Premier League Preview: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 21)

By · August 17, 2023
  • Arsenal got their season underway with a narrow 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest
  • Crystal Palace eased to a 1-0 win over Sheffield United on the opening day

The Premier League weekend rounds off with a showdown between Crystal Palace and Arsenal on Monday. Both sides kicked off their season with victories, but which side will be able to continue their winning trend at Selhurst Park?

How To Watch

  • When: Monday, August 21, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
  • Where: Selhurst Park, London, England
  • How To Watch: NBC


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Match Preview

It was business as usual for Arsenal on the opening day of the season, as they landed a home win over Nottingham Forest to get their campaign off to the dream start. Mikel Arteta will be hoping that his side can go one closer in the title race this term following a busy summer of activity. However, their chances have been hit hard this week following the news that Jurrien Timber is likely to be out for six months.

Arsenal needed to work hard in their opening match of the season, despite sailing into a 2-0 lead after 32 minutes following goals from Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka. Forest pushed late in the game, but the Gunners kept their cool to ensure that they picked up maximum points on the opening weekend for the fourth time in five seasons.

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Crystal Palace will be looking to improve following a solid second half to the campaign last term. However, Roy Hodgson has already seen Wilfried Zaha depart the club, and Michael Olise could be following the attacker out of the Selhurst Park exit door over the coming days.

On the field, Palace got off to a strong start on the opening weekend, as they dominated proceedings against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Their only goal was scored early in the second half by Odsonne Edouard. But, they potentially should have won by a wider margin after firing 24 shots at the Blades goal.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction

Arsenal boasts a dominant record in this fixture, and they have won each of the last two. This will be a testing game on the road for the Gunners, but we fully expect them to have the confidence to land maximum points against the Eagles.

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