Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
WED 19 MAY 2021 – KO 19:00
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
Crystal Palace host Arsenal on Wednesday night, with it being the last home game in charge for manager Roy Hodgson.
Palace are in better form of late, with two wins in their last three. They beat Aston Villa 3-2 in their last game, with Benteke making it three goals in three games.
Hodgson’s side are currently 13th in the Premier League and fans will be waiting now for this campaign to finish. They have picked up enough points lately to avoid a relegation fight, but don’t really have the quality of consistency to push for the top ten.
The game against Arsenal will be the first time Palace have had fans back in the ground this season. It’ll be a special day for that and the fact it’s the manager’s last game there. Arsenal are in good from in the league. but are weak at the back. With Zaha and Eze they will fancy themselves to cause some problems.
With three wins in their last three games, Arteta has got his side playing a lot better in the league. They beat Chelsea 1-0 in the last game, which was a big win for Arsenal, and proved there is something to build on.
Arsenal are ninth in the table, four points off of seventh. For them to have any chance of getting in the Europa League next season, they need to win their next two games.
The visitors will be the favourites against Palace and will be confident given their recent run. Their defensive injuries will worry the manager with the opposition’s attack so it’ll be interesting to see if he uses a back three again. The two sides drew 0-0 the last time they met but we don’t see a repeat.
McArthur, Wickham, Sakho and Ferguson look to not be available. Clyne, Van Aanholt and Milivojevic are doubts.
Bellerin, Xhaka and Luiz are doubtful for this game.