start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
starting round of the second half of the current English season has
been dragged out for three days. And for a dessert to football fans
the bosses of the EPL have left the London derby of the teams of Roy
Hodgson and Arsène Wenger.
to the results of the first circle the hosts of Selhurst Park are
near to relegation zone and therefore during the second half of the
season will fight for staying in the elite division. And the guests
are traditional challengers for one of the places in the big
Champions League quartet.
Palace (the head coach Roy Hodgson)
recently the new team of the former coach of the national team of
England was considered to be the hopeless underdog of the EPL and the
main applicant for a class fall. However during the last eight
matches Palace is scoring points which have allowed the hosts of
Selhurst Park to climb gradually on the sixteenth place. It is also
necessary to mark last victories of Roy Hodgson’s teams over Watford
(2:1) and Leicester (3:0).
(the head coach Arsène Wenger)
the current rivals are divided by ten steps at the tournament
bracket. However this fact doesn’t speak about significant
superiority of the Gunners. The matter is that on the 1st
of January, Monday the winter transfer window opens. And now two best
team players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil are ready to change the
teams. Manchester City wants the Chilean winger and Real Madrid is
dreaming about the German playmaker.
is the reason why the initial favorite of the forthcoming London
derby is in a very vague mood. As practice shows in similar
situations top football players don’t want to give all the best in
the last matches for teams which they are going to leave. And
therefore in the forthcoming battle the hosts of Selhurst Park have
an excellent opportunity to gain, at least, one point.
Palace – 4.50, draw – 4.00, Arsenal – 1.80;
Crystal Palace to win or draw (Asian Handicap +0.5) – odds 2.14 SBOBET