Brentford vs Cyrstal Palace
August 30, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Brentford +250 / Crystal Palace +110 // Total: 2.5 Goals
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Crystal Palace and Brentford face off on Tuesday in an early-week English Premier League showdown at Selhurst Park Stadium. When these two teams faced off in February 2022, the two teams played to a 0-0 draw.
Crystal Palace heads into this game sitting in 12th place in the standings having picked up four points. In the first game of the last game against Manchester City, Crystal Palace were flying high, and they went into halftime with a 2-0 lead. In the second half, Crystal Palace couldn’t deal with the pressure of the Manchester City offense, and they ended up giving four goals on the way to a defeat. Crystal Palace only had 25 percent of the possession and two shots on goal. Crystal Palace has scored six goals this season, and Wilfried Zaha has also scored three of those. Zaha is dealing with a leg injury though and won’t be able to go in this game, and that is a big loss for the team. James McArthur is dealing with a sore groin, but could be available for this game.
Brentford currently sits in 10th place in the standings, having picked up five points so far this year. Brentford has been up and down this season and in the last game they were able to steal a point against Everton. Brentford fell behind early in the game, but a goal by Vitaly Janeit in the 84th minute was enough to secure a draw. This is a team that was able to beat Manchester United 4-0 earlier in the season. Brentford for the season has scored nine goals, and Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva have both scored two goals. It sounds like Kristoffer Ajer could be back after a fitness test, and getting him back would be a big boost. Ethan Pinnock is still dealing with a knee injury and won’t be able to play in this game.
Both of these teams have shown a strong offense so far this season, and I expect that will continue in this game. Look for Brentford and Crystal Palace to both scores a couple of goals here and that is going to be the difference here. Look for a 3-2 or 2-2 type of game and the over is going to cash.