Crystal Palace vs Arsenal predictions for Monday’s Premier League match at Selhurst Park. Arsenal trying to close the gap to the top four. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal betting tips
Arsenal may yet have another of their fruitful ends to the season that yields a top-four finishing position and are fancied to collect three more points on this journey across London.
The Gunners are renowned for rallying in the closing weeks of the campaign after blowing their title chances and this could be another example, although it will be harder this time to secure Champions League football due to the quality of the teams ahead of them.
They still have Tottenham and Manchester United to play and those games will be defining, possibly not only in terms of league positions but also potentially the future of manager Arsene Wenger.
After a run of six defeats in nine matches, Arsenal twice hit back from behind to draw 2-2 at home to Manchester City and then swept away an out-of-sorts West Ham side 3-0.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil shoots at goal in the UEFA Champions League (Getty Images)
Now they must try to avoid suffering the same fate against Crystal Palace as champions-elect Chelsea, who lost 2-1 at home to the Eagles as they completed a run of four straight victories.
But that sequence came to an end when Sam Allardyce’s side squandered a lead to lose 3-1 at Southampton and they are still right in the relegation dogfight, going into the weekend just three points above third-bottom Swansea albeit with a game in hand.
The winning spell had to end sometime, of course, and Big Sam will be hoping that was only a temporary setback to the improvement in the team he had generated, especially in defence.
All season, however, Palace have struggled at Selhurst Park and their home record does not inspire confidence that they will be able to turn over Arsenal if their opponents really have been rejuvenated, as they often are when April comes around.
Arsenal’s record at this ground is excellent (see stats below) and this could be yet another occasion when they thrive with most of the pressure having been taken off them.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal stats
- Arsenal have not lost to Crystal Palace in their last 14 meetings
- Palace’s last victory at Selhurst Park against the Gunners came in 1979
- Only the bottom two clubs have scored fewer home Premier League goals than Palace this season
Draw HT/Arsenal FT @ 21/5 with 188BET