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.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 11:19 2nd Feb, 2014 but subject to change