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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.

Newcastle v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th April 2018

Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 15th April 1.30pm This should be a pretty decent scrap on Tyneside between two sides who have found a good bit of form. Arsenal are running along on a three-match winning streak and are putting pressure on Chelsea for a fifth-place finish in the league. The Magpies though have also put together a three-match winning streak and will probably give as good as they get on Sunday.

Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle are on a three-match winning streak of form at the moment and that is the second time this season that they have achieved that. They are well safe from relegation now and a point out of this at least would make further sure of that. Newcastle's current winning streak has been built against Southampton, Huddersfield and Leicester and so this will be a tougher game for them. But Newcastle are on a good sequence of home form with three wins in a row at St James Park and they are unbeaten in six at home (W3 D3). Among those wins was a 1-0 success over Manchester United in mid-February. Five of Newcastle's six home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a good 43/40 odds option* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) just because the Magpies look as if they could hold on defensively at the moment. The Magpies have taken four clean sheets in their last six at home. They have not come up with a high return of goals in their games, averaging just one per game at home, but they are on a five-match scoring streak there. They have conceded under a goal per game on average, so again, this may not be a free-scoring fixture.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal are ticking along on a three-match winning streak in the league. Those wins were all at home though and they don’t actually have away from behind them. They are on a four-match losing streak away from the Emirates in the top flight and their most recent loss was a 2-1 default at Brighton. They have only produced a W3 D4 L8 record away from the Emirates this season which is really poor by their standards. For their away campaign, the Gunners have rustled up on the sixteen goals in fifteen games so that just again points to his being close. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is a nice 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) option to consider. Two-thirds of Arsenal's goals scored and two-thirds of their goals conceded away from home this season have all been in the second half of fixtures. The Gunners have been level 0-0 at half time in seven of their away games. They have not managed to earn a clean sheet in any of their last six away from the Emirates, running on a five-match winless streak.    

Newcastle v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal have great head to head from going against Newcastle. They have won their last three against them in the league all by a 1-0 scoreline. Overall they are on a ten match winning streak against Newcastle and six of those have been to nil. Seven of those ten victories in the sequence were won by a one-goal margin only by the Gunners. Arsenal are on a four-match winning streak at St James’ Park in the league.

Newcastle v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 11/10, Newcastle 9/4, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on April 10th, 2018)

Newcastle v Arsenal Predictions

Newcastle to win: Nothing wrong with having a pop on Newcastle here. They will be up for this and a little bit fresher than the Gunners will be as well. They have the home form to pull out the three points.

Why ‘trebles from five’ make more sense than accumulator bets

Betting Advice

Bookmakers love it when customers place accumulator bets. While they are keen to publicise any big win that’s been achieved from a multiple wager, that’s because the vast majority of bet slips are losing ones.

Ultimately, football accumulator bets fail for two reasons. Firstly, football can be a very unpredictable sport, with odds-on favourites regularly getting beaten. There haven’t been many weekends where Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have all won this season, with the Red Devils slipping up unexpectedly against Burnley and Sunderland. Meanwhile, regularly including Rafael Benitez’s team in a weekend multiple bet would have spelt disaster for your accumulator.

The second reason is pure mathematics. For each football match, there are three outcomes; the home win, the away win and the draw (which is rarely included in a multiple bet). Therefore, if you pick three teams to win their matches on a Saturday in a treble, then you are essentially backing one of 27 possible permutations that could happen in those games (3 outcomes x 3 outcomes x 3 outcomes). If you take this further and put together a five-team accumulator, you are going for one of 243 possible outcomes.

While many three-team or five-team accumulators include odds-on favourites, Manchester City and Celtic proved at the weekend that beefing up your multiple bet with a 1.33 selection does not automatically mean it’s a safe inclusion. If you are placing these type of bets, always ensure that you consider each team to be value at the prices quoted, the bookmakers clearly aren’t foolish with their pricing up of any team.

While it’s fun to place accumulator bets for small stakes, a more sensible option for a long-term profit is to select five teams and place 10 trebles on the selections. With this bet, you will get a return providing that at least three selections win, while a handsome profit can be achieved by getting four right and a very nice win by managing to pick all five. The beauty of this bet is that you can afford to get up to two of your picks incorrect and still make a profit.

Obviously, with trebles from five, it makes little sense to back teams at big odds-on. However, say you pick five teams at odds of 2.25, roughly the price that Chelsea were available at against Manchester United on Sunday. Say that three of your teams win (not unrealistic) and that two draw or lose. Therefore, one of your ten lines have won and you have made a unit stake profit of over 1 point (1 x 2.25 x 2.25 x 2.25 = 11.4). Your overall stake is 10 points for this bet and you naturally have the potential to win a lot more by getting four or five selections correct.

This also means that if you think a team is value at 3.00 or 4.00 but want some kind of insurance in case they don’t win, you can offset with one or two strong fancies at odds-on in your trebles from five.

Although the potential winnings from getting all five right aren’t as great as accumulator bets, this is a wager which should ensure much more of a return on a long-term basis.


CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th April 2018

CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 12th April 7.45pm The Gunners are in command of this quarter-final tie after collecting a 4-1 home success over the Russians in the first leg. So it may not even matter if Arsenal fails to get their first ever win in Russia as they make the trip there on Thursday night. It’s a long way back into this tie now for CSKA Moscow, but their away goal at the Emirates may just give them a glimmer of hope.

Arsenal News and Form

The Gunners are 4-1 up in the tie now after the first leg at the Emirates, with all five goals coming in the first half of the game. Aaron Ramsey produced a brace for Arsenal, who have a good chance of making the final four. Arsenal have won six of their last seven away games in Europe now. Their only blemish there was at Cologne in this season’s group stage. Arsenal hold a W6 L5 in the quarter finals of European competitions but they have lost four of their last six (all in the Champions League). Each time that they did prevail through a quarter-final tie, they avoided defeat out on the road in the tie. Of the five occasions where they didn’t make it through a quarter-final tie, they lost four of them (D1). They have a comfortable advantage in this one and should be alright. They have a good track record of having won 15 of their 17 previous two-legged ties in Europe after having won won the first leg at home. In the bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:22 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). They just need to close out the deal with as little fuss as possible.

CSKA Moscow News and Form

Three occasions in Europe CSKA Moscow have lost the first leg of two-legged tie away from home. Two of those occasions they failed to make it through. It’s hard to imagine that they will close the three-goal gap that are facing in this one, in what is their first-ever appearance in the quarter finals of the Europa League. This will be their third appearance in the quarter-final of a European competition though, having won one and lost one of their previous two. CSKA started in the Champions League groups stage this season, losing both games against Manchester United, going down 4-1 on home soil against the Premier League side. Both teams to score at bet365 should have some appeal as they do have to come forward and press. Plus five of Arsenal’s last six European matches have gone above the 2.5 goal line. CSKA Moscow played on Monday night in a derby against Dinamo Moscow which is a bit of bad timing for them. But then Arsenal have a long trip to make. In their two Europa league home games this season they took a 1-0 success over Red Star Belgrade before losing against Lyon 1-0. CSKA Moscow have won just two of their last ten European home games (D3 L5).

CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Moscow Head to Head

Before this, the two were together in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage, with CSKA Moscow winning 1-0 at home and drawing 0-0 at the Emirates. CSKA's record against English opposition is W3 D5 L12 and they have failed to win any of their last six home games against Premier League opposition. Overall they are W2 D2 L5 at home against English opponents. Arsenal’s record in Russia is a D1 L3 and overall are W3 D2 L4 against Russian opposition

CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Moscow Betting Odds*

Arsenal 10/11, CSKA Moscow 13/5, Draw 11/4* (Betting Odds taken at 10:22 p.m. on April 8th, 2018)   

CSKA Moscow v Arsenal Moscow Predictions

It’s hard to judge this one really. CSKA Moscow aren’t anything special and the Gunners have no need to come out and be all gung-ho about things. But can they stay strong enough at the back? Back the draw.

Arsenal v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th April 2018

Arsenal v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 8th April 2.15pm Southampton head into the weekend two points from safety now and with a real fight on their hands. They were pounded in a big game against West Ham last weekend, suffering a 3-0 loss in London. That hurt them badly and this isn’t an easy game in which to recover either. Arsenal toiled away at home to beat second-from-bottom Stoke last weekend, so more of the same should be expected.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal are still in the hunt for a top-five finish surprisingly in the league. They are only five points behind fifth-placed Chelsea, so there is a still a chance that they could catch them. However, their main focus is on winning this season's Europa League because that gets them into the Champions League next season which is a better reward. Arsenal have won their last two games in the top flight now, both 3-0 home wins over Watford and Stoke. Overall this season the Gunners hold a powerful W12 D2 L2 record on home soil in the top flight. They have only failed to win one of their last five there and they have netted at least three goals in each of those victories as well in that sequence. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 success is the shortest-priced option at 15/2 with a 3-0 result at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The last seven games at the Emirates have made it over over 2.5 goals and 75% in total this season have made it over the mark.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton are in big trouble after a harrowing 3-0 loss against West Ham last weekend. That leaves them with a lot of work to do still to get free of relegation troubles. They are without a win in their last five league outings now and have lost back to back away games 3-0. They have only come up with the one goal in their last five league games (home and away combined). Their away form is W2 D6 L7 this season on the road. Their away goal tally for the season is at just 13 which is an average of just 0.87 per game while they have conceded at an average rate of 1.75 per game. Four of the seven away defeats they have suffered this season have been by a margin of at least three goals. They have conceded in each of their last five away games and only three teams have earned fewer points than Southampton have done in their last eight games. Both teams not to score is at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) and not bad value.

Arsenal v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton stuck in there for a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at home when the two met back in December. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four league games against the Saints with a W2 D2 record from that. Overall in their last seven Premier League meetings, the Gunners are only slightly ahead W3 D2 L2 against Southampton. The Gunners will be defending an unbeaten home record the Saints in the Premier League.

Arsenal v Southampton Betting Odds*

Arsenal 8/15, Draw 10/3, Southampton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 8:53 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)

Arsenal v Southampton Predictions

    Arsenal to win: The Saints just aren’t there, they haven’t got a performance in them which suggests that they can bag three huge points for themselves. Arsenal had their extra midweek work in the Europa League so this may take some time to get going. But still, Arsenal to win to nil.

Arsenal v CSKA Moskva Match Preview and Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th April

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The UK and Russia may not be the best of friends right now, but the world of sport continues unaffected. CSKA Moscow will visit The Emirates on Thursday in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Europa League Cup. The return leg will be played in Moscow a week later. Much has been made of the fact that this is now Arsenal’s best hope of qualifying for the Champions League next year, which devalues the competition immensely. The Europa League may not have the prestige of the Champions League, but it is a European trophy in its own right. Arsene Wenger has yet to win a European cup with Arsenal, and despite the considerable problems he has faced all year, this piece of silverware would surely go some way to making amends. Speculation about the future of the Frenchman continues to grow and there’s a general feeling that come what may this will be his last season in the dugout. How dearly would he love to finish on a high? If that is to happen there are some fairly stern challenges ahead, not least in the in the form of CSKA Moscow. The Russian club has long associations with the Russian military, being known as the “Red Army” team during the Soviet era. There might be a major battle ahead for the London outfit, but Arsenal will have little intention of being out-gunned on home turf.

William Hill have priced Arsenal at 4/11, CSKA Moskva at 7/1 and the draw at 7/2.

Europa League Record

Of the two teams, Arsenal have the more impressive record in the Europa League competition this season. Out of a total of 10 matches played, they have won 7, drawn 1 and lost 2 with the losses coming against Koln and Ostersunds FK. Arsenal’s biggest victory in the tournament thus far was against BATE when they put 6 past the Belarusian side to no reply. Arsenal also looked convincing enough in two encounters with Milan. CSKA Moscow took the ridiculous parachute route into the Europa League, qualifying for the competition by virtue of not playing well in the Champions League and being knocked out of the competition. In the previous competition they won 3 and lost 3. In the Europa League they have won 2, lost 1 and managed 1 draw.

Arsenal last six Europa League

Koln 1-0 Arsenal Arsenal 6-0 BATE Ostersunds FK 0-3 Arsenal Arsenal 1-2 Ostersunds FK Milan 0-2 Arsenal Arsenal 3-1 Milan

CSKA Moscow last six Europa League

CSKA Moscow 2-0 Benfica (Champions League) Man Utd 2-1 CSKA Moscow (Champions League) Crvena Zvezda 0-0 CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow 1-0 Crvena Zvezda CSKA Moscow  0-1 Olympique Lyonnais Olympique Lyonnais 2-3 CSKA Moskva


Now that Alexandre Lacazette has returned from injury, Arsenal have more options up front. Certainly, the Frenchman made a big difference in the Easter Sunday 3-0 victory against Stoke. Lacazette scored one from the penalty spot while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got a double. In any case if Lacazette can stay fit he should play on Thursday and is priced 10/3 for the first goal and EVS for any time. Danny Welbeck is priced the same, but a back injury may keep him out. For a value bet, Mesut Ozil is priced at 13/2 as first goalscorer and 21/10 for any time. Ozil has just been declared the most creative player in Premier League history, taking only 141 games to reach 50 assists. By comparison Eric Cantona took 143 games, Dennis Bergkamp 146, David Silva 166 and David Beckham 170.

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Not only is Ozil one of the most creative players ever to grace English football, he is dangerous in front of goal as well and could grab himself something against the Moscow side. For CSKA, the main strike threats are in the form of Vitinho 10/1 for the first goal and 3/1 any time and Ahmed Musa 11/1 first goal and 10/3 any time.
Arsenal to win: There’s little doubt that Arsenal have been the more consistent of the sides going into this tie and should have the skill and firepower to defeat CSKA Moscow at home. The Russian side don’t travel well and having already been knocked out of one European competition it’s past overdue for them to go home and stay home.

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th April 2018

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 5th April 8.05pm Arsenal start on home soil in the quarter-final of their Europa League duel with CSKA Moscow. It is going to be important for them to get something on the board because of their winless record in Russia. The last time that CSKA Moscow came to North London for a visit there was a 0-0 draw played out. The Gunners will be hoping for more than that this time around.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal could really use a nice lift in this game to have a cushion to work with away from home in the second leg. The Gunners were on an eight-match undefeated streak of European form (W6 D2) until they lost against Ostersund in the round of 32. Still, they responded pretty well with a good performance to take down AC Milan 3-1 in the round of 16 at the Emirates. Arsenal though have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last seven European knockout stage matches on home soil. This is likely to be a tight affair, the pressure is starting to mount in the tournament's latter stages and so under 2.5 goals at 43/40 with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:38 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018) looks a decent proposition. Arsenal’s record in UEFA competition quarter-final ties is W6 L5, but they have lost four of their last six. After beating Stoke in the Premier League on the weekend the Gunners have won their last four games on the bounce in all competitions, so have found a bit of form. Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette are the 10/3 first goalscorer joint-favourites* (Betting Odds taken at 7:38 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018). The Gunners have a W2 D2 L4 record overall against Russian sides but at home, it is a positive W2 D2 L1. As for CSKA Moscow, their record against English sides is pretty woeful at W3 D5 L11. CSKA Moscow have lost each of their last five games against English opposition now (home and away). CSKA Moscow’s record in England is W1 D3 L5 with their only victory there coming against Man City in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League, despite finishing bottom of the group. The Russians made a trip to Manchester United in the Champions League group stage this season and lost 2-1. CSKA have won all three of their domestic league games in 2018 (only recently back after their winter break). They have also collected five victories in seven away games in Europe this season, their only loss that defeat at Old Trafford. So they have a bit of form and they have won six of their last nine Europa League away games specifically (D2 L1). So that suggests that they aren’t going to give Arsenal an easy time of things. Both teams not to score with bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:38 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018). They wouldn’t be unhappy with a repeat of their 0-0 draw from their last visit the Emirates with home advantage to come.    

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow Head to Head

This will be just the third game between the two sides. The previous encounters happened in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage with the Russians coming out on top. After a 1-0 home success over the Gunners, CSKA Moscow became the first visiting side to not concede at the Emirates after playing out a 0-0 draw there.

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/3, Draw 15/4, CSKA Moscow 10/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7:38 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow Predictions

Arsenal looked alright in the last round against AC Milan and they will know the importance of getting a win on the board in this home leg. They need something to defend away from home. Overall look for a low scoring game though as the Russians will dig in, so Arsenal to win and under 2.5 goals.

Goal Minutes Stats for Premier League Teams (part 2)

Betting Advice

Goal Minutes Stats for Premier League Teams (part 2)

Once more, stats relating to goals. Or lack of them.
They all relate to my TOP TEN PREMIERSHIP teams
Again all info relates to the last FOUR seasons in th PREMIERSHIP.

The first set are teams which score first and then go on to lose the match

               05/06       06/07       07/08       08/09
ARSENAL          1           0           2           1       
LIVERPOOL        0           1           0           1
MAN. UTD.        0           1           1           2
MAN. CITY.       2           0           1           4
CHELSEA          0           2           0           1
'SPURS           0           3           4           2
FULHAM           4           2           5           2
A. VILLA         2           1           3           0
EVERTON          1           2           2           2
WEST HAM         3           2           1           2

Over the four seasons, these TEN sides scored first on SIXTY-THREE occasions BUT STILL LOST.
That's just 4.14% "go wrong". If we restrict ourselves to the accepted "TOP FOUR" (ARSENAL. LIVERPOOL, MAN.U. AND CHELSEA) the figure drops down to .92%.

The four season totals for the "top four"  is only 13.
This would indicate to me that once you steer clear of any tight games, you can expect any of these sides  to, at least, draw once they have taken the lead.   /

This set of figures is about how often the sides can turn around a goal deficit.
The manager always calls it "character" when his team come from behind to win.
These teams have conceded the first goal then go on to win.

               05/06       06/07       07/08       08/09
ARSENAL          1           5           5           4
LIVERPOOL        0           1           3           6
MAN.UTD.         4           5           2           3
MAN.CITY         2           0           2           0
CHELSEA          4           1           4           2
'SPURS           4           3           0           2
FULHAM           2           1           3           1
A. VILLA         0           3           3           4
EVERTON          0           1           0           2
WEST HAM         5           2           4           2

These figures show that some teams never give-in.
The surprise packet here is West Ham.  We need to keep an eye on them this season.
The disappointment here is Everton.  I find their lack of fight-back uncharacteristic of the club.   

This time we look at teams which score first can only manage to draw.

               05/06       06/07       07/08       08/09
ARSENAL          1           2           3           4
LIVERPOOL        2           0           6           2
MAN. UTD.        3           2           3           2
MAN. CITY.       0           1           3           3
CHELSEA          2           2           5           1
'SPURS           5           2           8           1
FULHAM           3           6           5           1
A. VILLA         3           6           2           3
EVERTON          4           6           3           3
WEST HAM         1           1           7           3

This small table can clearly be divided into two. The lower half appearing to be teams that tend to rest on their laurels once they have an advantage. Then again in season 07/08 both Liverpool and Chelsea seemed to have adopted a benevolent attitude.
In general however, the top teams to appear to be the most reliable once they get the bit between their teeth.

Teams that fight back after conceding that important first goal and win themselves a point.

               05/06       06/07       07/08       08/09
ARSENAL          1           7           6           3
LIVERPOOL        3           3           2           4
MAN. UTD         1           2           2           1 
MAN. CITY.       1           1           3           2
CHELSEA          1           6           2           3                  
'SPURS           3           5           4           3
FULHAM           0           5           4           2              
A. VILLA         4           6           9           3
EVERTON          2           5           2           4 
WEST.HAM         3           3           2           2

Looking at these figures it's hard to decide who to admire the most. The team that stops the opposition scoring first, or the team that fights back.

Now a look at how teams fare when they give away that important first goal and fail to fight back.
These figures show how many go on to lose all three points.

               05/06       06/07       07/08       08/09
ARSENAL         10           8           1           5
LIVERPOOL        6           9           4           1
MAN. UTD.        5           4           4           2
MAN. CITY.      19          18          12          14
CHELSEA          5           1           3           4
'SPURS           9           9          10          13
FULHAM          14          13          13          11
A. VILLA      
  14           9           7          10
EVERTON         15           8           9           7
WEST HAM        12          19          14          13

Once more it would appear that the generally accepted BIG FOUR are the most reliable in this category, too.

Finally a set of figures which shows which teams really mean business.
These sides take the lead and then make sure they get the three points.

               05/06       06/07       07/08       08/09
ARSENAL         19          14          19          16
LIVERPOOL       25          19          18          19
MAN. UTD.       21          23          23          25
MAN. CITY.      11          11          13          15
CHELSEA         25          23          21          23
'SPURS          14          14          11          12
FULHAM          12           7           5          13
A. VILLA        10           8          13          13
EVERTON         14          14          19          15
WEST HAM        11          10           9          12 

This last table shows that the most consistent teams really are those we know as the BIG FOUR.
However this season, the emergence of both Man City and 'Spurs, could mean that there will be a REAL CHALLENGE for those CHAMPIONS LEAGUE places.

These figures will be of most use to those of you who like to TRADE whilst the match is in progress, or are enamoured of SPREAD BETTING.
Nevertheless they do make interesting reading for anyone who has an interest in trying to find those elusive winners.


Arsenal v Stoke Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st April 2018

Arsenal v Stoke Betting Tips - Premier League 1st April 1.30pm Arsene Wenger may be digging in his heels in at Arsenal, and there could be a bit of cheer for him on the weekend as the Gunners play host to Stoke. Arsenal have delivered a pretty solid season in the top flight on home soil and are firm favourites on Sunday. Stoke are still down in the Premier League relegation zone and have to find a way to snap their long winless streak if they wanted to start climbing their way out.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal have not had the most enjoyable of seasons, but they have managed to stay strong at the Emirates in the Premier League. Overall this season on home turf they have posted a W11 D2 L2 record and they have won three of their last four there (L1 - a defeat against Manchester City). They have produced well enough in front of goal at home with an average of 2.6 goals per game in the top flight and against a side sat in the bottom three, they will expect to be fairly comfortable in this one. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 is a good solid option at 7/1 odds. The Gunners have actually won 46% of their home games this season to nil, so if you wanted to avoid the correct score market, coverage on Arsenal to win will still offer plenty of appeal. Each of Arsenal’s last six home games in the top flight have produced at least three goals, so there could be another high scoring game on the cards here, following up on their very good 3-0 win over Watford in North London just before the international break. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has two goals in his last three league home games for the Gunners.

Stoke News and Form

Stoke return to action on a seven-match winless streak in the top flight and they are still in trouble sat inside the bottom three. This won’t be an easy game for them and it could end up being their third straight defeat. There is just nothing in their overall away form this season to suggest that they are going to enjoy themselves in North London and beat the big odds on them. Stoke are W1 D5 L9 out on their travels it the Premier League, but they have drawn the last two. They have looked toothless going forward for awhile now and they have scored in just one of their last three league games and have tallied two goals in their last five away games only. In total they have only managed the twelve away goals this season. Stoke have a clean sheet in just 13% of their away fixtures. 61% of the goals they have conceded away from home have been in the second half of matches. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 19/20 odds. They are running out of games in which to find their form.    

Arsenal v Stoke Head to Head

Stoke pulled out a 1-0 home win over Arsenal earlier in the season for a surprise three points. Arsenal were on a five-match unbeaten streak of form against them before that. The Gunners won both league meetings against the Potters last season. Arsenal have big home form against Stoke, winning their previous nine Premier League home fixtures against them.

Arsenal v Stoke Betting Odds*

Arsenal 1/3, Draw 4/1, Stoke 8/1* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018)

Arsenal v Stoke Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners are prone to throwing out a stinker, but it doesn’t happen often at home. They are value to back to get a comfortable win in his one against a Sroke side who seriously look toothless. Home win by a two-goal margin.