Arsenal have not totally convinced this season so far – but are still riding high in the Premier League and will be confident of taking another three points at home here.
Crystal Palace have not fared too badly away from home but are coming up against an Arsenal side who have enjoyed playing in North London this season – so a home win seems likely.
ARSENAL TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Both these teams have been involved in high scoring matches this season – and although this shouldn’t be quite as prolific, there may well be a few goals to celebrate.
TOTAL GOALS OVER 2.5
With fans that are starting to believe that Unai Emery might actually be able to return some glory to the Emirates there is a positive feeling around the club. If the supporters get behind the Gunners then they could take the lead into the break.
ARSENAL TO WIN THE FIRST HALF
Head to Head
Arsenal overwhelmingly have the better record between these two but were unable to win at all last season – and lost the home game by three goals to two
Arsenal to win
This should actually be a very good game with Palace defying pre-season predictions and coping adequately in the Premier League this season. But Arsenal should be too strong at home and take the points.
Darren Williamson is an experienced soccer writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European soccer, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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