Arsenal will be looking to continue their winning streak when they welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium for Thursday’s Premier League clash.
In confident spirits, they are8/15 (1.53) favourites with bet365 to make it four league wins in a row for the first time since October 2018.
However, the Eagles are unbeaten in the last four meetings between the sides and can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) to inflict another setback by coming out on top here.
Three of the last four encounters have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Thomas Partey and Gabriel will both face late fitness tests, although Gabriel Martinelli is definitely ruled out after injuring his ankle in the pre-match warm-up against Newcastle.
Wayne Hennessey, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, Nathan Ferguson, Connor Wickham and Jeffrey Schlupp are all sidelined through injury, with Scott Dann and Gary Cahill both doubtful.
Having picked up just two points from the previous available 21 in the league, the Gunners’ 3-1 Boxing Day win over Chelsea came as something of a shock.
That result is looking more and more like a turning point, as the reinvigorated Londoners have since made it nine points from nine with wins over Brighton and West Brom, whilst also ensuringsafe passage into the FA Cup fourth round.
While the likes of Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette have earned plenty of plaudits for finally delivering in the attacking third, the defence has more than played its part with three successive clean sheets.
This looks ominous for Roy Hodgson’s men, who come into this clash with just one win in seven and having failed to score in four of their last six matches on the road.
With Arsenal adding cutting edge to their solid defence, odds of 8/5 (2.60) seem generous on them winning without conceding against a struggling Palace team.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com