In the last four matches, “Arsenal” won quite confident victories, it seems that the “Gunners” are gradually getting out of the psychological hole. There were no complaints about the physical and functional form of the Arteta team before, but despite all efforts, it could not resist even the middle peasants of the Premier League. Now Arsenal have entered the long-awaited victory path for the fans. Will Crystal Palace accept this?
APL. 18th round
Stadium: Emirates (London)
Head Judge: Andre Marriner (Birmingham)
Arsenal London 22:00 Crystal Palace
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TV broadcast of the match on the Setanta channel
The Eagles started the new year very well and won the Premier League match, beating Sheffield United – 2: 0. This improved the position of “Crystal Palace”, allowing to gain a foothold in the middle of the standings. After all, Roy Hodgson’s team finished 2020 with a liability from a series of five matches without victories. In the FA Cup last weekend, the Eagles lost 0-1 to Wolverhampton.
Arsenal have not been able to win in their last four matches with Crystal Palace. In the 2019/20 season, the teams parted with two draws – 1: 1 and 2: 2. And in April 2019, at the Emirates, the London derby ended in favor of the Eagles 2: 3. Exactly three years ago – in January 2018 – then Wenger’s wards beat Hodgson’s team 4: 1. After that success, the Gunners could no longer beat the Eagles.
Now the “Gunners” have a good opportunity to interrupt a series of failures in games with neighbors, “Crystal Palace” is clearly disassembled. At the same time, an effective confrontation can be expected. These teams score a lot in face-to-face duels, and there were scoring fights this season. More than three goals will be scored, and the winner is the one who makes the fewest mistakes in defense. Prediction: home win 3: 1.