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Arsenal will be facing visiting side Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium in this Premier League match on Thursday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Arsenal v Crystal Palace game (including the best match odds).
Arsenal will be looking for another win after a 2-0 FA Cup victory over Newcastle United.
In that match, Arsenal had 61% possession and 25 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. For Arsenal, the goals were scored by Emile Smith Rowe (109') and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (117'). For their opponents, Newcastle United got 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The game was won by Arsenal in extra time.
Arsenal have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 12 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7. That trend might not be sustained into this game, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Arsenal:
- have not been beaten in the league by Crystal Palace in their previous 2 games.
- have not won against Crystal Palace in their last 4 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers in FA Cup competition, Crystal Palace and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Crystal Palace managed 47% possession and 5 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Wolverhampton Wanderers got 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Adama Traoré (35') was the scorer for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The stats tell the story, and Crystal Palace have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 13 goals in all. At the back, The Eagles can certainly do much better.
Their past results show that Crystal Palace:
- have not lost to Arsenal when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 28/12/2017 shows that Arsenal have won 2 of these and Crystal Palace 1, with the number of draws being 3.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 25 in all which averages out at 4.17 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Premier League match day 22 on 11/01/2020 when the final score was Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal.
On that occasion, Crystal Palace had 42% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jordan Ayew (54').
At the other end, Arsenal had 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12') scored.
The match was refereed by Paul Tierney.
Team News: Arsenal
Mesut Özil (Back trouble) and Thomas Partey (Hip Injury) aren’t available for Arsenal gaffer Mikel Arteta.
Team News: Crystal Palace
With a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We’re of the view that Arsenal will probably dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
At the other end, Crystal Palace will not find it easy getting goals but we can see them scoring here.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 3-1 margin for Arsenal after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,704)
Captain: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Competitions: Premier League position 11, FA Cup (Third Round), FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Europa League (Round of 32)
🔑 Star Player: Alexandre Lacazette
Typically playing in the Striker position, Alexandre Lacazette was born in Lyon, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Lyon in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has got 7 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 14 appearances.