Crystal Palace vs. Brentford Preview: Updated Premier League Betting Odds, Picks & Prediction
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Crystal Palace vs. Brentford Odds
|Crystal Palace Odds
|2.5 (+102 / -124)
|Day | Time
|Tuesday | 2:30 p.m. ET
|How To Watch
|Odds updated as of Tuesday morning via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute soccer odds here.
As a part of a full midweek Premier League slate, Crystal Palace hosts Brentford at Selhurst Park on Tuesday in what should be a fiery London derby.
The Eagles enter the match with four points from a win over Aston Villa to go with a draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
Meanwhile, the visitors have gotten off to a solid start to the campaign, picking up a dominating win over Manchester United, along with ties with Leicester City and Everton.
These squads have played in some high-scoring games, so I think we see that happen again in this fixture.
When Palace drew Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in the first four games, there might have been worries about a slow start. However, the Eagles have held their own up to this point and will be happy with the results.
Manager Patrick Vieira might be disappointed to come away from the game with City without any points, especially after going up 2-0 on the reigning league champion.
Vieira’s team was still competitive against the Cityzens even without star striker Wilfried Zaha, which is a name to watch as we come to the end of the transfer window.
By The Numbers
- 3 — Palace’s matches this season have averaged this many combined expected goals per 90 minutes, according to fbref.com.
- 1.6 — Through the first four games, the Eagles have allowed more than 1.5 xG per match and have failed to earn a clean sheet.
Brentford continues to be a tricky team to play against this season, which shows in the results in its first four fixtures.
The Bees could have had a few more points on the board, but they couldn’t find the second goal last weekend in a dominating display against Everton.
Manager Thomas Frank needs his side to improve away from home this campaign, and they can start with a strong showing in this match.
By The Numbers
- 11% — On the road during the 2021-22 season, Brentford only kept a clean sheet in two of 19 fixtures. They have already surrendered five goals in two away games this season.
- 68% — Road matches for the Bees last season finished with more than 2.5 goals in well over half of the games, while the average total goals in those fixtures were 3.21 overall.
Betting Analysis & Pick
These sides played in a pair of 0-0 games last season, but I can’t see that happening in this affair. So, I'm backing the total to fly over 2.5 goals at +102 odds at FanDuel as my top pick.
Another way to attack this game is taking the "Yes" in the Both Teams to Score market at -126 since I see defenses that will struggle to cope with the attacking talent on the field.
With any of these midweek matches, keep an eye out for any heavy squad rotation. However, it's hard to look away from this bet at the current price.
The Pick: Total Over 2.5 Goals (+102)