The Gunners were dealt another away blow last weekend as they slumped to a defeat against Bournemouth. That loss leaves them really struggling to make a run at a top-four finish this season and pressure is back on Arsene Wenger. Crystal palace improved further with a victory over Burnley last weekend and have their sights on the top half of the table. Arsenal are 1/2 at Ladbrokes to win, with the draw at 10/3 and Crystal Palace at 24/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 8:54 p.m.)
The Gunners are on the slide with just two wins in their last nine Premier League games. You don’t expect to be saying that about them. They have won just one of their last five played and there were alarm bells ringing loudly last weekend as they lost at Bournemouth after having taken the lead early in the second half. Arsenal now go into the weekend eight points away from the top four and have a vastly inferior goal difference to the five sides above them as well. Their home form reads W8 D2 L1 this season but hey have drawn their last two there against Liverpool and Chelsea, while winning just one of their last four on whom soil, a 1-0 victory over Newcastle in mid-December. The amount of goals that they have been conceding is alarming with no clean sheets in five and having conceded ten goals in that sequence. It could lead to a bit of value in both teams to score at Ladbrokes at least. Arsenal have conceded twelve goals at home this season and five of those have been in their last two. They have earned clean sheets in 55% of their home fixtures, but one doesn’t look too likely at the moment. The Gunners have scored in all of their home games so far this season and 63% of their home goals this term have come in the second half of matches.
Palace could end up in the top half of the table after the weekend, that is the turnaround that they have produced. They have lost just one of their last twelve league games now, but the one loss in that sequence was at home against Arsenal on December 28th. But the Eagles made the Gunners sweat in the game. The Eagles go into the game with back to back league wins under their belt having claimed one-goal margin victories over Southampton and Burnley. That leaves them with a good W4 D2 L1 record in their last seven played. Away from home, they are unbeaten in five now (W2 D3) and so are holding their own without question. Because their recent form has improved so much you have to take their six goals only scored this season on their travels all in context as they have all come in their last three road games. Palace have won two of their last three road games, taking down Leicester and Southampton. They are playing with a confidence that Arsenal can only dream of at the moment. This would be a huge victory for them if they could get it. Over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes has to be worth a look in this one, as it could once again be an entertaining London derby clash.
Arsenal had to really work hard to get their 3-2 win over Palace back at the end of December. Things have been pretty even between the two of them recently with Arsenal W2 D1 L1 in their last four league outings against the Eagles. The Gunners have gone unbeaten in their last six on home soil in the Premier League against the Eagles, so they do have the positive going for them. The Gunners have netted at least two goals in four of their last five home games against the Eagles in all competitions.
The draw may have some appeal here as things aren’t going Arsenal’s way at the moment and the overall performance levels just haven’t even there. Palace are confident enough to go and battle their way to what would be a good point for them.
17th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries are unbeaten in their last two home games in the top flight now and they have to keep scraping out the points because they are in that cluster of teams in the bottom half of the table where it’s really tight. Arsenal have been poor on the road this season but they have now gone unbeaten in their last five road games and will expect something out of this. Bournemouth are 7/2 underdogs, with the draw at 16/5 and Arsenal in at 4/6 odds-on* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 4:11 am)
The Cherries are in a scrap above the relegation zone but they have shown some character and fight recently with a W1 D2 record on the board. While they have remained unbeaten they will probably be a little disappointed that they did not get more out of that easy run of games in which they faced West Ham, Everton and Brighton. The win in the sequence came at home against Everton. So the Cherries have lost just one of their last four on home soil in the top flight (W1 D2 L1) so it’s not been a bad return. Overall they are only W3 D3 L5 at the Vitality and clean sheets have been hard to come by. They haven’t kept a home clean sheet since November 18th when they beat Huddersfield and have conceded three goals in their five home games since (at least two in four of those five). They are a spirited side and they work hard but are just lacking a touch of quality. 64% of their home games have seen at least three goals so over 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is well worth considering at 1/2* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 6.53 pm). Bournemouth are without a clean sheet in nine games home and away and have shipped at least one goal in 82% of their home games. As a positive, they have scored at least two goals in each of their last three games themselves.
The Gunners have not had a great season on the road, but they have at least managed to remain undefeated in their last five road games (W2 D3). So that’s a positive from them but in that sequence, they have dropped points at Southampton, West Ham and West Brom, teams struggling in the bottom third of the table. Overall home and away the Gunners are unbeaten in seven now but they have conceded in each of their last four and in that sequence, they have conceded eight goals. Both teams to score at Paddy Power is a quote of 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 6.53 pm) and that looks likely to happen. The Gunners have conceded more than they have scored away from the Emirates this season so they are going to be a little bit vulnerable and they have injuries stacking up and they had an extra game in midweek, their EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea. Arsenal have scored 77% of their away goals this season in the second half of matches and 11 of their 16 away goals conceded have been after the break in games. Alexandre Lacazette, who looks short of confidence is the anytime goalscorer outright favourite.
Well, there is not a lot of history in the head to head to look back on here. This will be just the seventh league game between. From those previous encounters, Arsenal are W5 D1 and they took a comfortable 3-0 home win over the Cherries earlier this season. The Gunners have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three games against the Cherries and at least two in all of them.
The draw isn’t totally unappealing in this one. Arsenal are just struggling with injuries at bit at the moment and the Cherries know how to dig in and scrap, especially on home soil and they know they need to fight. After a busy week for the Gunners, the Cherries could get a precious point for themselves out of this. Draw.
13th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A big London derby lights up the midweek action and Arsenal are going into it with some ground to make up on Chelsea as well. The Gunners, who failed to beat West Brom on the weekend find themselves seven points adrift of the Blues. Chelsea continued in their good current form by smashing Stoke at Stamford Bridge on the weekend to move them to five games unbeaten in the top flight now. The Blues are 4/5 favourites for the game with the draw at 11/4 and Arsenal at 16/5.
The Gunners have had a good season at the Emirates with a W8 D1 L1 record there and Manchester United are the only visitors to have enjoyed success there. In their last home game, the Gunners were held to a 3-3 draw with Liverpool and that has left Arsenal having conceded a total of six goals in their last three games played home and away. So they are looking a little vulnerable at the back and in their draw at West Brom on the weekend, the Gunners looked really poor and lifeless going forward. The Gunners have netted 2.5 goals per game on average this season at home in the Premier League while they have now conceded one per game on average. The Gunners have collected six clean sheets at home and as this is expected to be tight under 2.5 goals at William Hill is a price of 6/5. Seven of the last ten meetings between these in all competitions have gone under the goal line so there is something of a trend there. Alexis Sanchez has hit a bit of form in front of goal for Arsenal and he is a 13/8 anytime goalscorer option for this one.
The Blues have been going well lately with a W4 D1 record produced in their last five games and they have hammered Stoke 5-0 on the weekend, even by resting some of their key players like Eden Hazard. That is four clean sheets on the bounce now that the Blues have picked up in the Premier League and they are a price of 9/2 to win to nil at William Hill for this. Away from home Chelsea are W6 D2 L2 for the season and they have taken just the one win in their last four road games (D2 L1) which were against Huddersfield in mid-December. They played out a 0-0 draw at Everton just before Christmas in their most recent away game. Willian has produced well for the Blues recently, scoring in two of their last three away games and he is a great 3/1 anytime goalscorer option for this one. The Blues have averaged 1.8 goals per away game this season where they have conceded just the seven goals in their ten away games with four clean sheets away from home for the season. The Blues have opened the scoring in six of their ten away games this term as well.
Three of the last six contests between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates have ended in a draw. There have already been two draws between them this season, in the Community Shield and a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge as well. Chelsea are up in the head to head in Premier League fixtures recently though with a W4 D2 L1 record against the Gunners. Arsenal are W1 D1 L1 in their last three league home games against the Blues.
Chelsea looks the value option of the two at the moment. They are just flowing well right now and rested some key players on the weekend. Arsenal were terrible against West Brom on the weekend and will get torn apart if they play like that in this one. Away win.
1st January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
West Brom’s long winless streak continued with a draw against Everton on Boxing Day which leaves them in the bottom three. They actually created some great chances in the game, but can’t finish chances. That’s a big problem for boss Alan Pardew to solve, where are the goals going to come from? Will the Baggies get a chance in this one against an Arsenal side who have had their issues on the road this season? Arsenal are 3/4 to take the win, with the draw at 14/56 and West Brom at 10/3.
Can the Baggies get themselves out of their mess? It is eighteen games without a league win now for them. They faced Everton on Boxing Day and actually created some good chances in the game, enough to win it, but they could not put the ball away. That is four of their last six games in which they have failed to score now in the top flight. At home, West Brom are W1 D6 L3 for the season and three of their last four on home soil have been drawn. Two of those were 0-0 draws and as they also collected a recent 0-0 at Liverpool, in the Ladbrokes correct score market a 0-0 draw is an 11/1 tempter. West Brom have managed nine home goals this season in their ten games and under 2.5 goals is probably going to be well worth a look too. The Baggies have opened the scoring in just four of their ten home games this season and have been leading at halftime in just three of them. The only visiting sides to have won at the Hawthorns this season have been Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd. Take from that what you will.
The Gunners survived a test at Selhurst Park on Thursday night as they won 3-2 against Crystal Palace. They should have been more comfortable, but their defence was really rattled at times. That moved their away form to W3 D3 L4 for the season and was a nice boost for them. The Gunners are only W2 D3 L1 in their last six league games home and away and don’t look totally reliable. They have two clean sheets in their last four road games and Arsenal to win to nil at Ladbrokes is a quote of 2/1. Alexis Sanchez was their star performer against Palace and he is an 11/10 anytime goalscorer option for the game, with Alexandre Lacazette at 6/5. The Gunners have averaged just 1.2 goals per away game this season and the score may well be kept down it the game. The Gunners have failed to score in four of their ten away games this season after all. 75% of their goals away from home have come in the second half of games this season.
Arsenal took a 2-0 win over West Brom back in September but they did lose at the Hawthorns last season in a 3-1 defeat. The Gunners have lost their last two visits to West Brom in the Premier League and over the last six league meetings between the two of them, there has been a home win in each. The Baggies have failed to score in three of their last four against Arsenal.
The Baggies may be value to dig out a point in this one because Arsenal aren’t going well on the road and have had less of a rest than the Baggies have done going into this one. West Brom really needs to find a clinical finisher from somewhere, but they can grind out a draw here.
29th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace continued their good unbeaten streak of form with a point out at Swansea just before Christmas which was enough to keep them out of the drop zone. Three points in this London derby would really boost their confidence further. Arsenal have won just one of their last five Premier League matches and have really been having their struggles out on the road too. Palace are 3/1 underdogs for the match with the draw at 29/10 and Arsenal in at 4/5 odds on favourites.
The unbeaten form of Crystal Palace has been extended to eight games now (W3 D5) in the top flight and they can be pleased with their response to their terrible start to the season. They have put together a fantastic six match unbeaten streak of form at Selhurst Park (W3 D3) recently and they have scored at least two goals in each of those fixtures as well, so it is going to be worth having a look over 2.5 goals at William Hill for this one. Three of Palace’s last four league games have gone over the goal line so there is a trend running. Wilfried Zaha continues to be a good anytime goalscorer option for them going forward and as the Eagles have conceded at least one goal in each of their last nine league games at home, it is well worth backing both teams to score at William Hill. This is a great London derby set up and it has every chance of being wide open and really end to end. After their really slow start to the season, Palace are now average 1.3 goals per game at home this season and 78% of their home fixtures have seen at least three goals.
You would have expected lot better than just two wins in nine away games from the Gunners. Overall they are W2 D3 L4 for the season on the road and they have gone unbeaten in their last three away from the Emirates at least, drawing their last two against Southampton and West Ham. They were involved in that 3-3 home thriller with Liverpool just before Christmas, fighting back from 2-0 down in the game when they were heavily outplayed in the first half. Arsenal have averaged a goal per game out on their travels this season while they have conceded ta an average of 1.4 per game. So they will be vulnerable in this one. They have improved defensively recently though away from the Emirates with two clean sheets in their last three games. Up as favourite in the anytime goalscorer market is Alexandre Lacazette at 11/10 followed by Alexis Sanchez at 7/5 who was on the scoresheet against Liverpool. They are the only two Arsenal players with more than one away goal to their name this season (two each). The half time draw at William Hill is worth considering because the Gunners have been level at the break in five of their nine road games, being ahead in just one of those. The Gunners have failed to score in 44% of their away games this term.
Palace took a big 3-0 win in last season’s corresponding fixture. That snapped a twelve match winless streak of Premier League form that they were on against the Gunners. Arsenal do boast a very good record of W6 D1 L1 in their last eight games home and away against the Eagles in the top flight and have lost just one of their last fourteen games in all competitions at Selhurst Park.
Palace may well be good enough for a draw in this one. The Gunners just haven’t produced on the road and they will be facing a spirited Eagles side in this tough London derby. There could be enough in this one to see the Eagles collect another good point for themselves.
26th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Well, this should be some game on Friday night to start the Premier League weekend with. You have Arsenal who have been going really well on home soil this season looking for a big three points against a fellow top four contender. Liverpool roll into town having rediscovered their winning touch in style last weekend, but can they deliver on the consistency to take down the Gunners? Arsenal are 11/8 at William Hill for the three points, with Liverpool at 7/4 and the draw at 13/5.
The Gunners have produced good league home form this season having put up a W8 L1 record from their nine home fixtures. Their only league home defeat was against Manchester United recently , but the Gunners responded to that by beating Newcastle at the Emirates over the weekend. The goals have just been drying up a little bit for the Gunners as only once in their last six league games have they managed to produce more than one goal in a game. Still, Liverpool are coming to play and over 2.5 goals at William Hill is going to have appeal because of that. Arsenal have actually averaged 2.4 goals per game on home soil this season which is fantastic and they have only conceded the seven, taking a clean sheet in 67% of their home fixtures. Alexandre Lacazette has scored eight league goals for the Gunners this season and six of them have been at home and he is the 11/8 anytime goalscorer favourite for this one. Of the goals that Arsenal have conceded at home, 71% of them have been in the first half of matches. The Gunners have, however, opened the scoring in seven of their nine home games.
After a couple of frustrating home draws against Everton and West Brom, Liverpool exploded back into life with a 4-0 win at Bournemouth last weekend. So they go into this Friday night fixture with a point advantage over the Gunners. It would be huge if they could up that gap and solidify their place in the top four further. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine league games home and away and they are on a fantastic four match winning streak out on the road as well. They have scored at least three goals in each of those away wins in that sequence too and leading the way in the Premier League scoring charts is Mo Salah who is the 5/1 first goalscorer favourite for the game. The Reds have averaged 2.6 goals away from home this season but they have conceded at a rate of almost two per game and both teams to score at William Hill is a viable option. In the Correct Score market, a Liverpool 2-1 is a short price of 11/1 to see them take down the Gunners again. 78% of Liverpool’s away games this season have gone over 3.5 goals so you may want to consider a big scoreline.
Liverpool won 4-0 at home against Arsenal earlier in the season and that took them out to a three match winning streak against Arsenal and the Reds are unbeaten in five against the Gunners now. Arsenal have won just one of the last seven meetings between the two clubs in the league. The last four meetings have all been over 3.5 goals, Liverpool scoring at least three goals in each of those fixtures.
Liverpool could be a bit of value in this one. They hammered the Gunners big time in the season’s earlier meeting, and Arsenal recently failed at home against a positive Manchester United side as well. Have a flutter on the away side picking up the points.
19th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners will be pleased to be back on home soil where they have produced some good form this season. This will be their first game back at the Emirates since a recent defeat to Manchester United there. But they will be facing a Newcastle side who are struggling badly out on the road and this could be a rough afternoon for the Magpies. Arsenal are 3/10 to pick up the win, with the draw at 5/1 and Newcastle out at 14/1 odds
The Gunners have produced very good home form this season in the top flight with a W7 D0 L1 record. Their winning streak was snapped in a 3-1 home loss against Manchester United last time out at the Emirates, but they still produced enough chances to have won in themselves. The Gunners have collected a clean sheet in five of their seven home fixtures and so Arsenal to win to nil at BetVictor should be a good place to start for this fixture. The loss against United was the only home game that the Gunners have failed to score at least two goals in at the Emirates this term and they are scoring at an average of 2.6 goals per home game. So they are bound to get some chances in this one and the outright favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for the game is Alexandre Lacazette at 8/11 with Olivier Giroud at 4/6. In the correct score market, an Arsenal 2-0 option is at 6/1 and that looks to be around the right mark as they face the out of sorts Magpies. They can also be backed at a price of 3/1 to win by a two goal margin.
Newcastle’s poor form recently saw them fall down towards the drop zone and they have been taking a defensive beating recently. They have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three away games and that has really heaped some big pressure on them. Their overall away form this season reads W1 D2 L5 but they have at least scored in each of their last three road games but both teams to score is a big even money quote going into this one. Newcastle have scored just the seven goals on their travels this season and they have conceded at an average of 1.75 goals per away game. Dwight Gayle is the only Newcastle player to have scored more than one away goal this season and he is an 11/4 anytime goalscorer option for their trip to the Emirates. 64% of the goals that Newcastle have conceded on their travels this season have been in the second half of matches and three of the five losses that they have suffered away from St James’ Park this term have been by just the one goal. Both teams not to score at BetVictor is worth considering. Rafa Benitez is into 12/1 to be the next Premier League manager to go.
The Gunners have the winning home from going over the Magpies as they have won each of their last five Premier League home games against Newcastle now. Home and away the Gunners are on a nine match winning streak against the Magpies in the top flight.
Arsenal have the goals in them on home soil to open up what has been a poor Newcastle defence recently. The Gunners have been a totally different beast on home soil and this should be a comfortable victory for them and they can take it to nil as well.
14th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal’s underwhelming away form continued on the weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton. They will be just a little wary now of heading across London to face West Ham after the Hammers pulled off a shock 1-0 home win over Chelsea on the weekend. For the first time this season the Hammers actually looked organised at the back, giving David Moyes his first victory with the club. Can they build on that? The Hammers are 17/4 underdogs to win this with the draw at 16/5 and Arsenal at 4/6.
West Ham landed their first win under David Moyes and it was a surprising victory as they took a 1-0 win at home over Chelsea on the weekend. That snapped an eight match winless streak of form that they were on in the Premier League so the victory will have been a sigh of relief for them. It takes their home form to W3 D1 L3 for the season and it snapped a three match winless streak of form that they were on at home. The Hammers have only failed to score in one of their seven home games this season and both teams to score at Coral returns a price of 7/10. The Hammers have only scored the eight home goals in their seven home games this season and just 43% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. They have only been leading at half time in one home game so far, which was against Chelsea on the weekend. West Ham have scored the opening goal in just six of their 16 league matches this season and now 77% of their points have been from home games, so that is propping them up. They do have the second worst defensive record in the top flight currently and have totalled just the five points from their last eight league games played home and away.
Arsenal couldn’t break Southampton on the weekend and that takes their form to W2 D2 L4 out on the road this season. It has not been good enough for them out on their travels by any stretch of the imagination. The draw at St Mary’s leaves the Gunners winless in their last two games now but they are on a five match scoring streak out on the road. In the Coral Correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory looks a pretty appealing price at 8/1 with the 1-1 draw at 7/1 standing out as an option as well. It was Olivier Giroud who came to the rescue with a late equaliser against Southampton on the weekend and the Frenchman is a 10/11 anytime goalscorer option for the game with only Alexandre Lacazette at a shorter price of 21/20. 78% of Arsenal’s away goals this term have come in the second half of matches while they have conceded 62% of their away goals in the second half of games as well. So a half time draw at Coral may not be too bad of an option. Arsenal have only opened the scoring two in their eight road games and no player for them has managed more than two away goals this term (Lacazette and Sanchez with two each). Arsenal have scored 21 goals at home in eight games, they have scored just nine in eight on the road.
The Gunners have won five of the last six games out at West Ham and they won both games against them in the top flight last season. The Gunners are only W2 D1 L1 in their last four overall against West Ham. Ten of the last eleven meetings between the two London clubs have gone over 2.5 goals so there is a big trend there.
The draw may be worth a flutter in this one because Moyes seems to be having an effect on the West Ham defence. Arsenal still can’t get their away form up and running and just because of that there has to be some decent appeal on the draw turning up.
12th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints have not had the greatest of seasons and they have already lost some big games against sides from the top four. This will be another serious test for them on home soil, but they are facing an Arsenal side which hasn’t particularly done all that well out on the road this season, having only collected two wins in seven road games. Can the Gunners bounce back after their big home loss against Manchester United last weekend? The Gunners are 10/11 outright favourites to win the game, with the draw at 12/5 and Southampton at 3/1.
The Saints have claimed only the one win in their last six league games now, that winning coming on home soil against Everton recently. Otherwise it has been a bit of a disappointing return from the really. Overall they are W3 D2 L3 on home soil this season in the top flight and have lost just one of their last four there. Charlie Austin has three goals in his last two games for the club and goes at 13/8 in the anytime goalscorer market. The Saints have not been that prolific in front of goal this season at all and have returned just the ten on home soil and only 38% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals this season. That does suggests that they could frustrate Arsenal and the Saints have been drawing at half time in half of their home games this season. Three of the four wins that they have managed to record this season in the top flight have all been by a one goal margin only. In their other games against top six sides this reason, they lost 1-0 at home against Man Utd, lost 2-1 at home against Man City and suffered a 3-0 defeat out at Liverpool. So they have not been able to stand their ground against the better sides in the league. It may be worth looking under 2.5 goals with William Hill for the future. It’s questionable as to whether or not Southampton will be able to raise enough going forward t trouble the Gunners and they only have one clean sheet in ten now.
Arsenal have had their struggles on the road this season in the top flight without question and they have only returned a poor W2 D1 L4 record on their travels. They won their last road fixture as they earned a dramatic late win out at Burnley. They have been playing well lately even though they were beaten 3-1 at home last weekend by Manchester United. Arsenal have scored in each of their last ten Premier League games so there is a reasonable shot of them getting something on the board. An Arsenal 1-0 correct score at William Hill returns a price of 17/2 and only the 1-1 draw at 6/1 is a shorter price than that is. Alexandre Lacazette got their consolation against Man Utd last weekend and he is joint 6/5 anytime goalscorer favorite alongside Alexis Sanchez with Olivier Giroud at 6/4. The Gunners have been drawing at half time in four of their seven away games, so again the half time draw could offer some good value. The Gunners have averaged just over a goal per game on their travels so this may not be a high scoring affair.
These two met five times last season across league and cup games, with Arsenal winning both Premier League meetings and their FA Cup clash, while the Saints took a win over the Gunners in the FA Cup. Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings between these two in all competitions. Southampton have only lost one of their last six home games in the league against the Gunners (W2 D3 L1).
The draw could have appeal in this one as Arsenal really haven’t proven themselves out on the road this season. They have done well at home of course, but they may find the Saints just a little bit too stubborn on the day to get the better of, so the draw looks a good option to roll with.
8th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Rounding off Saturday evening’s action in the Premier League is Arsenal v Manchester United and this will be an important game for the Gunners too. Arsenal go into the weekend in fourth place, trailing the Red Devils by just the four points, so a home win would be huge for them in this one. United have strung together a three match winning streak in the league, but their away form hasn’t been all that great and they could be a little bit at risk for their trip to North London. Arsenal go as 11/8 favourites to win the game with the Red Devils at 19/10 and the draw at 23/10.
You cannot fault Arsenal’s home form and they were brilliant in midweek in putting a 5-0 victory over Huddersfield on the board. That followed a superb home win over rivals Tottenham and now Arsenal have won all seven of their home games this season in the Premier League. Just as impressive is their scoring/conceding record at the Emirates as well because they have netted a total of 20 goals at a rate of just under three per game and have conceded only the four goals at home. 71% of their games at the Emirates this season they have returned a clean sheet in and Arsenal to win to nil at William Hill is a quote 10/3. They do have five clean sheets in their last six home games and they have scored at least two goals in each of their home fixtures this season and three of their last five home wins have been by a 2-0 scoreline. In The William Hill correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 is a quote of 12/1 with the 1-1 draw the shortest priced option in the market at 6/1. Alexandre Lacazette was pulled at halftime in their win over Huddersfield in midweek and he is out for a while injured. That means Olivier Giroud is likely to be the focal point for them and he is a 7/4 anytime goalscorer option with Alexis Sanchez at 8/5. There is a big three points up for grabs for the Gunners here who have scored the opening goal in six of their seven games at the Emirates this season.
The Red Devils are on a three match winning streak, but they have had to work a bit harder than they would have liked recently. They ground out a 1-0 home win over Brighton last weekend and then from 3-0 up away at Watford, suddenly found themselves at 3-2 in midweek before Jesse Lingard killed off the game for them. The Red Devils are W3 D2 L2 this season on their travels in the top flight and that win at Watford snapped a three match winless streak that they were on away from home (D1 L2). That’s no clean sheet in their last three away games and both teams to score at William Hill may be a decent option. That’s because United have netted nine goals in their last three league games. With a draw at Liverpool and a loss at Chelsea, they haven’t hit the mark in a couple of big away games so far and following this they face up to Champions-elect Manchester City next weekend. So a tough couple of matches for them. Romelu Lukaku is the 5/4 William Hill anytime goalscorer favourite for the game but he’s struggling for chances at the moment. Zlatan Ibrahimovic got a run out from the bench in midweek for the first time this season and he is a 7/5 anytime goalscorer option. Will Jose Mourinho, who has lost just one of 13 Premier League games against Arsene Wenger, find a way to frustrate the Gunners again?
The two games between these last season both went under 2.5 goals and Arsenal have lost only one of their last six competitive matches against Manchester United. The Gunners have won their last two home fixtures against United to nil and have suffered just the one loss in their last five on home soil against the Red Devils (W2 D2 L1). Manchester United have scored more than one goal in just one of their last six games against the Gunners.
Arsenal’s home form has been superb and they played so well in midweek. They are flowing pretty well at the moment and may well have the craft to split open the Red Devils in this one. The Gunners are just value in the match outright to collect all three points in this heavyweight clash. United haven’t quite delivered in their high-pressure away games so far, whereas Arsenal took a fantastic win over Spurs in their most recent stern test at home.
30th November 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting