Crystal Palace v Arsenal Build-up & Predicted Score for penultimate PL clash

Arsenal will make the short trip across London to take on Crystal Palace in their penultimate clash of the Premier League season.

The Gunners have only a slim chance to earn European football ahead of the new season, and anything but a win today will not be acceptable.

We come into the match on the back of three straight league wins, our joint-best winning run in the division since the start of the current campaign, a record we will need to break today.

Palace come into the clash with mixed form however, with two wins in their last three, or two in their last eight depending how your agenda lies.

While the recent form may well be in or favour, our South London rivals have been a bit of a bogey team for us lately. We’ve failed to claim the win over them in each of our last five attempts, with four losses and a draw since we last overcame them in January 2018.

There is never a better time to break the hoodoo than today, in this must-win game. It will certainly be interesting to have the fans back in the stadium for this evening’s clash, and it remains to be seen whether that, paired with Roy Hodgson taking over his final home match with Crystal Palace will get a reaction out of the players.

I hate to say it, but I’m not feeling overly confident this evening despite our positive run of form. Our performances haven’t been the best despite the results, and Palace’s style of player has caused us problems previously.

One thing that should be guaranteed if our previous clashes have told us anything, is that this encounter will have goals, and I personally wouldn’t be shocked to see the sides play out yet another 2-2 draw, with 11 goals in the last three matches between the sides at Selhurst Park.

Should I feel more confident of our team raising their level knowing that nothing less than a win would be enough to keep us in the hunt for Europe?

Patrick

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5 Comments

  1. Kenya 001 says:

    Well I’ll comment first since am in a good mood, just welcomed my sweet angel yesterday. Please don’t dampen the joy. Good to hear fans are back

    1. Sue says:

      Congrats, Kenya 💕

    2. Henry Jectey says:

      Congrats to you

  2. Chuma Ikeazor says:

    Dear Patrick,
    I know your heart is in the right place, I also remember that you predicted a loss against Chelsea but I was thinking that you might be strong enough to keep the faith and believe that miracles do happen, we shall win sir. I believe in miracles and it can only get better from here because we have hit rock and cannot fall lower than where we are at this moment. We’ll finish 7th come Sunday everybody say AMEN. 🙏😊

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      I am counting on it. Last season FA Cup and how things are going now Arteta is a real life deus ex machina. If only to spite some of us.

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