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Sky Bet offer Arsenal, West Ham & Newcastle 7/1 enhanced odds all to win

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Another big Saturday of football and another big enhanced odds offer on Saturday from online betting site Sky Bet. The bookmaker is back with the Soccer Saturday Special and this week they have thrown out a price boost of 7/1 (up from 5/1) on Arsenal, West Ham and Newcastle all to win in the Saturday 3pm kick offs.

So what’s in store for the clubs involved in the offer? The Gunners head out on the road but they have a winnable looking match as they take on the flimsy back line of Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. The free-scoring Gunners are expected to collect three points from that. West Ham look as if they have a great chance of snapping a dip in form as they host the out-of-sorts Crystal Palace in a London derby.

In the Championship, promotion-chasing Newcastle face off against mid-table Brentford. The Magpies have gone a little patchy but they will be expected to have the firepower in their ranks to go and collect three points in the game and keep up some pressure on league leaders Brighton. Register an account with Sky Bet and take a big 7/1 enhanced odds on all three of them to win.

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Swansea v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th January 2017

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Swansea v Arsenal Betting Preview – Premier League 14th January 3.00pm

After a draw with Bournemouth last time out, the Gunners dropped points in the title race and they saw themselves drop out of the top four. So they have to try and bounce back now in a game down in south Wales against Swansea. Arsenal are a good attacking side full of goals and they will fancy their chances against the worst defence in the top flight this term. Swansea have been conceding goals and while they bagged a much needed win over Crystal Palace last time out, they are going to find the going a lot tougher against the visitors from North London.

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Swansea v Arsenal Betting Tips

The Swans will be hoping for more positives in the league with new boss Paul Clement looking to save them. The Welsh club landed a win at Crystal Palace last time out in the league and that has put them in with a host of moving out of the drop zone if they can collect three points in his one. This is going to be a lot tougher of a game for them though of course as they are big underdogs. Swansea have been going through a pretty tough time at the back and they have shipped fourteen goals in their last five league outings and they are facing a powerful Arsenal attack of course. So there is pressure on the in this one and over 2.5 goals at Paddy Power looks a decent shot in this one at a price of 4/7. All but two of Swansea’s 10 home games this season have gone over the goal line. The Swans slipped to a 3-2 loss against the Gunners at the Emirates earlier in the season and they have lost three of their last four at home against the Gunners in the Premier League (W1). Swansea have conceded in each of their previous 5 premier League home games against Arsenal.

Both teams to score at Paddy power for the clash is a price of 7/10 and is likely to happen. The Swans have collected just 15 points from their 20 games this season; their worst return at this stage of a Premier League season. 71% of the teams with 15 points or fewer after 20 PL games were relegated (25/35). Swansea have conceded the first goal in a lot of games this season, 14 actually in the Premier League and that has been telling because they have lost 12 of those 14 where they conceded first (W1 D1). They are facing Arsenal who have scored the opening goal in 14 of their 20 Premier League games this season and that is more than any other side has managed. Swansea’s home record in the top flight this season reads W2 D2 L6 and have slumped to back to back home defeats against West Ham and Bournemouth (conceding seven goals in those two games). Their defence is going to get tested severely again in this one.

The Gunners have gone W5 D3 L2 out on the road this season, but they are winless now in their last three away from home (D1 L2). Arsenal fought back to a earn a 3-3 draw at Bournemouth in their last league game, that after falling 3-0 behind after the break. While it was dropped points in the context of the title race, the result would have felt like something of a win for them. However, Arsenal have now won just one of their last five away games in the top flight and that is hampering their title challenge which is slipping away and Arsene Wenger has to be concerned about that. Arsenal’s defence has shipped a goal in each of their last six road games in the top flight and that adds up to being their longest run without a clean sheet since May 2011 (7 games). An Arsenal 3-1 correct score will return a price of 11/1 while a 2-1 option is an 8/11 shot. Olivier Giroud is a 10/3 first goalscorer option and the Frenchman is bang in form with a goal in each of his last eight starts for Arsenal in all competitions (10 goals).

Swansea v Arsenal Betting Odds

Arsenal 9/20, Draw 10/3, Swansea 6/1

Swansea v Arsenal Predictions

The defence of Swansea is likely to let them down in this one. A clean sheet against Crystal Palace means nothing in facing up to a powerful attacking side like Arsenal. The Gunners can cut defences open easily and should have plenty of chances to strike against the flimsy back line that the Swans are playing with. The game is likely to go over 2.5 goals and it’s worth backing both teams to score, but the Gunners should come out on top.

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Chelsea trimmed for FA Cup success after 4th Round Draw

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With Chelsea on track for a Premier League title this season, will they be able to go to Wembley and claim the FA Cup too? After easing their way past Peterborough at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the third round, the Blues received a comfortable draw for the fourth round as well as they stay at home and welcome Championship side Brentford. Chelsea were rated at 4/1 with Ladbrokes following the fourth round draw, the new favourites the claim the trophy.

Manchester City had little trouble in moving past Premier League opposition West Ham on Friday night and Pep Guardiola’s men sit as 5/1 second favourites to land the trophy. They go out on the road for the fourth round as well, where they will await the winner of the Crystal Palace v Bolton replay.

Holders Manchester United, who have been heavily backed for silverware this season in the competition are likely to avoid any drama as they play host to Championship strugglers Wigan in the fourth round at Old Trafford. Arsenal though have gone on the drift because they have received a tricky ties as they will have to go to either Southampton or Norwich for the fourth round. Arsenal produced a come-from-behind win over Preston in the third round.

Newcastle, who were held to a draw by Birmingham, are the shortest priced Championship side left in the running at a price of 50/1, while the biggest outsiders are National League sides Lincoln City and Sutton United, the latter needing to come through a replay against AFC Wimbledon. League One side Millwall, who claimed the Premier League scalp of Bournemouth on the weekend, get to go against another top flight side in the form of Watford.

Draw in full:

Tottenham Hotspur v Wycombe Wanderers

Derby County v Leicester City

Oxford United v Newcastle United or Birmingham City

AFC Wimbledon or Sutton United v Cambridge United or Leeds United

Plymouth Argyle or Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Southampton vs Norwich City v Arsenal

Lincoln or Ipswich v Brighton

Chelsea v Brentford

Manchester United v Wigan Athletic

Millwall v Watford

Rochdale v Huddersfield Town

Burnley vs Sunderland v Fleetwood Town or Bristol City

Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley or Blackpool

Fulham v Hull City

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Crystal Palace or Bolton v Manchester City

FA Cup winner Odds at Ladbrokes

Chelsea – 4/1

Manchester City – 5/1

Manchester United – 11/2

Tottenham Hotspur – 6/1

Liverpool – 13/2

Arsenal – 13/2

Leicester City – 22/1

Southampton – 25/1

Middlesbrough – 33/1

Watford – 40/1

Newcastle United – 50/1

Crystal Palace – 50/1

Brighton and Hove Albion – 66/1

Hull City – 66/1

Derby County – 66/1

Burnley – 100/1

Fulham – 100/1  

Sunderland – 100/1

Huddersfield Town – 100/1

Norwich City – 125/1

Wolverhampton Wanderers – 150/1

Ipswich Town – 150/1

Leeds United – 150/1

Bristol City – 150/1

Brentford – 150/1

Blackburn Rovers – 150/1

Millwall – 200/1

Rochdale – 200/1

Wigan Athletic – 200/1

Barnsley – 200/1

Birmingham City – 200/1

Oxford United – 300/1

Fleetwood Town – 500/1

Bolton Wanderers – 500/1

AFC Wimbledon – 750/1

Blackpool – 1000/1

Accrington Stanley – 1000/1

Plymouth Argyle – 1000/1

Wycombe Wanderers – 1000/1

Cambridge United – 1000/1

Lincoln City – 1250/1

Sutton United – 2000/1

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Preston v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th January 2017

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Preston v Arsenal Betting Preview – FA Cup 7th January 3.00pm

It is Championship v Premier League in this tie and a big afternoon for North End. They are solid mid table side in the second tier but given that a fair chunk of their recent games has seen both teams score in, this could be pretty entertaining. Arsenal are obviously favourites to land the win in this one as they make the trip to Deepdale. This will be the first meeting between the two since 1999 when they met in the League Cup with Arsenal taking a 2-1 victory on that occasion. Will Preston be able to give the Gunners an uncomfortable afternoon or will this turn out to be all too routine for Arsene Wenger’s men?

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Preston v Arsenal Betting Tips

Preston have been far from a consistent side in the Championship this season and they have posted a patchy W3 D2 L2 record in their last seven matches played. They are hovering around mid table in the second tier of English football and need an injection of something to start climbing. Their home form isn’t all that bad really as they have suffered just the two defeats in their last ten games on home soil at Deepdale. But reading into that further they have won just one of their last six there in a W1 D3 L2 record. It is worth backing both teams to score as that has happened in six of their last seven home games that Preston have played. That last time that these two clubs met in the FA Cup happened to be at Deepdale back in 1999 and there was a 4-2 win posted bGunnersUnners on that occasion. The regular meetings between them prior to that was back in the 1950’s/60’s in the old Division One.

You have a quote of 4/7 on over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes for the game and that is well worth a punt really. Each of the three previous FA Cup ties that the two have played at Deepdale have returned 15 goals, therefore an average of five per game. Preston have historically struggled against top tier opposition in the FA Cup as they have won just one of their previous 15 games in the competition against a top flight opponent. Jermaine Beckford is suspended for this one and in the anytime goalscorer market as options, the Lilywhites have Mark Hugill at 10/3 and Callum Robinson at 7/2 to strike. Can Preston give the Gunners an uncomfortable enough afternoon? A draw out of this may be a pretty big return for the Championship side, but a win would be a huge cup upset.

Will The Gunners go out and at full force in this one? There may be some changes to the regular starting eleven, but they do like a shot at the FA Cup as they have won it twice in the last three seasons let’s not forget. The Gunners are experts at seeing off lower tiered opponents in the competition as they have lost only one of their last 36 FA Cup ties against a team from a lower tier (that was a 1-0 defeat against Blackburn in 2013). There are two players in their ranks with current good scoring form in the FA Cup and they are Alexis Sanchez who has five goals in nine FA Cup games for Arsenal, while Theo Walcott has two goals in his last two FA Cup appearances. Sanchez and Olivier Giroud are 8/11 anytime goalscorer favourites for this one. Arsenal have had some issues defensively out on the road as of late, but they have the quality to pull through this test against Championship opposition.

Preston v Arsenal Betting Odds

Arsenal 4/9, Draw 4/1, Preston 13/2

Preston v Arsenal Predictions

It is worth having a look at over 2.5 goals and for both teams to score at Ladbrokes in the match up here because that is what the stats are pointing to. Preston may get some good spells under their belt in this one, but Arsenal are just too professional to let this one slip through their fingers. Interestingly only three of Arsenal’s last 18 games in the FA Cup have been outside of London, so a rare trip outside of the capital for them. Expect them to return home with a win.

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Bournemouth v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd January 2017

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Bournemouth v Arsenal Betting Preview – Premier League 3rd January 7.45pm

The Cherries will sense their chance at claiming a big scalp in this one because the away form of Arsenal hasn’t been that terrific lately. The Cherries have been ticking over nicely on home soil lately and could raise their game to give the Gunners a good run for their money. Arsenal are in a position at the moment in the race for a top-four finish that they can’t afford to be throwing more points away on the road. Can the Gunners shake off their losing streak on the road to claim a good three points for themselves?

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Bournemouth v Arsenal Betting Tips

The Cherries have been going along well on home soil this season in the Premier League and they can’t be unhappy with their returns from a W5 D1 L3 record. They have won two of their last three there now in the south coast and they gave themselves a New Year’s boost on the weekend when they travelled to Swansea to take a 3-0 win and that snapped back to back league losses for them. So they needed that. When they went to the Emirates to face Arsenal back in November, the Cherries fell to a 3-1 defeat. However, Callum Wilson slotted home a penalty which was Bournemouth’s first ever competitive goal against Arsenal. Wilson is trading at a price of 9/4 in the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market for this one with Benik Afobe at 5/2. Bournemouth do have four clean sheets in nine at home this season but they have been shipping goals lately.

They have conceded two or more goals in three of their last four at the Vitality Stadium so have been a bit more vulnerable there. So you have an option of 7/10 on both teams to score with Bet365 and the game going over 2.5 goals is trading at 7/10. The five league victories that Bournemouth have put up in their last eight league home games has been as many as they managed in their first 20 Premier League games. They won’t have the on-loan Jack Wilshere available for this one but they are still energetic enough to give Arsenal a good run for their money in his one. They are looking not only for their first ever win over Arsenal in all competitions, but they are also looking to avoid defeat against the Londoners for the first time. It would be a massive three points for them if they could land a damaging blow on the Gunners.

So Arsenal have won all four of their previous competitive games against Bournemouth across all competitions. In that sequence of ten games, they have scored ten goals and have conceded just the one as well. The Gunners have had some recent troubles away from home losing back to back games at Everton and Man City and both of those defeats came by a 2-1 scoreline. Both teams have scored in seven of Arsenal’s last eight Premier League matches on the road so the Gunners have had their vulnerabilities which really should make this one pretty interesting. Olivier Giroud was on the scoresheet again on the weekend and is even money in the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market. That is the same price as Alexis Sanchez who scored nine goals and assisted three more in nine Premier League away appearances this season. Mesut Ozil has form against Bournemouth too as he has scored two goals in this three previous Premier league games against them. A test for Arsenal here as they try and make headway inside the top four.

Bournemouth v Arsenal Betting Odds

Bournemouth 15/4, Draw 29/10, Arsenal 4/5

Bournemouth v Arsenal Predictions

There should be a goal at both ends in this one because Arsenal have been scoring well on the road and the Cherries have gone along well enough at the Vitality. The Cherries could really give the Gunners a good run for their money in this one, but still, at the end of the day, Arsenal are the ones more desperate for the points so they are likely to just have enough of an edge to take this by a one-goal margin.

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Arsenal v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st January 2017

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Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Preview – Premier League 1st January 4.00pm

The Eagles may well have one eye on the New Year’s game against Swansea, which is infinitely more winnable that this trip to the Emirates. The Eagles did come away with a point in last season’s fixture but Palace are struggling badly this season and Sam Allardyce may need a little time to steady the ship. Arsenal will be looking to build on the narrow Boxing Day win which they took against West Brom. They need to start getting some momentum behind them again to get themselves back into the title chase after having lost two of their last three. This is the weekend to take advantage of Liverpool and Man City playing each other.

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Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Tips

Arsenal need to pull their socks up a little bit with just the one win in their last three league matches. That came in their Boxing Day home game against West Brom when they edged out a 1-0 victory thanks to a winner just the four minutes from time. Arsenal do have a good stretch of games coming up now in the league, so there is a great chance for them to build up some momentum again before facing Chelsea on February 4th. The Gunners have gone pretty well on home soil in the top flight this season with a W6 D2 L1 record posted and they are on a three match winning streak there as well and they have gone unbeaten in their last eight league games on home soil. They also have head to head form against Palace too as Arsenal have won eight of their last 11 Premier league games against Crystal Palace(D3). Each of Arsenal’s last three wins over Palace in the top flight has been by a 2-1 scoreline.

An Arsenal 2-1 correct score option at William Hill for the game returns a price of 13/2 which could be some value considering Arsenal have not been watertight at the back. Their clean sheet against West Brom on Boxing Day has been their only one in their last nine league games. Both teams to score at William Hill is a quote of 19/20. Olivier Giroud bagged the precious winner against West Brom on December 26th and in the William Hill anytime goalscorer market he is a price of 4/6 with Alexis Sanchez at 4/7. Giroud has three Premier League goals against Palace but all of those were at Selhurst Park. However, he is in form with five goals in his last three Premier League starts. Arsenal have not lost a home game in the league on New Year’s Day since back in 1985, going W6 D2 since them. The Gunners have been drawing six of their nine home games this season in the Premier League at the break, however, punters may trust them enough against Palace’s poor back line to get ahead at the break.

Crystal Palace have not been that strong away from home and they have drawn their last two away from Selhurst Park and they have gone without a win in any of their last six away from home (D3 L3). They have also been losing at half time in five of their nine road matches. An Arsenal/Arsenal half-time/full-time punt at William Hill is a price of 4/5. New Palace boss Sam Allardyce has failed to land a managerial win at Arsenal, drawing three and losing nine of his 12 that has managed there in the Premier League and he has lost each of his last seven there. Actually Allardyce’s sides at Emirates have conceded 26 goals –the most by an opposing manager there in the Premier League. Overall this season on the road Crystal Palace have posted just a W2 D3 L4 record but they have scored pretty well with an average of just under two per game on the road and Christian Benteke is a 9/4 poke in the anytime goalscorer market.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Odds

Arsenal 2/7, Draw 9/2, Crystal Palace 17/2

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Predictions

Crystal Palace need a rocket up them and Sam Allardyce may need a little time to get some fight and strength into the set up. They have put up a decent challenge in their last couple of trips to Arsenal, but they aren’t likely to land a blow in this one. It is worth backing Arsenal to the three points on the board but it could also be worth backing the game to produce a goal for both sides as the Gunners have been a little vulnerable at the back themselves recently.

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Arsenal v West Brom Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2016

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Arsenal v West Brom Betting Preview – Premier League 26th December

Back to back losses it has been for Arsenal in the Premier League and in both losses, against Everton and Man City, the Gunners had taken the lead in the game. So questions now will be asked about their mental strength to go and challenge for the title. Are they just starting another choke-episode in the Premier League title race? Arsene Wenger’s men play host to West Brom on the weekend, with the Baggies having actually done alright this season, however, they have fallen a little bit short when it has come to taking on the top sides in the top flight. Can they be the next ones to frustrate the Gunners though?

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Arsenal v West Brom Betting Tips

Arsenal need to find a way of dusting themselves off and getting back on track. Consecutive 2-1 defeats against Everton and Manchester City has seen their title hopes take a massive blow. Their confidence will have been hit as well because they had gone in front in both of those games. So big dropped points from the Gunners and actually each of the three defeats that Arsene Wenger’s men have suffered this season in the Premier League this season, Arsenal have been leading in. The Gunners can take heart from their good league home form against the Baggies for this one as the North London side have only suffered the one defeat in their last 11 Premier League games against the Baggies, winning eight of those. Arsenal have posted a W5 D2 L1 record at home this season and they are unbeaten in their last seven there with five wins in that sequence. They have kept just the one clean sheet in their last five at home though.

Both teams to score with Paddy Power is a price of 4/5 for this Boxing Day fixture. The last time that Arsenal lost three league games on the bounce was way back in January 2012. Arsenal won’t be looking back at this time a year ago when they were smashed 4-0 by Southampton on Boxing Day. They have played the Baggies on Boxing Day before in the Premier League, just back in 2012 when the Gunners came from behind to win 2-1 at the Emirates. Alexis Sanchez has scored twelve goals in 17 Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season and he is trading at a price of 8/13 in the Paddy Power anytime goalscorer market with Olivier Giroud, Lukas Perez and Theo Walcott each being around the 11/10 mark. Paddy Power have over 2.5 goals at a price of 4/7. With Man City and Chelsea having very winnable Boxing Day fixtures, the Gunners need to sort themselves out.

The Baggies are actually doing alright at the moment and are eighth in the table at Christmas. They suffered a 2-0 home loss against Man United last weekend and that sums up the Baggies pretty much this season. They are generally pretty reliable against sides from the bottom half of the table but when it comes to facing up to the top sides, they rarely bag the wins. West Brom have lost against Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd already this season now, scoring just the one goal across those four games. The Baggies have collected only the one Premier League victory in games at Arsenal and that was back in 2010, posting a D1 L8 record in the sequence of games since then. West Brom have lost their last two Boxing Day fixtures and out on the road this season they have only put up a W2 D3 L3 record and have won just one of their last seven. Up in the Paddy Power anytime goalscorer market, there is a price of 13/5 on Salomon Rondon with Nacer Chadli at 7/2 to net as options for the visitors.

Arsenal v West Brom Betting Odds

Arsenal 4/11, Draw 3/1, West Brom 10/1

Arsenal v West Brom Predictions

This isn’t a game in which Arsenal should be dropping points really. They have to stand up and be counted and put in a solid run through the festive period now to haul themselves back into contention. The Baggies will compete but they generally fall just a little short of what they need to be producing when they take on the top sides. Look for both teams to get on the scoresheet but for the Gunners to land the win.

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888Sport offer Man City 7/1 or Arsenal 11/1 enhanced odds to win

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Who will come out on top in the Manchester City v Arsenal clash in the Premier League on Sunday? It’s all hands to pump in this one with vital title-challenging points up for grabs in it. Arsenal hold a one point advantage going into this one and have produced a pretty solid W5 D2 L1 record out on the road this season. So will Wenger’s men be able to go the Etihad and stamp their authority on the Citizens, who have won just one of their last five home games in the league?

It’s an interesting setup, because Man City got back to winning ways on home soil with a win over Watford in the week, while Arsenal had their long 14-match unbeaten streak of form snapped when they lost at Everton in midweek. So it is the Gunners who are going to have to go into this one needing to pick themselves up after having suffered a loss. So which will come out on top of the day in this massive showdown?

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Paddy Power 6/1 enhanced odds on Man City to beat Arsenal

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A huge weekend in the Premier League title race between as Man City v Arsenal is the big highlight of the Sunday games. The last six games between the two of these have produced four goals on average, so hopefully we will see some more fireworks between them. This is a game where Manchester City really have to step up with their title credentials after having suffered some recent setbacks on home soil. If ever they needed a bit of Pep Guardiola magic then it is here.

Man City would fall four points behind Arsenal if they lose and going into this without Sergio Aguero they are going to have knuckle down even more. If they can keep their defensive line intact then they do have the firepower in them to take teams apart. There should be chances for City as Arsenal have just the one clean sheet in their last six away games and they suffered a loss out on the road at Everton in midweek. So can City come good and start building title momentum?

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Manchester City v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th December 2016

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Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Preview – Premier League 18th December

A huge clash in the Premier League on Sunday. The game at the Etihad has huge importance in the title race. The Citizens go into the home fixture against the Gunners trailing the London outfit by a point. So City would be facing a big hole if they were to lose this one at home and their form at the Etihad in the league hasn’t been top notch. But Arsenal too have to prove themselves as they lost some momentum in midweek having had their fourteen match unbeaten streak snapped with a defeat at Everton. Will they be able to bounce back or at least hold out for a point in this huge game?

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Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Tips

Can Pep Guardiola’s men produce the special performance that they need in this one? They need a boost of confidence from somewhere. They may have taken some from their clean sheet home win over Watford in midweek but their overall home record this season is W4 D3 L1. In their last five home games though they have produced just the one win in a W1 D3 L1 record. With Chelsea winning on the weekend again, Manchester City fell ten points behind the leaders and already there is huge ground for them to make up. Man City’s clean sheet against Watford was only their second one at home this season. So a huge game for Pep Guardiola’s men and Manchester City have actually failed to land a win any of their last six games against Arsenal across all competitions. In last season’s meeting at the Etihad in the league, there was a 2-2 draw. The Citizens have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three home games against the Gunners.

There hasn’t been a clean sheet for Manchester City in any of their last seven games against Arsenal in all competitions. So at 888Sport there is a price of 8/15 on both teams to score in this fixture. Recent history would suggest that the game is going to go over 2.5 goals which is a price of 13/20 to happen, but it may be worth pushing out the margin to a 3.5 goal line which can be backed at a price of 6/4 with the bookmaker instead. Adding weight to that is the fact that the last six league games between these two have produced 24 goals in total, so that’s an average of four goals per game. The Citizens are missing key players, none more so than Sergio Aguero who is still serving his suspension. Kelechi Iheanacho is up at a price of 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market with other options like Nolito and Kevin De Bruyne at 2/1 for the home side. This really isn’t a game which Guardiola can afford to lose in terms of the top four battle. With so many question marks over their defence, there is a huge price of 9/4 on them to keep a clean sheet.

Arsenal have produced a W5 D2 L1 record this season in the top flight away from the Emirates, which has been very solid. However, they lost their last away game which was at Everton in the week and that was a game in which they have taken the lead. Arsenal’s two defeats this season has both been after they had taken the lead in the match. Arsenal have managed just the one clean sheet in their last six away games in the Premier League so they will give up chances in games. Arsenal keeper Petr Cech actually hasn’t kept a clean sheet in any of his last seven Premier League games. It may be worth taking a punt of 7/5 on the half-time draw at 888Sport because Arsenal are the only side in the top flight not to have been behind at the break in any game this term. Alexis Sanchez has netted 19 goals in his last 27 league appearance for Arsenal and he is up at a price of 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market. Olivier Giroud has netted in four successive games now (all competitions) all competitions. Arsenal could land a huge statement in this one if they can shake off that defeat at Goodison.

Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Odds

Manchester City 23/20, Arsenal 5/2, Draw 13/5

Manchester City v Arsenal Predictions

What a game this should be and there should be plenty of chances happening at both ends. The game should fly over the 2.5 goals for starters and neither defence can be trusted all that much. So tough to pick a winner out of this one, but given the weight of City’s poor home form and how well Arsenal have done, it could be worth looking at an away win.

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