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The English Premier League returns on Friday, and for the second straight season Arsenal will be featured on opening night. One year after losing 2-0 to Brentford to open the Premier League season, the Gunners will face Crystal Palace in the first game of the 2022-23 EPL campaign at Selhurst Park in South London. Arsenal is still reeling from losing two of its last three games last season to finish fifth in the Premier League and just miss earning a berth in the Champions League. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace has high hopes for this year in Patrick Vieira's second season as manager. 

Kickoff is 3 p.m ET. Arsenal is the -116 favorite (risk $116 to win $100) in its latest Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Crystal Palace the +350 underdog. A draw is priced at +240. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal picks or Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal:

  • Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace spread: Arsenal -0.5 (-130) 
  • Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace 90-minute money line: Arsenal -116, Crystal Palace +350, Draw +240
  • ARS: Bukayo Saka led team in goals (11) last season 
  • CP: The Eagles allowed 46 goals last season, seventh fewest in the league 
  • Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace picks: See picks here.

Why you should back Arsenal

The newly acquired Gabriel Jesus has been on fire in the preseason. Signed away from Manchester City in the offseason, Jesus scored seven goals in five preseason games. In the last preseason game, he had a hat trick in a 6-0 Arsenal victory over Sevilla. The Gunners, whose leading goal scorer last season had just 11 goals, had been looking for a prolific striker, and Jesus may just fill that void.

In addition, the midfield has been dominant in the preseason. The trio of Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard and Granite Xhaka played with tempo and aggression and helped the Gunners go 5-0 in the preseason and outscore opponents 20-4.

Why you should back Crystal Palace

The Eagles have had success recently against Arsenal. On April 4 at Selhurst Park, Palace scored a decisive 3-0 victory over the Gunners in a match that Arsenal badly needed in its chase for a top-four finish. And earlier in the season, at Emirates Stadium, the Eagles managed a 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

In addition, Palace is set to face an Arsenal side that might be without key players because of injury. Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe reportedly are doubtful for the Gunners because of various injuries. It was an injury to Tierney that helped contribute to Arsenal's collapse late last season.

How to make Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace picks

Green has broken down this matchup, and while he is leaning over on the goal total, he has also locked in a pair of best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his full analysis and top picks.

So who wins Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which wagers in Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.