Our football match prediction:
Following a hard-fought 1-0 win over WBA, Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at their Emirates Stadium in yet another festive fixture. The Gunners returned to winning ways, but they are still nine points behind Chelsea, who look unstoppable at the moment. Olivier Giroud scored the winner for Arsenal in the Boxing Day clash and there is every chance the French attacker will lead the line for Arsene Wenger’s team against Crystal Palace in Sunday’s football match. The Eagles played out a 1-1 draw with Watford on Monday and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the London derby against Arsenal as well. New coach Sam Allardyce is eager to help the team secure yet another top flight survival and we predict that the visitors will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s encounter. Taking everything into account, both teams should score in the local derby.
Highlighted Player (Walcott):
Theo James Walcott is an English football player with roots from Jamaica born on 16th of March 1989 in London. Walcott started his football career for AFC Newbury and after scoring over 100 goals in his first season Southampton signed the young Walcott. After 2 seasons playing for the Saints scoring 4 goals in 21games Arsenal transferred Walcott to London for approximately 12 million GBP where he signed a 1 million GBP per year contract by the age of 17. Walcott is known for being a very fast right-winger but is able to play as a striker as well. Walcott can be used very effectively to set up a counter attack but is the type of offensive player that is very dependant on the rest of the team. Despite his young age Walcott made his debut for the English national team in May 2006 and played for over 40 games in the national team already. One of Walcott’s biggest weaknesses are his height (only 173cm) and the fact he get’s injured very quickly. Walcott won the FA Cup in 2013/2014 and 2014/15 with Arsenal and the Community Shield in 2015. During the World Cup in 2014 Walcott was injured.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.