Crystal Palace - Arsenal
The new Premier League season will start with a London derby, as Crystal Palace welcome Arsenal to Selhurst Park. The Gunners are big favorites in this opening match and there is a good reason for that. It is connect with the pre-season results - the Gunners destroyed Chelsea with 4:0 in Orlando before a six-goal thumping of Sevilla in the Emirates Cup. Gabriel Jesus, who came this summer from Manchester City, is scoring easily and it is clear he found the form. Oleksandr Zinchenko also reunited with Mikel Arteta in North London and the fans are expecting Top-4 finish in the new season.
As I wrote, Arsenal are big favorites in the opening match, but I think Crystal Palace are able to remain unbeaten. There are two reasons. First is the home advantage. The Eagles ended the last season unbeaten in six games at Selhurst Park, winning three of those matches.
Furthermore, they have kept a clean sheet in their last five home games. The second reason is connect with the last mutual game. Crystal Palace beat the Gunners 3:0 in this fixture just few months ago. It was the crucial defeat for Arsenal who left without Champions League football this season.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 05.08. 21:00h