Arsenal vs Crystal Palace


Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal slipped to second after their 2-2 draw at Southampton in midweek. They know they need a win here to maintain the pressure on the in-form Man City who beat Spurs 5-1 at White Hart Lane. 

Crystal Palace travel here on the back of 2 1-0 wins that have seen them jump 4 points clear of relegation. An impressive feat considering the start to the season they endures. Pulis has done a good job and looks to have found a way to stay in the league.

However, they have a tough run over the next few weeks, with games against Arsenal, Everton and Man United all to come in February starting here...

Palace have won 1-0 on the road at Hull and Villa this season, but have lost every other game (9 defeats). They have loset by two goals at Spurs, Liverpool, Man Utd and Southampton already, and with the incentive for Arsenal to make a statement that they are fully in the title race despite dropping to second makes me point towards them recording a similar victory. 

The key for Arsenal is defensively they need to be strong. They will create chances but they can't afford to gift chances to Palace. With 6 clean sheets in their last 7, and only a late Everton goal preventing 7 from 7, I expect them to restrict chances and win without conceding. The fact Palace have scored 4 in 10 away games also backs up the chances of this happenening.

To cover their handicap, they need to win 2-0 or better, and I think a 2-0 win is the worst they should be able to manage, providing they play their usual game, which I think they will. The only issue is CM injuries/suspensions with Wilshere, Ramsey and Flamini missing - thy should cover this line.


Asian Handicap

Winner: Arsenal
Line: -1.75

Odds: 2.00

Above odds were valid at 31/01/2014 15:15:00
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Bet: £20.00

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Comments (5)


I don't do Asian handicap


On Betfair Exchange AH market and I can't get -1.75 so what do I do now?


Been in touch with Betfair and they not offering -1.75


I recommend using multiple bookmakers. Betfair exchange offers this Asian Handicap line. Limiting yourself to one bookmaker means you'll lose out on profit in the long term. Betfair Sportsbook offer poor odds the majority of the time.


-1.75 can also be shown as -1.5/2.0. The principle being it splits the stake... 50% on -1.50 and 50% on -2.00