Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Toppers Arsenal need to hold on to just a few more game weeks, and they will be able to put an end to a long wait for the title. As of now, they have a lead of five points at the top of the table.Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are one of the weakest teams in the league at the moment. They are one of the very few squads to have remained winless in the past five match-days in the PL.The reverse fixture ended in a 0-2 win on the road for the Gunners. It is also quite noteworthy that the hosts lost just once at this venue in the past 29 years. They scored two or more goals in five of the past six clashes at this stadium too.
Not only are the Gunners at the top of the table with a five-point lead, but they also have a superb h2h record against this rival over the years. They are also at home, where they lost a single league game all through the campaign. And this defeat came against Manchester City too.On the other hand, Palace are one of the few teams in the PL to have remained winless in the past five game weeks, and they lost six of their past eight road trips. In fact, they have just two league wins on the road this entire season.Likely, a win is expected for Arsenal this Sunday.
The Gunners will be determined to secure a win at any cost this weekend. They are at home, and are taking on one of the worst teams in the league.And with the second-placed Manchester City pitted against arch-rivals Liverpool, Mikel Arteta’s men are probably about to turn this encounter into a goal-fest.Palace failed to score in their last two road trips, and they failed to find the back of the net in the reverse fixture too. And this time around they are about to take a trip to the Emirates Stadium.It is doubtful if goals will come from either end of the pitch this Sunday.
The Gunners have a lead of five points at the top of the table, and the second-placed Manchester City are pitted against Liverpool next. This is a great opportunity for Arteta’s men.And it increases their confidence that they are pitted against the struggling Crystal Palace. In fact, these guests of the day are on a three-game losing streak, and a 12-fixture winless run. They also have a poor h2h record over the years.Going on, Palace have a single clean sheet on the road since October, while the Gunners scored seven goals from their past two appearances at home. Do also note that Arteta’s men found the back of the net in eight of the past ten h2h clashes at this venue.Likely, the Over 2.5 Team Goals by Arsenal looks promising.
Prediction : Arsenal to Win and Over 2.5 Goals.
Torino vs Napoli
Torino climbed to eighth position in the Serie A table after claiming a maximum of six points from the previous two league rounds.They have kept their net untouched in both wins, leaving the likes of Bologna and Lecce without too many chances for goals in the process.This run will, however, come in severe danger on Sunday afternoon when Il Toro play host to the deadliest attacking line in the country.
Napoli come to visit Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Matchday No 27. I Partinopei have immediately bounced back from the surprising home loss to Lazio as they eased past Atalanta 2-0 eight days ago at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.Khvicha Kvaratskhelia continued his marvelous season as he was the one who broke the deadlock with a fantastic goal in the second half of the affair against Atalanta last weekend.Since Inter Milan slipped up last weekend, Luciano Spalletti’s men are once again 18 points clear atop the league table.I Partinopei own the league’s best attacking and defensive record at the same time with an impressive goal difference of 60-16.
Napoli thus have to be considered clear favorites against any rival in the league while being at least two classes above ever other team in the competition.On top of this season’s form, Napoli have an excellent run in the clashes against Torino to back them up ahead of Sunday’s tie.I Partinopei won five and drew one of the previous six encounters with Il Toro.Torino found the back of the net just once in the previous four meetings with Napoli.
Napoli kept their net untouched in five of the last six Serie A outings. Each of their five victories during this streak has come by at least two goals difference. Torino do play tight, defensive-minded football under Ivan Juric in general and we don’t expect them causing many problems to Napoli’s rock-solid back line on Sunday.We’ll take Napoli’s win as the main pick.
Prediction : Napoli to Win.
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