Crystal Palace v Arsenal Betting Tips August 16th 2015
Tip #1: Back Arsenal to win @ 1.66 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Sanchez to score anytime @ 2.87 with bet365.com
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Crystal Palace v Arsenal Betting Tips: Match Preview
Crystal Palace started the season with a victory visiting Norwich with 3-1. Current performance rating 64%, winning 4 of the last 7 games. Good placement last season, finishing 10th in the table, but poor hosting record W6-D3-L10, in comparison their way record was W7-D6-L6.
New names in the team so far are: Alex McCarthy from QPR for an undisclosed price, Bakary Sako from Wolverhampton as a free agent, Patrick Bamford from Chelsea on a loan, Connor Wickham from Sunderland for 12.8 million and Yohan Cabaye from PSG for 14 million.
Poor record against Arsenal, in these London derbies, with just 1 victory, 2 draws and 7 losses, losing all 5 of the last 5 meetings. The only victory dates back in 1994, and the last draw 2004. Since then the team has recorded 5 consecutive losses scoring 3 goals and receiving 12.
Priced as an underdog for this match Crystal Palace has odds @ 5.00 for victory and draw @ 3.75. The team can look up to West Ham, in the previous round beating the Gunners with odds to win @ 15.00
Arsenal served the land mine in the previous round, losing the derby against West Ham with 0-2. The team was priced to win it @ 1.33 by bet365.com and was being with a goal already in the first half. Current performance record 86% with that one loss and 6 victories in 7 games.
Overall record against Crystal Palace W7-D2-L1, with 5 consecutive victories in a row since 2004. The team has managed to score at least 2 goals in each of those games. Still just 2 new names, Donyell Malen and Petr Cech, with 17 days left for the transfer window to close.
Arsenal is a favorite in this match with odds to win @ 1.66 and it’s definitely recommended that you take that bet as the Gunners cannot afford to start the season with 2 consecutive losses. With the ambitions of the team to finally get a Premier League title, a second mistake in round 2 would come costly.
As last season, we believe Alexis Sanchez will play a key role for the team, and we expect him to net at least one goal in this match priced @ 2.87 anytime.
After the stunning loss at home against West Ham, Arsenal opened the season with 0 points. The team has to bounce back against Crystal Palace with a victory, or this season’s ambitions for title, might end very early. Back Arsenal to win @ 1.66 with bet365.
Given that Alexis Sanchez had a great first season and a good Copa America 2015, we expect the Chilean to open his season’s tab here with a goal @ 2.87 anytime.