The only way Crystal Palace can get a result against Arsenal

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The stats suggest Arsenal should be comfortable against Crystal Palace in a number of areas this weekend.

Crystal Palace will be the underdogs this weekend against Arsenal, but do the stats suggest they can give the Gunners a run for their money?

  GoalsGoals ConcededBig Chance CreatedPassing AccuracyAccurate CrossWon TackleInterception WonAppearances
Arsenal 47 28 45 84% 112 372 480 25
C. Palace 27 35 19 69% 103 421 413 25

In short, Alan Pardew’s team are going to have to play out of their skins to get anything from this game.

Arsenal have been better in attack this season, in defence and they are creating more chances from open play.

Unsurprisingly, they also have a higher passing accuracy this season and they are spreading the play more effectively, with a higher number of accurate crosses into the box.

Where Palace could make things difficult for Arsenal this weekend is the number of tackles they are making in big games this season.

They have made more successful tackles than Arsenal this season, which shows a busy nature in all areas of this Palace side to hunt the ball down and win back possession.

If Palace’s defenders can get close to Arsenal’s key men, they can get in their faces and make like difficult.

However, if Arsenal can find the time and space to control possession, there’s only going to be one winner this weekend.

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