Arsenal vs Crystal Palace exclusively on NBC Sports Gold in USA on April 21, 2019

What is the form of Arsenal compared to Crystal Palace?

While Arsenal's away form has improved after back-to-back wins on the road, the Gunners will be happy to be back at home, where they perform best. With only one defeat in their last five games in all competitions, the north London side has also won their last eight consecutive ties at the Emirates Stadium.

As for Crystal Palace, they sit eight points above the relegation zone. Nonetheless, their recent form isn't great, losing four of their last six games. The Eagles have faced three top-six sides in their last eight league games, losing all of those encounters.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace head-to-head record

Arsenal has lost only four times in history against this London outfit, with only one of those defeats coming since the turn of the century. Nonetheless, Palace will want to emulate that April 2017 triumph over the Gunners.

Games played: 44

Arsenal wins: 28

Crystal Palace wins: 4

Draws: 12

Who is injured/suspended for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace?

The home side has a few worries for this game. Aaron Ramsey is sidelined after picking up a hamstring injury in the midweek win at Napoli, while Xhaka is a doubt after picking up a knock. Sokratis will serve the second of his two-game suspension after racking up 10 yellow cards in the league.

The visitor will be without Jeffrey Schlupp. The full-back joins Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins on the sidelines.

Key talking point - Arsenal to move ahead of Tottenham in the top-four race?

With Tottenham losing to Man City in the Premier League, it is advantage Arsenal. While Emery's men have a few tricky away tests, namely trips to Wolves and Leicester, they could benefit from Spurs slip up as early as Sunday.

Moving ahead of their bitter north London rival will be a confidence boost for Aubameyang and Co. However, they will have to overcome Crystal Palace first.

While the Gunners' amazing home record points to a straight-forward win, the absence of Ramsey and possibly Xhaka could make things difficult. Guendouzi could be forced to partner Elneny in midfield and the last time that happened, they were miserably beaten 1-0 by Everton.

TV channels and streaming broadcasts

  • In the USA: NBC Sports Gold

  • In Canada: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World Now

  • In Australia: Optus Sport

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 21 April 11:00am ET / 4:00pm BST / 5:00pm CET
Stadium: Emirates Stadium (London)
Australia: Optus Sport
Canada: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World Now
India: Hotstar VIP
Indonesia: beIN Sports 3 Indonesia, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 2
Nigeria: SuperSport 5 Nigeria, SuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 3 Afrique
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN Sports 3 Turkey, Digiturk Play
United States: NBC Sports Gold

 

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