Who will win this opening match of the new Premier League season?
After weeks of waiting, the moment has finally arrived. The new English Premier League season is in the starting blocks and no other league in the world has so far invested as much money in new signings as the English league. For the coming season, we hope again for an exciting title fight and an equally fascinating relegation fight. Friday night’s match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal will mark the start of the new season.
Taking a closer look at the two teams, we have two totally different teams in front of us. For Palace, it will first be a question, as every year, of ensuring maintenance as quickly as possible. Arsenal, meanwhile, wants to find the C1. The Gunners have strengthened very well over the transfer summer and we expect a lot from the players in north London.
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Crystal Palace: news and form
Coach Patrick Vieira’s men want to play in England’s top division again next season. The objective of the season should therefore already be clear and precise, for the Eagles of Crystal Palace, maintenance is the priority. Anything more than that, Londoners will certainly take to heart. Coach Vieira has strengthened his squad over the summer and, in our view, Palace shouldn’t be expected to go for relegation this season.
Crystal Palace have shown great restraint in the transfer market compared to other teams. Londoners have only put 31 million on the table so far. Cheik Doucoure, for example, was recruited from Lens for 22.6 million. With Sam Johnstone, it is an English second division goalkeeper who arrived between the posts of Palace. The Eagles have also made inroads into the Bundesliga. Chris Richards arrived for 12 million euros from Bayern Munich
Arsenal: news and form
For many pundits, Arsenal FC are among the secret favorites for the Championship. Although the Gunners want to return to the Champions League above all else, coach Mikel Arteta’s side have been far too convincing in the build-up not to be cited as secret favorites for the title. They notably won clear victories against Sevilla FC (6:0) and also against the Chelsea Blues (4:0). In the end, the Gunners won all of their warm-up matches and we believe Arsenal FC are well-equipped to be serious title contenders this season.
The London Gunners have strengthened very well during the summer of transfers and have especially well compensated for the departures of Aubameyang last winter and Lacazette this summer. The services of Gabriel Jesus cost the club 52 million while those of Fabio Viera and Oleksandr Zinchenko both cost 35 million. Compared to the competition, the workforce is rather harmonious and Arsenal has as always many young players in its ranks. Arteta has chosen 23-year-old Ödegaard as the new captain.
Crystal Palace – Arsenal: stats and key points
• In the last 12 meetings with Crystal Palace playing at home, Crystal Palace have won 2 times, there have been 4 draws and Arsenal have won 6 times. The goal difference is 19-15 in favor of Arsenal.
• In the last 24 meetings, Crystal Palace have won 4 times, there have been 8 draws and Arsenal have won 12 times. The goal difference is 43-28 in favor of Arsenal.
• Crystal Palace have not lost in their last 9 home games.
• Arsenal remain on a 6-game winning streak.
• Arsenal have scored at least one goal in 6 consecutive matches.
• Crystal Palace wins 1st half in 34% of their matches, Arsenal in 45% of their matches.
• Crystal Palace scores 1.72 goals when playing at home and Arsenal scores 1.6 goals when playing away (on average).
• Crystal Palace have won 3 home games in a row.
Probable compositions – Updated on 08/04/2022 at 11:49 a.m.
4 – 2 – 3 – 1
3 – 4 – 1 – 2
Arsenal FC’s Gunners want to finally make it into the Premier League’s top 4. On paper, the eleven of coach Mikel Arteta has the means in any case. With Jesus and Zinchenko, the Londoners have strengthened very well and we have no doubt that there will be a victory against Palace.
- Rating : 1.77
- Bookmaker: Bwin
During the coming season, all eyes will be mainly on striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian was transferred from champions Man City to North London for a pretty penny. His performances during the preparation and the hat-trick against Sevilla showed that he has already adapted well. So we trust him to score against Palace.
- Rating : 2.60
- Bookmaker: Bwin
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