Arsenal has missed the UEFA Champions League for five straight seasons and if they want to be back among the elite clubs, they will need to start strong in the new Premier League season.
- Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
- English Premier League – Round 1
- Date – 05/08/2022
- Starting time – 09.00 PM CET
- Venue: Selhurst Park, London, UK
Crystal Palace Stats & Form
Crystal Palace had a decent 2021-22 season finishing 12th in the EPL standings. They won 11 of the 38 games played which is something they will improve in the upcoming season.
Palace finished last season with a nice 1-0 win over Manchester United and will have the home pitch advantage in the season opener against another famous club.
Patrick Vieira has shown huge potential after taking over the club from London and is hoping to start the season well against the club where he spent the best playing years.
Crystal Palace released 12 players from the last year’s squad and has brought in Malcolm Ebiowei from Derby County, Cheick Doucoure from Lens and Sam Johnstone and Cormac Austin on free transfers.
Crystal Palace possible lineup: Butland, Andersen, Clyne, Mitchell, Ward, Eze, Hughes, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Zaha, Benteke.
Crystal Palace News
Michael Olisse will not play for Crystal Palace against Arsenal.
Arsenal Stats & Form
Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season missing the UEFA Champions League for the fifth straight season. They finished only two points shy of their biggest rival, Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal finished the last season with a dominant 5-1 win over Everton which wasn’t enough to make it to the top four in the standings. The 3-0 loss to Tottenham in the 36th round has crushed the Gunners who lost 2-0 to Newcastle in the next round which proved to be the crucial loss for them.
Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City and Marquinhos from Sao Paulo are the top names that joined Arsenal in the transfer window. Fabio Vieira from Porto and Matt Turner from New England Revolution are another two players who will fight for playing time in Arsenal.
Arsenal possible lineup: Leno, Cedric, Holding, Tavares, Tierney, Lokonga, Odegaard, Patino, Saka, Martinalli and Nketiah
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have his full roster available for the game against Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Head-to-Head Stats
Crystal Palace has won the last game against Arsenal 3-0 at home last season. The Gunners also won one of the last five games while the remaining three of the last five games between these rivals finished with a draw.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Betting Odds
Arsenal is the favorite to win this game with -110 odds in their favor while Crystal Palace is at 230. The odds for the draw are at 250.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -108 for over and -115 for under.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Betting Tip
Arsenal has been struggling in the last couple of years to keep pace with the best teams in the Premier League which is expected to some point as the Gunners do not have the budget as the top teams in the league. Anyway, the Arsenal fans do not buy that excuse and are willing to see their team among the top four in the standings which will bring them back to the UEFA Champions League. A strong start is what Arsenal needs but that will not be easy as Crystal Palace won 3-0 on Selhurst Park last season. Arsenal is the better team at the moment and will go all in to start the season with three points which is a good reason to back them up by placing a bet on their win.
Expert betting tip: Arsenal to win (-110 by 22bet)