2022-23 Premier League Betting Preview – Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 2022-23 betting odds & predictions

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Crystal Palace 2022-23 Premier League Preview
Can the Eagles finish even higher this season?
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Crystal Palace Top-half Finish Odds: 7/4 odds taken 1805 GMT, Wednesday 29 June

Before a ball was kicked last season, many pundits had Crystal Palace down as relegation candidates. New boss Patrick Vieira had inherited a thin squad after the departure of several first-team players.

However, the former Arsenal captain did a stellar job in his first year at Selhurst Park, keeping the Eagles well clear of the bottom three all season long. Building on that will take some doing, but Palace are capable of finishing in the top half this term. We look back on last season and preview the upcoming campaign.

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2021-22 Review: Palace stay well clear of danger

Crystal Palace were never in danger of going down last season. They failed to win any of their opening four before a stunning 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, who were top of the table at the time. They struggled for wins early doors, but the Eagles were only beaten by Chelsea and Liverpool in their opening 12 games.

Like a lot of teams, Palace had a few sticky spells over the course of the season, but they always bounced back with a good result when it was needed. Their standout victory was a 2-0 success over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in October. They also beat Arsenal and Manchester United last term.

Our betting prediction:
Erling Haaland top goalscorer

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(odds taken 1807 GMT, Wednesday 29 June)

Vieira’s troops ended their 2021-22 season with three wins from their last five fixtures, seeing off Southampton, Watford and Man United. They finished in 12th position, collecting 48 points from 38 league games.

Our betting prediction:
Arsenal to finish in the top four

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(odds taken 1810 GMT, Wednesday 29 June)



Crystal Palace Key Facts

  • Vieira guided Palace to a 12th-place finish last term
  • The Eagles won at the Etihad back in October 2021
  • Palace reached the FA Cup semi-final last season
  • This will be the London club’s tenth successive season in the top flight


Palace Transfer News: Eagles snap up Derby wonderkid

Teenage wonder Malcom Ebiowei recently completed the switch to Crystal Palace from EFL League One club Derby County. The 18-year-old – who played for Chelsea and Arsenal at youth level – impressed at Pride Park last season. Ebiowei will be a great addition to Vieira’s squad. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is expected to arrive at Selhurst Park imminently.

The Palace team chopped and changed so much a year ago, and there is unlikely to be quite as much transfer business this summer. Nevertheless, the Eagles are looking to land Cheick Doucoure from Lens, while Cheikhou Kouyate is set to exit the south London club. There could be more outgoings and incomings before the window shuts.

2022-23 Key Fixtures: Season starts with Selhurst Park London derby

Crystal Palace start to their 2022-23 Premier League campaign with a home match against Arsenal on Friday, 5th August. The fixture will be the opening game of the new campaign. After that, the Londoners face a daunting trip to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Before the end of August, Vieira’s boys will also play Man City.

After travelling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 6th May, Palace play the three promoted clubs in their final three fixtures of the season. They host Bournemouth before travelling to the Fulham. On the last day, Palace welcome Nottingham Forest to Selhurst.

Who Are the Eagles’ Biggest Challengers: Can the Eagles improve on 12th?

Vieira had a fine first season as Crystal Palace boss. Before arriving at Selhurst Park, the Eagles were tipped to struggle, but they certainly proved the doubters wrong. Vieira made some shrewd signings last summer, rebuilding the squad after several players had left.

Crystal Palace will be looking to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season. At the time of writing, the south London club are available at 7/4 for a top-half finish. Who will be their main rivals this term?

Leeds United Preview: Whites to stay away from trouble under Marsch?

Leeds United were on their way to relegation last season, and the popular Marcelo Bielsa was sacked in February after a 4-0 hammering by Tottenham at Elland Road. Jesse Marsch lost his first two fixtures in charge, but Leeds went on to win three and draw two of the next five.

United survived on the final day after an excellent victory at the Brentford Community Stadium. After finishing ninth in their first year back, the relegation battle was a shock the system. Still, Marsch will be looking to stamp his authority at Elland Road, and Leeds could finish in mid-table this term.

West Ham United Preview: Europe again for the Hammers?

Under the experienced David Moyes, West Ham United have been on the rise in the Premier League over the past couple of seasons. The Hammers finished sixth in the 2020-21 campaign to book their spot in the UEFA Europa League for the first time.

West Ham have turned themselves into genuine European contenders, qualifying for Europe via their league position two years running for the first time in the club’s history at the end of last season. The Irons have a tough start against the Premier League champions, but West Ham will relish the opportunity of upsetting one of the big boys early doors.

Leicester City Preview: Foxes to improve this time around?

The 2020-21 season was a memorable one for Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. The Midlands club beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final to win the tournament for the first time in their history. The Foxes finished fifth in the league, losing out on a place in the top four on the final day for the second season running.

Leicester failed to replicate those heights last season. However, Rodgers is one of the most experienced managers in the Premier League right now, and the Foxes will surely improve on last season’s eighth-place finish. Leicester will be hoping to be in the mix for the European slots this time around.

Newcastle United Preview: Can the Magpies secure a top-six finish?

Backed by generous owners, Newcastle United will splash the cash this summer. They made some huge signings back in January, and Eddie Howe’s Magpies won a whole host of matches in the second half of the campaign to finish in 11th. It was a remarkable turnaround by Newcastle, who spent the first months of the season in the bottom three.

At the time of writing, Newcastle are the seventh favourites behind the top six to win the title. It may be too early to think about that, but the Magpies may break into Europe this term, and the cup competitions could take priority at St James’ Park.

Aston Villa Preview: Big season ahead for Gerrard?

After a solid season, Steven Gerrard is starting to build something at Villa Park. The boss has made some superb signings, with his legendary status as a player allowing him to attract excellent players to Villa Park – Philippe Coutinho has already arrived from Barcelona this summer.

Many bookies and pundits alike have tipped Aston Villa for a mid-table finish, but can the Midlands outfit sneak into Europe this season?

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview: Top half again for Lage’s men?

Under Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolverhampton Wanderers played Europa League football, reaching the quarter-finals in 2020. They had a mixed 2020-21 campaign, finishing in 13th. However, they improved last term, with new boss Bruno Lage guiding the club to a tenth-place finish in his first year in charge.

Wolves were in the mix for the European spots at stages last season, but the squad ran out of steam in the latter weeks. Nevertheless, if they can get some fresh faces in, Wanderers could be a force to be reckoned with in the race for Europe this season.

Southampton Preview: Where will the Saints finish?

Southampton will want to improve on the last few seasons. They have failed to secure a top-half finish since the 2016-17 campaign, when Claude Puel guided the club to eighth place. The Saints are certainly capable of finishing in the top half this season.

Southampton lived dangerously close to the edge at times last term, and they ended the campaign with a poor run of four straight defeats. Can they improve this time around?

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview: Can the Seagulls seal another top-ten finish?

Palace’s rivals Brighton & Hove Albion had a very impressive 2021-22 season. Potter has done a superb job at the Amex Stadium since taking over, and the Seagulls were very hard to beat last term. They may have lost Yves Bissouma to Spurs, but with the right business done in the transfer market, they can be even stronger this season.

Albion finished in ninth position last term, and Potter will be looking to better that this time around. At the time of writing, the East Sussex club are priced at 5/4 for a top-half finish.

Players to Watch Out For in the 2022-23 Season: Can Zaha build on his 14 PL goals?

Along with Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher, Wilfried Zaha was a standout player for Crystal Palace last term. The Ivory Coast international finished as the Eagles’ top scorer in the Premier League, netting an impressive 14 times. Only six players scored more last season.

Palace will be looking to Zaha to be the creative spark once again. The attacker has been the first name on the team sheet for the Londoners for several years since returning to Selhurst, and he will no doubt be a huge player again.

Our Crystal Palace Predictions: Similar season for the south Londoners?

After a solid first season at Selhurst Park, manager Vieira will be hoping to build on that this year. He built a very capable squad last term, adding to the quality that was left by Roy Hodgson. With some new additions, the Eagles can get even better this time around.

With many teams getting stronger, finishing in the top ten will be a hard task, but another mid-table finish beckons for the Eagles. However, if you do fancy Palace to secure a place in the top half, you can get the tempting price of 7/4.

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