Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Prediction, kick off time, team news, TV, live stream, results h2h, odds today
Title rivals Manchester City won’t play in the top flight again until April now after booking their place in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday and the Gunners host a terribly out of form Eagles side at the Emirates Stadium.
Palace sacked Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira on Friday and are currently on a zero win streak in 2023 which has left them just three points above the relegation zone, with suggestions the former boss Roy Hodgson could even return to the Selhurst Park dugout on a short-term basis. term basis.
The leaders of Arsenal are therefore big favorites today. While the dramatic loss to Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday could prove exhausting, any other than three points here should be seen as a huge disappointment.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace is scheduled to kick off at 2pm GMT today on Sunday 19th March 2023.
The Emirates Stadium in North London will host the competition.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
TV channel and live broadcast: The game will not be shown live on TV in the UK.
Strong points: The Day 2 match, however, will show the highlights when it airs on BBC One at 22:30 GMT on Sunday evening.
Live Blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Simon Collings will provide expert analysis from the Emirates.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace team news
Mikel Arteta rested Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard for much of Thursday’s game against Sporting. All are expected this afternoon as the Gunners return to something approaching full strength.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, however, is out with a knee injury and William Saliba is now set to miss several weeks with a back problem, which should lead to Rob Holding being replaced with Gabriel Magalhaes in central defence. Jakub Kiwior, Ben White and Kieran Tierney are other potential options with teenager Reuell Walters expected to be named in the squad.
Eddie Nketiah and Mohamed Elneny are still out for Arsenal, but Leandro Trossard is back on form and Gabriel Jesus made his first start in four months on Thursday night as scheduled at half-time.
For Palace, it will be interesting to see if replacement boss Paddy McCarthy makes any big changes following Vieira’s sacking.
Will Hughes and James McArthur will both be tested after illness, but fellow midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is not eligible to face his parent club.
Vicente Guaita and Sam Johnstone are still injured for the Eagles along with Nathan Ferguson meaning young Joe Whitworth will continue in goal this afternoon.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Maybe Palace can expect something from a new managerial rebound but, frankly, even that doesn’t seem like enough to beat Arsenal.
Arsenal win, 2-0.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Arsenal win: 30
Crystal Palace wins: 6
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace match odds
Arsenal win: 1/4
Crystal Palace to win: 12/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).