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Premier League 20ª Jornada

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Crystal Palace – Arsenal (Premier League)

Crystal Palace and Arsenal close the 20th round of the Premier League with a clash on Thursday night at Selhurst Park, in London. Crystal Palace extended their unbeaten run to eight games at the weekend, drawing 1-1 at Swansea City’s home, but they need to get more points quickly in order to avoid being dragged down to the bottom three. Arsenal, on their turn, arrive here after a 3-3 draw at home against Liverpool, a game where their defensive mistakes almost cost them a defeat.

Crystal Palace are in 16th place with 18 points, from 4 wins, 6 draws and 9 defeats, with 16 goals scored and 29 goals conceded. The Eagles extended their unbeaten run at the weekend with a 1-1 away draw, but Roy Hodgson would have been disappointed only to have got a point against bottom side Swansea City. However, the Crystal Palace have only won 3 out of their last 8 consecutive Premier League matches, drawing the other 5, a sequence of results that leaves the team only 1 point above the bottom three, with an increased necessity to pick points up quickly or they may fall into the relegation zone in the next round, where they will face the mighty Manchester City.

The Eagles have not lost any of their last 6 Premier League home matches, winning 3 of them, with 12 goals scored and 9 conceded. Crystal Palace have been in good from lately, but from their last 8 matches they have never faced a better placed team than Arsenal, so this will be a great test to their recent good run of results.

In their last 5 official matches, Crystal Palace has a record of 2 wins and 3 draws. This sequence of results started with a 0-0 away draw against West Bromwich. This result was followed by a 2-2 home draw against Bournemouth, a 2-1 win against Watford, a 0-3 victory against Leicester City, and in their last match, a 1-1 away draw against Swansea City. Delaney and Sakho are out due to injury.

Probable Lineup: Speroni – Kelly, Tomkins, Dann and Schlupp – Milivojevic, Cabaye, Townsend and Loftus-Cheek – Zaha and Benteke.

premier-leagueArsenal, on their turn, are in 6th place with 34 points, from 10 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats, with 34 goals scored and 23 goals conceded. Arsenal do not come here at their best, they have only won 1 of their last 5 Premier League matches, and arrive here after a 3-3 home draw against Liverpool. The Gunners did well to come back from 2-0 down against Liverpool to draw 3-3 on Friday, but questions must be asked why they went 2-0 down at home in the first place.

Defensive mistakes continue to stifle progress for Arsene Wenger’s side, with the team struggling to get into the top four in the league table. Away from home, the Gunners have won 2 of their last 5 away matches in the Premier League, scoring 8 goals and conceding 6 in the process. Already 4 points bellow the 4th placed Liverpool, this is a must win match for Arsene Wenger’s men, or they will lose ground in the race for a Champions League access spot.

In their last 5 official matches, Arsenal has a record of 2 wins and 3 draws. This sequence of results started with a 1-1 away draw against Southampton. This result was followed by a 0-0 away draw against West Ham, a 1-0 victory against Newcastle, a 1-0 victory against West Ham, for the EFL Cup, and in their last match, a 3-3 home draw against Liverpool.  Ramsey e Giroud are both out due to injury.

Probable Lineup: Cech – Bellerín, Koscielny, Mustafi and Kolasinac – Xhaka and Wilshere – Welbeck, Ozil and Sánchez – Lacazette.

Crystal Palace has only won 1 of their last 8 direct clashes, drawing 1 and losing the remaining 6.

Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal
Premier League 2016/17
Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace
Premier League 2016/17
Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace
Premier League 2015/16
Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal
Premier League 2015/16
Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal
Premier League 2014/15
Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
Premier League 2014/15
Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace
Premier League 2013/14
Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal
Premier League 2013/14

Both teams arrive here in a similar moment of form, and this is by no means an easy game for Arsenal despite what the league table might suggest. The Gunners have enough quality to take the 3 points home, but their defensive difficulties might be a problem here against the Eagles. An entertaining game should be in the offing.

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Crystal Palace
  • Country: England
  • Stadium: Selhurst Park
  • City: Londres
  • Establishment: 1905

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Arsenal
  • Country: England
  • Stadium: Emirates
  • City: Londres
  • Establishment: 1886

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Fábio Mota
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