2nd Feb 2014 | Premier League

Gunners Will Have To Work For The Points

Arsenal have a habit of leaving it to the second half to win games and Palace are resilient.

With the way Crystal Palace are defending these days, best odds of 1/4 (StanJames) on the Arsenal win are distinctly unappealing. Instead we need to find a way to factor in some Eagles resistance to earn a good price. The best bet looks to be Arsenal to take the points, but only after being level at half-time - a 7/2 shot with BetVictor.

The Gunners have actually failed to score a first half goal in six of their last seven league outings. With Walcott and Ramsey out injured, the burden of responsibility on Olivier Giroud is huge.

Palace got to 0-0 at half-time away to Man City and Spurs recently, before succumbing in the end. It could easily be a similar story at the Emirates and that’s where the value lies.

1pt Half-time: Draw - Full-time: Arsenal 7/2 with BetVictor
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 11:19 2nd Feb, 2014 but subject to change

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