Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Match Preview, team news, and prediction

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Crystal Palace takes on Arsenal on the 5th of April. Both teams heading into the tie, needing a victory.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have been in excellent form recently. They have not lost a single game in their last six in all competitions. Placed at 12th, Crystal Palace are heading towards a mid-table finish. Owing to their recent good run of form, They have been able to secure a place for themselves in the FA Cup semi-final. However, they should expect an uphill battle against Arsenal who have been going through a purple patch for a while.


Arsenal have played attractive football under Mikel Arteta this season. Arteta’s footballing philosophy can be easily seen in the club’s position at the table. Placed at 4th, Arsenal are aiming for a Champions League spot, a competition they haven’t played in since 2017. However, they do face stiff competition from the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs. Arsenal are in desperate need of a victory here if they are to keep their Champions League hopes up. Arsenal have accumulated 54 points in 28 games and have a game in hand against United and Tottenham.

Date, Kick off, and Venue

The match takes place on the 5th of April at 12:30 am IST in Selhurst Park in London

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Team News

Crystal Palace are amidst an injury crisis. Prominent players have injured themselves during the international break. A hamstring injury for Wilfred Zaha is to keep him out of the match. Michael Olise is to join Zaha on the bench. James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson are probable’s for the match.

Arsenal have a couple of players who could miss the match. Mikel Arteta could miss the services of the star man Bukayo Saka who caught covid recently. Aaron Ramsdale is likely to miss the match as well due to a hip injury.

Match Prediction

Arsenal and Crystal Palace have been in good form recently. However, we can’t see anyone edging over the other. We predict the match to end in a draw.

Crystal Palace to draw 2 each with Arsenal

Head to Head

Crystal Palace: 5

Drawn: 16

Arsenal: 29

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