Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 April 2019
Kick-Off 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal survived a strong Watford test on Monday evening thanks to an early Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal which made all the difference in their favour against FA Cup finalists at Vicarage Road Stadium. It was a massive away success for Unai Emery’s men who are now level on points with Chelsea in fourth place, but have a game in hand on the Blues.
The Gunners thus have the pole position in the battle for the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season. They do have a couple of tricky away fixtures upcoming in the league against Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. It gives very little room for any slip-ups on the home patch, particularly in this type of affairs when the Gunners are to play host to Crystal Palace.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics suggests we might be in for a one-sided contest here.
Hosts won 14, drew 3 and lost only 1 of 18 meetings with the Glaziers.
We should also be in for a high-scoring affair judging by the most recent set of head to head encounters.
Four or more goals were scored in each of last three H2H encounters, including this term’s 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
The Glaziers are pretty safe with a healthy eight-point cushion on Cardiff City in 18th place. They generally played hot and cold throughout the season. They defeated the likes of Manchester City away at Etihad Stadium, but also lost home ties to the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion etc.
Visitors saw off Newcastle United 0-1 away at St. James’ Park before falling 1-3 at home to Manchester City last weekend on the home patch. This match has a much bigger importance for the home team and we believe in-form Arsenal should not have too many troubles beating Roy Hodgson’s squad here.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Arsenal to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Arsenal to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10).