crazy ball – The new Premier League 2022/2023 season has finally officially started with the league kicking off with the match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal on Saturday (6/8) early morning WIB at Selhurst Park.
What makes this game so exciting to look forward to is seeing the new faces of Arsenal’s squad look very sharp and refreshed, especially with new striker Gabriel Jesus who has been outstanding during pre-season and scored a hat-trick in a achieved a remarkable 6-0. win. The Gunners over Sevilla in the Emirates Cup.
Overall, Mikel Arteta’s side have also been excellent in pre-season, including a special 4-0 win over city rivals Chelsea in the Florida Cup final, and it will now be interesting to see how far they can progress and compete. season.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, may have been devastated by the loss of Connor Gallagher, who returned to Chelsea after his loan spell ended, but Patrick Vieira proved his side are ready for the new season by winning three of their last four pre-season games without defeat.
In 51 meetings so far, Arsenal have an absolute advantage with 29 wins, 16 draws and six defeats. But The Gunners have conceded just once in their last eight meetings The Eagles.
Crystal Palace have a problem at the goal post. Sam Johnstone is a doubt with a quadriceps injury while Jack Butland is out with a broken arm. James McArthur and Michael Olise are expected to miss out with groin and ankle injuries.
Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu and new signing Fabio Vieira are doubts for Arsenal for this game.
Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Jeffrey Schlupp, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Eberechi Eze; Jordan Ayew, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Wilfried Zaha
Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Granite Xhaka, Thomas Partey; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Gabriel Jesus
Crystal Palace are generally very strong at home as they currently maintain an unbeaten run in their last six home league games and a clean sheet in their last five home games in the Premier League.
Arsenal looked like a team that only got better with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus and had an excellent pre-season result. Even the Brazilian striker is currently the player with the highest percentage of possession in Premier League Fantasy and now he must start to prove himself to those who believe that his prowess does not only apply to pre-season games.
Score Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal
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