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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Bet Builder: 10.00 Builder for Friday’s Premier League Opener

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Bet Builder: 10.00 Builder for Friday’s Premier League Opener
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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Bet Builder: Friday, August, 5th

With the Premier League season kick-off this Friday, it means that Crystal Palace vs Arsenal bet builder tips are not far away either. While after suffering a 3-0 reverse here last season, the Gunners will certainly have revenge on their minds.

Revenge that may have to be thought rather than exacted. Because with Patrick Vieria yet to lose to Arsenal as manager of Crystal Palace, Friday’s clash is far from a foregone conclusion.

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Friday, August 5th, 20:00 (UK)

With a brand new Premier League season, comes a new wave of optimism and although the other 18 clubs in the division will get their own chance to sign, Friday sees the spotlight shine on both Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

A London derby to start the season, just as it did 12 months ago. A fixture that also involved Arsenal and they will be wary of the outcome that unfolded against Brentford. One that saw Thomas Frank’s men earn a historic 2-0 win.

That was then, this is very much now for Mikel Arteta and his players. Players that now include both Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, as the pair both made a summer switch from Manchester City.

If Zinchenko offers versatility, it is hoped that Jesus provides a regular supply of goals. While in doing so, he helps his new employers bridge the gap between Europa and Champions League qualification.

A bridge that Crystal Palace would love to tread on and after being one of the Premier League’s surprise packages last season, they may not be afforded the same luxury this time around.

This means manager Patrick Vieria will look to build on the momentum that was generated during the previous campaign. Momentum that saw the Eagles finish an impressive 12th place in the table.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Stats & Facts

  • The head-to-head record between the two sides is currently Crystal Palace W6, Arsenal W29 and 16 draws.
  • However, Arsenal have only won of their past five meetings with the Eagles (D3, L1).
  • Crystal Palace have kept a clean sheet in their last five home league matches.
  • There have been over 2.5 goals in six of Arsenal’s last seven league matches.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Bet Builder

Before the Premier League curtain raiser gets underway on Friday, the focus will largely be on Gabriel Jesus. Because after a scintillating pre-season, it seems as if the Brazilian is primed and ready when it comes to goals.

Something that bodes well when it comes to my bet builder and for this reason, the former Manchester City star is backed to score anytime. However, that is not to say that the Gunners are going to have it all their own way.

Because with Crystal Palace creating something of a Selhurst Park fortress at the end of last season, it may take time for their defence to be breached, Which is why I have also opted for a draw at the interval but an eventual away win.

While the fact that there have been under 2.5 goals in six of Palace’s last seven home outings is worth remembering. This means odds of 1.90 for this to happen on Friday, are also due some consideration.

With nothing in the way of form to guide us, there is a rather blank canvas when it comes to the markets. Therefore, the total corners should be of interest and under nine at odds of 2.50, should pique that before kickoff.

As for the final leg of my bet builder, I think referee Darren England may be kept busy. This means at least one card will be shown. Add this component to the other three and the bet builder odds are set at a rather inviting 10.00.

  • Gabriel Jesus to score anytime
  • Half time draw
  • Full time Arsenal win
  • 1 card or more

Bet Builder odds: 10.00

Odds via bet365 as at 10:00 August 4th 2022. Odds may now differ.

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