Premier League preview and odds

The new Premier League season will get below means on Friday night when Crystal Palace host Arsenal in what must be a tasty London derby at Selhurst Park (kick-off 8pm).

The Gunners shall be hoping to return to the highest 4 this season after ending fifth in 2021-22 and Mikel Arteta will demand begin, though he shall be conscious his facet face a troublesome examination of their credentials in opposition to Palace.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal betting suggestions

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Arsenal catch eye in pre-season

Arteta’s facet have received all 5 of their summer time matches, beating Nurnberg, Everton and Orlando Metropolis earlier than massive victories over Chelsea and Sevilla. A 4-0 success over Thomas Tuchel’s facet in Florida was adopted by a confidence-boosting 6-0 thrashing of the La Liga facet on the Emirates final week.

The signings of striker Gabriel Jesus and the left-sided Oleksandr Zinchenko from champions Manchester Metropolis bolster the squad in key areas, whereas Fabio Vieira’s arrival from Porto provides additional competitors for locations in midfield.

Palace have had a blended pre-season by way of outcomes, Vieira’s facet happening to Manchester United and Liverpool however beating Ipswich City, Gillingham, QPR and Montpellier, they usually might discover it powerful to include the free-scoring Gunners from the off at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles’ summer time switch dealings have been extra modest than Arsenal’s, 18-year-old winger Malcolm Ebiowei becoming a member of from Derby County, United States centre-back Chris Richards arriving from Bayern Munich and midfielder Cheick Doucoure approaching board from Lens.

Palace have been twelfth in 2021-22, 13 factors away from relegation and simply 10 factors off the highest six, as Patrick Vieira’s first marketing campaign in cost resulted in a strong mid-table end.

The Eagles received this fixture 3-0 in April, which was a severe blow to the Gunners’ top-four hopes on the time however, following some spectacular summer time enterprise within the switch market and attention-grabbing pleasant leads to the build-up to the brand new league season, Arsenal can kick off with a win.

Tip: Arsenal to win @ 4/5 with Betfred

Gunners could make swift begin

Despite the fact that it’s not all the time smart to learn an excessive amount of into pre-season outcomes, Arsenal have been significantly spectacular within the first half of their current friendlies and have been 2-0 up at half-time in opposition to Chelsea and 4-0 up on the break in opposition to Sevilla, these targets all coming inside the primary 20 minutes.

They’ll preserve that sample of being in entrance after 45 minutes after which happening to seal all three factors once they tackle the Eagles.

Tip: Arsenal/Arsenal – HT/FT @ 7/4 with Betfred

Jesus to strike first

Jesus appears like a really astute signing and the Brazilian has struck six targets in the summertime video games, together with a hat-trick in opposition to Sevilla. He shall be raring to go and will help the guests make a quick begin by getting on the scoresheet early.

Jesus scored 13 in all competitions for Metropolis final season however typically needed to make do with a spot on the bench and he ought to profit from being first-choice centre-forward at his new membership, feeding off the creativity from the likes of Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard within the closing third.

Tip Gabriel Jesus to attain first @ 4/1 with Betfred

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal odds

Crystal Palace are 10/3 to win on Friday with Arsenal at 4/5 and the draw priced at 13/5. 

Odds are right on the time of publication and are topic to alter.

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