In a meander the fastest flow and the deepest water are on the outside of a bend. The outside of a bend is therefore where you're most likely to have trouble with both thin ice and deep water.
If you have to cross on a bend, it makes sense to cross outside-to-inside, setting up safety cover if possible for the first stretch. This is because getting someone out of the water is easier from a bank than from on top of ice - and safer. It also mean that if you have to retreat across marginal ice you don't have to go as far. Personally I'd have a rope ready on the bank, possibly a handline too (a rope to hold; it can be run half a turn round a tree - if you can find a sturdy one - or rock, and you can hold both strands, then it can be recovered).
The aerial imagery in the question is for the top left area I've highlighted on the map here:
If you were going to cross from south to north in that area, my red line might be good:
The lighter, browner water suggests it's shallower, and the deepest bit is close to the south bank where there are trees to tie off a rope if needed for rescue. It wouldn't be so good coming from the north
The southerly highlighted box has a ford ("Kahlaamo") marked (person icon and my red line). This is interesting as it's not the widest part of the river but does look shallow. It's just downstream some rapids and a pool (the river flows south to north). It may have a bit much of a flow, if it's neither deep nor very wide.
Further upstream there's what looks like a very shallow gravelly bit (red line again). This would be interesting, though the increased flow around the rocks (see the small bits of white) might not be good in winter.