Crystal Palace and Arsenal will be keen to maintain their winning start to the new campaign when they face each other on Monday night. Both sides started their Premier League season with three points after registering opening weekend victories. It was not an easy victory but one that would have given these two sides the perfect platform to start the new season on a positive note. With this fixture being the only game left to be played in the second Premier League weekend, it will be interesting to see how this turns out.
How did Crystal Palace, Arsenal fare on Match Day 1?
Arsenal got past Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Emirates Stadium and Crystal Palace overcame newly-promoted Sheffield United 1-0 away from home in their respective Premier League openers. The Gunners were excellent for most parts of their game against Forest. They moved the ball quickly and pressed the away side well to dominate the proceedings. However, a late goal for the visitors made it a nervy ending at the Emirates.
It was almost similar for Crystal Palace who enjoyed most of the possession and the chances. In the end, it was a deserved victory for the away side. As things stand, there is not much to separate them in the standings as well. Arsenal are placed eight in the Premier League table with three points, while Palace are a place below them with the same number of points. With the Gunners spending big in this window, their main target would be to top the standings after narrowly missing out on the top spot last time out.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Key head-to-head stats
These two sides have played each other on multiple occasions in the Premier League era. A total of 28 matches have taken place between them in EPL and Arsenal have understandably won the majority of them. The Gunners have tasted success 16 times, while Crystal Palace have been on the winning side just four times in this fixture. The remaining eight games have ended in draws between them.
If one takes a closer look at things then Arsenal have also scored the most goals with 54 to their name. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, have found the back of the net 30 times. However, most of the penalties have been scored by Palace with five, while the Gunners have converted only two goals from the spot-kicks in this fixture. There have also been plenty of yellow cards and a few reds as well between these two teams. Check out the table below to know more about the head-to-head information between these two sides.
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