Arsenal hosts Crystal Palace on Sunday in matchweek 28 in a battle between two teams looking to reverse recent fortunes.
Make no mistake, the title in the English Premier League is Arsenal’s to lose at this point. However, the Gunners are off a disappointing exit from the Europa League at the hands of Sporting Lisbon in penalties on Thursday–How will they respond?
Meanwhile, Palace clings to the 12th position in the EPL table. Hopefully safe, any points the Eagles can scrap up from this London clash will be welcomed–Both from Palace supporters and those behind Manchester City as they try to chase down Arsenal for the title.
Not only do the Gunners find themselves in the overall pole position for the league championship, their form matches that. Arsenal won their fifth-straight match against another London club, Fulham, last time out in the league. It was a comfortable 3-0 victory as the Gunners’ first two goals came from Gabriel Magalhães and Gabriel Martinelli inside the first 30 minutes and within five minutes of each other. Captain Martin Ødegaard put away the dagger just before halftime in the 47′.
Palace have been in rough form losing three-straight matches in the league and are without a win in 2023, they’ve avoided defeat in their past four outings against Arsenal away from home. The Eagles are going to need that type of bounce-back.
While mid-table, Crystal Palace is still only three points off the relegation zone. The Eagles’ last time out was a 1-0 loss to Brighton and will now hope for a post-manager sacking boost. On Friday, former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira become ex-Crystal Palace manager after the club sacked him due to their poor run.
Palace did lose their opening-day fixture against them at home, 2-0.
Here is everything you need to know to watch Sunday’s action:
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
- When: Sunday, March 19
- Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Emirates Stadium (Arsenal)
- Channel: USA Network
- Live Stream: Peacock
Possible Arsenal starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Jorginho, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Possible Crystal Palace starting lineup:
Whitworth; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, T. Mitchell; Sambi Lokomga, C. Doucoure, J. Schlupp; Zaha, O. Edouard, M. Olise
Premier League Odds and betting lines
Premier League odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds were last updated Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Arsenal (-400) vs. Crystal Palace (+1200)
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