Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Premier League preview


rsenal head into the international demolish with a chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points.

Manchester City carryout not play in the League again until April and the Gunners welcome a woefully out of form Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium. The Eagles sacked Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira in the build-up to the game and are currently on a sprint of no wins in 2023 thus far.

Arsenal, then, are heavy favourites. While the dramatic loss to Sporting Lisbon on Thursday could prove draining, anything other than three points would acquire to be seen as a massive disappointment.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for a 2pm GMT on Sunday 19 March, 2023.

The Emirates Stadium in London will host.

Where to watch Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast live in the UK.

Highlights: Match of the Day 2, however, will exhibit highlights when it airs on BBC One at 10.30pm on Sunday.

Live blog: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Simon Collings will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace team news

Mikel Arteta rested Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard and Leandro Trossard for much of Thursday’s game. All of them are expected back as the Gunners return to something approaching full strength.

Takehiro Tomiyasu, however, is a doubt and there’s concern over William Saliba after he came off injured against Sporting. The latter will be looked at closer to the game.

Sacked: Vieria was given his marching orders by Palace in the build-up to the game

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For Palace, it will be fascinating to see if stand-in boss Paddy McCarthy makes any immense changes following Vieira’s sacking. Will Hughes is available after illness.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace prediction

Perhaps Palace can expect something of a novel-manager bounce but, frankly, even that doesn’t scrutinize like it’ll be enough to beat Arsenal.

Arsenal to win 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Arsenal to win: 30

Draw: 16

Crystal Palace to win: 6

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace latest odds

Arsenal to win: 1/4

Draw: 9/2

Crystal Palace to win: 12/1

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.