“I’m Worried For Them” – Paul Merson Predicts Score For Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has provided his prediction for Arsenal’s Premier League game with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has provided his prediction for Arsenal’s Premier League game with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.
Arsenal extended their winning run to 11 matches in all competitions with a narrow 1-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday night which came off the back of a 3-1 comeback win over Leicester City last Monday.
The Gunners head in to the weekend action sitting joint third in the Premier League table – just two points off the leaders – so they’ll be looking to keep the pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool with a win over Palace.
Roy Hodgons’s side currently sit 15th in the table after winning just two of their nine league games this season so the Eagles will be desperate to secure a positive result to aid their survival hopes.
However, Merson says he’s ‘worried’ for Palace due to their inability to score goals having managed just 5 strikes so far this campaign. Compare that to Arsenal who’ve scored 22 goals and it’s easy to understand why Merson is backing his former side to run away 3-1 victors tomorrow afternoon.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said:
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Arsenal are on an amazing run. Against Leicester they could have been 3-0 down at the break but were outstanding in the second half. I do not know how they do it. Arsenal’s big worry is when they play Liverpool next week – I dread to think what that score will be.
They will beat Palace as they will open this game up. Palace cannot score goals. I’m worried for them, they need to start winning games. That pressure is taking its toll on Wilfried Zaha.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3
We’ll have to wait and see whether Merson’s prediction proves accurate but a 3-1 win for Arsenal would extend their winning run to 12 games and move them above Man City ahead of their trip to fifth-placed Tottenham on Monday night.
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