The Gunners have already won the group so they can take things easy on Thursday night with nothing to sweat over. Karabakh have been eliminated already so there is absolutely nothing riding on this game. Read our Arsenal v Karabakh betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 2:17 p.m.)
Arsenal can have a relaxed evening on home soil because they have already won this Europa League group thanks to a W4 D1 record on the board. At the Emirates in the group Arsenal have banked a 4-2 win over Vorskla and then a 0-0 against Sporting. In three of their five group stage games, the Gunners have not conceded. Their home record in the Europa League is W5 D3 L1. Last season in what was their first ever Europa League campaign, Arsenal fell at the semi-final stage against Atletico Madrid. They have scored a total of 22 goals in their nine home games, conceding eight in their Europa League history.
They have only taken one clean sheet in their last five Europa league home games. When they went to Baku on match day two, that was their first ever game against a side from Azerbaijan. In Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Karabakh, three players scored their first ever goals for the club (Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Emile Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi). The Gunners have taken a clean sheet in each of their last four Europa League games. They will equal the competition record if they make it five in a row. Arsenal are currently unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions (W16 D5) and have won nine of their thirteen home fixtures this season (D3 L1).
Arsenal beat Karabakh 3-0 on match day
That was the first-ever meeting between the two clubs
There’s no pressure on Karabakh to perform as they have already been eliminated so this is a total dead rubber of a game. Karabakh have collected three points in the group so far. They came from a win at Vorskla. In their other road game, they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Sporting. Karabakh failed to score in any of their first three group games. This is their fifth consecutive season in a UEFA group stage and have yet to make it to the knockout phase. They are W3 D1 L7 in their previous Europa League away games and there has been a trend with those away wins of theirs. They have all been by a 1-0 scoreline. In just six road games this season Karabakh have scored just three goals (W2 D2 L2).
Neither are likely to be a full strength and both would rather be putting their feet up. It is a total dead rubber so we can predict nothing else than a low-scoring home win.
11th December 2018 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
The Terriers will head to North London on the weekend looking for more points towards their survival this season. This isn’t going to be an easy road trip for them of course. Arsenal have been in impressive home form this season, including their big North London derby victory over rivals Tottenham last time out at the Emirates. Read our Arsenal v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
The Gunners twice lost a lead at Old Trafford in midweek to play out a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. The point in the game though extended their fantastic unbeaten streak of league form out to thirteen games. At the Emirates this season in the top flight the Gunners have posted a W5 D2 L1 record. This will actually be their first home game this season playing against a side who are currently sitting in the Premier League bottom seven. Arsenal have averaged exactly two goals per home game this season but despite that only 38% of fixtures at the Emirates though have gone over 2.5 goals.
Arsenal have scored in each of their last 14 league games and they are without a clean sheet in any of their last eight. They haven’t banked a clean sheet in any of their last four on home soil in the Premier League. Surprisingly still, the Gunners haven’t been leading at half time at home this season (D5 L3). 81% of Arsenal’s home goals this season have been scored in the second half of games. The Gunners have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league games home and away combined. Alexandre Lacazette has scored in back to back games.
The Gunners took back to back wins over Huddersfield last season
The two wins were both with a clean sheet
Last season’s meetings are the only previous EPL clashes
Arsenal are on a three-match winning streak in all competitions against the Terriers
Huddersfield suffered a 2-1 reverse out at Bournemouth in midweek and that was their second 2-1 default on the bounce. The overall away form of the Terriers this season is W1 D2 L4 and they could have a tough time of things in this one. They have so far taken only one point from their four road games against current top-half of the table sides. The Terriers have netted 7 away goals, conceding 16. 57% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. Huddersfield have managed to get just one away clean sheet on the board this season.
71% of the away goals that Huddersfield have scored this season have come up in the first half of matches. They are on a scoring streak of having netted in each of their last five games (home and away combined). The Terriers have been losing at half time in four of their seven away games this season. In total, this season in the Premier League, Huddersfield have managed only the ten goals in total. No side has scored fewer than that. Also, there are only four teams currently in the top flight who have shipped more goals than Huddersfield have done this season.
Arsenal will be a banker for many punters this weekend as they take on Huddersfield who have not been without their struggles this term. Arsenal have been so good going forward that they can finish this one of early. Arsenal to win to nil.
6th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester United dropped more league points on the weekend as they played out a 2-2 draw at Southampton. That leaves the Red Devils without a win in their last three league games. Arsenal moved up into the top four as they extended their unbeaten form. The Gunners piled four goals past rivals Tottenham in the North London derby. Read our Manchester United v Arsenal betting tips for more.
Man Utd 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
The Red Devils once again had to mount a fightback on the weekend, as they came back from 2-0 down in the first half to earn a point in a 2-2 draw. Still, it leaves them winless in their last three league games (D2 L1). Manchester United have conceded the opening goal in 6 of their last 8 league games.
Goals have been a little bit thin on the ground by their standards at Old Trafford, having netted just the eight so far on home soil. That has given them a record of W3 D2 L1 at Old Trafford this season in the top flight. Of all those games, they have managed just one clean sheet on home soil. Their only home clean sheet was in a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in their last home fixture.
67% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:35 pm). A positive for the Red Devils is that they have a good record against the Gunners. Man Utd are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions. 62% of United’s home goals this season have come in the second half of matches while 75% of their home goals conceded have also been in the second half of games.
The Red Devils have been losing at half time just once at home this season (W3 D2). Only five teams have conceded more goals than United have done this season in the EPL. Actually, Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool combined (22) have conceded fewer goals than United (23).
Man Utd won both league meetings with Arsenal last season
United are unbeaten in four at home against the Gunners in all competitions
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
United are W3 D1 L2 in their last six EPL games against Arsenal
Six of the last nine meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals
Arsenal had a great day out on Sunday, beating Tottenham 4-2 at the Emirates in the North London derby. That made it back to back wins for Arsenal in the top flight this season. It all extended their unbeaten streak to twelve league games, winning nine of those. They aren’t short of confidence.
Their away form reads W4 D1 L1 and they are unbeaten in five away from home. Impressively Arsenal have an average of 2.7 goals per away game this season. Will that be too much for United to handle? 67% of their road games have gone over 3.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:35 pm)
There have been over 2.5 goals in each of Arsenal’s last six away games so there is a trend running. The Gunners have netted at least two goals in all but two of their last 13 Premier League fixtures. They will be missing the suspended Granit Xhaka for this one. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has three goals in his last two league games and is at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:35 pm).
69% of Arsenal’s away goals this season have been in the second half of games. They have opened the scoring in four of their six on the road. In total, they are on a thirteen match scoring streak in the top flight. They are, however, without a clean sheet in any of their last seven
Arsenal are definitely the stronger of the two at the moment. United are still looking disjointed and certainly don’t have the confidence running through their side like Arsenal will have after having won the North London derby. Away win.
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Ahead of the Guiseley v Fleetwood FA Cup second round fixture on Monday night, the draw for the Third Round of the tournament was made. That of course, is when the teams from the top two tiers in the country enter the fray.
Woking caused one of the upsets of the second round as they battled their way to a win against an understrength Swindon. Their reward for that is Premier League opposition in the form of Watford.
Third round ties will be played on the weekend of January 4th – 7th, 2019.
Man City 10/3
Man Utd 13/2
West Ham 33/1
Crystal Palace 33/1
West Brom 66/1
* (betting odds taken from William Hill on December 3rd, 2018 at 8:13 pm)
Solihull Moors are facing a reply against League One side Blackpool and the winner of the gets a bit prize. There is the hosting of Arsenal up for grabs in that one. Tottenham will be out on the road as well. They could be going to National League side Southport if the underdogs can get the better of near neighbours Tranmere in their replay.
Non-League side Barnet are also through to the next round, while League One side Gillingham get to host Premier League side Cardiff after seeing off plucky non-leaguers Slough. Reigning FA Cup holders Chelsea start at home against Championship side Nottingham Forest. Rotherham gets the toughest draw of all, a trip to Manchester City.
Bolton v Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall v Hull
Gillingham v Cardiff
Brentford v Oxford
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton
Manchester United v Reading
Everton v Lincoln
Tranmere or Southport v Tottenham
Preston v Doncaster
Newcastle v Blackburn
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby
Derby v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich
Bristol City v Huddersfield
Wrexham or Newport v Leicester
Fulham v Oldham
Shrewsbury v Stoke
Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham
Bournemouth v Brighton
West Ham v Birmingham
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
QPR v Leeds
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich v Portsmouth
Guiseley or Fleetwood v Wimbledon
West Brom v Wigan
Middlesbrough v Peterborough or Bradford
Wolves v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Arsenal have the chance to pull level on points with their rivals Spurs if they can make the most of home advantage in the North London derby. The Gunners have put together a long unbeaten streak of form and should be in contention. But they will be facing a Spurs side who have been superb on the road and who totally destroyed Chelsea’s unbeaten form last weekend. Read our Arsenal v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 28th, 2018 at 6:40 p.m.)
Arsenal bagged themselves an away win down on the south coast against Bournemouth last weekend. That extended their current unbeaten Premier League form to eleven and they are W1 D3 in their last four. They have form of W4 D2 L1 for the season at home where there haven’t been an abundance of high-scoring games. Only 29% of Arsenal’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals is at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm). Arsenal have tallied the twelve home goals this season and they have put together a six-match scoring streak at the Emirates. The Gunners are on a twelve match scoring streak home and away combined.
They have conceded at an average of under a goal per game at home and have picked up a clean sheet in 29% of their home fixtures. The Gunners have not actually been ahead at the halftime break in any home game this season which has a surprising stat. It means that 83% of their home goals have been in the second half of home games. The halftime draw is at 11/8 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm). Only Manchester City have come up with more league goals than Arsenal this season in the top flight, a clear measure of their scoring threat.
Arsenal took a 2-0 home win over Spurs last season
Both teams have scored in just one of the last four meetings
Just one of the last six between Arsenal and Spurs have gone over 2.5 goals
Arsenal are unbeaten in seven EPL home games against Spurs
Three of the last four North London derby matches at the Emirates have ended 1-1
Tottenham romped to a 3-1 home win over Chelsea last weekend and that extended their Premier League winning streak to three. Tottenham have collected seven wins in their last eight league games (L1). That is an impressive streak of form and they are the side with the best away record in this season’s top flight. Spurs hold a W7 L1 record on their travels this season. In their eight away games the Lilywhites have come up with the fifteen goals in total, conceding just the six. Both teams not to score is at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm)
62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals sot the North London derby could come up a little short in goal output this time. All but one of the six away goals that Spurs have conceded have been in the second half of matches. They have scored in all of their road games this season though and that is a good trend for them. They have bagged themselves a clean sheet in half of their road games too. They have opened the scoring in each of their eight away games this season. Harry Kane has scored in half of Tottenham’s away games and was on the scoresheet last weekend against Chelsea. Kane is the 10/3 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm). Only Liverpool and Man City have conceded fewer goals than Spurs have done this season.
With Arsenal having home advantage the two look pretty evenly matched at the moment. Spurs are so strong on the road that they are more than good enough to hold their own and collect a point out of this clash. Draw.
29th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal just have to win this game to secure top spot in the group. Actually, as long as they stay three points clear of Sprouting on the night, then they get to win the group with a game to spare. Vorskla are not mathematically eliminated from qualification chances yet. Read our Vorskla v Arsenal betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.)
Mathematically then Vorskla can still qualify from this group. Realistically it is not likely to happen. They are W1 L3 from their four games so far and that leaves them four points behind Sporting who are in second place. This game has been moved to Kiev for safety reasons. Vorskla lost 4-2 on matchday one at the Emirates against Arsenal and that was their first ever game against an English side. Their one win in the group so far happened away at Karabakh, but they couldn’t build on that and lost back at home against them in their next match.
So Vorskla have lost their two home games in the group stage. They may struggle to avoid losing all three in what is only their second Europa League campaign. Vorskla have lost five of their last seven home games in Europe (W1 D1). The one win they did get in the sequence counted for nothing as they lost on aggregate against Zilina in the 2015/16 Europa League qualifiers. It is worth having a look under 2. 5 goals at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 8:52 pm)
This will be just the second game between the two sides after their matchday one meeting
Arsenal cruised to three wins from three to start the group strongly. Their winning streak was snapped in a 0-0 home draw against Sporting last time out. In order to win the group on Thursday, Arsenal have to just match whatever Sporting do on the night against Karabakh. Arsenal have a clean sheet in each of their last three group stage games and Arsenal to win to nil is at 7/4 odds * (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 8:52 pm).
Arsenal’s overall away record in the Europa League is W6 D1 L2 and they have scored sixteen and conceded just six in what sequence of fixtures. Last season in the group stage Arsenal lost their first ever Europa league away game at Koln on matchday five. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace against Vorskla in the first meeting and he is the 4/5 anytime goalscorer favourite for this one* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 8:52 pm). Arsenal are unbeaten in seventeen games across all competitions now after taking a league win against Bournemouth on the weekend.
We have to stick with the obvious prediction of an away win. Arsenal should have more than enough in the tank to handle themselves even if they don’t go at the fixture full strength. Away win.
28th November 2018 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
The Vitality looks set to host an entertaining clash on Sunday as Arsenal come down to the south coast for a visit. Heading into the weekend Arsenal and Bournemouth were fifth and sixth respectively. After Saturday’s action, the Cherries go from eighth but a win puts them back into sixth place and just a point behind the Gunners. Read our Bournemouth v Arsenal betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 24th, 2018 at 9:15 p.m.)
The Cherries have lost their last two league games by a 2-1 scoreline in the top flight. So they are just going to have to start fighting back a bit. That mini-slump happened after a great stretch of W3 D1 in four games. At the Vitality this season Bournemouth are W3 D2 L1 for the season and across those home fixtures, they have tallied eleven goals in their six home games, conceding seven. In total 75% of Bournemouth’s league games this season has gone over 2.5 goals so there should be goals in this.
Seven of their last eight games in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals. Backing that over 2.5 goals option can be done at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 24th, 2018 at 6:49 pm). Bournemouth have conceded seven goals at home this season in the league, six of those have come in the second half of matches. As a huge positive only four teams have scored more league goals than they have done. They have collected the two clean sheets at the Vitality this term and Both teams to score is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 24th, 2018 at 6:49 pm).
Bournemouth won 2-1 in last season’s corresponding fixture
Arsenal have scored at least two goals in five of the six previous EPL meetings
Each of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in three of the last meetings
Arsenal are W4 D1 L1 in six previous EPL games against Bournemouth
Arsenal are on a fantastic stretch of eleven games without defeat in the top flight. They maintained their unbeaten run with a 1-1 home draw against Wolves last time out. That was their third drawn match on the bounce. Out on their travels this season in the top flight, Arsenal have posted a W3 D1 L1 record. Arsenal’s last away game ended in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace. Going back to the expectation of goals in this game on Sunday, there have been over 2.5 goals in nine of Arsenal’s last ten away games.
Arsenal themselves have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league away games. In the correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 option is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 24th, 2018 at 6:49 pm). The Gunners have actually averaged 2.8 goals per away game which is a great return. 80% of their away games have gone over 3.5 goals. As a negative against them, they haven’t managed to pick up a clean sheet away from the Emirates yet. Strikers Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette missed international duty with injuries. They have been back training with Arsenal though.
This should be an entertaining clash and we predict goals at both ends in it. Bournemouth may just have gone off the boil a little bit and remain defensively shaky. Arsenal may have the scoring tough to edge them. Away win.
24th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal are really looking like a title challenger this season, much more so than last term. That is a credit to new boss Unai Emery who has made a good start to life at the club. They have put together a long unbeaten run of form in the top flight and will be hungry for more success, not the weekend. Wolves have started to struggle with a three-match losing streak in a tough sequence of games. Read our Arsenal v Wolves betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 8th, 2018 at 7:56 p.m.)
The Gunners collected a 1-1 home draw with Liverpool last weekend which leaves them with back to back drawn games in the top flight for their current form. They are unbeaten in their last four on home soil with a W4 D1 sequence so it has been good stuff from them at the Emirates. They have totalled 11 goals in their six home fixtures, having found the back of the net in each of their last five there. Arsenal to win to nil is at 21/10 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has five goals in Arsenal’s last four league games.
Defensively Arsenal have shipped at an average of under a goal per game on home soil this season, earning a clean sheet in 33% of their games. In the correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). 82% of the goals which they have come up with at home have come after the halftime break. They haven’t been winning at halftime in any game this season. So there is a clear trend there from them. Overall home and away in the top flight Arsenal have scored in each of their last ten league games. A draw/Arsenal half-time/full-time option may fit the bill at 7/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm).
The Gunners have won three of their last four at home against Wolves with a clean sheet
They have not met since the 2011/12 EPL season
Arsenal are unbeaten in eight previous EPL games against Wolves (W7 D1)
Wolves have not beaten Arsenal since 1979 in any competition
Arsenal have four clean sheets in their last five games against Wolves
Wolves picked up a 3-2 defeat at home against Tottenham last weekend, which moved them onto a three-match losing streak. Both of their goals in that game came from the penalty spot. Before this current losing sequence of games, Wolves have gone unbeaten in six. Their overall away from this season is W2 D1 L2 with both wins on the road coming by a 1-0 scoreline. They have yet to beat anyone in the top half of the table yet this season with a D3 L3 record. They have only come up with the three away goals all season in the Premier League.
Both teams NOT to score is at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). In each of Wolves’ last five away games in the top flight, there has been under 2.5 goals. That is down to their defence which hasn’t been battered at all on their travels. They have conceded just four goals in their five away games. In total, they have picked up a clean sheet in 40% of their away games and of the four goals which they have conceded on their travels, all but one have been in the first half of games. They haven’t struck a first half away goal yet this term.
Wolves have shown how hard it is to cope against the top sides in the country and they could suffer again this weekend. Arsenal have been playing some very positive attacking football and should get the win on the board, likely to nil as well.
10th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners got their first ever win in Portugal last time out as they landed a 1-0 win over Sporting in Lisbon on match day three. Another victory over the Portuguese side will give the Gunners qualification to the next round of the competition. A win for Sporting pulls them level on points with the Premier League side. Read our Arsenal v Sporting betting tips for more.
Sporting CP 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 5:44 p.m.)
It has been three wins from three for Arsenal so far in Group E having picked up a clean sheet in their last two wins. Arsenal to win to nil is at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th, 2018 at 3:32 pm) in this one to extend the trend. Danny Welbeck got their winner out in Lisbon in the 78th minute of the game. That win took Arsenal to eleven straight wins all competitions. They have put together an unbeaten run of fourteen games in all competitions (W12 D2) after earning a point against Liverpool in the Premier League on the weekend. Arsenal have scored at least two goals in all but two of their home games in all competition this season.
An Arsenal 2-0 correct score is at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th, 2018 at 3:32 pm). Arsenal’s home record against Portuguese sides is W4 L1 and they haven’t conceded in their last four against Portuguese opposition. Arsenal have scored a total of 17 goals in their last four home games against a side from Portugal (Porto and Braga). Over 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th, 2018 at 3:32 pm). In their one group stage home game so far Arsenal landed a 4-2 win over Vorskla on match day one.
The meeting in Lisbon on match day one was the first meeting between them
Three points for Sporting would go a long way to seeing them follow Arsenal through to the knockout stages of this group. They have picked up a W2 L1 record so far from their three games. In their one away game so far in the group, they took a 2-1 success at Vorskla. Both teams have scored in just two of their three group stage fixtures so far. Both teams NOT to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th, 2018 at 3:32 pm). The away record of Sporting in England is W2 D2 L7.
Overall Sporting are W9 D3 L10 against English sides. The last time that they made a trip to England was to London when they met Chelsea in a 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese side have shipped exactly three goals in their last two visits to England in games against Man City and Chelsea. Their away form in all competitions this season is W3 D1 L2 and they have not taken a clean sheet in any of them. They have scored at least two goals in five of their last six games, the only exception being that game against Arsenal on match day three.
We don’t see any upset happening in this one. Arsenal are more than competent enough to handle themselves on home soil and get the win. Sporting will probably be happy enough to get a draw out of this, but Arsenal should pick them off.
6th November 2018 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
The Gunners will be looking forward to this massive opportunity on home soil to haul themselves further into the title race. They have produced some fantastic form and are running in high confidence with the goals flowing. Liverpool are defending their unbeaten start to the season in this tough away game. A loss for them would see the Gunners close the gap to just a point to them. Read our Arsenal v Liverpool betting tips for more.
Liverpool even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 6:23 p.m.)
Arsenal had put together a fine seven-match winning streak before that was snapped in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace last weekend. Some defensive frailties of the Gunners were again raised as they shipped two penalties in the game which ended up denying Arsenal the three points. Still, they have great momentum and they are on four-match home winning streak in the top flight and in each of those matches they have scored at least two goals too.
Over 2.5 Goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm). Arsenal have averaged exactly two goals per game at home this season, scoring in all but one of their home games. They have also taken two clean sheets there while they have conceded three-quarters of their home games in the first half of matches. No team has collected more points than Arsenal have done in their last eight Premier League games.
The only side in the entire top flight that have scored more league goals than the Gunners have managed are current leaders Manchester City. Of their ten home goals this season, Arsenal have scored 8 of them in the first half of matches, so they come out strongly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on a three-match scoring streak for a tally of five goals. Aubameyang is at 5/4 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm).
Each of the last five EPL meetings have produced at least four goals
Liverpool took four points from last season’s games against Arsenal
The Reds are unbeaten in six against the Gunners in the top flight
Arsenal are W2 D3 L1 in their last six league home games against Liverpool
Both teams have scored in 8 of the last 10 meetings in all competitions
Once again Liverpool will be putting their unbeaten form for the season on the line and this is not going to be an easy game for them. They had an easy time last weekend as they rolled over Cardiff with a 4-1 win at Anfield. That leaves them with back to back wins in the top flight for their current form. Out on the road in the Premier League, Liverpool have posted a W4 D1 record and they have netted exactly one goal in each of their last two away games. In the correct score market a 1-1 draw is a shortest-priced option at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm).
Liverpool have averaged 1.6 goals per game away from home this season, conceding just the three goals all season on their travels. They have however conceded at least three goals in three of their last four visits to the Emirates. Mo Salah seems to be getting back to his best and he has scored in back to back Premier League games for the Reds. Salah is at 5/6 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm).
The Reds have netted in each of their away games this season, scoring first in four of five. Liverpool have been ahead at half time in four of their five away games too, three of those results being 1-0 in their favour. 62% of Liverpool’s away goals have been in the first half of matches while the Reds have scored exactly half of their goals after the 75th minute.
Arsenal have been carrying some strong home form and while their defence still doesn’t look totally convincing, they have enough attacking power to have a good go at this. An Arsenal double chance has to be considered here.
31st October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting