The Premier League weekend wraps up at Selhurst Park at 8pm on Monday night, August 21st, with both sides aiming to build on winning starts.
Arsenal were able to beat the Eagles home and away last term and the hosts have lost key man Wilfried Zaha since.
With Zaha gone and Gabriel Jesus injured, both sides will turn to their midfield for goals. Given that, you might want to consider this 60/1 #PickYourPunt treble featuring goals for two attacking midfield players.
#PickYourPunt @ 60/1
Martin Odegaard to score anytime
Odegaard was one of four Arsenal players to have three shots in their opening weekend clash with Nottingham Forest. The Norwegian didn’t find the net, but he could have more joy at Selhurst Park.
The 24-year-old had a combined 0.13 Expected Goals from his three efforts against Forest, so they were little more than speculative opportunities. His record last term saw him make a bigger impact away from home, scoring nine of his 15 Premier League goals on the road.
Odegaard had more away league goals than any of his teammates last term and he also led the Gunners in terms of shots on target per game on the road.
Arsenal should get a little more space on the counter as the away side at Selhurst Park, so look to Odegaard to find the net.
Eberechi Eze to score anytime
For Palace, their biggest attacking threat is also a number 10. The transition towards Eze being the Eagles’ standout player happened late last term before Zaha’s summer departure.
Eze scored 10 Premier League goals last term, with six of those coming in Roy Hodgson’s time in charge. He picked up where he left off against Sheffield United, leading the side in key passes and Expected Assists, while having seven shots of his own.
Hodgson made him more central to their attacks not long after returning to Selhurst Park and his quality is a level above anything Palace have right now.
When you consider the problems that pace and direct running caused Arsenal last weekend against Forest, it’s worth taking Eze as an anytime scorer to continue his stellar run under Hodgson’s watch.
Bukayo Saka to be shown a card
While Saka got on the scoresheet in the win over Forest, he also made his presence known with a couple of fouls.
The England man isn’t the player you’d tend to jump to in terms of a card contender but the winger averaged more fouls per game than Granit Xhaka for Arsenal last term. In fact, only Gabriel Jesus averaged more.
Saka tended to make more fouls per game on the road than at home last season, averaging 0.5 at the Emirates and 1.7 on their travels. He also picked up all six of his bookings in away matches, so Saka to be carded at Selhurst Park completes our 60/1 treble.