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Premier League Ante Post 2018/19 Winner Odds

Premier League Betting
Are you having your Premier League withdrawal symptoms yet? The 2017/18 season is done and dusted and now it will be around three months before being able to enjoy action once again. At least this summer there is the World Cup to bring some excitement to the table while we wait for the return of the English top flight. The odds on the new Premier league season are on offer so even though there is no action for a while, that doesn’t stop you in your teeth into some ante-post Premier league 2018/19 betting. Manchester City ran away with the league title in 2017/2018 season so will Pep Guardiola’s men be just as powerful in their title defence next term? No doubt that they will be dipping into the transfer market during the summer to bolster their squad even further, primarily with the desire to get their hands on the Champions League title.

Premier League Winner 2018/19 Odds*

Man City 4/6, Liverpool 5/1, Man Utd 6/1, Chelsea 12/1, Tottenham 12/1, Arsenal 25/1, Bar 200/1* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) Manchester City are 8/11 odds on favourites* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) to win the Premier League next season but title defences can be tough to pull off. No doubt opposing managers over the summer will be looking and studying the games where teams had success against City  during the season. In the second half of the season Crystal Palace, Burnley and Huddersfield all took draws against the Citizens. Manchester United and Liverpool were the only two sides to take a win against champions. So what does it take to challenge Manchester city? Well, a committed game plan of not being afraid to press them a little higher pitch. They have to be challenged. Liverpool and Manchester United were able to get at them work through sheer attacking bravery so that is something that other teams will have to figure out how to do a little bit better against the Citizens of next season. Of course still, it’s easier said than done when you are facing such immense side who can tear you apart in the blink of an eye. So if City were to have a wobble next season, maybe getting distracted by Champions League and FA Cup and League Cup campaigns, who is the most likely to capitalise and push towards the top spot? The bookmakers think Liverpool who are 5/1 second favourite is to win the league title next year. Liverpool look as if they need to make a couple of really big signings over the summer notably to try and improve their depth. A goalkeeper upgrade, a creative player in the middle of the park and an upgrade over Sadio Mane would probably push Liverpool to the next level. So it could be a big summer for them if they get things right in the transfer market and going based of what happened in the 2017/18 season they look of closest challengers to City. However the real appeal is in Manchester United at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018). No, they weren’t pretty to watch during the 2017/18 season but if they can get off to a strong confidence start they will only grow from there. It’s hard to see them making major upgrades in the summer although they can use definite improvement in the centre-half department, back up for Lukaku and the genuine creative force in the middle of the park. The Red Devils won six of their 10 games against the other top-six finishes this season and generally, they did try to produce a little more positivity in those big challenges. If it were not for the exceptional season that Manchester City produced, United would have been pretty close to getting their hands on the league title and will tweak here and there. Jose Mourinho should be more than able to get them to a place where they can close the gap on their city rivals.

Rest of the Big Six may struggle

As for the rest of the big six, this is will be a difficult period of transition for Arsenal having lost Arsene Wenger and is hard to judge what they will be doing in the summer and even what kind of shape their team is going to be taking next season. Chelsea may have a new manager in charge next season too because Antonio Conte’s position does not look all that safe at Stamford Bridge and they need some heavy investment in the transfer market. But with no Champions League football next season will they be able to pull the big names that they need? Chelsea are 12 to 1 odds* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) to win the league next season which is the same price as you can take on Tottenham at the moment. Spurs once again produced plenty of flair and plenty of quality can’t yet still they can’t seem to get their act together when it comes to winning the Premier League. Their chances over the last few seasons really have been missed opportunities, huge missed opportunities for them and it's only getting harder and harder for them to win the league. Period it will be even tougher if they sell Harry Keane in the summer.


Obviously, Manchester City with their deep pockets are going to be the ones to beat next season. There are already rumours about them upgrading next season in terms of adding more strike power and an extra centre-half. We do see though Manchester United being the ones really to mount a big enough consistent challenge to the Citizens next season. While Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool has a great chance of boosting his squad boosting Liverpool’s fortunes next season, the sheer consistency is more likely to come from the pragmatic approach of Jose Mourinho's troops. Back them for another top-two finish.

Huddersfield v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

Huddersfield v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm All credit due for Huddersfield who were staring down the barrel of a tremendously difficult end of season run-in. But having picked up back to back draws on the road against Man City and then Chelsea, the Terriers have gotten themselves safe and can breathe a sigh of relief. Arsenal suffered a loss against Leicester in midweek and given their poor away form won’t be relishing this road game.

Huddersfield News and Form

The Terriers deserve a tremendous amount of credit. They would have looked at their final run in of games and would have felt a bit stressed out. But a surprise point at Man City last weekend was followed up by another great point at Stamford Bridge in midweek. That draw with Chelsea guaranteed Huddersfield's top flight status next season. So the Terriers can relax and it looks as if they have already been in a party mood. Their home form is at W6 D5 L7 for the season and they have won just one of their last four on home soil. They have struggled for goals recently with just the two netted in their last four and just because of the way that they have defended recently the temptation would be to go under 2.5 goals with BetVictor at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.). There is a trend as their last four at home have gone under the goal line. Will they be bringing their A-game though? The Terriers have produced just sixteen goals in their eighteen home games this season bit defensively they haven’t been all that bad having conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game. There has been a clean sheet in 39% of their home games this term.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal have produced some terrible form away from the Emirates this season and that continued with a loss at Leicester on Wednesday. The Gunners have lost all of their seven away games in the league during 2018 in a shocking run. Overall they have just the three wins this season on the road (D4 L11) and their defence has been a shambles at times. They have been so good at home and so poor away from home so it’s such a strange season from them. Both teams to score at BetVictor is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.) for the game as the Gunners are capable of producing in attack and they are on a nine-match scoring streak in the top flight home and away combined. Each of their last ten games have finished above the 2.5 goals line and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four away from the Emirates. There has been a clean sheet for Arsenal in just 17% of their road games and are winless in eight on their travels and with no clean sheet in nine. This is Arsene Wenger's final action with the Gunners, will they give him a positive farewell?

Huddersfield v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal romped to a 5-0 home win over the Terriers at the Emirates earlier in the season making it back to backs wins for them over the Terriers. In the last four meetings, three of which were cup games, Arsenal are W3 D1. This season’s earlier meeting was the first league contest between them since the old Division 1 in 1972.

Huddersfield v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 3/4, Draw 14/5, Huddersfield 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Huddersfield v Arsenal Predictions

Draw: The Terriers have really shown up well in such a difficult end of season run-in so full credit to them for their performances. If you throw in Arsenal’s poor away form this season then there should be a good chance for the Terriers to get a point.

Leicester v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th May 2018

Leicester v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 9th May 7.45pm Two sides who are just playing the season out and it’s the end of the season that will be welcome for both. Arsenal will look to put some poor away form this season behind them in going in search of a win at the King Power in midweek. Leicester are pretty cold with their form at the moment and boss Claude Puel is coming under a bit of late-season scrutiny. After a home loss against West Ham on the weekend, can the Foxes respond?

Leicester News and Form

The Foxes have really hit a bad slump having picked up only one point in their last five matches and they haven’t scored in any of their last three. It has been such a disappointing finish from them and they haven’t even been able to raise themselves at the King Power. The Foxes are only D4 L2 in their last six home games and that is part of a home record of W6 D6 L6. They suffered a 2-0 loss at home against West Ham on the weekend which has left them with having conceded nine goals in their last four games played. So they can’t be trusted at the back and over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Leicester have taken an average of 1.2 goals per game at home in the league this season but are without one in their last two there. The Foxes have taken a home win against a current top six side, that being a 2-1 success over Spurs and they also held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw at the King Power. Can they find a way to lift themselves for their final home game?

Arsenal News and Form

The Gunners delivered a big 5-0 win over Burnley on the weekend in what was Arsene Wenger's last game in charge at the Emirates. While that extended their great home form, their away from is pretty shocking. They have lost their last six Premier League away games, going winless in seven. But they should get chances against Leicester and the Gunners have scored in all but one of their last eight on the road though and in the Ladbrokes correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Given the number of goals that they have conceded away from home this season then it is probably worth looking at Leicester to find a way through their defence. There has been a clean sheet for Arsenal in just 18% of their home games. They have conceded in each of their last eight away games, conceding at least two in each of their last three on the road. Overall they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away game. Arsenal have tallied just three away wins all season. Their last game of the season is away from home too, at Huddersfield on the weekend.

Leicester v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal collected a great 4-3 win at home against Leicester right at the start of the season and that was after they had fallen 3-2 down in the second half of the game. That success extends their unbeaten form against Leicester in the Premier League never having lost to them before. Arsenal W9 D4 against them from their previous meetings with Leicester in the Premier League. Three of the last four between them at Leicester though have been draws.

Leicester v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 21/20, Leicester 5/2, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)

Leicester v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal to win: Not sure what happened to Leicester but they have dropped off a long way and just aren’t there right now. Even though they have not been fantastic away from home this season, Arsenal actually look a bit of value to go and get three points.

Arsenal v Burnley Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th May 2018

Arsenal v Burnley Betting Tips - Premier League 6th May 4.30pm This is sixth versus seventh in the table with Arsenal holding just a three-point advantage over Burnley heading into the weekend. The Gunners do have a game in hand over them but won’t want to deal with the pressure of losing this. Most of the attention of the afternoon will be directed away from that and onto the fact that this is Arsene Wenger’s last home game in charge.

Arsenal News and Form

The away form of Arsenal has let them down badly this weekend, but they are powering along on home soil. They have won their last four at the Emirates and in them, Arsenal scored at least three goals in each. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 for this game is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). There is a trend as each of Arsenal’s last nine home games have ended above the goal line. This will be Arsene Wenger’s last home game for the Gunners so this will be an emotional afternoon for him. The team would probably be extra fired up to give him a good send off. Arsenal have averaged 2.7 goals per home game this season and they have picked up a clean sheet in 44% of their home games. Arsenal are 8/5 at bet365 to win to nil* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). It could be worth considering an Arsenal/Arsenal half-time/full-time bet as well as they have been ahead at half time in ten home games. A point out of this guarantees them sixth.

Burnley News and Form

Burnley have produced a great season and they are sitting on the threshold of reaching Europe next season. The Clarets have produced a good run of form, picking up a W4 D3 L1 record in their last eight games in the top flight. They have failed to win any of their last three played though (D1 L2) but they have remained unbeaten in their last four away games. Their record on the road against the current top six is pretty good this season as they have won at Chelsea and earned a point in trips to Liverpool, Spurs and Man Utd. They lost at Man City, but have shown that they can tough it out in the big games. Burnley have conceded under a goal per game on their travels this season. They have tallied just the 20 goals in their 18 away games this season but if they could land a win in this one and draw level on points with Arsenal it would make things pretty interesting. 71% of Burnley’s away goals conceded have been in the second half of matches. In the bet365 correct score market, the shortest priced option is an Arsenal 1-0 at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Ashley Barnes is in a bit of scoring form with him having scored in three of Burnley's last four away games.

Arsenal v Burnley Head to Head

Arsenal took a 1-0 win at Turf Moor earlier in the season and that made it seven wins on the bounce against the Clarets in all competitions. From the seven previous Premier League meetings between the clubs, Arsenal are W6 D1 winning all three of their home games. Four of Arsenal’s last five league wins against Burnley have been with a clean sheet.

Arsenal v Burnley Betting Odds*

Arsenal 8/15, Draw 3/1, Burnley 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 9:44 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)

Arsenal v Burnley Predictions

Arsenal to win: Burnley may not be able to show up and ruin Arsene Wenger’s send off from the Emirates. Arsenal have been strong at home in the top flight all season and this should be no exception. Home win to nil.

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd May 2018

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 3rd May 8.05pm Arsenal conceded a late equaliser in the first leg at the Emirates, a goal which really puts them on the back foot in his tie. That was a tough away goal to give up because it came from a mistake and it was against ten men too. So that is a big advantage that Atletico Madrid took away from that first game with the away goal in the bag and now have home advantage at the Wanda Metropolitano where they are so strong. Have Arsenal played their way into a hole too big to climb out of?

Atletico Madrid News and Form

Atletico earned themselves a great lifeline in this tie thanks to some stern defending and Antoine Griezmann getting them a late equaliser out of nothing in the first leg. The Spaniards had their backs against the wall in London after they had lost full-back Šime Vrsaljko to a red card in the first half which meant that they were under the cosh for most of the game. But if there is one team that you can rely on for defence, it is Atletico Madrid. They dug in there, didn’t collapse after conceding and got their reward. Now it's back to home soil where they are strong. Atletico Madrid have won 15 of their last 16 home games in the Europa League (which includes qualifying) and at their new home, they have won all three games there without conceding a goal. Atletico Madrid to win to nil at bet365 is at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on May 29th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.). Given their defence, it’s not a bad proposition. They have eleven straight clean sheets in all competitions on home soil. Overall Los Rojiblancos have played six European matches in their new home of the Wanda Metropolitano. They lost their first there against Chelsea in this season’s Champions League group stage, but Atleti are W4 D1 since then. Incidentally the defeat against Chelsea in what sequence is their only defeat in their last 17 home games in Europe, winning thirteen of those. From their twelve previous UEFA Europa League knockout stage home matches Atletico have suffered just the one loss in that sequence. They have won the Europa League twice before in their history (2010 and 2012) and they have won ten of their previous home legs in UEFA semi-finals and they are undefeated in five with a W4 D1 record. Griezmann, who looks to be heading out this summer, is the bet365 11/4 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on May 29th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.) for the game. They have won 11 of the 13 UEFA ties after drawing the first leg away from home. Atlético's record in 28 matches against English clubs is W10 D12 L6

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal may end up ruing their missed opportunity of being a goal to the good and a man to the good in that first leg. They just couldn't come up with a second goal and they were dealt a heavy blow at the death through a defensive mistake. They were in control of the tie but it has slipped away now. The Gunners have won six of their last eight away fixtures in Europe now, including four of six played this season. Their sole defeat in what sequence was against Cologne in the group stage. The Premier League side were going along very well on a four-match winning away streak in Europe before drawing at CSKA Moscow in the last round when they had a bit of qualification scare. Now they have to try and crack one of the best defences in Europe a couple of times to try and put themselves through to the final. In the bet365 correct score market an Atletico Madrid 1-0 result is the shortest-priced option at 11/2* (betting odds taken on May 29th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.). Arsenal's away record in UEFA semi-finals is W2 D2 L2. The problem, of course, is that their own defence is going to come under more pressure than it did at home in the first leg. Arsenal are W5 L1 from their previous six UEFA semi-finals. The loss in that sequence came against Manchester United in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League so the Gunners haven’t actually lost one against a foreign side. Arsenal are W3 D3 in European ties after drawing the first leg at home, and they have lost their last two. Their record against Spanish sides overall isn’t too bad at W10 D6 L14, however, their record in Spain is pretty unreliable  at W2 D3 L9. They have not taken a win there in any of their last seven trips to Spain (D2 L5) since beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League round of 16. Based on Athletico's remarkable defence at home the both teams NOT to score option is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 29th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.). Arsenal have a lot to do, but they are still in it.

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Head to Head

This will be just the second game between the two clubs following last week’s first meet up.

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Atletico Madrid 4/6, Draw 11/4, Arsenal 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at May 29th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., 2018)

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal's Europa League ship may well have sailed for the season as this is a tough game for them to try and get something out of. Their record in Spain isn’t good enough and Atletico are so tough to break down at the Metropolitan. Home win to nil.

Manchester United v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th April 2018

Manchester United
Manchester United v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 29th April 4.30pm Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season and then and he’d probably love to go out with a bang by taking a win at Old Trafford against his old foe Jose Mourinho. However, Arsenal’s away form is pretty shoddy this season. Manchester United are well on course for a second place finish this season and with an FA Cup final to come too, it’s been a decent return from them on the domestic front.

Manchester United News and Form

After their FA Cup success against Tottenham on the weekend, Manchester United get back to Premier League business on Sunday in facing up to Arsenal. The Red Devils have produced a good W13 D2 L2 record at home this season in the top flight. Their recent shock home defeat against West Brom snapped a five-match home winning streak that they were running along on. That was such an odd result for United but they have recovered well since then in league and cup. They should be able to lock in second place in the league from here and three points would push them a little closer to that.

Manchester United v Arsenal 2018 Infographic

United have averaged over two goals per home game this term and their defence has been rock solid, only having conceded eight times at Old Trafford. You would have to consider Arsenal’s poor form on the road too and Manchester United to win to nil is at 6/4 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.) looks a decent proposition. Man Utd have conceded just three second-half goals at home this season, taking a clean sheet in 65% of fixtures at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku is the 10/3 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.) and of course this will pit former Arsenal man Alexis Sanchez against his former club.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal have produced some poor form this season on the road in the Premier League. They have gone W3 D4 L9 only on their travels and they have lost their last five on the road. It’s not been anywhere near good enough by their standards, and overall they are winless in their last six away from the Emirates. In their four matches against current top five sides away from home this season, Arsenal are D1 L3. The Gunners have been drawing at half time in ten of their away games and a half-time draw at bet365 may appeal. That’s not a bad shout considering that Manchester United tend to look a bit conservative in the first half of games. There has been no clean sheet for Arsenal in any of their last seven away games and they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away game in total. 65% of the goals that Arsenal have produced away from home this season have been in the second half of matches. 65% of their away goals conceded have been after the break as well. In the bet365 correct score market a Man Utd 2-0 and a 1-0 are both at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). After a difficult season, Alexandre Lacazaette has scored in three of Arsenal’s last four games.

Manchester United v Arsenal Head to Head

Manchester United produced a great 3-1 away win at Arsenal when the two met back in December. Things though are even between the two clubs in their last five league meetings with two wins each and a draw. United are on a long stretch of 10 unbeaten home league games against the Gunners. Two of the last three at Old Trafford have ended in a 1-1 draw. Only one of the last four league games between the two clubs at Old Trafford have gone over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Man Utd 4/9, Draw 10/3, Arsenal 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)

Manchester United v Arsenal Predictions

Manchester United to win: Given the poor away form that Arsenal have produced this season this should end up being a home win for the Red Devils. They have been solid at home in the top flight all season and this fixture shouldn’t trip them up. Arsenal’s defence will give them chances.

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th April 2018

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 26th April 8.05pm Arsenal got the team that they wanted to avoid in the semi-final draw for the UEFA Europa League. They have drawn the tournament outright favourites in Atletico Madrid and the Gunners are going to have their work cut out for them. They need a strong performance in this home first leg to be in with a good chance. The Gunners really need to land something of a blow on their opponents in the capital here, but that is easier said than done against a very strong Atletico side.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal had a bit of a scare in the last round, as CSKA Moscow came back at them hard in the second leg. However, the Gunners survived and find themselves in the final four. They won four of their six group stage matches, before being rattled against Swedish minnows Ostersund in the round of 32. They did produce two very strong legs though to land back to back wins over AC Milan in the final sixteen. Arsenal hold a W10 D7 L14 record against Spanish sides and at home from their fourteen games are W8 D3 L3 against Spanish opponents. They have collected five wins in their nine two-legged ties against Liga opposition in Europe, but are on a three-match losing streak currently. Their most recent meeting with a Spanish side was against Barcelona in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. The Gunners were on eight-match unbeaten home streak (W6 D2) in Europe before losing against Ostersund. But hit back in home form with a 3-1 win over AC Milan and a 4-1 success over CSKA. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 in this one is at 43/40 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:24 p.m. on April 20th, 2018). Before beating AC Milan, the Gunners had lost each of their previous six European home games in the spring.

Arsenal v Atletico 2018 Infographic

Atletico Madrid News and Form

Atletico had a bit of a scare as well in the last round of competition. After dropping out of the Champions League, they got past FC Copenhagen and Lokomotiv Moscow easily enough, winning all four games in the Europa League, before their clash with Iberian rivals Sporting in the quarter finals. Atletico won the first leg 2-0 at home but lost 1-0 away in the second leg as the Portuguese side came back at them. They were on a seven-match winning streak away from home in the UEFA Europa League before that. Atlético's record in 27 matches against English clubs is W10 D11 L6 and they have won seven of their nine previous two-legged contests against English opposition. They have only won two games from their previous twelve visits to English soil though (D7 L4). The 1-1 draw in the bet365 correct score market is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:24 p.m. on April 20th, 2018) and there is a trend as their last two games in England have ended with that scoreline, against Chelsea and Leicester. Atlético's overall record in 14 UEFA competition semi-final ties is W8 L6 winning four of their last five. They have only taken four wins in their last 14 away legs of UEFA semi-final ties. With Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa, they have the power to trouble the Arsenal back line.

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Head to Head

This will be the first-ever meeting between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in UEFA competition.

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Betting Odds*

Arsenal 6/4, Atletico Madrid 17/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 3:24 p.m. on April 20th, 2018)

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Predictions

There’s no easy road ahead for Arsenal in this semi final duel. The Gunners are a better side at home than they are away from home and may be able to tough it out in this home first leg. But Atletico are such a difficult side to break down and get the better of, so back the Spaniards to get in the picture with a draw before returning home.

Next Arsenal Manager Betting Odds & Preview

Next Manager Betting & Transfers
It is official then. Arsene Wenger will be leaving Arsenal in the summer and that hots up the Next Arsenal Manager betting market at bet365. It is Thomas Tuchel whose name bookmakers have had in the ring for a long while now, who continues to trade strongly at the head of the market at a 6/1 price* (betting odds taken on April 20th, 2018 at 4: 48 p.m.) and he does have connections with Arsenal, having worked with the Gunners’ Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat before at Borussia Dortmund. But following Wenger's announcement on Friday that he was leaving the club, there was suddenly a survey of support for current Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. The Scottish Champions apparently have told Arsenal that they have permission to speak to Rogers if they wanted to. So that will have set off punter’s spidey-senses. Former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, who Wenger signed back in 1996 for Arsenal, has also received plenty of backing. Wenger himself has said that Vieira has the “potential” to be boss of the Gunners. Vieria is currently working as New York City boss and was captain of their “Invincibles”. But would Arsenal be ready to take a risk on the relatively inexperienced Vieira? There are plenty of established names out there in the mix, from Carlo Ancelotti to Joachim Loew and Luis Enrique. After 22 years with Arsenal, Wenger’s departure is going to leave a big problem for the board in trying to find a replacement to carry on his work. They will exercise some caution you feel by looking for an established manager, after having seen Manchester United struggle to regain greatness following the departure of long-serving boss Alex Ferguson.

Next Arsenal Manager betting odds*

Carlo Ancelotti 5/1, Brendan Rodgers 6/1, Thomas Tuchel 6/1, Luis Enrique 8/1, Joachim Loew 8/1, Patrick Vieira 8/1, Massimiliano Allegri 16/1, Rafa Benitez 16/1, Leonardo Jardim 16/2, Eddie Howe 20/1, bar 22/1

Arsenal v West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2018

Arsenal v West Ham Betting Tips - Premier League 22nd April 1.30pm The Gunners suffered a disappointing setback last weekend as they lost on Tyneside against Newcastle. That just continued their pretty miserable away form for the season. But they have been strong at home and will be favourites for this London derby. West Ham collected a point at home against relegation-threatened Stoke on Monday night thanks to a late Andy Carroll equaliser.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal blew a lead at Newcastle last weekend to lose 2-1 and that is just another notch in their poor away form for the season. The loss did snap a three-match winning streak that they were on in the league and each of those wins were on home soil. The Gunners have actually produced five wins in their last six home games in the top flight (L1) with the defeat in that sequence happening against Manchester City. Arsenal are W13 D2 L2 on home soil for the season, scoring at least three goals in five of their last six on home soil so for the large part they have been really strong at the Emirates. As Arsenal have been leading at half time so often at home this season than 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). Their goal output has been high 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.

West Ham News and Form

Andy Carroll rescued a point for West Ham at home against Stoke on Monday night thanks to a 90th-minute goal. That was good enough for them as it left them seven points clear of the drop zone which should be enough at this stage. The Irons are undefeated in their last three Premier League games W1 D2), with their last two both being 1-1 draws. They don’t really have away form going for them though with only one point picked up in their last four road games, but that was in a good draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in their last road game. With only one clean sheet in their last six then West Ham are going to be at risk in this one as they go looking for what would be only their third away success of the entire season (W2 D6 L9). Both teams to score with Coral is at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) and that is a good proposition seeing as how West Ham are on a nine-match scoring streak away from home. 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 holding on to their margin of safety until the end of the season now.

Arsenal v West Ham Head to Head

There was a 0-0 draw between them earlier this season in the Premier League, but Arsenal collected a later win over the Hammers in the EFL Cup. The Gunners have not conceded in their last three games against the Irons in all competitions now and they are undefeated in their last five against them (W4 D1). 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.

Arsenal v West Ham Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/2, Draw 13/4, West Ham 24/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)

Arsenal v West Ham Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners do have good home form at least this season and they can cash in with three points in this one. West Ham are worth backing to get on the scoresheet as the Gunners have a bigger interest in the Europa League than this, so may not be fully dialled in. So home win & both teams to score.

Europa League Semi-Finals Betting 2018 Winner Odds & Predictions

Arsenal received the toughest draw that they could have gotten for the final four of the Europa League. The Gunners have been targeting success in the tournament as a route back to the UEFA Champions League next season, but they are going to have to shake off the label of underdogs as they face Spanish giants and tournament favourites, Atletico Madrid in the final four. That leaves Marseille to take on Salzburg in the other semi final.

Europa League Winner Odds*

Atletico Madrid 11/10, Arsenal 3/1, Marseille 7/2, Salzburg 6/1* (betting odds taken at 7:17 p.m. on April 13th, 2018)

Marseille v Salzburg

To Qualify: Marseille 7/10, Salzburg 21/20 at bet365* (betting odds taken at 7:17 p.m. on April 13th, 2018) First leg 26 April, Second leg 3 May; all kick-off times 8:05 p.m. If their respective quarter-final ties were anything to go by, this should be a pretty entertaining semi-final tussle between two former semi finalists. Marseille lost the first leg of their quarter final against RB Leipzig 1-0 and then conceded first back at home in the second leg. But then they rallied themselves get ahead 3-2 on aggregate before the Germans equalised once more. But a stunner from former West Ham man Dimitri Payet got them backed head before Hiroki Sakai got a fifth for them on the night. Salzburg had an even bigger comeback after losing the first leg of their quarter-final 4-2. When Lazio’s Ciro Immobile netted his eighth goal of the campaign to put the Italians 5-2 up over the Austrans in the second half of the second leg, RB Salzburg looked down and out. But in the European season of comebacks, this was epic. Just a minute after Lazio had taken the lead in Austria, Salzburg equalled on the night and then in an absolutely crazy five-minute spell between the 72nd and 76th minutes, RB Salzburg rattled off three goals to take a 6-5 aggregate lead and that’s how it stayed. Salzburg and Marielle were together in this year’s Europa League group stage, the first-ever meetings between the two clubs. Salzburg came out on top with a 1-0 win at home and point from their trip to Marseille in a 0-0 draw. Salzburg have lost just one of their last 21 European games now.

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid 4/9, Arsenal 13/8* (betting odds taken at 7:17 p.m. on April 13th, 2018) First leg 26 April, Second leg 3 May; all kick-off times 8:05 p.m. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs. Atletico Madrid are a powerful side and they are running as the favourites to work their way through and win the tournament. They were up against Sporting in the last round and after winning the first leg 2-0, the Portuguese side did halve the deficit in the second leg, but the Spaniards got through 2-1 on aggregate. That was Atletico's first defeat in this season’s Europa League. They have faced English opposition this season as they went up against Chelsea in the Champions League group stage, losing at home and playing out a 1-1 draw at the Bridge. Atletico, who won the Europa League twice, have won 22 of their last 26 games in the competition. Arsenal picked up a solid 4-1 home in win the first leg of their quarter-final battle with CSKA Moscow. It was a good result but the away goal at the Emirates was always just going to give the Russians a little hope. CSKA Moscow found themselves 2-0 up as well back on home soil, searching for a third that would put them ahead in the tie on goal difference. It was Arsenal who got the third goal of the game to ease some pressure before Aaron Ramsey sealed it with 90th-minute equaliser on the night. The Gunners are the top scorers in his season’s competition with 29 goals and have won more (8) than anyone else.


Atletico Madrid are likely going to be too strong for Arsenal over the two legs. They are a beast in defence and Arsenal could have real struggles in battling with them physically. Salzburg pulled off that stunning comeback in the quarterfinals, but of the two, Marseille look to have the better balance in strength and should reach the final, which is in France, in Lyon.