It's been a long old summer for those waiting for the Premier League to return but the wait will soon be over this evening when Crystal Palace welcome Arsenal to Selhurst Park.

There's a real air of optimism around Mikel Arteta's side at the moment. A 4-0 win over Chelsea and a thumping 6-0 over Sevilla in pre-season has the Gunners' tails up. The addition of Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko look shrewd pieces of business and Arteta has moved to make Martin Ødegaard his new skipper.

A fifth-placed finish wasn't good enough last season so there's work to be done by the Spaniard but they've a kind run of fixtures to start the season, only playing one side that finished top six last season (Man Utd) between now and October.

Palace finished a very creditable 12th last term but it's been fairly quiet on the transfer front with midfielder Cheick Doucoure grabbing the headlines with his £21m move from Lens.

The Eagles won 3-0 the last time Arsenal visited but manager, and Gunners legend, Patrick Vieira knows it's very different side he'll meet tonight. The bookies rate the visitors 4/5 favourites to start the season with a win while Palace look a bit more generous at 10/3.

Meetings between the sides are usually entertaining affairs, eight of the last 10 have seen both teams score and the same number have gone Over 2.5 goals. Those stats include a 0-0 during the covid era so there's astrong case to be made for goals once more, especially with plenty of attacking options available from both squads. Over 2.5 goals at even money looks the best bet.

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53 Comments
  1. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹 LONGSHOT 🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹

    Coban Imperial V Achuapa FC
    22:30
    Guatemalan Liga Nacional
    achuapa to score 7-4 (UNIBET)

    This looks over priced to me which may mean bookies know some inside information.
    They finished just 1 point apart in the season that finished in may.
    This season coban have won both games and conceded in both.
    Achuapa have a 1-0 win and a 1-0 defeat so far.

    *** In the last year achuapa won all 3 head to heads 3-0 1-0 home and 1-0 away ***
    In all there have been 12 head to heads and achuapa scored in 10 of them .

    This is priced as a very longshot but unless there is something iffy going on I’d price the away goal around 11-10 6-5 maybe

    🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹 LONGSHOT 🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹

    Finished 3-2 🇬🇹👍
    ————————————————————
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 COLOMBIA 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴
    Atlético Huila v Fortaleza FC
    21:30
    Colombian Categoria Primera

    Both teams to score 6-5 (UNIBET) 🇨🇴 NAP 🇨🇴.

    Despite being favourites fortelaza look the dodgy part of this bet.
    They lost their 2 away games so far this season 1-0
    Last season which ended in may they scored in 13 of their last 14 away games **.

    As for hulia they have seen BTTS in all 4 games this season.
    Their 4 games have seen 17 goals (8-9)
    8 previous head to heads here seen hulia score in 7 of them and Lost none of them !!.
    Hulia were shit last season but are showing signs of better scoring form so far.
    Prediction 2-1
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴

    Finished 1-2 🇨🇴👍

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    • anasewhiz 2 weeks ago

      Hats off sir … 🎩

    • radu 2 weeks ago

      Chapeau 🎩

    • richtea 2 weeks ago

      More profits than BP🤣👏👏

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    • bixieupnorth 2 weeks ago

      i need to start staying up later to check your tips elvis!!

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  2. philip o leary 2 weeks ago

    Great stuff Elvis 👏

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  3. fitzythegypsy 2 weeks ago

    Palace v Arsenal 8pm
    Should be a cracker at Selhurst Park later with both sides having had very good pre seasons. I can see Taylor giving plenty of cards in a fiery and end to end game with lots of corners so I’ll be on this;
    1+ mg, 1+ card each team and 3+ match cards, 3+ corners each @ 11/10 BetVictor
    BOL with all weekend bets folks..

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  4. SmokeyJoe 2 weeks ago

    Goals bet in 🇦🇺🇰🇷to start the weekend…

    Melbourne Knights u21 v Green Gully u21 BTTS & o2.5
    Melbourne Knights v Green Gully BTTS
    Gold Coast Utd v Gold Coast Knights BTTS
    Seoul v Jeju BTTS
    Seongnam v Sanju BTTS

    10/1

  5. SmokeyJoe 2 weeks ago

    Anybody got any idea why 4th place Shanghai Shenhua are 2/1 outsiders at home to 13 place Chanchung Yatai in the CSL? After 10 matches only 3 teams have conceded more than the visitors 18

    Shanghai Shenhua unbeaten in 5 at home scoring 8 and conceding 2.

    Yatai have 1 win in 5 aways scoring 7 and conceding 13.

    Home side are 7/4 to score twice

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    • SmokeyJoe 2 weeks ago

      Had a look a d Yatai are defending champions of China, perhaps this is the reasoning on the prices. However form is king,they haven’t won in 4 and shipped 6 at 3rd place Henan SSLM last time out.

      Gotta have a go at the home side to score twice at 7/4

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    • bixieupnorth 2 weeks ago

      early red card to home side, even the bookies couldn’t know that…or could they??

    • SmokeyJoe 2 weeks ago

      Had the same thought myself bixie 😂 sods law I suppose

    • fitzythegypsy 2 weeks ago

      And there’s a second one!

  6. cc 2 weeks ago

    Arsenal O1.5TG
    C Palace card
    11/10

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  7. maccathered 2 weeks ago

    Crystal Palace v Arsenal
    Btts at 4/5 (NAP)
    Crystal Palace double chance at 10/11 (NB)
    Crystal Palace to win at 7/2
    Should be a cracker of a game and not a easy first game for the Gunners who haven’t fared well in this fixture for some time now. wining just 1 meeting out the last 8.Not going to read anything from pre -season games as there’s no pressure on teams so results mean very little.Arsenal have recruited well this summer and on paper they should be stronger than last season and anything other than a top four finish will be deemed a failure given the money they have spent.Palace is a tough gig especially for a first game of the season and you’d expect ex Arsenal man Viera to have his side pumped up for this along with the Palace fans.
    Prediction 2-1

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    • radu 2 weeks ago

      BTTS – Sounds ok , GL , add over 1.5 goals 2nd half , btts in 2nd half , despite last seson stats i think Gunners will not lose 🤞

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    • maccathered 2 weeks ago

      Cheers Radu,btts is my main bet but the golden rule is not to read into friendly results,if we were going on that basis then Palace would be well in with a shout as they had a good pre-season to.The fact that it’s a derby and the first game of the season makes it that little bit tougher for the visitors.My own opinion is Arsenal will be better with Jesus in attack as that is what they have lacked.Zinchenko is a good signing but Arsenal still lack a decent central defender a leader at the back.

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    • Dela 2 weeks ago

      Oops!!

  8. dc john boy 2 weeks ago

    Houngang (Singapore)
    Sai Gon (Vietnam)

    Asian lunch time Over 2.5mgs double 7/5

    Good luck

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    • dc john boy 2 weeks ago

      Lost lack of goals on Vietnam

      2
  9. boomshackle 2 weeks ago

    Crystal Palace v Arsenal

    Arsenal O1.5 TG’s 20/21
    Gabriel Jesus ATGS 13/8

    Really excited for tonight’s season opener and it should be a fantastic game to watch!

    There have been goals galore in both teams pre seasons and while the results of these matches matter little, the time on the pitch is invaluable especially for new players and new relationship building.

    Palace have been a tricky team for Arsenal of late but this Arsenal team are a new beast and should have too much for a mid table side very muchunchanged from last season. A very solid back line of White, Saliba, Gabriel & Zinchenko and an electric front four shielded by Partey and a much improved Xhaka.

    Prediction 0-2

    Good luck 👍🏽

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    • delatech07 2 weeks ago

      Your prediction is a heat. Congratulations 👏🏾

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  11. radu 2 weeks ago

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  12. Here2Win79 2 weeks ago

    A heads up that Paddy have Jesus anytime shot on target at evens. Probably the bet that will break 70% of fantasy teams but there you go.
    Perhaps also worth getting on early at Paddy is Partick to beat Hamilton at evens, which is slightly better odds than the other two sites I looked at and feels a decent bet given Partick started the season by hitting three past Dundee

  13. boabee8867 2 weeks ago

    Here2Win, on your Scottish theme , i think Aberdeen are superb value at 19/20 at home to a St Mirren team who i think will struggle this season.. Surprised these odds have remained the same since last weekend..

  14. Deano86 2 weeks ago

    Straight forward double for tonight ,

    Bayern
    Lyon

    Double pays 1/1

    Goodluck all tonight and looking forward to the arsenal Palace game to kick the prem off might have a little flutter on it later 👍

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  15. Stars 2 weeks ago

    Benfica -2
    Bayern score 3 or more goals
    Lyon -1
    9/1

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  16. Jonesey 2 weeks ago

    Hills free £5 bet builder palace v arsenal
    Using most peoples tips
    Btts
    Over 2.5 mgs
    Each team 1+ card
    Jesus to score
    24/5. Good luck

  17. Deano86 2 weeks ago

    Hills free £5 betbuilder ,

    o2.5 mg’s
    Both teams o1.5 cards , Pays 4/1

    Goodluck…….

  18. radu 2 weeks ago

    Bet Challenge 1 unit – > 10 units (Budget 10 units)
    ====================================
    Bet 1
    Combo @ 1.80
    ⚽ Palace/Arsenal – 2nd Half over 0.5 goals
    ⚽ Bayern not to lose & to score
    ⚽ Mamelodi (South Africa) not to lose
    ==============================
    1u – > 1.8u

  19. GigiKenzo 2 weeks ago

    NK Varazdin
    Lyon
    Over 2.5mgs
    31/20

    Add for a treb
    Crystal Palace o1.5mgs
    61/25

  20. HullShaker 2 weeks ago

    Afternoon gents,

    No good for the main bets last night but clawed a little back with btts landing in Brasil for the Night Owl…well done all winners!

    I’m swerving the pull of the Icelandic games in favour of the EPL opener and wonder if that man Xhaka can get through 90 minutes without receiving a card…

    PALACE VS. ARSENAL (8.00pm)

    Well worth shopping around as the card magnet is nearly evens with some firms for a yellow – paddypower more than double that!

    Conversely, paddy’s 18/1 for a red is dwarfed by williamhill’s 33/1…stranger things have happened.

    It ought to be a great opener and both sides won’t be backwards in coming forwards – excpect a few corners from both sides:

    EACH TEAM OVER 3 CORNERS
    (10/11, williamhill) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    GRANIT XHAKA BOOKED
    (9/4, paddypower) NB ⭐️⭐️

    GRANIT XHAKA SENT OFF
    (33/1, williamhill) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck!

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    • Deano86 2 weeks ago

      Evens if you do it by hills build your odds hull 👍

    • Zikky 2 weeks ago

      Hull don’t know how you call these shots . But u just nailed it. In at half time

  21. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    Off to watch local footy tonight (Holyhead v Caernarfon) Welsh league cup, so posting earlier than normal.
    not strong enough for a NAP but has a chance at a decent price
    ————————————————–
    🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾 PARAGUAY 🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾
    3 de Febrero FBC v Club 2 de Mayo
    22:00
    Paraguayan Segunda Division
    Both teams to score 11-10 (SKYBET) 🇵🇾

    Home team favourites but by no means strong favourites as they haven’t best de mayo here in 8 attempts.

    *** 7 of last 9 head to head here seen BTTS and away side club de mayo scored in all 9 ***
    9 of last 11 head to head home and away seen BTTS and 3 de Febrero scored in 10 of them and de mayo also scored in 10 of them.
    🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾🇵🇾

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  22. SmokeyJoe 2 weeks ago

    Wild one tonight for low stakes on yourodds betbuilder

    Palace v Arsenal

    BTTS & o2.5gls,3+ corners each & 1+ card each 17/5

    Lyngby v Midtjylland

    BTTS & o2.5gls,3+ corners each & 1+ card each 12/5

    Frankfurt v Munich

    Munich win & BTTS,Munich 3+ corners and 1+ card, Frankfurt 2+ corners and 1+ card 16/5

    Herenveen v Sparta Rotterdam

    BTTS & o2.5gls, Herenveen 3+ corners and 1+ card,Sparta 2+ corners and 1+ card 11/4

    Any 3 and all 4(5bets @£2)

    Returns £954.80 for 4 correct

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  23. craneguy 2 weeks ago

    tonite……………..

    arsenal o1.5tgs evens
    jesus o1 shot on goal, arsenal most corners e/half 7/1

    GL

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  24. Cleaves 2 weeks ago

    Bet365 have also boosted Jesus SOT to evens just now. For those who fancy more than the £10 max stake with paddy

    Can also get 3/1 for him to have 2 SOT at sky

    Good luck all tonight – hope for a good game to start the season!

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  25. Wakeyt 2 weeks ago

    Jesus and Zaha both to have 1or over shots on target @2/1

  26. goalden oldie 2 weeks ago

    both teams to score
    banfield v patronato
    ladbrokes 21/20
    NAP

  27. HullShaker 2 weeks ago

    Night Owl 🦉…🇦🇷

    GIMNASIA LP VS. GODOY CRUZ (11.00pm)

    OVER 11.5 CORNERS
    (11/8, bet365) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    OVER 14.5 CORNERS
    (5/1 bet365) ⭐️

    Good luck!

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    • williegee 2 weeks ago

      Anyone fancying any of these can get
      9/5 for over 11.5 corners
      13/2 for over 14.5 corners
      both prices at P/Power

    • Zikky 2 weeks ago

      👍👍👍🙏

  28. fitzythegypsy 2 weeks ago

    Palace v Arsenal 8pm
    1+ mg, 1+ card each team and 3+ match cards, 3+ corners each @ 11/10 BetVictor ✅️
    Lands after 64 mins thankfully, no last minute drama needed.. well done all winners

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  29. richtea 2 weeks ago

    10pm Over (2.5) match goals double:
    Monagas SC v Academia Puetro Cabello
    20/23

    Resistencia FC v Guairena FC
    11/10

    Pays just under 3/1.
    Adding in Elvis’s btts tip –
    (Both Teams to Score –
    CA 3 de Febrero v CS 2 de Mayo @ 5/4) boosts it up to a 79/10 treble
    I’m on the 3/1 double and 79/10 treble.

    Good luck all…….

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  30. maccathered 2 weeks ago

    No joy tonight different story had Palace taken their chances.
    well done all winners

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  31. HullShaker 2 weeks ago

    A Palace corner short of the Nap but luckily Xhaka got the card needed for the Nb so not all bad 😀

    Well done all with winners👍

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  32. Deano86 2 weeks ago

    Straight forward double for tonight ,

    Bayern ✅
    Lyon ✅

    Double pays 1/1

    Goodluck all tonight and looking forward to the arsenal Palace game to kick the prem off might have a little flutter on it later 👍

    Goal short and Palace card short for the free fiver betbuilder 👎👎

    Well done all tonight……..

    10
  33. radu 2 weeks ago

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    ============

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    ===================

    Top 3
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  34. radu 2 weeks ago

    Bet Challenge 1 unit – > 10 units (Budget 10 units)
    ====================================
    Bet 1
    Combo @ 1.80
    ⚽ Palace/Arsenal – 2nd Half over 0.5 goals
    ⚽ Bayern not to lose & to score
    ⚽ Mamelodi (South Africa) not to lose
    ==============================
    1u – > 1.8u ✅

    3
  35. Jonesey 2 weeks ago

    Hills free £5 bet builder palace v arsenal
    Using most peoples tips
    Btts
    Over 2.5 mgs
    Each team 1+ card
    Jesus to score
    24/5. Good luck ❌
    Well done all winners

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