The Gunners misfired last weekend throwing away a lead at Newcastle to end up suffering a defeat. That was a huge blow to their hopes of finishing in the top five this season. They get back to home soil this weekend as they face a West Ham side who narrowly avoided defeat at home on Monday night. The Hammers found themselves trailing relegation-threatened Stoke before Andy Carroll popped up with a late equaliser to save their blushes.
Arsenal 1/2, Draw 13/4, West Ham 24/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
The Gunners slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle last weekend after having taken the lead in the match. That snapped a three-match winning streak that they were on. But it just another part of their poor away season that they have had. They are on a three-match winning streak at home and have won five of their last six at the Emirates (L1) the loss in that sequence happening against Manchester City. Arsenal’s overall home form for the season is W13 D2 L2 and they have scored at least three goals in five of their last six on home soil. As Arsenal have been leading at half time so often at home this season then an Arsenal/Arsenal half-time/ full-time bet with Coral at 13/10 odds should appeal* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). The Gunners have scored well at home this term with 45 goals in their 17 games and 76% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Each of their last eight at the Emirates have done so. They have actually collected a clean sheet in 47% of their home games as well.
The Hammers rescued a late point at home against Stoke on Monday night thanks to Andy Carroll. That left them in a pretty good spot, seven points clear of the drop zone. They are now on a three-match unbeaten streak of form in the top flight (W1 D2), with their last two both being 1-1 draws. Their away form will be a little bit of a concern for them though as they have taken only the one point from their last four road games, but that was in a good draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in their last road game. West Ham have collected only one clean sheet in their last six games so are going to get exposed at the back and overall they have only won twice on their travels this season in a W2 D6 L9 record. Both teams to score with Coral is at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) and the Irons have scored in each of their last nine away games, with exactly one in each of their last four. So it may be worth backing them to get on the scoresheet even if the final result doesn’t go their way. An Arsenal 2-1 correct score option at Coral is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). It’s just about grinding to the end of the season now for the Hammers to ensure they hold on to their safety.
The Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham earlier this season in the league but they did also meet up with the Hammers in the EFL Cup in December, with Arsenal taking a 1-0 home win. The Gunners have three straight clean sheets against West Ham in all competitions now and they are unbeaten in their last five against them (W4D1). Arsenal are on a nine-match undefeated streak at home against West Ham in the league, scoring exactly three goals in each of their last four.
The Gunners have been good enough at home this season to suggest that they can win out in this London derby. They have a higher priority in winning the UEFA Europa League this season but still, they should collect three home points, but back both teams to score.
19th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners have hit a purple patch of form with a three-match winning streak under their belt as they head to Tyneside on Sunday. They can keep up the pressure on fifth-placed Chelsea with a three-point haul in this one. They may have a scrap on their hands though as the Magpies have also won their last three games.
Arsenal 11/10, Newcastle 9/4, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on April 10th, 2018)
The Magpies have won three straight league games for the second time this season so can be pleased with their work and look totally safe from relegation now. Their winning streak has been produced against Southampton, Huddersfield and Leicester and so this will be a tougher game for them. However, they have won their last three at home and are unbeaten in six on Tyneside (W3 D3). Among those wins was a 1-0 success over Manchester United in mid-February. Actually, five of Newcastle’s six home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a good 43/40 odds option* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) just because the Magpies look as if they could hold on defensively at the moment. They have four clean sheets in their last six home fixtures. Goals haven’t been all that easy to come by for them and as they averaged just a goal per game on home soil, but they have scored in each of their last five at St James’ Park. They have conceded at under a goal per game on average so again, this may not be a free-scoring fixture. Newcastle would be delighted with a point out of this you would imagine.
Like Newcastle, Arsenal have hit a purple patch of form with three-match winning streak going. They were all home games though and if you look just at their away form, it’s not good. They are on a four-match losing streak on their travels, their most recent being a 2-1 loss at Brighton in early March. Overall this season Arsenal have only produced a W3 D4 L8 record away from the Emirates which is really poor by their standards. They have only come up with the sixteen goals in fifteen away games as well, and that is another indicator that this could be tight. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is a nice 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) option to consider. Two-thirds of their goals scored and two-thirds of their goals conceded away from home this season have all been in the second half of fixtures. Seven times this season they have been at 0-0 at half time away from home so a half-time draw should appeal. The Gunners are without a clean sheet in their last six road games now and are winless in five on the road.
Arsenal have won the last three Premier League games against Newcastle all by a 1-0 scoreline. They are on a massive ten-match winning streak against the Magpies at the moment and six of those have been to nil. Seven of those ten victories in the sequence were won by a one-goal margin only by the Gunners. Arsenal are on a four-match winning streak at St James’ Park in the league.
Newcastle to win: The Gunners had extra work in midweek to get through in the Europa League, and that could work against them. Newcastle are carrying solid home from now and the Magpies just may be worth having a flutter on to break Arsenal’s winning streak.
12th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal v Southampton Premier League Preview, 8th April 2.15pm
Southampton can’t seem to pull themselves out of their relegation problems and after getting stuffed at West Ham last weekend, things are looking pretty dire for the Saints at the moment. They start the weekend two points away from safety. Arsenal played at home in front of a low attendance as they toiled to beat Stoke last weekend. More of the same will probably be expected.
Arsenal 8/15, Draw 10/3, Southampton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 8:53 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Gunners start the weekend five points behind fifth-placed Chelsea, so there is a still a chance that they could nab the UEFA Europa League place for next season. Their bigger focus is on this season’s Europa League though as that offers a route into next season’s’ Champions League, the only way that the Gunners are going to get there. Arsenal have won their last two games in the top flight now, both 3-0 home wins over Watford and Stoke. So things are settled again at the Emirates and Arsenal have a powerful W12 D2 L2 record there this season. They have won four of their last five there and scored at least three goals in each of those victories as well. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 success is the shortest priced option at 15/2 with a 3-0 result at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Each of Arsenal’s last seven home games in the top flight have all gone over 2.5 goals and 75% in total this season have made it over the mark. Southampton aren’t likely to contribute too much in this one you would imagine though.
The Saints start the weekend in the drop zone and a 3-0 hammering at West Ham last weekend was a big hammer blow to them. They have lost their last two games now 3-0 and have put together a five-match winless streak. Away from home they have lost their last two and they have failed to net in their last two. They have only managed the one goal in last five games home and away in total. Their away form is W2 D6 L7 this season on the road. They have only come up with the thirteen away goals away from St Marys this season which is an average of just 0.87 per game. They have conceded at an average rate of 1.75 per game and four of their seven away defeats away from home have been by a margin of at least three goals. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away games now in the top flight. Only three teams have earned fewer points than Southampton have done in their last eight games. Both teams not to score is at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) and not bad value.
There was a 1-1 draw between these two down on the South Coast earlier this season and that leaves Arsenal undefeated in four league games against Southampton now (W2 D2). In the last seven Premier League meetings, Arsenal are W3 D2 L2 against Southampton. The Gunners will be defending an unbeaten home record the Saints in the Premier League.
Arsenal should have enough about them to get a win in this one and it will probably to nil as well. Southampton are just sadly lacking an edge at the moment and even though Arsenal had extra work to do in midweek, they still look value for a win.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal have lost four of their last six league games but they should have a winnable match on their hands in this one. The Gunners have been good enough at home this season to suggest that they can take down the struggling Stoke. The Potters start weekend second from bottom and they are now in desperate need of points.
Arsenal 1/3, Draw 4/1, Stoke 8/1* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018)
The Gunners may well have had their troubles this season by they have been reliable on home soil for large part of things. They have produced a W11 D2 L2 record this season at the Emirates in the Premier League and have won three of their last four there, the failure to do so in that sequence being a loss against Man City. Arsenal have returned 2.6 goals per game on average at home this season in the top flight and so they do look as if they would be comfortable in this one. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 is a good solid option at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018). They have won 46% of their home games to nil so that would be another good route to go down. Also, each of their last six at the Emirates have produced at least three goals, so there could even be a high scoring game on the cards for this one. Arsenal produced 3-0 success over Watford in their last home game just before the international break. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has two goals in his last three league home games for the Gunners.
The Potters have produced a seven match winless streak of form which has kept them down in the relegation zone and in some considerable trouble. They pick things up after the break having lost their last two games. Their away form for the season is just horrendous and it would be a massive shock if they beat the odds to produce a win in this one. The Potters are W1 D5 L9 out on their travels, but they have drawn the last two. They look very light going forward and have failed to score in two of their last three fixtures and have produced only the two goals in total across their last five road games. Stoke have come up with just the twelve away goals all season and have collected a clean sheet in just 13% of their away fixtures. 61% of the goals they have conceded away from home have been in the second half of matches. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018). They are likely going to be going home empty handed and still in big relegation trouble.
The Gunners lost against Stoke earlier in the season in a bit of an upset. They won both games against the Potters easily last season and were unbeaten in five against them before that happened. Arsenal though have won their previous nine Premier League home fixtures against Stoke scoring at least two goals in each of the last four.
Arsenal are good enough to pick off the Potters in this one. Stoke are just lacking the attacking threat to really make a go of this against a top-six side who are by and large, pretty good on home soil. Home win by a good two-goal margin.
28th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners have a decent run of home games coming up and really have to turn something on in them. They have lost their last three Premier League games home and away and had extra work on Thursday in the Europa League. Watford have improved recently to take three wins in their last four games and will probably be up for the challenge at the Emirates.
Arsenal 4/9, Draw 7/2, Watford 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:45 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)
Another tough game under the circumstances of their poor league form for Arsenal who sent out a strong team on Thursday night to face AC Milan in the Europa League. The Gunners are on a three-match losing streak in the Premier League with a shocking W2 L5 record in their last seven. However, their home form isn’t all that bad at all with a W3 D2 L1 record in their last six, the lone defeat in hat sequence happening against Manchester City. So it’s not all bad, but they don’t have a clean sheet in their last eleven Premier League matches and have looked pretty soft at the back so both teams to score at bet365 has to offer some appeal at 8/13* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) for the game. The Gunners have averaged 2.6 goals per game at home this season which is good, and 71% of their games at the Emirates have gone over 2.5 goals which is another good option to explore. The Gunners have shipped at least one goal in each of their last five home games, each of which have made it above the 2.5 goal line. They have opened the scoring in ten of their fourteen home games this season and they have scored in 93% of their home games.
The Hornets have pulled themselves back together with a good W3 D1 L1 record in their last five played. However, they haven’t posted a win on the road since November 25th when they collected a victory at Newcastle. Watford are D1 L6 in their last seven league away games so it’s hard to back them with a lot of confidence to pull out a win. Overall this season on their travels Watford have gone W34 D2 L8. The Hornets are without a goal in their last three away games and in total have scored just the two goals in total in their last seven road games. Troy Deeney has scored in three of Watford’s last four games so is in a nice bit of form and in the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.). Watford have scored seventeen goals across their fourteen away games this season and 59% of the goals they have scored away from Vicarage Road have been in the second half of matches. A win for Watford would put them to within six points of Arsenal.
Watford were the winners when the two met at Vicarage Road earlier this season. They have taken back to back 2-1 league wins over Arsenal after a win this corresponding fixture last season. From the nine previous Premier League meetings, it is Arsenal who are W7 L2 up in the head to head. The Gunners have won three of their previous four Premier League home games against Watford, all to nil.
Arsenal have been good on home soil in the Premier League this season which is one of the few positives that you can say about them. Watford just don’t have the form on the road to warrant a look in this one, so look for a home win & both teams to score.
10th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Brighton pulled out a huge 4-1 home win over Swansea last weekend to pull themselves clear of relegation issues, opening a four-point buffer between themselves and the drop zone. They are unbeaten in four league games now and get a shot against a somewhat beleaguered Gunners side who have really struggled on the road this season in the top flight.
Arsenal 4/5, Draw 11/4, Brighton 16/5* (Betting Odds taken at 06:05 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
The Seagulls have collected eight points in their last four games so they are ticking over pretty well at the moment. They have won their last two home games as well, beating out West Ham and Swansea, scoring seven goals across the two games. They did concede in both of those wins so both teams to score at Paddy Power is worth a look at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:26 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). The Seagulls have only lost three times at home and those defeats were against Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea so they have held their own pretty well. The Seagulls have lost just one of their last six games at the Amex now and should give Arsenal a good run for their money. The Seagulls have netted in each of their last four home fixtures and of their home goals scored, 74% of them have been in the second half of matches. Brighton have been at 0-0 at half time in six of their home fixtures so far.
Arsenal’s away form is right in the gutter at the moment. After losing at Spurs in their last road game, it has left them on a three-match losing streak away from home and winless in four. They have collected just the one win in their last seven away fixtures in the top flight an overall their away record for the season sits at W3 D4 L7. The Gunners have managed only 15 goals in 14 away games this season while their defence has been in a mess. They have conceded in each of their last nine league games and in each of their last five away from the Emirates. They have earned a clean sheet in just 21% of their away games so far. 73% of their goals scored have been after the halftime break and 73% of their away goals conceded have been in the second half of games too. So a half time draw at Paddy Power for 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:26 p.m. on February 26th, 2018) may not be a bad call for the game. 71% of the league goals that Arsenal have scored away from home this season have been in the second half of matches. Just two current Arsenal players have scored more than one away goal for them this season (Nacho Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette).
Arsenal are on a five-match winning sequence against Brighton. The Premier League clash earlier in the season which the Gunners won 2-0 at the Emirates was the first league meeting since the 1982/83 Division One season. So not much to go on.
Brighton are a bit of value to dig in and get a point out of this, which is a home game against a top-six side. They are looking pretty confident and don’t give up much at home, and could cause the Gunners a few problems. It’s not saying much about Arsenal, but draw.
28th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Fresh from their duel at Wmelvey in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, Manchester City and Arsenal go at it back in the Premier League on Thursday night. It was City’s day at Wembley as they turned on the power in the second half to cruise past the Gunners. Given the overall poor performance of the Gunners, they won’t really be looking forward to going back up against the Citizens in this one.
Man City 3/4, Draw 3/1, Arsenal 13/4* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018)
Arsenal’s chances of a top-five finish at this stage of the season are looking pretty slim. Even if they were to win this game they would still be six points adrift of fifth-placed Chelsea. They couldn’t live with the quality that Man City produced in the second half at Wembley on the weekend and they just lacked the character and fight really. They have league form going for them at the Emirates tough as they are W3 D2 in their last five there. They have lost once at home this season in the league with a W10 D2 L1 record. They have also averaged almost three goals per game and it is worth looking at over 3.5 goals for this fixture with Coral which is at 5/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). 54% of Arsenal’s home games this season have gone over the goal line. Their defence has been a bit of a shambles recently and Arsenal have conceded in each of their last nine league games and in each of their last four at the Emirates. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home league games.
Manchester City get back to league business after winning the EFL Cup on the weekend against Arsenal. City are though, without a win in any of their last three games away from home in the Premier league (D2 L1) and those results came after they had won their opening ten away games of the term. They have averaged 2.23 goals per game this season on their travels and they have conceded just the ten goals and therefore a Manchester City to win to nil wager at Coral is at 27/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Sergio Aguero is on fire at the moment in front of goal for them and he is the first goalscorer favourite at 7/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:43 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). He has 21 goals for the season in the league, but only six of them have been away from home (although he is their top away scorer). Six of the ten wins that Manchester City have recorded away from home in the top flight this season have been by a one-goal margin and they have opened the scoring in nine of their road games. Just once this season have they failed to score on their travels.
That is twice this season that Manchester City have recorded wins over Arsenal by scoring exactly three goals in a game. Along with their 3-0 loss at Wembley on the weekend, Arsenal were downed 3-1 in a league clash at the Etihad earlier this season. Manchester City have lost just one of their last six games against the Gunners in all competitions, winning three of those. So they are up and in each of the last seven between them have gone over 2.5 goals. Arsenal are W1 D3 L1 in their last five Premier League home games against the Citizens.
Given how much of procession it was for the Citizens against the Gunners on the weekend you would imagine that more of the same will follow in this league clash even though City are away from home. The Citizens should have some big wind in their sails so look for them to take the win to nil.
26th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham survived a tough trial at Anfield on the weekend in playing out a thrilling and dramatic 2-2 draw against Liverpool. That keeps the race for the top four wide open now as they move on to face their rivals in Saturday’s North London derby. Arsenal starts the weekend four points adrift of the Lilywhites and can’t afford to suffer a defeat in this or their shot at a top four will likely vanish.
Spurs 21/20, Arsenal 12/5, Draw 13/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 5h, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.)
Spurs extended their unbeaten form in the Premier League to eight with a 2-2 draw at Anfield on the weekend, thanks to a late stoppage-time penalty from Harry Kane. That was a tough challenge for them on the road but back at home in the league Spurs are W5 D1 in their last half dozen at Wembley so they are going into this one with good from behind them. Overall this season at Wembley the Lilywhites are W8 D4 L1 in the top flight. They have kept back to back clean sheets there as well and with them having taken a clean sheet as well in their last home fixture against Arsenal, a Tottenham to win to nil with Bet365 is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.) for the game. Spurs have taken a clean sheet in almost half of their home games this season and 38% of their home games have been won to nil. Tottenham have averaged 2.15 goals per game this term and have conceded just the nine goals in their thirteen games. Harry Kane is the first goalscorer favourite which is no great suprise really given the scoring form that he has been in. Tottenham really needs the three points to keep driving on for a high finish.
The Gunners are playing catch up then to their rivals, starting a place behind Spurs down in sixth, but four points adrift. They can’t afford for that to get widened by losing this one. Arsenal destroyed Everton last weekend in the top flight and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got a goal on his debut for the Gunners. Arsenal’s away form this season has been pretty dire by their standards, posting only a W3 D4 L6 record on their travels. They have lost their last two back to back, going down against Bournemouth and Swansea and they are winless in three away games. The Gunners are just W1 D3 L2 in their last six Premier League away games. They have scored in each of their last four road games though and both teams to score with Bet365 is at a price of 1/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.) if you do fancy them breaking down the though Tottenham defence. Arsenal have conceded at a rate of 1.6 goals per away this season which isn’t great and they have a clean sheet in just 23% of their away games. Their defence does look a liability still for them and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last six away games in the top flight. Each of their last five games in the league have managed to get above the 2.5 goal line. Can they earn themselves a massive three points in the North London derby?
Arsenal landed a 2-0 home win over Tottenham back in November and that snapped a four-match winless streak that they were on against their rivals (D3 L1). Away at Spurs, Arsenal are winless in three in the league, losing two and taking one draw. Both teams have scored in six of the last eight meetings, but not in the last two, which have both finished as 2-0 wins for the home side.
Tottenham are much stronger than their neighbours are at the moment and should be able to collect three home points against them. Arsenal’s defence still looks highly vulnerable and their away form doesn’t stack up this term. Spurs can get the win with a clean sheet.
7th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal were rocked in midweek with a heavy 3-1 loss against bottom side Swansea. That just continued their poor form for the season on the road. They have only won two for their last five at the Emirates in the league as well ahead of Everton’s visit on Saturday evening. The Toffees though have been struggling for away form as well as goals recently but snapped a winless streak of league form in midweek by beating Leicester at home..
Arsenal 3/10, Draw 9/2, Everton 9/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 30th, 2018 at 9:53 p.m.)
The Gunners have been busy in the transfer market, swapping Alexis Sanchez of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and then bringing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the final day of the January transfer window, while moving Olivier Giroud onto rivals Chelsea. The Gunners were stunned in midweek as they were torn apart by Swansea in a 3-1 loss leaving their form in not too good shape. That is two defeats in their last three played now in the top flight (W1) and just one win in their last five played (D2 L2). So they aren’t at the races at the moment and on home soil they are W2 D2 L1 in their last five played. While Aubameyang should bring the goals as Alexandre Lacazette is well out of form, the concern for Arsenal is at the back, because defensively they have looked pretty weak for a while. They have no clean sheet in their last seven games played now and they have conceded six goals in their last three home fixtures. So over 2.5 goals at bet365 is worth a flutter at 3/5 odds* (betting odds taken January 31st at 6:38 p.m.). Arsenal have produced a very good W9 D2 L1 record at the Emirates this season in the top flight, but they have just been struggling to find their top form recently.
The Toffees have been struggling since around mid-December really to rediscover their winning form that they were blessed with when Sam Allardyce came in and took over. They snapped a six match winless streak in the league by beating Leicester 2-1 at Goodison in midweek. Away from home, they have suffered back to back losses heading into this one, having gone down against Bournemouth and then Tottenham. The goals have been really difficult for them to find and they have scored just the one in their last three out on the road now, so they are having their issues, clearly. Everton have netted in just two of their last six league games. Overall their away form is only W1 D5 L6 this season away from Goodison Park and there has been a hugely disappointing eight goals total scored by them on the road. Defensively they have conceded at an average of 1.9 goals per game. But just because Arsenal haven’t been good at the back, both teams to score at be365 for 21/20* (betting odds taken January 31st at 6:38 p.m.) has to be worth considering. The Toffees have scored 62% of their away goals in the second half of matches and they have only scored two opening goals away from Goodison all season.
Arsenal have winning home from going over Everton having won their last four on the bounce against them at the Emirates in all competitions. Arsenal have lost just one of their last seven games against the Toffees in all competitions and the Gunners have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven against the Merseysiders.
There are no guarantees with Arsenal anymore and their defence has looked a bit shambolic. But then again Everton aren’t particularly doing too well at the moment, so there could be some respite for Arsene Wenger. Home win but both teams to score because neither defence is great at the moment.
31st January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea have started to show a little bit of fight and there is a chance that they could actually get out of the drop zone on Tuesday night if they can win this fixture. The Swans have improved to only the one loss in their last four league games now and beat Liverpool in their last league home game. Arsenal suffered a disappointing loss in their last away game, will they struggle on the road again? Arsenal are 1/2 at Ladbrokes to collect the win, with the draw at 13/4 and Swansea at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 5:46 p.m.)
The Swans got themselves a huge three points at the Liberty Stadium last time out as they took a shock 1-0 win over Liverpool. Can they follow it up with success against Arsenal too? That win over Liverpool saw them snap a three-match losing streak at home against top-six sides. The Swans have won just three times at home this season (D2 L7) but there have been signs that under Carlos Carvalhal that they have some fight in them. Swansea have produced only the seven goals in their home games this season so if they are going to get any change out of the Gunners then they are going to have to keep the scoreline down so under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes looks to be a good place to start for the fixture. Each of their last three home games have gone under the goal line. Just 33% of Swansea’s games at the Liberty Stadium this season have managed to produce at least three goals. 71% of the goals that the Welsh club have managed to come up with on home soil this season have been in the second half of matches. Swansea have scored the opening goal in just three of their twelve home games.
The Gunners are W3 D4 L5 away from home this season and are winless in two now on their travels. They are just W1 D3 L1 in their last five Premier League away games now and suffered a shock loss at Bournemouth last time out on the road. The Gunners have scored fourteen goals in twelve league games away from the Emirates this season which isn’t a great return from them really and two of their three away wins have been by just the one goal margin as well. Overall though home and away they have scored in each of their last twelve league games. Arsenal have conceded in each of their last three road games though so there have been some vulnerabilities there and both teams to score at Ladbrokes may just be worth a flutter in this one. It will be interesting to see where the goals come from as the recently traded Alexis Sanchez was their top scorer away from home this season (4) with Alexandre Lacazette being the only other Arsenal played to have scored more than one away goal for them this term (2). This may not be the stroll in the park that they would hope that it is going to be.
The Swans lost 2-1 at the Emirates earlier in the season and they are on a three-match losing streak against Arsenal in the Premier League. They were hammered 4-0 in this corresponding fixture last season. However, if you look back over the last eight league meetings, Swansea are W3 D1 L4 against Arsenal, so it’s not too bad. Each of the last five Premier League contests between the two clubs have gone over 2.5 goals and Swansea have won just one of their last six on home soil against Arsenal in all competitions.
Swansea may well be able to dig out a point in this one. They defended well to keep Liverpool off the scoresheet in their last home game and Arsenal haven’t been powerhouses in the league away from home this season. Draw.
29th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting