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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Match Preview
Arsenal will look to rise above the chaos that they find themselves in, as they look to improve their standings in the Premier League against Crystal Palace. This Arsenal vs Crystal Palace fixture will be played at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, January 20, so check betting tips and our Arsenal vs Crystal Palace prediction.
The Gunners have been all over the place, literally! Their struggles in the transfer market in getting new players as well as keep their star players together are hurting their chances on the pitch. With no consistency in their game so far, Arsenal find themselves down the table at sixth after 23 games (39pts, W11, D6, L6). They are already eight points behind the top four, the last place of which is occupied by Chelsea before the start of this round of matches. The less said about the title charge the better, because Arsenal are 23 points behind Manchester City. With all the attention around Alexis Sanchez’s proposed move to Manchester United, Arsenal hope that the off-field distractions won’t trouble the rest of his team in this Arsenal vs Crystal Palace fixture.
Not long ago, Palace looked dead and buried, but the resurgence under Roy Hodgson has lifted them up the table. After 23 games, Palace are 12th in the table (25pts, W6, D7, L10). Although they are still not yet out of danger – only five points separate them from the relegation zone – the Eagles feel that they can make a dash towards the top-half of the table. A win over Burnley last weekend made it four wins in their last eight games and Palace will feel confident ahead of this Arsenal vs Crystal Palace encounter. They have lost 3-2 at home against Arsenal in December and will be looking for revenge. However, there is a school of thought that Hodgson had easy fixtures so far and his real task will start from here.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace H2H
Arsenal have a tight grip over their London neighbours Palace, as they have won five, drawn one and lost only once in their last seven meetings. The Gunners have lost only once in their last 16 matches against Palace in all competitions (W11, D4, L1).
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Team News
For Arsenal, Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny are expected to return from injury with Olivier Giroud the only injury absentee.
Palace will be without seven of their players for this trip as Connor Wickham, Mamadou Sakho, Scott Dann, Jeffrey Schlupp, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek among others are injured and out of contention.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Probable Line-ups
Arsenal XI: Cech (GK), Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Ozil, Lacazette.
Crystal Palace XI: Speroni (GK), Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Aanholt, Zaha, Milivojevic, Cabaye, McArthur, Sako, Benteke.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Whatever may be their troubles in the season, Arsenal have been good at home. It would take a mighty effort to unseat them at the Emirates and no matter how good their form is, Palace may not be able to force an upset. We see a game with more than 2.5 goals and a home win also looks like good Arsenal vs Crystal Palace prediction.