Selhurst Park will play host to the 2022/2023 Premier League season opener between Crystal Palace and Arsenal, local rivals. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the Premier League.
Crystal Palace: Tough To Beat at Home
Crystal Palace exceeded expectations in the 2021/22 season. We all expected them to fight for relegation but they finished 12th in the standings, earning more points than they had managed in Roy Hodgson’s final season at the helm. Patrick Vieira got the team playing attractive and attack-minded football and they will definitely continue to do that.
The Eagles started the preseason early playing nine friendly games, the most of any other Premier League side. Of course, Vieira used many versions for his starting lineup and will now look to take the next step with Palace, who is targeting a top-half finish this time around.
Wilfried Zaha and his teammates upfront are in good shape because Crystal Palace scored at least two goals in each of their five summer wins against teams like Montpellier, QPR, Gillingham, Ispwich, and Millwall. They’ve lost Conor Gallagher, their player of the season, but the return to full fitness of Ebere Eze is a boost for the Eagles. Summer signing Cheick Doucoure is likely to make his Premier League debut against Arsenal, while James McArthur remains on the sidelines with injury. They will surely pull off many upset but we must be careful when and how we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Arsenal: Perfect Preseason
Arsenal has enjoyed a great preseason, winning all five fixtures in Germany, the U.S., and the Emirates. For a club that has suffered badly in recent years, it’s important to kick off the season on a positive note. Gabriel Jesus’ transfer is the best deal they could do. The Brazilian’s appearance on the field opened a lot of options for Arteta, and so far, he has been crucial for Arsenal.
Arsenal is everything about goals. If you’re betting online you should know that they scored 20 goals in five friendlies against teams like Sevilla, Chelsea, or Everton with Jesus scoring seven of them, while three clean sheets in those five wins will also be a boost for Mikel Arteta.
Once again, they missed out on a Champions League spot last season after failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 10 league games. Arsenal look way better this term, they look fit and sharp and they will definitely fight for a top-four finish but they still can’t fight Man City or Liverpool.
They have had an impressive transfer window to date, bringing in Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, plus Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos, and Matt Turner. Since there are no fresh injury worries in Mikel Arteta’s team ahead of the local derby, Arsenal could kick off their season with a crucial win.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Head-to-Head
Palace was rock-solid at the back the last term, especially in front of their fans. Only Liverpool and Manchester City conceded fewer goals at their home stadium than the Eagles, whose defensive line allowed just 17 times in 19 matches. Palace was better last season when looking at the direct meetings. They took one point at the Emirates after a 2-2 draw, and after that, recorded a confident win beating Arsenal 3-0 on home soil. Arsenal won just one in their previous eight mutual encounters. We’ve seen at least three goals in the last head-to-heads between the sides.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Game Information
- Game: Crystal Palace (0-0-0) vs Arsenal (0-0-0)
- Location: Selhurst Park (London)
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug. 5th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Live Stream: fubo.tv
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Betting Lines
|Crystal Palace||+½ Ev||+350||2½-115o||½-190o
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Predictions
The visitors enter this clash at favorites being priced at -120 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal-line is set at 2½.
This is the first competitive match of the Premier League season and both sides will be eager to kick off their campaign with a win. Despite a superb preseason campaign, we can’t trust Arsenal yet. We want to see them playing at least three-four fixtures before backing them. Crystal Palace is amazing on home soil and they might earn at least one point here. We will avoid the ML and go with the overs as we expect a high-scoring affair.
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