FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 13 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Crystal Palace fixture

Arsenal play host to Crystal Palace at Highbury on Monday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 11 wins out of 16 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was back in February 1998, over five years ago, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 06 NovCrystal Palace1 - 1ArsenalPREM
1997/1998Wed 25 FebCrystal Palace1 - 2ArsenalFAC
1997/1998Sat 21 FebArsenal1-0Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Sun 15 FebArsenal0 - 0Crystal PalaceFAC
1997/1998Sat 18 OctCrystal Palace0 - 0ArsenalPREM
1994/1995Sat 25 FebCrystal Palace0 - 3ArsenalPREM
1994/1995Sat 01 OctArsenal1 - 2Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Eagles have hit 8 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 54 points from their 26 games. Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 26 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 9 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.