Arsenal will meet Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening for their final Premier League match of the season, with European football still a possibility. At the weekend the Eagles defeated Aston Villa and Arsenal had a week to recover from their 1-0 win over London rivals Chelsea. Know the prediction and lineup of Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Premier League match.
Crystal Palace lineup: Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Dann, Mitchell; Ayew, Riedewald, Schlupp, Eze; Zaha, Benteke
In the 3-2 victory over Aston Villa Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt were absent due to family obligations, and it is unclear if they will be involved here.
For the Crystal Palace Jack Butland made his first league start over the weekend, and he could hold his place in goal.
Arsenal lineup: Leno; Chambers, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Partey, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang
Mikel Arteta used a three-man defense in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea last week, but he could return to a 4-2-3-1 formation.
For this London derby, Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin will be assessed, though David Luiz has been ruled out.
Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, and Gabriel will be vying for two defensive positions.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction
On Sunday, Crystal Palace defeated Aston Villa 3-2 as Wilfried Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell scored late goals. After losing three games in a row the Eagles have now won two of their last three league matches.
Arsenal must defeat Crystal Palace in midweek, something they haven’t achieved in five tries, and hope that other results go their way to be in with a chance of finishing in the top six.
The Gunners maintain a streak of winning consecutive six league games, and with more to play for, they could win this London derby.
If Arsenal underestimated Palace, they would make a fatal mistake but their road record could help them secure a comfortable win at Selhurst Park.
Results elsewhere could either improve their chances of playing in Europe or condemn them to a rare season without it, but we’re betting on them to win their fourth consecutive top-flight game here.
Our Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal