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UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Odds & Draw

Arsenal, the last remaining British side in the Europa League this season, have received a pretty tough draw for the round of sixteen action. The Gunners, who lost the second leg of their round of 32 tie at home against Swedish minnows Ostersunds on Thursday night, have to go and face up to seven-time European Champions AC Milan in the next round. Arsenal had been 3-0 up against the Swedish side after the first leg but struggled to get going at home. The Gunners round themselves down 2-0 at half time and the visitors really had them on the ropes at the Emirates until Sead Kolasinac eased a bit of pressure with a goal just after the half time break. The odds of Arsenal winning the Europa League now have gone on the drift out to 6/1 with Bet365 after the draw* (betting odds taken at 8:27 pm on February 23rd, 2018) for the round of sixteen. In their last seven seasons of European action Arsenal have gone out in the round of sixteen stage, although this is their first ever campaign in the UEFA Europa League. One of their last seven exits thought was actually against AC Milan back in the 2012 Champions league, Arsenal losing 4-0 on the road in the first leg, before falling short in a 3-0 win back at home. Interestingly though, AC Milan have never won the Europa League/UEFA Cup and they are 12/1 odds at Bet365 to get it this season* (betting odds taken at 8:27 pm on February 23rd, 2018). The outright favourites remain Atletico Madrid who face Lokomotiv Moscow in the next round, the Russians having fought back easily from a first-leg deficit to knock Scottish Champions Celtic court of the tournament. After seeing off a tough challenge of Atalanta, Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are second favourites to get their hands on the title this season and they go up against RB Salzburg in the round of sixteen.

Europa League last-16 draw in full

Lazio v Dynamo Kiev RB Leipzig v Zenit St Petersburg Atletico Madrid v Lokomotiv Moscow CSKA Moscow v Lyon Marseille v Athletic Bilbao Sporting Lisbon v Viktoria Plzen Borussia Dortmund v Red Bull Salzburg AC Milan v Arsenal

Europa League Winner Odds*

Atletico Madrid 5/2, Borussia Dortmund 5/1, Arsenal 6/1, Lazio 10/1, RB Leipzig 11/1, AC Milan 12/1, Lyon 12/1, Sporting Lisbon 16/1, Marseille 20/1, Athletic Bilbao 20/1, Zenit 40/1, CasK Moscow 40/1, 80/1 bar

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th February 2018

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Manchester City v Arsenal Betting Preview - Carabao Cup Final 25th February 4.30pm The first piece of domestic silverware will be settled on Sunday in England, and will it be the first piece of many that the Citizens will be picking up this season? Pep Guardiola’s men are favourites to get the win on the board and they have taken the EFL Cup title in two of the last four seasons. Arsenal haven’t won this cup since the 1993 season but can they pull off a repeat of their Wembley success over City in the FA Cup semi-finals last season, especially after having seen get dumped out of the FA Cup on Monday?

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Betting Tips

Arsenal’s build-up for the League Cup final has been kind, as they have only had to go through a couple of games in the Europa League against Ostersunds. Overall though this has been something of a difficult season for Arsenal by their usual high standards and a big part of the problem has been a leaky defence. It is hard to see them digging in for 90 minutes and keeping the Citizens off the scoresheet. Both teams to score at Bet365 for the fixture brings a price of 8/13* (betting odds taken a 9:33 p.m. on February 19th, 2018). Arsenal won their first three ties in the EFL Cup this season by one goal margin, knocking off Doncaster, Norwich and West Ham at the Emirates. Then came their epic semi-final duel over two legs against rivals Chelsea.

Arsenal v Manchester City - League Cup 2018 Infographic

After a 0-0 draw at the Bridge, Arsenal took their chances back on home soil with a 2-1 win. However, they haven’t done so well in games away from the Emirates this season at all. They have just a W1 D2 L4 record in their last seven away from North London and have earned just one clean sheet in their last eight road games. The influential Aaron Ramsey is likely to miss through injury, but Arsenal have a bright new hope up front after the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who will give the City defence something new to contend with. Arsenal’s best plan of attack in the game may be just to attack as they know that they are going to be under tremendous pressure at the back. The quadruple has gone for Manchester City followed a shock upset in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday evening. The Citizens went to League One side Wigan and fell to a 1-0 defeat having played the entire second half with only ten men. So that was a huge blow to their ambitions, but still, they are the cream of the crop in the country and it gives them around a week’s rest before stepping out at Wembley. At Wembley with all the space that they will enjoy on the pitch, you know they are going to enjoy plenty of position and create chances, so over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15* (betting odds taken a 9:33 p.m. on February 19th, 2018). One wonders if their FA Cup exit will have them even more fired up for this one. Much like Arsenal, the slip-ups that City have had this season have been out on the road. With the defeat at Wigan, Manchester City have gone just W3 D2 L2 in their last seven fixtures away from the comfort of the Etihad in all competitions. It hasn’t been as easy of a run for City as Arsenal have had in the EFL Cup, as the Citizens faced Premier League opponents West Brom in their first game, before duelling with Championship title-favourites Wolves and then back to Premier League opposition in Leicester. City netted a penalty shootout win over Wolves and the Foxes to get through. Then they had that fantastic scrap with Championship side Bristol City in the semi finals, the Citizens winning through 5-3. The thing about City is that they have an enviable array of talent and more of it to call off the bench as needed than Arsenal do.

Manchester City v Arsenal Head to Head

City took a 3-1 home win over the Gunners in the Premier League this season, however in last season's’ FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, Arsenal won 2-1 after extra time. The Gunners also won the 2014 Community Shield at Wembley against City as well. The last time that the two of them met in the League Cup was back in November 2011 with Man City taking a 1-0 away win. From Previous league cup meetings, Arsenal are 5-2 up with one drawn match. Each of the last six meetings between these two have seen both teams score and Arsenal have actually scored exactly two goals in six of their last eight games against Manchester City. The Gunners are W3 D3 L2 in their last eight fixtures against the Citizens. Each of the last three draws between them have all been 2-2 results.

League Cup Stats

Arsenal have won the title twice, 1987 and 1993. They have lost five other finals. Manchester City have won the title four times, 1970, 1976, 2014, 2016 and have only lost one final which was in 1974 If City win they will join Chelsea, Aston Villa and Man Utd as the joint second-most successful club in the history of the competition. Liverpool are the most successful side ever having won it eight times.

Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Betting Odds*

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Manchester City v Arsenal Carabao Cup Final Predictions

Manchester City have such quality in depth that they can go out and express themselves on the day at Wembley and get the silverware. It is well worth backing the Gunners to at least get themselves a consolation as they did in their league meeting with City this season. Man City to win & Both Teams To Score looks a great option.   

Arsenal v Ostersund Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd February 2018

Arsenal v Ostersund Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 22nd February 7.45pm Arsenal can pretty much sit back and take things easy in this Europa League tie now with the advantage that they hold from the first leg. The Gunners are 3-0 up which isn’t likely to get overturned in this fixture. Ostersund, who are in their first ever European season of competition suffered from a bad case of stage fright in the first leg and now have far too much to do.

Arsenal News and Form

The Gunners are as good as in the next round of the competition now. They hold a 3-0 lead from the away first leg in their challenge against Swedish side Ostersund and they probably wouldn’t have expected such an easy time of things themselves in the game. The big margin of victory allows Arsenal to just coast through this which is important for them because now they don't need to send out a strong side ahead of the weekend’s EFL Cup Final clash against Manchester City. Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil were on the scoresheet in the first leg, with Ostersunds helping them along with an own goal. Arsenal to win to nil in the second leg is 19/20 odds at William Hill* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 5:36 p.m.). The Gunners didn’t get a game on the weekend so have had plenty of rest. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eight home games in all competitions and in the William Hill Correct Score market an Arsenal 1-0 at 15/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 5:36 p.m.) has some appeal as Arsenals can cruise.

Ostersund News and Form

Ostersund are likely to then bow out of their first ever European campaign. Going into last week's game with Arsenal, the Swedes were W5 D1 in their six European home games, each of the wins coming with a clean sheet too. However, they played a bit of a shocker and were just deer in the headlights on their big occasion. They also missed a penalty in the game as well, a huge chance for them to make a dent in Arsenal's challenge. Englishman Graham Potter is the manager of Ostersund, who were only formed in 1996, and he has led the club to three promotions since 2010 and this was their big moment and they didn’t show up. That having been said, striker Saman Ghoddos looked a real live wire and has some chances, notably in the second half and as he could be taking on what may not be the strongest Arsenal line up is a 7/2 option in the William Hill anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 5:36 p.m.). Part of their failure to compete was perhaps due to the Swedish domestic seasons having ended in November and not starting until April. They are playing outside of their season really and that showed in that first leg as they weren’t sharp at all. There doesn't appear to be a way back into the tie for them now.

Arsenal v Ostersund Head to Head

The Europa League first leg was the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.

Arsenal v Ostersund Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/4, Draw 11/2, Ostersund 12/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 16th, 2018 at 6:24 p.m.)

Arsenal v Ostersunds Predictions

Arsenal to win to nil again in this tie should be value. They can take it easy and still get the job done in this one. The Swedish side must know that they have already missed their chance of making further progress in the competition with that poor first-leg display.

Europa League 2018 Last 32 – Betting Odds & Predictions

The first knockout stage of the UEFA Europa League fires up this week with most of the action on Thursday, February 15th. There is limited British interest going into the Round of 32. Arsenal are the only side from England still in contention for the European silverware and they are joined by fellow Brits Celtic who took a drop down from the UEFA Champions League after a rough time in the group stage. While Arsenal are trading as one of the front-runners to land the title ahead of the Round of 32, Celtic are seen as nothing more than big outsiders. But among the leading pack are some of Europe’s heavyweight who took a surprising fall from the Champions League group stage and heading them all is Spain’s Atletico Madrid who are 7/2 favourites at Betfair* (betting odds taken on January 13th at 5:30 p.m.)

Europa League Winner odds

Atletico Madrid 7/2, Arsenal 5/1, Napoli 10/1, Borussia Dortmund 10/1, AC Milan 12/1, Lazio 14/1, RB Leipzig 20/1, Lyon 20/1, Zenit 20/1, Villarreal 25/1, Sporting Lisbon 25/1, Real Sociedad 25/1, bar 33/1

Key Round of 32 Draws

Napoli v RB Leipzig Italian giants Napoli, who missed out on qualification from their Champions League group to Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk get a run against European debutantes Leipzig in the round of 32. This is the sixth time in eight seasons that Napoli have found themselves at this stage of the competition. The Italians hold a W4 L3 record against German opposition at home and they have won just one of their last five. But they are in good home form this season, winning three of their four home games in Europe and in the Europa League specifically, they are unbeaten in 13 home games now. Leipzig are enjoying their season in Europe after finishing runners-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last season. They were also in the group stage of the Champions League, but finished third behind Besiktas and Porto, landing their first ever European away win in a 4-1 victory out at Monaco. Their lack of experience as they head to Naples is probably going to be telling and the Italians are value to land the home win at 19/20 with Betfair* (betting odds taken on January 13th at 6:32 p.m.) and they are favourites to get through to the next round. Lyon v Villarreal This is probably the headline draw of the round of 32, a real top clash between two of the sides who have the credentials to go all the way and win the Europa League outright. Lyon do have a bit of extra incentive because this season's Europa League final is being held at their home. This is a tough match up for the French side though, and they finished second to Atlanta in the group stage. Lyon’s record against Spanish sides (they have never met Villarreal before) is W9 D8 L13, but at home, it is a favourable W6 D4 L5. Lyon are currently unbeaten in eight home games in Europe with wins in six of them and they have won their last four home games in the knockout stages of the Europa League. They have only one clean sheet in eight Europa League home games and that could be a concern. Villarreal topped their group in the first round and they are unbeaten out on the road in seven games now in Europe. They have won their last two away from home. In the history of the Europa League, no team has won more games or scored more goals than Villarreal have done. This should be an epic tie and over 2.5 goals at Betfair for 4/5 odds looks great* (betting odds taken on January 13th at 6:32 p.m.). With the second leg in Spain, Villarreal are the ones to back to get through the tie to the next round. Copenhagen v Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid are the outright favourites to win the Europa League. They had a really disappointing Champions League group stage campaign, they just weren’t at the races and were beaten out by Chelsea and Roma in a tough group. They really just never showed up but as the season has worn on, they have gotten better and better. This is the first time in five years that Atletico have been in the competition and their overall European form isn’t great. They've only gone W2 D5 L2 in their last nine European games home and away, drawing all three road games in the Champions League group stage (two 0-0 results and a 1-1 tie). Still, they are favourites here as they face up to Copenhagen who have failed to win a game against a Spanish side in ten previous attempts. Copenhagen were in the group stage of the Europa League and came through as runners-up. They have taken a clean sheet in each of their last three home games and this is likely to be a low scoring game. Under 2.5 goals is the best way to cover the first leg, but ultimately Atletico are likely to qualify. Celtic v Zenit Celtic had a pretty miserable time of things in the Champions League group stage, losing all three of their games in Glasgow. This is a really tough tie as well for the Scottish Champions as they head down into the Europa League. Celtic have failed to win any of their last eleven European home games (outside of qualification matches) and have lost each of their last five. It’s not pretty and they only have a W1 D1 L1 home record against Russian opponents at Celtic Park as well. Zenit breezed through their Europa League group, chalking up sixteen points and netting seventeen goals along the way, which was better than anyone else managed in the stage. Their only previous meeting with a Scottish side was a triumph over Rangers in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup final. Zenit are unbeaten in their last seven European games now, winning six of those and that is without having kept a clean sheet in any of their last five. They are going to be a handful for Celtic to handle and the Russians are actually nice value at 8/15 with Betfair To Qualify from the tie* (betting odds taken on January 13th at 6:32 p.m.). Ostersunds v Arsenal Swedish underdogs Ostersunds who are making their European debut, did tremendously well in getting out of their group to make it through to the knockout stage of the Europa League. It has been a dream run for them and they have been in pretty sharp form at home as well along the way. Of their six European home games, they have won five of them to nil. The exception was a 2-2 draw against Atletico on match day three. So that’s some good form and they created history by becoming the first Swedish side to make it to this stage of the competition. Arsenal are in their first ever Europa League campaign and breezed through their group. Each season they have faced a Swedish side in Europe, Arsenal have gone on to reach the final (losing each of those finals though). Arsenal are W3 D1 against Swedish sides and this could be a tricky away evening for them, but their experience should see them land a draw at least and the Gunners should have enough over the two legs to sail through. Borussia Dortmund v Atalanta This is a big duel between the Germans and Italians. Atalanta were partly responsible for Everton’s failure to get out of the group stage as they produced some fine performances. They do make one of the better outsider choices in the Europa League this season. Atalanta remains unbeaten in the competition this season and with Dortmund a bit out of form, not having won a single European match this season (D2 L6), then the Germans are going to have a tough time of things. This will be the first meeting between the two sides but Dortmund hold a W10 D4 L17 record against Italian opposition while for Atalanta this is only the second time that they have faced a German side, knocking out Cologne back in the 1990/91 UEFA Cup 2-1 on aggregate. With Dortmund having lost three of their last four European home games and a bit out of sorts, Atalanta are great value to avoid defeat in the first and an Atalanta-Draw Double Chance at Betfair is at 11/10* (betting odds taken on January 13th at 6:32 p.m.). The Italians are well worth considering to back to qualify from this tie.

Ostersund v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th February 2018

Ostersund v Arsenal Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 15th February 7.45pm Arsenal who are in their debut Europa League season will be pretty pleased with the draw that they have gotten for the first knockout stage. They take on Swedish side Ostersund who are in their first ever European season. It has been a dream run for the Swedes to get this stage of the competition and what makes it interesting is their heavy English influence. Will thy be able to make an impression against one of England’s top sites in this fascinating tie?

Ostersund News and Form

Ostersund, coached by Englishman Graham Potter, have been one of the big stories of the Europa League this season. This is their first ever European adventure in the main draw of a tournament and they handled themselves brilliantly in the group stage, getting through in second placed by Athletic Club. The two finished level on 11 points each, but Ostersunds just missed out on the head to head record against them. Ostersund are unbeaten in six previous European home encounters, winning five of those and each of those wins were with a clean sheet as well. Athletic Club are the only ones to have avoided European defeat there, playing out a 2-2 draw on Match Day Three. Ostersunds also created history in becoming the first ever Swedish side to make it through to the knockout stage of the competition. How will they handle themselves against one of the elite clubs in the competition? It may just be worth backing both teams to score at Bet Victor for 5/6 odds* (betting odds taken January 9th, 2018 at 5:04 p.m.). Ostersund are in the Europa League after winning the Swedish Cup for the first time ever last season and they got past Galatasaray, Fola Esch and PAOK during qualifying and then qualified from the group stage with a game to spare.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal are actually running in their first ever Europa League campaign too and they got through their group easily, winning it with a game to spare. This will be their first-ever game against Ostersunds, but the Gunners hold a W3 D1 European record against Swedish opposition. Interestingly each season that Arsenal have faced a Swedish side, they have gone on to reach a European final – and lose it on penalties after a goalless draw. For the Gunners, this is the 19th season in a row that they have found themselves with European action in the spring. Before they went and lost 1-0 at Cologne on match day five in the group stage, the Gunners were on a four-match winning streak away from home in Europe. They have only suffered the one defeat in their last 11 matches across the Europa and Champions League now (W8 D2) with a fine record. They are favourites at Bet Victor to qualify from the tie and in the Bet Victor correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken January 9th, 2018 at 5:04 p.m.) in what could be an exciting away game.

Ostersund v Arsenal Head to Head

The two sides have never met before in European competition.

Ostersund v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 11/20, Draw 31/10, Ostersund 19/4* (Betting Odds taken on February 9th, 2018 at 4:15 a.m.)

Ostersund v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal are favourites here for a reason and even though they could take it easy out on the road, they should have the class and quality to get themselves a win on the board and make thongs comfortable for themselves ahead of the second leg. Back the Gunners to get a win on the board but maybe only by the one goal margin.

Tottenham v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th February 2018

Tottenham v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 10th February 12.30pm A huge North London derby coming our way on Saturday lunchtime. This is fifth versus sixth so it is a huge clash in terms of the chase for a top-four finish. Spurs hold a four-point average over their rivals so they have the chance to open up a healthy cushion over their North London rivals in this one. Will Arsenal though be able to shake off their poor away form this season and complete the league double over the Lilywhites for the season? Tottenham v Arsenal 2018 infographic

Tottenham News and Form

Spurs carried on in their unbeaten ways in the Premier League last weekend (to eight games) as a dramatic late penalty from Harry Kane gave them a 2-2 draw at Anfield against Liverpool. That was a tough away fixture for them, but they now they get back to Wembley where they are W5 D1 in their last six league games there. So the home form is currently there for them and overall at home, this season in the Premier League Spurs are W8 D4 L1 in the top flight. They have taken a clean sheet in their last two there, and on top of that they blanked Arsenal in their home game against them last season a Tottenham to win to nil with bet365 is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5h, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.) for the derby clash. In almost half of their league home games this season Spurs have taken a clean sheet, and 38% of their home games have been won to nil. Going forward in attack, the Lilywhites 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 and continues to be in red-hot form. This is an important London derby for them as they can’t take their foot off the gas in their push for a top-four finish.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal are still trying to make up ground on their rivals. The Gunners are a place behind the Lilywhites and four points adrift of them. So you can see how damaging a defeat would be for them in this derby clash. Arsenal destroyed Everton last weekend in the top flight and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got a goal on his debut for the Gunners. That was at home and it is their away form which has been dreadful this season by their usual high standards. The Gunners are only W3 D4 L6 record away from the Emirates in the top flight this season and have lost their last two away games, going down against Bournemouth and Swansea and they are winless in three away games. Arsenal have a W1 D3 L2 record in their last six Premier League away games. They have netted in each of their last four though on the road so both teams to score at bet365 is at a price of 1/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 5h, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.) but they will face a tough 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. Arsene Wenger’s men are without a clean sheet in their last six away games and each of their last five games in the league have managed to get above the 2.5 goal line. Three points would keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive.

Tottenham v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Spurs 21/20, Arsenal 12/5, Draw 13/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.)

Tottenham v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal were on a four-match winless streak of form against the Lilywhites (D3 L1) before they rolled out a 2-0 home win over Spurs earlier in the season. The last two fixtures between the rivals in the top flight have both been won by the home side 2-0. Arsenal are without a win in any of their last three road games at Spurs, losing two and taking one draw. Both teams have scored in six of the last eight meetings, but not in the last two.

Tottenham v Arsenal Predictions

Tottenham to win: Arsenal's away form isn’t there to suggest that they can go and take down their rivals at Wembley. Spurs are in great home form, they are scoring well and the Gunners have looked pretty shaky at the back for a while now. Spurs will probably have the quality to rip them open. Home win.

Arsenal v Everton Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd February 2018

Arsenal v Everton Betting Tips - Premier League 3rd February 5.30pm The Gunners are going through a bit of tough time at the moment and their slack away form continued in midweek as they suffered a shock 3-1 loss at the Liberty Stadium against Swansea. They will be looking to improve on their home form which has seen them win just two of their last five as well. Everton though have fallen out of form on their travels and the Toffees have been struggling for goals recently as well.

Arsenal News and Form

The Gunners entered into a flurry of transfer action towards the end of January to try and bolster their fortunes. After swapping Alexis Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and then bringing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the final day of the January transfer window (which saw Olivier Giroud go to Chelsea) there was a bit of renewed hope for the Gunners. However, they were sunk in midweek in a heavy 3-1 loss out at relegation-threatened Swansea. That was a really poor defensive showing from the North Londoners and it leaves them with two defeats in their last three Premier League games (W1) and just one win in their last five played (D2 L2). Their form over their last five home games is W2 D2 L1. While Aubameyang should bring the goals which is important as summer signing Alexandre Lacazette is well out of form, defensively there are still big concerns about Arsenal. There have shipped in each of their last seven league games now and in their last three at home they have conceded six. 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.

Everton News and Form

Everton haven’t been having a great time of things since around mid-December with wins hard to come by. They broke a six-match winless streak in midweek with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Goodison Park. Away from home, they have lost their last two, going down against Bournemouth and then at Tottenham in a heavy 4-0 loss. They haven’t been scoring freely at all recently, and they have only managed the one goal in their last three away games now and have scored in just two of their last six overall home and away. Overall their away form is only W1 D5 L6 this season away from Goodison Park and there has only been the eight away goals scored by the club, which is going to be highly disappointing for them. Their defensive record doesn't offer much solace either as 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. Everton 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 v Everton Head to Head

The Gunners have good strong form going over Everton, being on a four-match winning streak on home soil against them in all competitions. That has to count for something. Everton have managed to win just one of their last seven against the Toffees in all exemptions now. Arsenal have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven against the Merseysiders.

Arsenal v Everton Betting Odds*

Arsenal 3/10, Draw 9/2, Everton 9/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 30th, 2018 at 9:53 p.m.)

Arsenal v Everton Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners have produced some shaky performances recently but they have a decent chance of bouncing back from that midweek shocker. Everton just haven’t been doing too great at the moment to warrant backing with a lot of confidence. Arsenal are generally stronger at home so back a home win with both teams to score.

Swansea v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 30th January 2018

Swansea v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 30th January 7.45pm Big game for Swansea because three points in this one could see them claw their way out of the Premier League relegation zone. That would be a huge boost for them and a reward for them having only lost one of their last four games in the top flight. Arsenal, who haven’t been terrific on their travels this season have reason to just be a little cautious after Liverpool suffered a loss at the Liberty Stadium recently.

Swansea News and Form

Swansea produced three points for themselves in a shock 1-0 win over Liverpool in their last game at the Liberty Stadium in the top flight. Can they churn out back to back wins by taking down Arsenal as well? The victory over Liverpool saw Swansea end a three-match losing streak on home soil 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. Seven goals is all that they have to show for themselves at home in the league this season and they haven’t addressed that problem in the January transfer window either. But their clean sheet against Liverpool suggests that they can 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 enough to go over 2.5 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.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal’s record away from home this season is W3 D4 L5 and not good enough by their standards and a top-four finish is far from a certainty at the moment. The Gunners have produced a poor 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. Their scoring hasn’t been particularly impressive on the road with fourteen goals in twelve league games and two of their three away wins have been by just the one goal margin as well. With Alexis Sanchez having moved on, it will be interesting to see how the Gunners cope as he was their top scorer with four away goals and only Alexandre Lacazette has scored more than one away goal for them this term (2). The Gunners have hit the back of the net in each of their last twelve league matches but they are without a clean sheet in three on the road, so they have their vulnerabilities. Both teams to score at Ladbrokes may just be worth a flutter in this one. Swansea are fighting for their lives at the moment and Arsenal need to show up and show a bit of quality to keep themselves in the hunt for a top-four finish.

Swansea v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal took a 2-1 home win over Swansea when the two clashed last October in the top flight and the Gunners won 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium last season. But over the last eight between these two in the Premier League, Arsenal are W4 D1 L3 against Swansea, so things have been pretty even. However, Arsenal on are on a three-match winning sequence against the Welsh club at the moment. 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 v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/2, Draw 13/4, Swansea 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 5:46 p.m.)

Swansea v Arsenal Predictions

Draw: Arsenal do go as favourites to get the win on the board but Swansea, while still lacking scoring power, look more organised and together under Carvalhal and it may be worth backing the home side to get a point out of the home match. If they can keep Liverpool off the scoresheet, they have a good chance of doing it against Arsenal.

Arsenal v Chelsea EFL Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th January 2018

Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Preview - EFL Cup 24th January 8.00pm There was nothing separating them in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were misfiring badly up front and Arsenal were content enough to sit back and get back to the Emirates for this second leg. Both will have to play much better than they did respectively in the first leg. No doubt this London derby will be a tough battle for both of them and while Chelsea go as favourites the Gunners will be pretty hungry as this is their last chance at silverware on the domestic front.

Arsenal v Chelsea EFL Cup Betting Tips

Arsenal have not been in the greatest form recently as Arsene Wenger himself has come under some big pressure with just the one win in their last six played. That lone victory in the sequence did happen on the weekend as they smashed Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates in the Premier League. They really needed that as it snapped a five match winless streak that they were running along on.

League Cup: Atletico vs Chelsea 2018 Infographic

There has to be concerns over Arsenal’s defence as the have conceded six goals in their last three games at the Emirates. They have only managed the one clean sheet in their last seven fixtures home and away across all competitions. Arsenal hosted Chelsea in the Premier League at the Emirates back on January 3rd and the two played out a 2-2 draw there with the Gunners equalising in the 90th minute. The first leg of this semi final at Stamford Bridge was a bit of non-event and Arsenal never looked as if they were trying to score but both teams to score at bet365 is probably going to have some appeal at odds of 4/6* (Betting Odds taken on January 21st, 2018 at 9:51 p.m.). The two rivals have met four times already this season and all of those other four were drawn matches (90 minutes). The meetings came in two Premier League fixtures, the Community Shield and the EFL Cup semi-final first leg. So there really once again shouldn’t be too much to choose between them on the night and that is reflected in the bet365 correct score market where the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2. Arsenal have claimed only the one victory in their last eight home fixtures against the Blues (all competitions). The thing about Arsenal here is that this is the last piece of domestic silverware that they can chase down after failing in the third round of their FA Cup title defence. So that’s reason enough to see them fired up for this home game and got the boost of Mesut Ozil returning over the weekend in their beating of Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The winner of the fixture will play the winner of the Man City v Bristol City tie at Wembley in the final. Chelsea were in desperate need of a win and they got one on the weekend, delivering a comprehensive 4-0 road win out at Brighton down at the Amex Stadium. That was an important result for the Blues who have already played six games in the new year, because it snapped a five-match sequence of draws that they were on in all competitions (three of them were 0-0 draws at that). So they were struggling in front of goal, but Eden Hazard and Willian were superb on the weekend against the Seagulls but the Blues don't have an out and out striker in form. Away from Stamford Bridge, they are on a five-match unbeaten streak of form with a W2 D3 record, and overall they have been in impressive defensive form. Chelsea have collected three clean sheets in their last four away games and overall home and away they have take seven clean sheets in their last nine games. The Blues have failed to win any of their last five games against Arsenal but still go as favourites for this one. In the bet365 To Qualify market Chelsea are 4/6 to reach Wembley with the Gunners at 6/5 to progress* (Betting Odds taken on January 21th, 2018 at 9:11 p.m.)

Arsenal v Chelsea EFL Cup Betting Odds*

Chelsea 5/4, Arsenal 21/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 21th, 2018 at 9:11 p.m.)

Arsenal v Chelsea EFL Cup Predictions

Chelsea look the favourites to go through and it is worth going with them. They are the stronger of the two defensively and while they have struggled lately a bit for goals they are the better of the two sides at the moment and can edge what will probably be a tense London derby.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th January 2018

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Tips - Premier League 20th January 3.00pm It is full on inquest time at Arsenal now after they slumped to a defeat out at Bournemouth last weekend. That was yet another blow for them this season and now they have collected only the one league win in their last five played and are starting to look low on confidence. Crystal Palace continues to have a spring in their step though and collected another three points last weekend and are now eying up a place in the top half of the table this weekend.

Arsenal News and Form

Where do Arsenal turn from here? Their decline has been quite rapid with them having only collected two wins in their last nine league games and that has put their chances of finishing in the top four this season at slim. Very slim. They took a second-half lead out at Bournemouth last weekend only to end up getting bullied out of three points at the end of it. So they head into the weekend eight points outside of the play off places and they have a very poor goal difference compared to each of the five clubs above them. Arsenal's home form isn’t bad at all as the Gunners have gone 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 home soil. That was a tight 1-0 victory over Newcastle in mid-December. The Gunners are just shipping goals at the moment, with no clean sheet in five and having conceded an average of two goals per game in that sequence. Both teams to score at Ladbrokes looks a pretty decent option because of that. Five of the twelve goals they have conceded at home this season have come in their last two at the Emirates. The Gunners have taken a clean sheet in 55% of their home games this season and have scored in each of their home Premier League fixtures this term.

Crystal Palace News and Form

We have said it before, but what a turnaround Palace have had this season. It’s been fantastic as they have a chance of ending up in the top half of the table this weekend if they could get three points in this one. The Eagles have suffered only the one loss since their last twelve games, however, the defeat in that sequence was at home against Arsenal on December 28th. But the Eagles gave as good as they got in that game and had the Gunners on the ropes at times. They have won their last two league games going into this one having taken down Southampton and Burnley both by a one-goal margin. Overall they have produced a fine W4 D2 L1 record in their last seven played. The Eagles have also gone unbeaten in their last five away from home (W2 D3) and certainly are not getting pushed around at all. The Eagles have only tallied the six away goals this season, but things have to be taken into context because each of those six goals have come in their last three road games. Palace have won two of their last three road games, taking down Leicester and Southampton. They are a side full of confidence and self-belief at the moment and three points here would be a fantastic reward for them. 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 v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Arsenal landed a 3-2 victory at Selhurst Park just back on December 28th but boy did they have to work hard for it. Crystal Palace are W1 D1 L2 in their last four Premier League games against the Gunners o they haven't been total pushovers against the Gunners. However, the Eagles remain winless in their last six trips to the Emirates in all options, and they have shipped at least two goals in four of their last five games there.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/2, Draw 10/3, Crystal Palace 24/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 8:54 p.m.)

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Predictions

Draw: Arsenal just are not there at the moment in terms of quality of performance and confidence. They do have injury problems, but their lack of depth in the squad is showing through. Crystal Palace have enough confidence in them at the moment to bag a point at the Emirates.