In the England championship match on October 18, the Gunners will play against the glaziers. What to expect from the London derby? – the answer is in our material.
Arsenal. Last season, Arsenal were unstable and could not help but rejoice with the results. The Metropolitan did not even have time to reach European cups, which made it possible to deal exclusively with the home championship and cup fights. The management spent about 100 million euros on strengthening the composition, but so far such investments have not yielded results. The Red and White played successfully in the League Cup, where the Gunners took turns knocking out West Bromwich (6: 0) and Wimbledon (3: 0), which gave a ticket to the 1/8 finals of this tournament.
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In the Premier League championship, London won three victories and a draw in seven rounds, which corresponds to 10 points and 13th position, which can in no way correspond to the ambitions and investments in the team. After a series of three victories over Norwich (1-0), Burnley (1-0) and Tottenham (3-1), the hosts tied with Brighton (0-0). The team’s weakest link is the attacking line, which has scored only five times. Jaka and Martinelli will not be able to enter the field today.
Crystal Palace. The two-time FA Cup finalist has not pampered fans with serious results and victories for a long time. Last summer, the club set a task for the season, according to which the “glaziers” should go to the European cups, but something went wrong. The start of the team in the League Cup ended unsuccessfully, where Patrick Vieira’s charges were eliminated in the first stage after being defeated by Watford (0: 1).
In the English Championship, the Eagles’ ambitious plans are far from being realized. After seven rounds, Crystal Palace won one victory and drew four times, resulting in seven points and 14th place in the standings. After the only victory over Tottenham (3: 0), the Capitals lost twice and drew – with Brighton (1: 1) and Leicester (2: 2). Ferguson and Eze, who have problems with Achilles, will not be able to enter the field today.
Football match prediction
In our opinion, today the hosts have a great chance to prove that 13th place is a terrible mistake and get closer to the top five in the Premier League. The Gunners are more powerful on all lanes, and at the same time they have some serious untapped attack potential. Most likely, nothing shines for the guests, and Arsenal will be able to snatch important tournament points at the expense of class and motivation. Our forecast is an Asian handicap (-1) for Arsenal. Is the post useful and interesting? Do you want to receive more news about football and keep abreast of all sports events? Subscribe to the Football 24 portal updates and receive the latest news in your email.