Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 05, 2022 21:00 CET
The most popular football league in the world starts on Friday, and Crystal Palace and Arsenal meet in the first match of the London derby. The match at the Selhurst Park Stadium starts at 21:00.
Both teams played well in the preseason, so they enter this match with a lot of optimism. The Gunners have not beaten the Eagles in any game in the last competitive year, so they will be super motivated in this clash.
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Crystal Palace players finished last season in a safe 12th place. They won enough points in time so they didn’t have to worry about survival.
They took this preparatory period seriously, played a large number of friendly matches and left quite a good impression. In nine games, they were defeated only twice, by Liverpool 0-2 and Manchester United 1-3.
Wilfried Zaha will be the main danger for opponents this season as well, and this winger shone in the preparatory games. He scored five goals and registered three assists and is in a great mood to welcome the start of the new season.
There is also the very good center forward, Odsonne Edouard, who scored two goals in Crystal Palace’s 4-2 win against Montpellier in the last friendly.
What to say about the Arsenal team? They excelled all July. They won six out of seven friendly matches, and they played particularly impressively against Chelsea (4-0) and Sevilla (6-0).
Mikel Arteta’s team showed an enviable level of attacking football in the pre-season. They constantly pressed the opponent’s defensive line, attacked with a large number of players in the final third and behaved as if they were performing in competitive matches.
The loudest reinforcement is certainly Gabriel Jesus, who arrived from Manchester City. The Brazilian striker fit perfectly into Arsenal’s system of play and scored eight goals in the pre-season. He played the best game for his new club against Sevilla when he scored a hat-trick. It was the last test for the Gunners before the start of the new season.
All lines of the team seem to be perfectly coordinated, so apart from Jesus, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Partey, as well as another newcomer from Manchester City, Oleksandr Zinchenko, played well.
It is interesting that Arsenal players did not defeat Crystal Palace in any duel last season. These two teams have met twice – once the Eagles won 3-0 as hosts, while there was no winner at the Emirates Stadium 2-2.
Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Guaita, Mitchell, Guehi, Andresen, Ward; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Zaha, Ayew, Edouard
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Zinchenko, Gabriel, Saliba, White; Xhaka, Partey; Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli; Jesus
Although both teams did quite well in the preparation period, we assign the role of favorite to Arsenal and believe that they will justify it. The Gunners enter this season with great ambitions and will certainly not be satisfied with any final outcome other than victory. We believe that they will achieve it.
Prediction: Arsenal To Win