Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Why the game is not on TV in the UK
A Premier League Title Dream
Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday looking to take another step towards their first league title in nearly 20 years by defeating Crystal Palace.
Europa League Heartbreak
The Gunners will welcome the Eagles to the Emirates Stadium following their Europa League heartbreak on Thursday. Sporting CP came out on top in a penalty shoot-out after the two sides played out a 3-3 draw on aggregate over both ties.
Still In The Title Race
Exiting the European competition means Mikel Arteta’s side are unable to win a double this season. However, the Premier League title dream remains alive with 11 games to go.
Why The Game Is Not On TV
The game is the only Premier League fixture to take place on Sunday due to the scheduling of the FA Cup quarter-finals. There are three games televised on the same day as the Gunners’ game with Palace – which won’t be televised. Many supporters may be wondering why that is, especially with Sky Sports or BT Sport not showing any FA Cup action. Here, football.london provides you with the reasoning behind the decision.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace kicks off at 2pm in the UK on Sunday, March 19.. The match is being played at the Emirates Stadium.
The match has not been selected for live TV coverage in the UK on either BT Sport or Sky Sports, meaning you cannot tune into the action on TV. The reason behind the decision is because the fixture was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18 but was shifted back a day due to the club’s commitments in the Europa League.
Blackout Rule Applies
The fixture was meant to be under the UK blackout of 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League and the rule will apply due to its original date.
No Live Stream Available
As the match is not on TV in the UK, you cannot watch a live stream through the Premier League’s TV providers BT Sport or Sky Sports.
Follow The Action
You can follow all the build-up, match coverage and reaction in football.london’s live blog, with build-up, live coverage and reaction from the clash in north London. You can find our coverage, here.