The Gunners were dealt another away blow last weekend as they slumped to a defeat against Bournemouth. That loss leaves them really struggling to make a run at a top-four finish this season and pressure is back on Arsene Wenger. Crystal palace improved further with a victory over Burnley last weekend and have their sights on the top half of the table. Arsenal are 1/2 at Ladbrokes to win, with the draw at 10/3 and Crystal Palace at 24/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 8:54 p.m.)
The Gunners are on the slide with just two wins in their last nine Premier League games. You don’t expect to be saying that about them. They have won just one of their last five played and there were alarm bells ringing loudly last weekend as they lost at Bournemouth after having taken the lead early in the second half. Arsenal now go into the weekend eight points away from the top four and have a vastly inferior goal difference to the five sides above them as well. Their home form reads W8 D2 L1 this season but hey have drawn their last two there against Liverpool and Chelsea, while winning just one of their last four on whom soil, a 1-0 victory over Newcastle in mid-December. The amount of goals that they have been conceding is alarming with no clean sheets in five and having conceded ten goals in that sequence. It could lead to a bit of value in both teams to score at Ladbrokes at least. Arsenal have conceded twelve goals at home this season and five of those have been in their last two. They have earned clean sheets in 55% of their home fixtures, but one doesn’t look too likely at the moment. The Gunners have scored in all of their home games so far this season and 63% of their home goals this term have come in the second half of matches.
Palace could end up in the top half of the table after the weekend, that is the turnaround that they have produced. They have lost just one of their last twelve league games now, but the one loss in that sequence was at home against Arsenal on December 28th. But the Eagles made the Gunners sweat in the game. The Eagles go into the game with back to back league wins under their belt having claimed one-goal margin victories over Southampton and Burnley. That leaves them with a good W4 D2 L1 record in their last seven played. Away from home, they are unbeaten in five now (W2 D3) and so are holding their own without question. Because their recent form has improved so much you have to take their six goals only scored this season on their travels all in context as they have all come in their last three road games. Palace have won two of their last three road games, taking down Leicester and Southampton. They are playing with a confidence that Arsenal can only dream of at the moment. This would be a huge victory for them if they could get it. Over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes has to be worth a look in this one, as it could once again be an entertaining London derby clash.
Arsenal had to really work hard to get their 3-2 win over Palace back at the end of December. Things have been pretty even between the two of them recently with Arsenal W2 D1 L1 in their last four league outings against the Eagles. The Gunners have gone unbeaten in their last six on home soil in the Premier League against the Eagles, so they do have the positive going for them. The Gunners have netted at least two goals in four of their last five home games against the Eagles in all competitions.
The draw may have some appeal here as things aren’t going Arsenal’s way at the moment and the overall performance levels just haven’t even there. Palace are confident enough to go and battle their way to what would be a good point for them.
17th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Eagles have shaken off any concerns about relegation this season as they make their way up to mid-table safety. They are carrying good form at the moment and they will be facing a Burnley side who have lost their winning touch. The Clarets have failed to collect a win in any of their last five league outings now and need a boost. Palace are even money for the home win, with the draw at 11/5 and Burnley out at 3/1.* (Betting Odds taken January 9th, 2018 at 7.30pm)
Palace have lost just one of their last eleven league games now in a fantastic run of form from them. They collected a great 2-1 away win at Southampton in their last league fixture to boost themselves further. They are W3 D4 L1 in their last eight home games, Arsenal being the only visitors to win there in that sequence. They do have a growing injury list and lost Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend in their FA Cup loss against Brighton recently as well. But they are playing in a positive fashion anyway and that will probably just help keep this game under 2.5 goals which is a price of 3/5 at bet365* (Betting Odds taken January 9th, 2018 at 8.00pm). Palace have scored exactly two goals in all but one of their last eight league home games. The shortest-priced option to find in the Bet365 correct score market is a Palace 1-0 at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken January 9th, 2018 at 8.00pm). Palace have been leading at half time just once at home this season and 72% of the goals they have conceded at Selhurst Park have been in the first half of matches. They have opened the scoring just twice at home so far.
With a five-match winless streak under their belt, the wheels perhaps are starting to come off Burnley’s season (D3 L2). They are still a tough side to beat as Liverpool found out on New Year’s Day at Turf Moor, the visitors needing a 90th minute to get the points. Burnley are winless in their last four out on the road but they are on a three-match sequence of away draws at the moment. They have failed to score in three of their last four away games now though so there is a decent proposition in Crystal Palace to win to nil at Bet365 which is trading at a price of 2/1* (Betting Odds taken January 9th, 2018 at 8.03pm). The Clarets, to their huge credit, have lost just twice away from home this season in a W4 D5 L2 record but they are averaging just a goal per game scored, while they have shipped exactly eleven away from Turf Moor as well. Just 36% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and the Clarets have failed to score in 36% of their road games in the top flight as well this term. You basically don’t expect a high scoring game where Burnley are involved. 73% of their away goals have been scored in the first half of matches while 73% of their away goals conceded have been in the second half of matches. They have opened the scoring in six of their eleven road games which is good.
Burnley took a 1-0 home win over Palace earlier in the season and that is three straight wins that they have posted over the Eagles in the Premier League. Palace have taken only one point from their last two at home against Burnley in the top flight. Overall from the five previous Premier League meetings, Burnley are up with a W3 D1 L1 record against the Eagles. Three of the five meetings have gone under 2.5 goals.
The Eagles should have enough in them to get over the line with three points in this one. They are positive and can throw plenty of attacking options at this one. Burnley will try and hold out but they have just lost their way a little bit with one clean sheet only in their last four. Home win.
11th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints have had their struggles on home soil this season and will be out looking to try and snap a three match winless streak of form that they are on at St Mary’s when they face Palace on Monday. Palace have been battening down the hatches out on the road to carry a four match unbeaten streak of form away from home at the moment. Southampton are 10/11 to take the home win with the draw at 12/5 and Crystal Palace at 3/1.
There have been just the three clean sheets for Southampton at St Mary’s this season in the Premier League and they have failed to win any of their last three there going into this (D2 L1). The two draws in that sequence were both 1-1 draws against Arsenal and Huddersfield and in the Coral correct score market, a 1-1 draw is a price of 11/2, making it the shortest priced option in the market. There have been 13 home goals from the Saints this season, which is average at best but they are on a four match scoring streak of form at St Mary’s in the top flight. Both teams to score in the game has to be a decent proposition because the Saints have also conceded at least one goal in each of their last five league home games. With just 36% for their games at St Mary’s going over 2.5 goals, then that 1-1 correct score at Coral has a decent amount of appeal really. Southampton have failed to score in three of their eleven home games while they have taken a clean sheet in just two of them. They go into the game on the back of an away draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United on the weekend.
Palace were the ones who stopped Man City’s winning streak as they held out for a 0-0 draw against the Citizens at Selhurst Park over the weekend. They missed a penalty at the end of the match too, missing a great chance for three points. The Eagles are unbeaten in four away games in the top flight and are going well. They are only W1 D3 in that four match stretch though and their last road game saw them play out a 1-1 draw at the struggling Swansea. Palace really mount good attacking threats in games, but most of it isn’t sustained. Wilfried Zaha is bang on top of his game at the moment and is 11/4 value in the Coral anytime goalscorer market for this one. The Eagles are only W1 D3 L6 for the season away from Selhurst Park but are on the up on the road. There have been just the four away goals all season from them, but those four have come in their last two away games. Only 30% of their away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals and therefore under 2.5 goals at Coral looks a decent option. There has been just the one clean sheet for them on the road.
Southampton took a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park back September and that has left them with back to back league wins over the Eagles. Southampton have won their last three matches against Crystal Palace at home in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in each of these. The Saints have won all four of their previous Premier League home games against Crystal Palace.
The draw will be running with great appeal for the fixture here because the Eagles have been drawing a lot out on the road lately and Southampton are not convincing anyone that they can dig things out and produce a win. The 1-1 draw looks good.
31st December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It was yet another win for Manchester City in midweek as they collected a 1-0 win at Newcastle. That extended their lead at the top of the table to fifteen points and they stay out on the road on the weekend as well as they go to Crystal Palace. Palace have done well on home soil recently but with recent heavy losses against City, they may have their backs against the wall in this one. Man City are 2/9 favourites to get the win with the draw at 21/4 and Palace are 10/1 underdogs.
Palace were sunk 3-2 at home by Arsenal on Thursday to snap their good undefeated stretch of form. They were eight games without defeat before that loss to the Gunners and they are going to get another good workout in this one. Palace seems to only play well for short spells of games as opposed to putting in a good consistent shift. They are scoring well through with a five match scoring streak going and they have scored exactly two goals in each of their last seven home games now remarkably. So that should equate to goals in the match and over 3.5 goals at William Hill is probably going to offer value. Palace have still only been ahead at half time one game at Selhurst Park this season and they are now averaging 1.4 goals per home game. However, they have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game though and still have not earned a single clean sheet all season at home. The way that City are playing this season, a point out of this would be a success for the Eagles. Palace’s overall home form now stands at W3 D3 L4 record.
The Citizens marched on to eighteen league wins on the bounce as they dominated Newcastle at St James’ Park in midweek, but could only manage a 1-0 win against a side who had no interest in coming out of their shell. It means that City have won all ten of their away games this season and that’s back to back clean sheet victories that they have posted on the road. They have taken three clean sheets in their last four overall too and Man City to win to nil at William Hill may have some appeal. They will likely boss possession again as they take on the Eagles. Man City have scored 25 goals in their ten road games, conceding just the five which is superb. 80% of their away goals conceded have been in the first half of matches and they have opened the scoring in eight of their ten away games. In the correct score market, a Man City 2-0 win is at 13/2 while a 2-1 win (which is their most frequent away scoreline this term) is a 15/2 poke. Raheem Sterling can’t stop scoring and is value at 11/10 in the anytime goalscorer market, while Sergio Aguero is a 12/5 First Goalscorer option.
Palace were smashed 5-0 at the Etihad earlier in the season by Manchester City and have to be a bit concerned about this game. That is actually back to back 5-0 defeats they have suffered against the Citizens which is remarkable. City are on a seven match winning streak against the Eagles in all competitions, scoring at least three goals in five of those seven games.
It should be another win for Manchester City. They were so dominant out at Newcastle as a good indicator for this one and they will have had a day’s extra rest to that of Palace as well. The Citizens can get out of this win another win because the Palace back line have weaknesses that the visitors are likely going to expose.
29th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace continued their good unbeaten streak of form with a point out at Swansea just before Christmas which was enough to keep them out of the drop zone. Three points in this London derby would really boost their confidence further. Arsenal have won just one of their last five Premier League matches and have really been having their struggles out on the road too. Palace are 3/1 underdogs for the match with the draw at 29/10 and Arsenal in at 4/5 odds on favourites.
The unbeaten form of Crystal Palace has been extended to eight games now (W3 D5) in the top flight and they can be pleased with their response to their terrible start to the season. They have put together a fantastic six match unbeaten streak of form at Selhurst Park (W3 D3) recently and they have scored at least two goals in each of those fixtures as well, so it is going to be worth having a look over 2.5 goals at William Hill for this one. Three of Palace’s last four league games have gone over the goal line so there is a trend running. Wilfried Zaha continues to be a good anytime goalscorer option for them going forward and as the Eagles have conceded at least one goal in each of their last nine league games at home, it is well worth backing both teams to score at William Hill. This is a great London derby set up and it has every chance of being wide open and really end to end. After their really slow start to the season, Palace are now average 1.3 goals per game at home this season and 78% of their home fixtures have seen at least three goals.
You would have expected lot better than just two wins in nine away games from the Gunners. Overall they are W2 D3 L4 for the season on the road and they have gone unbeaten in their last three away from the Emirates at least, drawing their last two against Southampton and West Ham. They were involved in that 3-3 home thriller with Liverpool just before Christmas, fighting back from 2-0 down in the game when they were heavily outplayed in the first half. Arsenal have averaged a goal per game out on their travels this season while they have conceded ta an average of 1.4 per game. So they will be vulnerable in this one. They have improved defensively recently though away from the Emirates with two clean sheets in their last three games. Up as favourite in the anytime goalscorer market is Alexandre Lacazette at 11/10 followed by Alexis Sanchez at 7/5 who was on the scoresheet against Liverpool. They are the only two Arsenal players with more than one away goal to their name this season (two each). The half time draw at William Hill is worth considering because the Gunners have been level at the break in five of their nine road games, being ahead in just one of those. The Gunners have failed to score in 44% of their away games this term.
Palace took a big 3-0 win in last season’s corresponding fixture. That snapped a twelve match winless streak of Premier League form that they were on against the Gunners. Arsenal do boast a very good record of W6 D1 L1 in their last eight games home and away against the Eagles in the top flight and have lost just one of their last fourteen games in all competitions at Selhurst Park.
Palace may well be good enough for a draw in this one. The Gunners just haven’t produced on the road and they will be facing a spirited Eagles side in this tough London derby. There could be enough in this one to see the Eagles collect another good point for themselves.
26th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is one of the big games of the weekend in the Premier League. Swansea are in trouble at the bottom of the Premier League and were sunk on Monday night by Everton to leave them with four losses in their last five played. Crystal Palace meanwhile are on the up after putting back to back wins on the board, claiming their first away win of the season last weekend with a surprise result at Leicester. Swansea are 2/1 underdogs in this one with Crystal Palace at 6/4 and the draw at 2/1.
Can the Swans give themselves a lifeline towards getting out of the drop zone over the Christmas period? This is probably their best shot at three points before the close of the year as they face Liverpool and then Watford after awards. So they really need to go all out in this one. The Swans have produced just a W2 D1 L6 record at home this season in the top flight but are W1 D1 L1 in their last three there, with that loss happening against Manchester City. So they could be value to at least avoid defeat in this one and their defence hasn’t been bad really. They have taken three clean sheets at home in their last six played at the Liberty Stadium. A Swansea 1-0 correct score at Ladbrokes is a 15/2 poke while a 0-0 is at 13/2. You feel that this is a game that the Swans have to get something out of. There have only even the five home goals for them this season in the top flight but again their defence hasn’t been all that bad really. Eight of their twelve defeats this season in the league have all been by just a one goal margin. They have scored in three of their last four games.
Palace are on the up though with a fantastic seven match unbeaten streak of form going and they have won their last two, taking down Watford and Leicester. They have strung together a three match unbeaten streak out on the road and got their first away goals and their first away win of the season last weekend when they took a 3-0 win at Leicester. Palace have taken three clean sheets in their last five games and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes has to be worth a look in this one. In the anytime goalscorer market Palace have Wilfried Zaha at 2/1 and they will be missing Christian Benteke for this game it is worth noting. At least Palace have stopped the losing rot on the road and have finally gotten their breakthrough win. Those are the only three goals though of course away from Selhurst Park that they have scored this season and only 33% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Four of their six away defeats this season have been by a one goal margin only. Both teams not to score at Ladbrokes could well offer some value at 4/5 odds. They have to be a decent option to back to avoid defeat.
There was a crazy fixture the last time these two met at the Liberty Stadium with the Swans taking a 5-4 win. Swansea are on a three match winning streak against the Eagles now in the Premier League and they are unbeaten in their last five against them. Crystal Palace have lost their last two on home soil against the Eagles.
Crystal Palace have to take favouritism in this one. They are playing some much bolder stuff and taking risks at the moment whereas those around them aren’t. It’s been paying off form them and with the Swans lacking a scoring threat the Eagles can strike.
20th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace managed to get themselves a much needed win on the board in midweek, and it came in dramatic fashion at home against Watford. They still haven’t produced a goal or a win out on their travels this season though and they face a Foxes side who have been carrying good form recently and the visitors will be under pressure in this one. Leicester are even money at William Hill for the win, with the draw at 12/5 and Palace at 14/5.
The Foxes have been producing well on home soil recently with three wins in their last four league games at the King Power. Overall this season on home soil they have gone W4 D1 L3 and they have only failed to score in one of their home games so far, a 2-0 loss to Manchester City. So it has been pretty positive for them really since the end of September and they have Riyad Mahrez coming back to top form and that is making a difference for them. Leicester have netted eleven home goals in their eight games and only 38% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. So it may well be worth a flutter under 2.5 goals at William Hill which is a price of 3/4 for the game. Jamie Vardy is a 21/20 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match with Mahrez at 12/5. 64% of their goals at home this season have been returned in the first half of matches at the King Power. Three of their four victories at the King Power have been with a clean sheet and they will be a decent option at William Hill to win to nil.
The Eagles gave themselves a boost in midweek with a home win over Watford, it was a dramatic comeback too as they were trailing 1-0 with a couple of minutes to go. That extended their unbeaten sequence to six games in the top flight however they are still looking for their first away win of the season as well as their first road goal a well. They have drawn their last two away games 0-0 against Brighton and West Brom and so they have at least been looking a little more defensively sound. They are still only D2 L6 away from Selhurst Park this term though. Both teams not to score at William Hill is at 10/11 odds but it could be worth backing them in a half time draw because they have been level at the break in five of their eight road games. 69% of their goals conceded on the road have been after the break. Crystal Palace have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game on their travels and only 25% of their away games have gone above that 2.5 goal line. Wilfried Zaha is a 13/5 anytime goalscorer option for them. Will they break their duck out on the road this weekend?
Leicester were on top from the two meetings last season as they took four points away from their two meetings with Palace. The Foxes have gone W3 D1 in their last four in the top flight against the Eagles. Overall though from their six previous Premier League meetings, Leicester are W3 D1 L2 so it’s tight.
Crystal Palace still haven’t proved themselves out on the road this season and therefore it has to be the Foxes who are value to back for the win in this one. They have some decent form going and look likely to take out the struggling travellers.
14th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace gathered up yet another point on the weekend as they were held to a 2-2 home draw with Bournemouth. That stretches the Eagles out to five games unbeaten now but just one of those games have ended in a victory for them. But at least they are fighting along and with Watford being a bit hit and miss out on the road, the Eagles may sense a chance for at least another point in this one. Crystal Palace are 6/5 at Ladbrokes to win this with Watford at 23/10 and the draw at 9/4.
The Eagles drew for the third time in a row as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park against Bournemouth on the weekend. They are unbeaten in five league games now and have lost just one of their last seven now which was against Spurs, so they are holding their ground much more consistently. But can they find those precious wins to get themselves out of the drop zone? The Eagles are unbeaten in five home games now (W2 D3) and the three draws in that sequence were all 2-2 affairs and both wins were 2-1 victories. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, there is a quote of 17/2 on a Palace 2-1 win and 14/1 odds on a 2-2 draw. A victory would send them out of the drop zone even if it’s temporary, but that is something that would surely fill them with confidence. Palace are still without a clean sheet at home this term so both teams to score should be an option at Ladbrokes. All of their league goals this season have come at home of course and Wilfried Zaha is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option for them, while Christian Benteke who missed from the penalty spot on the weekend is the 15/8 favourite. Palace have only been leading once at half time at home this season.
The Hornets have been a bit patchy with a W2 D1 L5 record in their last eight played. So they are struggling to land any kind of consistency at the moment and they suffered a 1-0 loss out at Burnley on the weekend. Their away form has started to go downhill a bit as they have lost three of their last four away from Vicarage Road (W1). Their loss at Burnley was the first time this season that they failed to score on their travels. They had scored at least two goals in each of their other away games this season. Two of their three way defeats now have been by a one goal margin only and that is because, by and large, they do carry an attacking threat. Troy Deeney and Andre Gray are up there around the 2/1 mark in the anytime goalscorer market and both teams to score at Ladbrokes is worth a serious look in this one. The Hornets have scored first in five of their eight away games this season in the top flight and 60% of their 15 away goals have come in the second half of matches, which may make the half time draw at Ladbrokes a decent option to consider.
Crystal Palace won this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season and that was after a draw at Vicarage Road. Things are pretty even between these from recent meetings. Of the four Premier League games contested, Palace are W2 D1 L1 but they are W2 L2 in their last four on home soil in all competitions against the Hornets.
The draw in the match outright has to have appeal again just because Palace can’t seem to get over the finish line to put wins on the board. Watford will likely get more chances against Palace than they did against Burnley on the weekend and the Hornets can go there and collect a point.
11th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Eagles have lost just one of their last six league games now, which given how poor they were at the start of the season, is pretty good for them. Will they be able to collect some more points on home soil as they play host to Bournemouth on the weekend? The Cherries have failed to win any of their last three games after collecting a draw in their south-coast duel with Southampton last weekend. Crystal Palace are even money to win, with the draw at 12/5 and Bournemouth at 11/4.
Palace are up and off the bottom of the table after playing out a 0-0 draw at West Brom last weekend. That was back to back 0-0 draws for them out on the road and it extended their unbeaten form in the league to four (W1 D3) so there have been improvements from them but even if they win this they wouldn’t get out of the drop zone because of goal difference. Still, they are edging closer and their home form has been good recently with a W2 L2 unbeaten record in their last four. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four home games as well and in the Coral correct score market, a Crystal Palace 2-0 option is there at 15/2 which is the same quote on them winning 2-1. Wilfried Zaha continues to be their best route to goal and he is at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market for the game. Palace have only scored eight home goals all season, all of them coming in their last four games. 71% of their home fixtures this term in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals and this one to go the same way is well worth considering. 75% of the goals that the Eagles have conceded on home soil this season have been in the first half of matches. Palace have scored just the two opening goals all season in all of their league games home and away.
The Cherries picked up a point at home last weekend against south coast rivals Southampton and that has left them with a W2 D2 L1 record in their last five league games which isn’t all that bad. They have put together a good unbeaten steak of three games out on the road though, winning two of those. Each of their two wins away from home in a W2 D1 L4 overall record have both been by a one goal margin. Both teams to score at Coral collects a price of 10/11 even though only five teams have scored fewer goals than the Cherries have done this season, Palace being one of them. The Cherries are a pretty well organised side and tough to break down and they do have the best defensive record of all the teams in the bottom half of the table. Can they pack enough of a punch going forward though, that’s the issue there? Their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market are Callum Wilson and Jermain Defoe who are both at 9/4. Bournemouth have scored only the four away goals this season in the top flight and this could well end up being a pretty tight match.
The Cherries have gone unbeaten in their last three visits to Selhurst Park interestingly, playing out a 1-1 draw there last season. Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings between the two clubs at Selhurst Park. Palace collected four points from the two league meetings last season but Bournemouth but things are even with one win each and two draws from the four previous Premier League clashes.
The Eagles are worth backing at even money to land a win in this one. The atmosphere at Selhurst Park is really fantastic and that has helped them start to get back on their feet lately. They can hold out defensively against a lightweight Cherries attack and sneak a victory in this one.
7th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Around a year ago Alan Pardew was sacked by Crystal Palace and now his first game in charge of West Brom is against his former employees. What a great script written then for this game. Both sides need a win in this one as well because of their respective poor seasons. Palace are still suck at the bottom but have been picking up points, whereas the Baggies are seeking to snap a poor long winless streak. West Brom are 11/8 to take the win, with the draw at 11/5 and Palace are trading at 2/1.
The Baggies are winless in twelve games now but they came close to snapping that streak in midweek. They found themselves 2-0 up in the second half against Newcastle, but they still couldn’t get the win on the board as they were pegged back to 2-2. Will that elusive win happen here? The Baggies are W1 D4 L2 at home this season in the top flight and their home tie with the Magpies snapped a two match losing streak that they were on. Their two home defeats this season happened against Man City and Chelsea, so they have at least held their own against everyone else who has come for a visit to the Hawthorns. The lack of goals and adventure under Tony Pulis is probably going to be turned on its head with the arrival of Alan Pardew but still it looks likely that this will be a low scoring game and under 2.5 goals at Coral is worth considering. West Brom have only netted the eight league goals this season at the Hawthorns and Jay Rodriguez is the only player for them to have netted more than one home goal this term (2). The summer signing is the 2/1 anytime goalscorer favorite for the match. Pardew will be relishing getting a shot at Crystal Palace in this one and the Baggies are a price of 13/5 with Coral to win to nil. They badly need a boost and to snap this winless streak of form. There is a 6/1 quote on a West Brom 1-0 correct score turning up but the Baggies have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 9 matches
Crystal Palace have not managed to turn up an away goal all season long but they got their first away point of the season in a 0-0 draw at Brighton in midweek. So they finally made that breakthrough at least. Palace have gone W1 D3 L1 in their last five league games and the loss there was against Spurs. But with the majority of points coming at Selhurst Park for them, it’s hard to trust them still out on the road. With Wilfried Zaha they will always get a chance or two in games and he a 5/2 anytime goalscorer option with Christian Benteke at 13/8. In all of their games, home and away this season, Palace have conceded the opening goal in eleven of their fourteen games. A half time draw isn’t a bad 5/4 option at Coral for this one because the Eagles have been level at the break in each of their last tree road games so even the 0-0 half time correct score may be worth a flutter. Their draw at Brighton in midweek also saw Palace earn their first clean sheet of the season and as well. Both teams not to score in the game is a price of 3/4. A win for the Eagles would pull them level with the Baggies so there is incentive there, but not losing out on the road has to be the priority.
There was an away win for each of these from last season’s top flight clashes. Both of those away wins came with a clean sheet as well. Palace have netted exactly two gasoline each of their last three trips to West Brom but only have a W1 D1 L1 there in those visits. The Baggies are W3 D1 L2 in their last six Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace. Five of the last nine meetings between these two have been settled by a 2-0 scoreline for the winner.
The Baggies can get a much needed win on the board in this one. They were so close to snapping their losing streak in midweek and with Alan Pardew shouting in their ears, they’ll probably be a little more expansive and can take down the Eagles whose away form has been pretty shocking overall.
30th November 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting