Quick Bit: The 2022/23 Premier League season begins anew as Crystal Palace host Arsenal on Friday in a showcase event from Selhurst Park.

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The 2022/23 Premier League season begins anew as Crystal Palace host Arsenal on Friday, August 5. The match is a showcase event, with the rest of the Matchweek 1 slate set to take place on Saturday and Sunday.

The Gunners did good business this summer, bringing in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City as they look to build back into a Champions League contender.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, also made changes to the squad after a 12th place finish last season. The Eagles brought on American Chris Richards in defense plus Cheick Doucoure from French club Lens.

This match will mark Arsenal’s second season in a row of opening the English top flight campaign after falling on the road in last season’s trip to newly promoted Brentford.

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Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal live stream

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TV channel
Sky Sports Main Event
USA Network, Universo


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NOW TV/ Sky Go
fuboTV
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Optus Sport

UK: The match will be carried by Sky Sports and available via stream on Sky Go or NOW TV.

USA: Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal will be televised on USA Network (English) and Universo (Spanish), and both those channels are streamed on fuboTV.

Canada: Every Premier League match beginning in 2022/23 streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Premier League match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

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Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal kickoff time

Crystal Palace’s home stadium of Selhurst Park in London will host the opening match of the Premier League season with kickoff at 8 p.m. BST (3 p.m. ET) on Friday, August 5.

That time makes for a Saturday, 5 a.m. AET start time in Australia.

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Date
Fri, Aug. 5
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20:00 BST
15:00 ET
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05:00 AET

Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal lineups

Goalkeeper Jack Butland will miss the opening match of the 2022/23 season through injury with summer signing Sam Johnstone also on the sidelines. That leaves goalkeeping duties to 35-year-old Vicente Guaita.

Michael Olise is also an injury doubt for the Eagles with James McArthur unavailable. It also remains to be seen whether new center-back Chris Richards will crack the starting lineup. To do so, he will have to unseat incumbent central defenders Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen.

Crystal Palace predicted XI (4-3-3): Guaita (GK) — Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Ward — Eze, Doucoure, Schlupp — Ayew, Mateta, Zaha

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Gabriel Jesus is expected to start up front for Arsenal with support from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka in the wide areas. That formula proved wildly successful during preseason.

Fullbacks Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu are injury doubts which could see Oleksandr Zinchenko selected at left-back and Ben White at right back.

Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe are also struggling to be fit for the first Premier League fixture of the season, meaning Arteta is likely to stick with his tried and tested midfield trio of Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard.

Arsenal predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale (GK) — Zinchenko, Gabriel, Saliba, White — Thomas, Xhaka — Martinelli, Odegaard, Saka — Jesus

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Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal odds

Crystal Palace are underdogs against Arsenal as the 2022/23 Premier League season gets underway, but there could still be some value in backing the Eagles.

Vieira’s team claimed a 3-0 win in their home league fixture against Arsenal last season and Palace have the quality to at least make life difficult for the Gunners, who are coming off a wildly successful preseason which has generated plenty of optimism among Gunners supporters ahead of the new season.

USA(DraftKings)
Canada(Sports Interaction)
UK(SkyBet)
Crystal Palace win
+340
+346
10/3
Draw
+275
+289
13/5
Arsenal win
-120
-147
4/5
Both teamsto score Y / N
-130 / +105
-135 / -115
8/11 – 1/1
Over / Under2.5 goals
-105 / -110
-110 / -120
5/6 – 5/6
Arsenal -0.5
-120
-130

Crystal Palace +0.5
+105
+101

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