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Crystal Palace v Brentford betting tips: Eagles seek first points

| 18.08.2021

Crystal Palace v Brentford betting tips and odds

Patrick Vieira faced a baptism of fire in his first taste of Premier League management as his Crystal Palace side ran into a rampant Chelsea and are now 8/5 to get off the mark in this London derby with new boys Brentford.

Riding a crest of a wave in their first foray in the top tier, Thomas Frank’s side can be backed at 15/8 to follow up their opening-night victory over Arsenal and remain unbeaten.

Both sides will be desperate for some early-season momentum to stave off the threat of relegation, so let’s take a look at the markets and odds to help with our Crystal Palace v Brentford betting tips.

Match Odds

The Bees provided the story of the opening weekend as goals from Sergi Canos and Denmark international Christian Norgaard saw them dismantle an underwhelming Arsenal in the first fixture of the Premier League season.

They are now unbeaten in three matches and Frank’s side have scored at least two goals in each of these outings. They are 2/1 to keep that trend going, while a victory to nil is available at 7/2.

The Palace defence looked very vulnerable in their opening fixture and although there is mitigation in the fact they were facing a top-quality outfit, there has to be worries about their leaky backline.

If they are to claim their first points of the season, it is unlikely to be accompanied by a clean sheet, so that brings Palace not to win to nil at 27/10 and both teams to score at 19/20 into calculations in our Crystal Palace v Brentford betting tips.

Over 1.5 goals in the match, Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha to have one or more shots and Canos, one of the heroes from the opening weekend, to have one or more shots is 8/13 in a #GetAPrice special.

Talking Tactics

Frank promised that his Brentford side were going to attack the league and their showing against Arsenal did nothing to suggest that was not going to be the case. It will be interesting to see if the Bees stick to this philosophy on their travels.

Palace lined up in a rigid 4-4-2 for the defeat to Chelsea and Vieira may need to switch things up in an attempt to get Zaha more involved in the action. A lot of the home side’s hopes rest on the shoulders of the Ivory Coast international.

Goalscorer Odds

Zaha bagged 11 times last season and he is 9/2 to open the scoring, while his regular partner in attack Christian Benteke can be backed at the same price.

Brentford striker Ivan Toney is the 7/2 favourite to get on the scoresheet first, but if you fancy Canos to add to his strike against the Gunners then he is available at 17/2 to break the deadlock.

Match Info

Where: Selhurst Park

When: 15.00 Saturday 21st August

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Stuart Walker