Arsenal v Crystal Palace Match Preview & Predicted Score as Gunners eye top-ten spot

Arsenal have the chance to regain a place in the top 10 of the Premier League this evening, but they will have to put Crystal Palace to the sword.

The Gunners will leapfrog West Ham in tenth place with a three-goal victory over Crystal Palace (or with an unlikely high-scoring game of six-plus goals that they win by two clear goals), as we look to build on our recent return to form. I do think it will be a high scoring game, so it might be worth researching the best football betting sites for this one! Personally, I’ve found bettingsites.info really handy in these situations..

Our side went seven PL matches without a victory recently, but have turned that around since Boxing Day with three consecutive league wins and victory in the FA cup.

Crystal Palace do not have such bright form to look back on however. They have just four wins since September, and they have come against bottom of the table Sheffield United and the three sides who were promoted from the Championship in the summer, but they may view this game a little differently.

Palace did have a great 5-1 win at West Brom back in early December, but since then they have had the embarrassment of a 7-0 defeat to Liverpool and a 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa. But they have made a few good draws, and the ones that should worry Arsenal are the two London derbies, which saw the Eagles draw 1-1 against West Ham and Tottenham, so obviously they take their local rivals a bit more seriously.

The Eagles have a fine record against our side, and are actually unbeaten in our last four head-to-heads, including three draws and a win. Wilfried Zaha will likely have a point to prove when coming up against our side also, having been unhappy with a failed move to the Emirates in recent seasons, a move he admitted to wanting when speaking to Jamie Carragher’s podcast previously.

Regardless of our recent record against our London rivals, Arsenal should be able to build on their recent form. We had an amazing 3-1 win over Chelsea, but as they have only won one of their last 7 games that is not such a great achievement, and beating Newcastle, Brighton and West Brom is not really that impressive given their League positions. This game against Palace though should be considered to be on a par with these and it should be another winnable game.

So, I’m going for a 3-1 home win, with Lacazette to add another goal to his tally.

What are your early predictions for the clash?

Patrick

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  1. Sue says:

    Pumped for tonight 😁 I’m going with 2-0…

    OT.. The Premier League’s director of football, Richard Garlick, will become Arsenal’s director of football operations in the coming months.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      Never heard of him before (not like I have heard any director of football before) is he good? Kinda look like William Regal.

      1. Sue says:

        He’s experienced, HH. He’ll fill the void left by Fahmy – player contracts!!! He’ll be busy then 😄 Let’s hope he does a good job!

        1. NMC says:

          Hopefully some knowledge of the long term vision of the premier league also to align with our recruitment strategy.

          The premier league has grown into a great brand and world renowned maybe a very savvy move.

        2. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

          Here’s some info that’s been circulating:

          Garlick currently works as the Premier League’s director of football, a position he has held since August 2018. In this role, he is responsible for football relations and operations, youth football development and young player and coaching education.

          Garlick comes from a law background. He graduated from Newcastle University in 1998 with a law degree, and is a qualified solicitor specialising in sports law. Prior to moving into football, Garlick worked for a number of law firms.

          By taking up his post with the Premier League in 2018, Garlick became the English top-flight’s first ever director of football. When announcing the appointment two and a half years ago, the Premier League described Garlick as ‘well known to clubs and respected by all.

          I can only hope he’s our legitimate attempt to finally bring in a Dein-like character into the fold…hopefully his previous position has likewise provided him with some crucial intel regarding some up-and-coming youth prospects…fingers-crossed!

  2. Jim wall says:

    Arsenal 2-0 palace
    Leno
    Bell holding mari tierney
    Partey. Xakai
    Saka. ESR. Auba
    Lacca

    1. GunnerDev says:

      That would be my line up too COYG!

      1. Wiggy says:

        Yes this would be the perfect line up.
        Hopefully.
        No willan. No willock. No Nketiah. No Nelson and no El nani
        Pepe is okay.
        2-1 to Arsenal. .

    2. Jim wall says:

      My subs would be…
      Gk
      AMN
      Gab
      Elneney
      Nelson
      Martinelle
      Nekitha

      1. zackson88 says:

        put pepe instead of nelson. martinleii is not fit

        1. Declan says:

          Martinelli has been training as normal ahead of the game with the squad but I expect to see him on the bench.

    3. Phenom says:

      Nice line-up but I will replace Mari with Gabriel.

      1. Jim wall says:

        Could do that phenom,
        Glad we have a choice now between 2 good cb, I think gab is the better athlete and is going to be a great defender,
        But mari is playing well and maybe don’t change a winning team.

        1. Phenom says:

          I agree with not changing a winning team but Zaha plays as a striker this season and I fear for Mari bcos of pace.

        2. Bobby says:

          Mari is very calm and reads the game well, I do not think Gab should bench him now, he has to wait for the chance to get back in the time and this is good in getting the best out of players

  3. Highbury Hero says:

    We should get a win based on our current form but Crystal Palace has been a thorn in recent seasons. Good chance to change that.

  4. durand says:

    Hopefully there won’t be any changes to the recent lineup. They have shown some chemistry working together, and hopefully their good form will continue.

  5. stevo2cu says:

    arsenal must win with 3:0 tonight game

  6. Stevo Odhura says:

    Arsenal must win crystal palace 4:1 tonight make top 10

  7. FFO says:

    Luiz starts ahead of holding

  8. RW1 says:

    If partey is fit should be twined with amn or ceballos … rest is pretty much self selected if martinelli isnt 100 per cent

  9. S.J says:

    Crystal Palace will be a real test for the new recent selection. Hope Arteta picks the right team.

    We have not won them for the past 4 games, so I hope we get a win tonight.

    I think the formation picks itself already. Looking forward to Arteta’s selection for Central defence and Central midfield pairing.

    I will go for a 2 – 1 score win for us.

  10. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    So this is a home Arsenal PL match today’s night. But not an away match that will be played at Selhurt Park as I thought.

    But notwithstanding at whatever venue the match is played tonight, be it at the Ems or at Selhurst Park. The Gunners will shoot down not less 3 Eagles but it be more in the PL match encounter to no any casualties suffered to the Gunners in the match.

    For, the Gunners will arrive at the venue of match taking with themselves their high precision caliber automatic long range rifles fitted with infrared control to down some Eagles in their flying in the match in case if they decide by themselves or are instructed by their General Officet Commanding them (GOC) Roy Hudgson to fly to the higher altitude(park the bus and counterattack to steal a win). Which is trademark characteristic of the Crystal Palace game playing in the PL.

    But this Roy Hudgson match playing tactics or strategy will not work against Arsenal in the match tonight but fail woefully. For, the Gunners in their superior game playing to that inferior game playing which the Eagles will offer in the match will not see the light of day in the ,match as the Gunners neutralize the Eagles out of the match rendering their efforts making in the game null and void.

    My wish Arsenal 433 playing formation starting XI and the 7 man Gunners on the bench for the match are as per the below lists.

    Starts:
    Leno;
    Bellerin Mari Luiz Tierney;
    ESR Partey Xhaka;
    Saka Lacazette Aubameyang.

    Bench:
    Runarsson AMN Holding Kolasinac Pepe Willock Nketiah.

    I have selection problem in my hand to deal with as I left out Cebbalos, Elneny and Nelson out of my 18 for the match. I think Soares, Maglhaes and Martinelli are currently not at 100% fitness level to feature in the tonight’s match.

  11. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    So this is a home Arsenal PL match today’s night. But not an away match that will be played at Selhurt Park as I thought.

    But notwithstanding at whatever venue the match is played tonight, be it at the Ems or at Selhurst Park. The Gunners will shoot down not less than 3 Eagles but it be more in the PL match encounter to no any casualties suffered to the Gunners in the match.

    For, the Gunners will arrive at the venue of match taking with themselves their high precision caliber automatic long range rifles fitted with infrared control to down some Eagles in their flying in the match in case if they decide by themselves or are instructed by their General Officet Commanding them (GOC) Roy Hudgson to fly to the higher altitude(park the bus and counterattack to steal a win). Which is the trademark characteristic of the Crystal Palace game playing in the PL.

    But this Roy Hudgson match playing tactics or strategy will not work against Arsenal in the match tonight but fail woefully. For, the Gunners in their superior game playing to the inferior game playing which the Eagles will offer in the match will not see the light of the day in the ,match as the Gunners will neutralize the Eagles out of the match rendering their efforts making in the game null and void.

    My wish Arsenal 433 playing formation starting XI and the 7 man Gunners on the bench for the match are as per the below lists.

    Starts:
    Leno;
    Bellerin Mari Luiz Tierney;
    ESR Partey Xhaka;
    Saka Lacazette Aubameyang.

    Bench:
    Runarsson AMN Holding Kolasinac Pepe Willock Nketiah.

    I have selection problem in my hand to deal with as I left out Cebbalos, Elneny and Nelson out of my 18 for the match. I think Soares, Maglhaes and Martinelli are currently not at 100% fitness level to feature in the tonight’s match for Arsenal.

    1. Yogi says:

      Mate ..stop

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