19:00 GMT 10 April 2017
Crystal Palace welcome London rivals, Arsenal, to Selhurst park in this weekend’s Monday Night Football fixture. The outcome of the match will have a big impact at both ends of the table as the hosts look to consolidate their Premier League place and the visitors look to reach the top 4 once again. Palace are currently 17th with 3 points separating them from the drop zone whilst Arsenal are 5th with a 4-point gap between them and Champions League football, however they do have a game in-hand.
Crystal Palace last win over Arsenal came way back in 1994 and Arsenal have won 7 of the last 8 meetings between the sides. The return fixture earlier this season finished 2-0 to the Gunners.
Head to head matches: Crystal Palace - Arsenal FC
|01.01.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||Crystal Palace||2:0|
The Eagles will need a huge performance on Monday if they want to beat Arsenal in both their defence and then going forward. They’ve been brilliant at the back since the signing of Mamadou Sakho in January and have been decent in attack. Yohan Cabaye has been added to the already-long injury list and will be a big miss against Arsenal but James McArthur could return to the side.
Latest matches: Crystal Palace
|05.04.2017||Prem||Southampton FC||Crystal Palace||3:1||L|
|01.04.2017||Prem||Chelsea FC||Crystal Palace||1:2||W|
|18.03.2017||Prem||Crystal Palace||Watford FC||1:0||W|
|04.03.2017||Prem||West Bromwich Albion||Crystal Palace||0:2||W|
|25.02.2017||Prem||Crystal Palace||Middlesbrough FC||1:0||W|
After a win in their last game, Arsenal will want to get a winning run going to put pressure on the teams above them in the top 4. A win could see them go within a point of a top 4 place and with no new injuries, they have a great chance to take all 3 points from their fellow Londoners.
Latest matches: Arsenal FC
|05.04.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||West Ham United||3:0||W|
|02.04.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||Manchester City||2:2||D|
|18.03.2017||Prem||West Bromwich Albion||Arsenal FC||3:1||L|
|11.03.2017||FA C||Arsenal FC||Lincoln City||5:0||W|
|07.03.2017||UEFA||Arsenal FC||Bayern Munich||1:5||L|
It’s a massive game for both teams as they both look to achieve very different aims at the end of the season. With a great run of form and home support, Palace have a perfect chance to beat an out-of-form Arsenal side. But it’s still the Gunners who head into the game as favourites. They should have too much attacking quality to beat the Eagles but could easily find this game a banana skin. It should be a cracking London derby.
10 April 2017 - 19:00 GMT
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