WIN CRYPTO! 100K Sports Tokens Up For Grabs DAILY! First Goal Scorer + Correct Score Comp. No. 456 : EPL - Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 5th August 2022
It's back! The 2022/2023 Premier League Season kicks off tonight with a London Derby which means I only have to wait another day for Leeds to kick off. I'm so excited, and this time, the bars are all open. Now it will just mean a fight with the locals for the remote control!
This season, I won't be covering the foreign leagues or lower English leagues so its EPL, Cup and Europeans only. I am going to do a big World Cup competition though when that starts in November but haven't quite finalised the details yet but it will be a huge giveaway!
Anyway, let's get into it straight away with...
My prediction is :-
Palace 1 : 3 Arsenal
Nketiah to score the first goal
For Arsenal, it's going to be a first competitive start for former City players Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko and we might also get a first glimpse of highly rated French defender William Saliba. Arteta is playing his injury worries close to his chest with a number of his squad 'recovering' from knocks but I'd suggest they still have a strong squad to choose from.
The big worry for them will be Emile Smith Rowe who is doubtful and be a big loss.
Palace are really struggling with injuries with Butland, McArthur, Tompkins, Johnstone and Olise all sidelined.
The other huge problem Palace have is the return to his parent club, Chelsea of last season's loanee, Conor Gallagher. He will be really missed.
If first day nerves don't play a part, this has to be a big chance for Arsenal to settle in to the new season with strong, away win to get their hopes for Champions League football next season underway.
Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER, and the CORRECT SCORE AND as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 20.00 BST (UTC+1)
In the first goal scorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition is fixed at 50K. If more than one person chooses the same first goal scorer or correct score, the prize is shared, and everyone gets a little upvote! Don't forget, you can't choose the same prediction as me! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget new rule that only people with a rep of 50 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. My game, my decision is final.
Upvotes and Reblogs are NOT necessary to join in but gratefully received.
Also remember that...
YOU CAN'T CHOOSE THE SAME PREDICTION AS ME!!!
And the Winners Were...
It seems a while ago now but that was a big surprise as Liverpool absolutely stuffed City 3-1 with Trent Alexander-Arnold doing the honours with the first goal.
No body at all! You were all rubbish! OK, so mine was probably the worst prediction of all but what's important is that the tokens stay in my bag.
Better luck today Ladies and Gentlemen and have a wonderful weekend.