Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
2023-08-21 15:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Arsenal -170 / Crystal Palace +475 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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Crystal Palace and Arsenal face off on Monday in an English Premier League showdown at Selhurst Park Stadium.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Odds
Arsenal is the favorite sitting at -170 while Crystal Palace is the underdog sitting at +475.The total goals sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -115.
Crystal Palace Betting Preview
Crystal Palace opened up their season against Sheffield United and they were able to secure the 1-0 victory. They might have only scored one goal, but they dominated most of the game. Odosonne Edouardo scored in the 49th minute on the way to the victory. Crystal Palace had eight shots on target and 68 percent of the possession. Olise is still working his way back from injury and he’s not going to be a part of this game. Matheus Franca is dealing with a lower back injury and it’s unclear when he’s going to be able to play first.
Arsenal Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Arsenal who opened up their season with a 2-1 record over Nottingham Forest. Eddie Nketiah scored in the 26th minute and Bukayo Saka scored in the 32nd minute. Arsenal finished with 79 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. The defense did still give up a goal in the last game and they are going to need the defense to step up in this game. Jurrien Timber suffered an ACL injury in the last game and not having him this season is going to be a big loss. In this game the Arsenal is going to need the defense to step up or this is going to be a very long game. This is a game that Arsenal really doesn’t want to lose, and if they do it will be because of the defense.
Shane’s Free Pick
Arsenal’s defense is going to be better here, and that is going to be the difference here. Arsenal is also going to have plenty of scoring chances here, and they will find the back of the net at least twice. Crystal Palace won’t have many quality scoring chances here, and Arsenal is going to get the job done here. Back Arsenal on the money line.