Premier League Tips: Crystal Palace and Arsenal won't prevail away

Olivier Giroud has gone eight Arsenal appearances without a goal
Olivier Giroud has gone eight Arsenal appearances without a goal
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The Opta stats favour a draw at The Hawthorns, Man United to avoid defeat to Arsenal and Christian Eriksen to score...

"Arsenal have won none and lost six of their last eight Premier League trips to Old Trafford."

Recommended Bet: Back Man United (draw no bet) to beat Arsenal @ 2.3211/8

West Brom v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 17:30, Sky Sports 1)

Crystal Palace have won none of their last nine Premier League matches (W0 D3 L6)

Despite beating three of the top half in the FA Cup, Crystal Palace haven't prevailed in the Premier League since Christmas. Their latest opponents are similarly win-averse though, achieving three in 13 top-flight encounters, meaning that all signs point to a sharing of spoils in Saturday's televised teatime clash.

The Eagles have drawn three of their last six on their league travels, including two of the four since their victory-free sequence commenced, and they participated in a 2-2 on their previous trip to The Hawthorns last term. West Brom meanwhile are on a four-game home drawing streak across all competitions. Every team who held them are lower down the football pyramid than Palace.

Recommended Bet: Back the draw @ 3.211/5


Man United v Arsenal (Sunday, 14:05, Sky Sports 1)

Arsenal have won none and lost six of their last eight Premier League trips to Old Trafford

The Gunners are surprisingly clear favourites at 2.56/4 despite their lack of recent success at the home of the 20-time English champions and failure to win any of their three trips to top-half clubs since Christmas, being held by Liverpool and Stoke and thrashed 4-0 by Southampton on Boxing Day.

Man United have lost just one of their six matches as hosts against top-half colleagues, winning three and keeping four clean sheets. Indeed, they have conceded just five times in front of their fans in 15 domestic contests, so after successive Emirates blanks, there is no guarantee that Arsenal will net, let alone win.

Finally, as Betting.Betfair detailed earlier this week, Louis van Gaal's men have the best 2015/16 record in collisions between the traditional Big Six.

Recommended Bet: Back Man United (draw no bet) @ 2.3211/8


Tottenham v Swansea (Sunday, 14:05)

Christian Eriksen has had a hand in five goals in his last five Premier League appearances

Tottenham demonstrated that their ability to thrive without Harry Kane with a very accomplished 3-0 triumph over Fiorentina, who knocked them out of the Europa League last term. There have only been three Spurs fixtures since the start of 2015 that he has played no part in and they won the lot, scoring 11 times in the process.

The England striker is expected to return against Swansea, but the midweek result offers reassurance that they have the attacking talent to dismiss their Welsh guests even if he isn't at his sharpest. Their third most prolific performer is Eriksen and he loves facing the Swans, firing three in three against them, including a brace at the Liberty Stadium earlier this season.

Recommended Bet: Back Eriksen to score @ 3.412/5

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