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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace prediction: Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

Arsenal are in greater need of the three points than their opponents, who have all but assured their Premier League status for another season.

Crystal Palace will be hoping to make the most of any European hangover the Gunners might be suffering from.

Arsenal have won 10 consecutive Premier League matches at home.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Arsenal are 8/15 favourites to win the match while a Palace win is priced at 11/2. The draw can be backed at 7/2.

Arsenal have conceded only one goal in their last seven matches across all competitions. The Gunners are 13/8 to keep a clean sheet.

Alexandre Lacazette scored his 16th goal of the season on Thursday night and is expected to lead the line on Sunday.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

Arsenal host London rivals Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal reached the semi-finals of the Europa League for the second season with a 1-0 win over Napoli on Thursday night. Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half free-kick was the only goal of the game. Arsenal won the tie 3-0 on aggregate.

Unai Emery’s side have now kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches.

Arsenal begin the weekend inside the top four and will be confident of finishing their come May. The Gunners are level on 66 points with Chelsea but have a game in hand over the Blues.

After Sunday, three of Arsenal’s remaining four league fixtures are away from home, including trips to Wolves and Leicester.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 16 Premier League matches at the Emirates. Their record at home this season is only bettered by Manchester City’s and Liverpool’s.

Crystal Palace lost 3-1 at home to Manchester City last weekend. Luka Milivojevic netted his sixth goal in 12 matches.

Palace begin the weekend in 13th, eight points clear of the relegation zone. The Eagles face Everton, Cardiff and Bournemouth in their final three fixtures.

Crystal Palace have faired a lot better away from home than they have at Selhurst Park. The Eagles have the 7th-best away record and have picked up more away points than the likes of Arsenal, Watford, Wolves and Everton. Conversely, Crystal Palace have the second-worst home record in the league.

Palace and Arsenal have met 19 times previously in the Premier League, with Arsenal winning 13 and losing two. Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the penalty spot in the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park in October. The match finished 2-2, with Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finding the net for the visitors.

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NAPLES, ITALY – APRIL 18: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal is closed down by Allan of Napoli during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between S.S.C. Napoli and Arsenal at Stadio San Paolo on April 18, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Arsenal team news vs Crystal Palace

The Gunners suffered a major injury blow in Naples on Thursday night as Aaron Ramsey was forced off in the first half with a hamstring injury.

Emery admitted after the game that he was unsure if Ramsey would be able to play again this season. What is certain is that the Welshman will play no part on Sunday.

Ramsey’s absence should see Mesut Ozil return to the starting line-up.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos will serve the final game of his two-match ban. The Greek was suspended for accumulating 10 yellow cards in the Premier League. Shkodran Mustafi will returns to the side and should replace Sokratis.

Granit Xhaka has a hip problem and will face a late fitness test. Matteo Guendouzi is available should Xhaka fail to recover.

Bernd Leno will return to goal following Petr Cech’s Europa League involvement.

Alex Iwobi has only started one of Arsenal’s last four matches and could replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Saed Kolasinac could miss out if Emery decides to revert to a back four.

Denis Suarez will be hoping to recover from muscle fatigue. The Spaniard is yet to start a competitive match for Arsenal since joining on loan from Barcelona in January.

Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck are all long-term injury absentees.

Crystal Palace team news vs Arsenal

James Tomkins will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery for a groin problem.

With Mamadou Sakho also sidelined through injury, Scott Dann and Martin Kelly are likely to continue together at the back.

Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi will compete to lead the line, with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend starting out wide.

Jeffrey Schlupp has a muscle injury and is a major doubt for Sunday, meaning Cheikhou Kouyate could start in midfield.

Arsenal predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Arsenal

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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