Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks

  • Both managers, two former Arsenal managers, are having excellent seasons
  • Arsenal have destiny in their own hands in the race for the top four
  • Crystal Palace are tough opponents, though, and they could stop Arsenal here

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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Pick

Back Crystal Palace or draw in the double chance market in the Caesars sportsbook.

Arsenal are in fine form but Palace have also been playing well of late, and Selhurst Park is a tough place to go.

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Pressure Suddenly on Arsenal To Deliver in Top Four Race

At the beginning of the campaign, Arsenal were outsiders to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

It was widely anticipated that Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea would qualify for the Champions League with a minimum of fuss – and so it has proved. Manchester United were the favorites to join them, while Tottenham Hotspur were also considered strong contenders after retaining Harry Kane. When Antonio Conte joined the club in November, their chances of a top-four finish only grew.

Yet all of a sudden, Arsenal are under pressure to deliver.

At the start of the season they were expected to finish outside the top four; were they to do so now, it would feel like a disappointment. That is to Arsenal’s credit. Inconsistent before Christmas, they have been excellent this calendar year: only Manchester City and Liverpool have better points-per-game records in 2022.

Mikel Arteta was criticized by some for a perceived inflexibility with regard to his principles, but the Spaniard’s steadfast attitude is now being rewarded with a young, hungry side playing fine attacking soccer and getting positive results.

The Arsenal fans have a team to be proud of again, and that will be the case even if the Gunners finish fifth. Nevertheless, dropping out of the top four this late in the campaign would be painful for everyone connected with the club.

Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Aston Villa immediately prior to the international break was a big result. Arteta’s side had played well but lost to Liverpool a few days earlier, while Villa had won three of their previous four matches. But the Gunners turned in a fine display and earned their seventh away win of the Premier League campaign.

They will now be looking for their eighth at Selhurst Park on Monday.

Patrick Vieira Is Enjoying Brilliant Debut Season at Palace

Arsenal will not find it easy.

They only just scraped a draw against Palace in the reverse fixture back in October, as Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to make it 2-2 in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time. The Gunners have improved since then, but so too have Palace. Patrick Vieira, an Arsenal legend from his time there as a player, has done a terrific job in his first managerial role in English soccer.

Vieira was among the favorites to be the first Premier League manager to lose his job after succeeding Roy Hodgson last summer. Palace had ambitious plans to overhaul the squad and change the style of play; the risks were clear after a period of stability under Hodgson.

Vieira deserves huge credit for not only keeping Palace out of a relegation battle but also guiding them to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they will face Chelsea later this month. He has made the Eagles a much more attractive side to watch too, while young players such as Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, Conor Gallagher and Michael Olise have caught the eye.

There is a positive mood around Palace right now. Selhurst Park will be bouncing on Monday – as it usually is – and Arsenal should not expect to depart with all three points without a fight.

Arsenal Will Be In for Tough Game in South London on Monday

Arteta will hope to see his team replicate their performance at Villa Park. Arsenal played with maturity and authority against Aston Villa, turning a potential banana skin into a win that was more comfortable than the 1-0 scoreline suggested.

The Gunners go into the weekend with a three-point lead in fourth place, and they will want to – at the very least – maintain that ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion’s visit to the Emirates next weekend.

Palace have lost just four games at home this season. Only Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton have suffered fewer defeats on their own patch. In their last match at Selhurst Park, Palace demolished Everton 4-0 in the FA Cup. A few days earlier they produced a spirited showing to hold Manchester City to a goalless draw.

A win will probably be beyond Palace. Arsenal have only been beaten by Liverpool and Manchester City in 2022, and they are playing well on a consistent basis. Palace are in fine form too, though, and the raucous atmosphere at Selhurst Park will be a stern test of Arsenal’s credentials.

Back a home win or a draw in the double chance market.

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How to Watch Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Information
Teams Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
Location Selhurst Park, London, England
Time Monday, 4 April 2022, 03.00 PM EST
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Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]