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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: times, TV, streaming, Premier League football betting odds Monday night

Arsenal will host Crystal Palace to close the Premier League Matchday 8 list and it’s a compelling clash that will pit first-year Palace manager Patrick Vieira against his former side where he is considered a legend.

Vieira played nine seasons at Arsenal, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cup trophies and racking up the sixth-most Premier League appearances in Gunners history. According to the BBC, this will only be the fourth time in history that a former Arsenal player has coached against the team.

But his Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta will be more concerned about the Crystal Palace squad than Vieira. While Arsenal have improved lately under Mikel Arteta (3-0-1 in their last four league games), Palace are on a good streak (one loss in their last six games) and are recording better performances of week to week.

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In the seven games played so far, Crystal Palace’s only two defeats have come against first-place Chelsea and second-place Liverpool with whom Vieira can live. But the positive results have been impressive based on how the EPL season has gone so far: In addition to beating Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace (14th, 7 points) has four draws against teams that are in the first 11 places in the ranking. He can catch up with Arsenal in the standings with a win.

Arsenal (13th, 10 points) has also found an identity with several new players now fully integrated into the starting XI and making the difference. The Gunners’ newfound defensive strength – a goal conceded in the last four games – provided stability for their forwards to speak with Emile Smith Rowe assuming an increasingly important role in the squad.

How to watch Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace

  • Dated: Monday, October 18
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • TV channels: N / A
  • Diffusion: peacock

The English Premier League Matchday 8 final is only available through NBC’s Peacock Premium streaming service, which is available for $ 4.99 per month or $ 49.99 per year.

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Arsenal v Crystal Palace: Line-ups

Manager Mikel Arteta should be able to deploy his usual eleven for this game minus Granit Xhaka, who is still in his first month of a three-month layoff due to the knee injury sustained against Tottenham. Forward Gabriel Martinelli is the only other injury issue. If not available, one of Folarin Balogun or Eddie Nketiah would be added to the bench.

Arsenal projected the starting XI (4-2-3-1, left to right): 32-Aaron Ramsdale-GK – 3-Kieran Tierney, 6-Gabriel, 4-Ben White, 18-Takehiro Tomiyasu – 23-Albert Lokonga, 5-Thomas Partey – 10-Emile Smith Rowe, 8-Martin Odegaard, 7-Bukayo Saka – 14-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Submarines projected by Arsenal (9): 1-Bernd Leno-GK, 20-Nuno Tavares, 17-Cedric, 16-Rob Holding, 15-Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 19-Nicolas Pepe, 25-Mohamed Elneny, 9-Alexandre Lacazette, 26-Folarin Balogun (Others: 22-Pablo Mari, 21-Calum Chambers, 31-Sead Kolasinac, 35-Gabriel Martinelli)

From reports, Vieira appear to have a healthy Crystal Palace squad for their caps. He preferred to keep a similar formation with few changes in his first seven matches in charge. The only long-term absences are midfielder Eberechi Eze and center-back Nathan Ferguson.

Crystal Palace projected the start XI (4-3-3, left to right): 13-Vicente Guaita-GK – 3-Tyrick Mitchell, 6-Marc Guehi, 16-Joachim Andersen, 2-Joel Ward – 18-James McArthur, 4-Luka Milivojevic, 23-Conor Gallagher – 11-Wilfried Zaha, 22-Odsonne Edouard, 9-Jordan Ayew

Projected submarines from Crystal Palace (9): 1-Jack Butland-GK, 5-James Tomkins, 17-Nathaniel Clyne, 34-Martin Kelly, 8-Cheikhou Kouyate, 15-Jeffrey Schlupp, 7-Michael Olise, 12-Will Hughes, 20-Christian Benteke (Others: 44 -Jairo Riedewald, 14 years-Jean-Philippe Mateta)

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace betting odds and predictions

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

To take: Crystal Palace +0.75 Asian Handicap (-105)

The only times Crystal Palace has been played outside the park was against very elite teams. Their two lowest possession percentages came against Chelsea (38%) and Liverpool (41%). When playing against teams of a similar ilk, those games have been fairly balanced, including in the expected goals department.

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This is a home game Arsenal should win given the names on the squad sheet. But Crystal Palace are a confident team under Patrick Vieira and won’t back down from the opportunity. Visitors will find a way to keep it close. The +0.75 Asian Handicap wins in the event of a tie or victory for the Palace. But he returns half the stake if Crystal Palace loses by a goal.

Prediction: Arsenal 1, Crystal Palace 1

  • Moneyline: Arsenal -140 / Draw +280 / Crystal Palace +425
  • Spread (Asian handicap): Arsenal -0.5 (-140) / Crystal Palace +0.5 (+125)
  • O / U 2.5 total goals (Asian totals): Over -110 / Under -110
  • The two teams score: Yes -115 / No -110

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