Kick-off: 1500, 21/08/2021
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Brentford enjoyed a dream start to life in the Premier League by beating Arsenal and can now pick up a valuable point at Crystal Palace.
The Eagles suffered a huge upheaval over the summer in terms of personnel changes and may need more time to find some rhythm.
Punters can get 11/5 for a draw at Selhurst Park and that is our first Crystal Palace vs Brentford prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace won’t be pressing any panic buttons after going down 3-0 at Chelsea but they did look disjointed at Stamford Bridge.
Losing manager Roy Hodgson and nine first-team players at the end of last season was always likely to take its toll.
New boss Patrick Vieira said: “Obviously, the result was not what I was expecting but when you play against Chelsea – who I believe is one of the best teams in Europe – it’s quite difficult.
“It was a really tough start for us…Chelsea, with the squad they have and the money they spent, they will be there fighting for the titles.
“To be honest, I didn’t learn very much because I knew what we were missing. We are short and we will work hard to improve the squad.”
The Eagles did improve slightly in the second half after introducing Christian Benteke, with Jordan Ayew at least having a header on target.
However, this feels like a good time to take them on and Crystal Palace vs Brentford odds.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Kouyate, Schlupp, McArthur, Riedewald, Ayew, Zaha, Mateta.
Conor Gallagher is set to make his competitive debut for Palace. The Chelsea loanee was ineligible to face his parent club last weekend.
James Tomkins is also available after recovering from a knock but Nathan Ferguson (Achilles), captain Luka Milivojevic (personal reasons), Michael Olise (back) and Ebere Eze (Achilles) remain absent.
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford may lack the big names but their team spirit was on show for all to see in a superb 2-0 success versus Arsenal.
Bryan Mbeumo hit the post before Sergi Canos fired in a 22nd-minute opener and Christian Norgaard later headed in a deserved clincher.
Keeper David Raya did his bit with saves from Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe on a memorable Friday night.
Canos told the club website: “I think we showed we are here in the Premier League because we deserve it.
“They are a great team and they pushed in the second half but the second goal made us a little calm and we got the three points.”
Canos made a good point in praising the impact of having a full house at Community Stadium and the Bees still have to prove they can perform as well on the road.
However, they have a confident marksman in Ivan Toney, who struck 31 times in the Championship last season.
Let’s go with the 25-year-old to score first here at 10/3 to complete our Crystal Palace vs Brentford betting tips.
Last Brentford line-up: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jansson, Ajer, Norgaard, Onyeka, Mbeumo, Janelt, Canos, Toney.
Brentford have no fresh injury concerns. Denmark midfielder Mathias Jensen has resumed training after recovering from a deep wound in his foot suffered during the Euro 2020 semi-final defeat by England, but is not yet in contention.
Chelsea 3-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
BRENTFORD 2-0 Arsenal – Sergi Canos, Christian Norgaard
Head-to-head: Brentford 2-1 Palace, Palace 5-1 Brentford
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