Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 21st April 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England
Following their Europa League success, Arsenal are aiming for glory in the Premier League. Unai Emery’s side are set to host Crystal Palace as Gunners looking to secure that top four seat.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this weekend Premier League clash. Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 3-4-2-1
Probable Lineups: Leno(g);Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal(def);Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac(mid);Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang(att mid);Lacazette(att)
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Guaita(g);Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Dann, Van Aanholt(def);Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate(mid); Townsend, Batshuayi, Zaha(att).
Before heading into this Sunday Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLWWW
After losing against Everton, Gunners have been getting much better results. Emery’s boys have won all of their three games afterwards, including two wins over Napoli and a victory against Watford.
Their success in eliminating I Partenopei in Europa League will give that extra confidence for Arsenal. Emery’s side are now looking in a positive mood as they continue to battle for that top four finish.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWLWL
Palace haven’t been at their best recently, winning two and losing three out of their latest five games. Roy Hodgson’s side last match was a disappointment as they were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City.
The visitor will be looking to get their confidence back as they’re not keen on losing again. Palace are hoping that they can at least take a point back home from Emirates.
Emery has some concerning absence for this weekend match as some important names won’t be available. Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey are all injured.
Meanwhile, Sokratis is suspended this weekend, leaving a potential weakness at the back. Granit Xhaka’s condition is doubtful, but there’s a good chance he can still make the bench.
Hodgson’s team have a much better condition in terms of injuries as they don’t have many issues there. Sakho and Tomkins are the two who won’t be available on Sunday, while Schlupp’s condition is in doubt.
The away team set to rely on Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi and Androws Townsend up front to lead their attack. Hodgson is hoping that his side can create another surprise.
Head to Head Records:
Both teams last five meetings have been edged by Gunners with three wins, one defeat and one draw.
Their latest match up was on October 28,2018 and resulted in a 2-2 draw.
Staging the weekend tie at home, Gunners are expecting for another three points. Arsenal will be pushing for a win that will increase their chance to finish in that Champions League spot.
However, Palace are not planning to give up easily as they are also hungry for points. Playing at home are making Gunners as favorite, but they must not underestimate their opponent.
Final Score: 2-1