The two managers once shared an intense rivalry as their styles clashed while Allardyce was Bolton boss, though their relationship has mellowed over the years with respect growing between the pair.
Despite the thaw, there will be no love lost between Palace and Arsenal as the two sides battle it out at Selhurst Park with their Premier League seasons still in the balance.
The Eagles are in need of a win to climb clear of the relegation battle after a setback at Southampton in midweek, while Arsenal must keep the pressure on the top four to avoid missing out on Champions League qualification.
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Crystal Palace host Arsenal at Selhurst Park with kick-off scheduled for 8pm on Monday, April 10.
TV AND LIVE ONLINE COVERAGE
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POSSIBLE LINE UPS
Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Delaney, Sakho, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Ledley, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, Benteke
Arsenal XI: Martinez; Bellerin, Gabriel, Mustafi, Monreal; Elneny, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud
MATCH ODDS (via 888 Sport)
- Palace to win: 19/5
- Draw: 31/10
- Arsenal to win: 69/100