Arsenal may have an easier than planned match with Crystal Palace tonight, as the Eagles may have up to nine players injured. Arsenal need to shorten the gap with Man City to reach the top four by the end of the season, but face a tough Palace tonight, which is never an easy tie. Expect Arsene Wenger to throw everything he has at Sam Allardyce with the intention of making a late season push and with his lossless record against the Eagles, expect Arsenal to excel in this match.
Both sides will be without some key players tonight, but Crystal Palace definitely has the shorter end of the stick in this regard. Patrick van Aanholt, Scott Dann, James Tomkins, James McArthur, Fraizer Campbell, Yohan Cabaye, Connor Wickham, Pape Souare and Loic Remy are all out to injury. The good news for the Eagles is the return of Joe Ledley following the birth of his son.
Arsenal Missing Key Figures
Arsenal are also without a couple key figures including Laurent Koscielny, Petr Cech, Santi Cazorla and Lucas Perez, but nothing that Wenger won't be able to overcome with so many talented players on his roster. The Eagles have not been successful against Arsenal at home, nor at the Emirates, and they have only scored six goals in their last twelve matches against them. Over their last five league games, Crystal Palace have won four matches, which is great push towards the end of the season. If they were to win tonight, it would equal their record for consecutive home wins in the Premier League.
Premier League Betting Markets
bet365 Sports has the Gunners posted as the favorites at 1.83, but it looks like the odds for Crystal Palace at 4.50, or a draw at 3.90 could be the best bet. Punters are welcome to play a pre game market and then, throughout the match to play the long list of live in play odds to maximize profits.