both against sides currently in the relegation zone. Palace have only had one away league win at Arsenal since 1994, another loss there looks likely here.
Key points Arsenal - Crystal Palace
Arsenal have won their last four games.
Crystal Palace have won one of their last six league games.
Arsenal have only conceded one goal in their last four games, while scoring ten of their own.
Conclusion Arsenal - Crystal Palace
Arsenal have had a good set of fixtures of late and home games against Crystal Palace and Newcastle United give them hope of moving into the top ten. They may not have been beating top teams but their confidence has improved. Crystal Palace are struggling for form but it'll take a lot to get them into relegation trouble. Away form isn't good, nor is their record against Arsenal. Go for a home win here.
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Arsenal Crystal Palace Prediction published on January 11, 2021