The Premier League season gets underway tonight and the cameras are at Selhurst Park Stadium as the Gunners come to town.
Both these sides will be hopeful of getting their seasons off to the best possible start, especially Arsenal, who many have tipped to do particularly well this season.
How to watch Palace Arsenal match
The match is being broadcast across Sky Sports network in the UK which means that it will be shown live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Main Event.
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Is there a Palace v Arsenal broadcast feed on Sky Sports?
Yes. Sky Sports has the official rights to broadcast the game tonight and the cameras will be at Selhurst Park. You can watch the match on the Sky Sports Main event TV channel.
A Sky Sports subscription will be required.
Will the Crystal Palace vs Arsenal game be shown on BT Sport?
No. BT Sport do not have the broadcast rights for the Friday night game between Palace and Arsenal.
BT Sport will be televising the lunchtime Premier League games on Saturdays.
Crystal Palace will hope to top their 12th place finish from last season; they won three of their six pre-season friendlies, including their last two so should be confident coming in to this one.
Patrick Vieira’s men will welcome an in-form Arsenal side to Selhurst Park on Friday evening; they’ll hope to kick-start their new campaign with a win.
Arsenal were unstoppable in their pre-season friendlies; they won five of five friendly matches, winning the Florida Cup and Emirates Cup in the process.
The Gunners will kick-start their Premier League campaign by taking on Crystal Palace; they’ll look to extend their winning streak to seven matches.
Tip 1: Arsenal to win @ 4/5
Crystal Palace have had a fairly decent run in recent weeks and are coming off back-to-back wins, and have no losses in their last three matches.
However, Palace will go up against an Arsenal side that won six in a row, across all competitions; in fact, the Gunners registered 25 goals in those six games, averaging over four goals per game.
Moreover, Arsenal tend to do well when they face Crystal Palace; they’ve lost just three of the last 23 encounters between these two, with 12 wins and eight draws.
The Gunners look a difficult side to beat during pre season and with Gabriel Jesus in fine fettle we are happy to take the 4/5.
Tip 2: BTTS yes @ 5/6
Crystal Palace have been consistent in goalscoring terms; they found the back of the net in 10 of their last 11 games, including their last five.
Conversely, Patrick Vieira’s men have tended to concede a few in recent matches.
The Eagles have seen their defence breached in five of their last six matches which does not b ode well considering Arsenal’s attacking prowess at the moment.
It’s worth noting that both teams were on the score sheet in four of Crystal Palace’s last five games.
In the same vein, these teams have met a lot of times, and those encounters usually feature goals at both ends.
Both teams scored in eight of the last 10 clashes between Crystal Palace and Arsenal so historically speaking at least both teams to score does come in.
Tip 3: Over 2.5 total goals @ 20/21
We’ve mentioned that Arsenal scored 25 goals in their last six matches; as a result of their high-scoring nature, most of Arsenal’s games have been on the high-scoring side.
Arteta has got the Gunners playing an attacking free flow system – Five of Arsenal’s last six games went above the 2.5 goal mark.
Like Arsenal, Crystal Palace have not had much trouble finding the net; they scored 13 goals in their last five matches.
This immediately has us looking at the over 2.5 goals markets and with 20/21 on offer this looks a decent shout.
In addition, past head to heads seem to reap rewards for overs backers.
Nine of the last 11 meetings between Crystal Palace and Arsenal saw at least three goals scored.
Hopefully we’ll see a decent high scoring affair in the Friday night Premier League opener.