Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Predictions and Best Odds

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace tonight in game-week one of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

The Gunners play in the opening game of the season for the fifth time in the past six seasons.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Predictions and Odds

Crystal Palace Current Run of Form

Last five matches – L/W/D/W/W

After an encouraging pre-season, Palace are in fine form going into the latest Premier League campaign. Patrick Vieira’s men have lost just two of the nine preparation games that they have played this summer, scoring 22 goals in the process.

The former Arsenal midfielder has looked to implement a free-flowing style of football with the Eagles, which was displayed perfectly in the build-up to Wilfried Zaha’s opener against Montpellier on July 30.

With the former Arsenal midfielder now having a year’s managerial experience in the Premier League, Palace will be looking to make progress on last season and challenge for a top-half finish this time around.

 

Arsenal Current Run of Form

Last five matches – W/W/W/L/W

The 2022/23 Premier League season brings new hope to North London as Arsenal look to bounce back from their collapse last term to challenge for the top four places once again.

The Gunners have had an impressive pre-season, winning all but one of their games and playing some outstanding football in the process.

New signing Gabriel Jesus has been in fine form since his move from Premier League champions Manchester City, netting seven goals in the five matches he has so far been involved in for the Gunners.

Statement victories against Chelsea and Sevilla highlight how exciting Arteta’s men have been this summer and with recruitment in the correct positions, Arsenal look well on their way to having a special season.

 

Head to Head

Recent Results

Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal – 4/4/2022

Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace – 10/18/2021

Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal – 5/19/2021

The visitors have struggled in recent times against Palace and their failure to pick up a win against the Eagles last season was a contributing factor to them finishing outside of the top four. The Gunners only managed a draw at the Emirates Stadium last term courtesy of a late equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette and fell to a 3-0 defeat at Selhurst Park in April.

Prediction – Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal will be looking to rectify their slow start to the 2021/22 campaign by claiming victory at Selhurst Park on Friday evening. The Eagles were one of only four Premier League teams to avoid defeat to Arteta’s men last season, but much has changed since the two side’s last encounter.

Although Vieira looks to have Palace playing an exciting brand of football, things seem to have finally clicked for the Gunners and with the bitter finale of last season still fresh in the memory, they will certainly be looking to prove a point this campaign. It will not be an easy game for the Gunners, but we can see them narrowly claiming victory in South London.

Current Odds: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Crystal Palace win – 10/3

Draw – 13/5

Arsenal win – 4/5