Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Sunday, April 21st, 2019, 11:00 am
Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium for their Premier League game this weekend.
Arsenal currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League table, behind Chelsea who are in fourth, but have a trip away to Watford on Monday night to make up some ground on Maurizio Sarri’s side. The Gunners lost 1-0 away to Everton, but are a different proposition in their home ground this year, only losing once in the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this term.
Crystal Palace are sitting comfortably enough in 13th position on 39 points and should look forward to another season in the Premier League next year. Palace lost 3-1 at home to Manchester City on the weekend and that defeat made it just two wins in their last six matches played in all competitions. Palace, meanwhile, won their last away game 1-0 against Newcastle.
Arsenal have a Europa League quarter-final second leg with Napoli in San Paolo on Thursday night – after the first game in The Emirates Stadium ended 2-0 to the Gunners – and could potentially rotate some of their squad players for this game.
Crystal Palace’s season has petered out now since losing to 2-1 to Watford in FA Cup quarter-finals and as they are just about safe from relegation there is the danger of Roy Hodgson’s men of losing motivation. This is a derby though so there should be no excuses for a lacklustre display. A 3-1 win for Arsenal is a likely result.
An Arsenal win is available
Palace haven’t beaten the Gunners at home since 1994 a run of six defeats and one draw.
Total goals over 2.5
Arsenal have score nine times without reply in their last four home games and that could be why the bookmakers are offering odds for the over 2.5 goals scored market.
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Head to Head
In the last 37 meetings between these sides it is the Gunners who come out on top with 24 wins compared to Crystal Palace’s three, while there have been 10 draws.
- Arsenal have a good home record this season, winning their last eight matches in all competitions at the Emirates – they have only lost three times this season at home and once in the Premier League.
- Crystal Palace won 10 of their 22 away games in all competitions this season and drew 2-2 with the Gunners at Selhurst Park earlier in the season.
- Arsenal will be looking to get back into the Champions League for next season and have a double chance between getting into the top four or winning the Europa League – while they will be also hoping to reach their first European Final since losing to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final.
- Palace will be happy with a mid-table finish and cement their position in next term’s Premier League.