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Arsenal v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th August 2018

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Arsenal v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League, 12th August 4.00pm The first big clash of the new Premier League season arrives on Sunday. Reigning champions Manchester City head to the capital to take on Arsenal. City won there in the league last season and will be looking to get their Premier League title defence off to a strong start. What will Arsenal be able to come up with as they have new manager Unai Emery in place? It would be a pretty bold statement made by them if they could come up with maximum points in this one.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal gets a fresh makeover for the start of this season with new manager Unai Emery looking to shake up their fortunes. Arsenal had a great home record in the Premier League last season, going W15 D2 L2 so there wasn’t any complaints there. It was their away form which was so shocking. The two home defeats that they did suffer came against the top two finishers, Man City and Man Utd. Aside from that, they were strong on home soil, taking a clean sheet in 47% of their home games. It’s unlikely that they are going to keep Man City at arm’s length for 90 minutes on Sunday though. Both teams to score at bet365 is an obvious-looking Arsenal v Man City betting tip at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.). Can new boss Unai Emery make a huge impact out of the gate? Going back to how strong Arsenal are at home, they have lost just two of their last 26 Premier League home games, a fantastic record. Not only that, but they came up with at least three goals in each of their last five home games of last season. The addition in January of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang could pay dividends this season and he is at even money in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.). We can take a look at over 3.5 goals comfortably for this fixture as the potential for goals is high. The Gunners saw over 2.5 goals in all but one of their last nine games against the Citizens in all competitions. Last season Arsenal were nowhere near matching up to City. Will it be different this time around?

Manchester City News and Form

There are no real issues for Pep Guardiola to be fretting about them, other really than the fitness of those players arriving back late in the summer for training after the World Cup. Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne for example only got back to training this week. Last weekend City went to Wembley and took a comfortable win over Chelsea in the Community Shield. The thing about City is that they have so much talent in depth that even if they aren’t putting their strongest starting eleven out, they are still likely to be so difficult to handle. The Citizens have won 31 of their last 35 Premier League matches and they have scored at least three goals in their last three games against the Gunners across all competitions. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 3-1 result is at 14/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) and appeals for Arsenal v Man City predictions. Sergio Aguero was the star of their Community Shield win last weekend and he got both of their goals against the Blues. Aguero is the 4/1 favourite in the bet365 first goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.). Another betting tip to consider for Arsenal v Manchester City is backing the Citizens in a half-time/full-time option. Manchester City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last three matches against Arsenal. Last season the Citizens posted a W16 D2 L1 away record in the top flight and won each of their last six. They got Riyad Mahrez in over the summer from Leicester to bolster their creativity, but other than that, they really haven’t needed to do much more. Will the reigning Premier League champions get themselves off to a flyer?

Arsenal v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 19/20 Draw 14/5 Arsenal 3/1 * (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)

Arsenal v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: Arsenal have done some decent bits of work over the summer in the transfer market to try and shore up their defence but it still may not be enough to hold back City. City enjoyed themselves against the Gunners last season and there is every chance that with them being the more settled of the two sides, they are going to get the win. Man City to win & both teams to score appeals in our Arsenal v Man City predictions.
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Arsenal Premier League 2018/19 Preview Betting Odds & Predictions

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This really is a fresh start for the Gunners this season as the Arsene Wenger era has ended and the Unai Emery one begins. Emery is known as being a much tougher task-master than Wenger ever was and it will be interesting to see how that plays itself out this season. The Gunners could only finish down in sixth place last season behind fellow Londoners Spurs and Chelsea and the Gunners are 5/2 at William Hill* (betting odds taken from August 2nd, 2018 at 6:19 pm) to be the Top London Club this season. They certainly have some ground to make up on the aforementioned two. The first big moves that Emery addressed at the club was fixing a defence that was, by and large, a shambles last season. As well as spending a fair chunk on new goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Emery has gotten the experienced right back services of Stephan Lichtsteiner along with Greek centre-half Sokratis coming in. They have a bit of extra grit and steel with the signing of Lucas Torreira who could turn out to be a hugely important signing for them in terms of providing an edge of combativeness. The Gunners had a soft underbelly last season and were exposed time and time again. They were bullied on the road posting a shocking W4 D4 L11 record for the season away from the Emirates so they need that grit and power to keep them ticking over. It is a tricky situation for Emery as he will be under pressure right from the off to bust Arsenal out of the mediocrity that they fell into under Wenger. Unfortunately with the power of Manchester City and Liverpool at the moment, their chances of winning the league in the near future look slim. They do have a big goalscoring asset in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is a very appealing 6/1 odds option* (betting odds taken from August 2nd, 2018 at 6:19 pm) in the Top Goalscorer market for the Premier League 2018/19 season. After joining Arsenal back in the January transfer window, he fired off ten goals in thirteen league games for Arsenal which didn’t get as much attention as it should have. It shows that the scoring power is there though for Arsenal with support coming in from Alexandre Lacazette.

Premier League Outright Winner Odds*

Manchester City 4/6 Liverpool 4/1 Man Utd 7/1 Chelsea 12/1 Tottenham 16/1 Arsenal 20/1 Bar 250/1 * (betting odds taken from William Hill on August 2nd, 2018 at 6:19 pm) With the former Borussia Dortmund pairing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang combining and of course the creativity of Mesut Ozil, then the Gunners should be fine going forward. It is going to be all about what kind of strength that the spine of the team has. Can they hold their focus early in matches and not have to continuously play catch up? This season Arsenal will be having a crack at the Europa League which is a nasty and awkward distraction and it may well be worth Emery sacrificing that Thursday night action to get them back on track on the domestic front first. They will certainly aim to be in the top four at the end of the season. Arsenal are 2/1 odds in the Top 4 Finish betting market* (betting odds taken from August 2nd, 2018 at 6:19 pm).

Fixture List

Unai Emery will be looking at the start of the season that Arsenal have and be thinking that someone is playing a cruel joke on him. Arsenal start their campaign against the reigning champions Manchester City on Sunday, August 12th and even though the Gunners are at home in that one they are 9/4 underdogs at William Hill to land the victory there* (betting odds taken from August 2nd, 2018 at 6:19 pm). That’s a tough introduction for the Gunners, especially after losing the corresponding fixture 3-0 last term. Then it doesn’t let up because the following weekend they will go straight into their first London derby of the season as they make the trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. Things then do ease up because they won’t meet another of the Big 6 until they go up against Liverpool at the start of November. So that is at least two big games out of the way at the start of the season. They have a very nice end of season run-in as well, do the Gunners. Their final match for the forthcoming season against another of the Big 6 is against Manchester United in early March. So that leaves them with an eight-game stretch at the back end of the season without a top-six contender to have to duel with. How important will that be for them?

Prediction

We are all over having a punt on Aubameyang to finish as the Premier League top goalscorer just because he scores goals wherever he goes and he proved his value in the second half of last season. He looks good value to challenge Harry Kane and Mo Salah. Emery has had a good summer with his squad and while they could use an extra centre-half for some depth, there is a temptation to have a punt on them cracking the top four. That would only be because of Tottenham’s unwillingness to get out the chequebook and Manchester United looking a bit out of sorts pre-season. But just because of where they are starting from, we can't back it and they 2/5 to NOT finish in the top four* (betting odds taken from August 2nd, 2018 at 6:19 pm). A top six finish again, but they’ll miss the top four.
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Arsenal v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 31 July 2018

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Arsenal v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds - 31 July 2018 As part of the International Champions Cup, this is officially the London Derby. It’s not being played in the English capital though instead, the two Premier League sides will be meeting in Dublin. Arsenal have played their previous two games at the ICC out in Singapore and this will be their last action in it. This is Chelsea’s second game of the ICC having won a penalty shootout against Inter Milan to open up with.

Arsenal News and Form

The Gunners banked a draw with Atletico Madrid in their opening fixture of the ICC and went on to lose the penalty shoot-out in that match. Following that they took on PSG and collected a big 5-1 win even though the French Champions have nothing more than a youth squad with them really. But there have been summer positives than for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery and they have been using first team players like Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Unai is apparently a disciplinarian so he is going to be working hard to drag Arsenal into shape and he seems to be pushing them hard so far. That totals up to them showing a fairly strong hand in that game and because of that we are looking at the option of both teams to score at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on July 29th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.). The Gunners have strengthened their back line over the summer through transfers and this could be their first real big test.

Chelsea News and Form

Just like Arsenal, Chelsea have a fairly strong squad with them for the ICC. They fielded quite a few first-team players in their contest against Inter Milan which ended in a 1-1 draw. Chelsea went on to win the penalty shootout. We have seen the likes of Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata who have all been out in action so far as the Blues. Naturally, new boss, Maurizio Sarri needs a good strong look at the bulk of his squad as he has hasn't had a lot of time to get his new system across after joining the club late in the summer. But they played pretty well against Inter Milan and were getting forward well. There should be enough in this one to send the game over 2.5 goals which is at 5/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on July 29th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.). Chelsea still have one game to come in the ICC after this which is against Lyon on the 7th, just two days after they have met Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Arsenal v Chelsea Head to Head

There is plenty of history between these two of course and they met five times last season. Arsenal won the Community Shield last summer against the Blues in a penalty shootout. The two Premier League meetings were drawn and then the Gunners got the better of their London rivals again in the League Cup.

Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Arsenal 13/10 Chelsea 31/20 Draw 5/2 * (Betting Odds were taken on July 29th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.)

Arsenal v Chelsea Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners have done alright so far and they will have a bit of confidence going after smashing (albeit an underweight) PSG side. Chelsea are still trying to find themselves under Maurizio Sarri and haven’t gotten their positing figure out yet.
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Arsenal v PSG Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th July 2018

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Arsenal v PSG Betting Tips - International Champions Cup, 28th July 12.30pm The Gunners play their second and final game out in Singapore in the International Champions Cup before heading back to Europe. Their first game saw them play out a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid, but the Gunners lost a thrilling penalty shoot-out in the end. Following this, they will leave Singapore to play Chelsea in Dublin on August 1st. PSG’s first game in this summer’s International Champions Cup saw them lose against Bayern Munich.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal’s first action then at the International Champions Cup out in Singapore saw them pull back from behind to get a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid, who did have some of their big players out. But Arsenal went on to lose the subsequent penalty shootout, with Atletico keeper saving three penalties and scoring one. That’s how to make it count in a shootout! Arsenal boss Unai Emery left PSG in the summer so will get a quick reunion with his former club. He gave signings Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi game time against Atletico, helping them get settled into the club. Arsenal also put out Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette out in the starting eleven, so it was a fairly strong side for this type of game. It was a 17-year-old youngster Emile Smith-Rowe who drew all the plaudits though with his performance, including getting Arsenal's equaliser. We are expecting goals at both ends in this one so both teams to score is at 20/41 odds with 10bet* (Betting Odds were taken from July 27th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.). These types of games are just relaxed open affairs.

PSG News and Form

PSG took on Bayern Munich in their opening contest of the International Champions Cup 2018 and they suffered a 3-1 setback in the game. PSG had a really young reserve side out for that so you can’t read anything into it. They are not likely to be too much stronger for this game out in Singapore against Arsenal. They are still resting a lot of their World Cup players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. There hasn’t been too much action from them in the transfer market over the summer, but those rumours about Neymar going to Real Madrid keep persisting. Their new season starts soon as they take on Monaco on August 4th in the French Super Cup. Following this game against Arsenal, they stay in Singapore for another game, which is against Atletico Madrid. So by all accounts PSG are not going to be at full strength for this game but still at the end of the day for a friendly like this, it is worth having a flutter over 2.5 goals at 20/41 odds at 10bet* (Betting Odds were taken from July 27th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.). This is all be valuable time for new boss Thomas Tuchel to start getting the squad going to his liking.

Arsenal v PSG Head to Head

Arsenal and PSG met just back in 2016 in the UEFA Champions League and they played out draws. Three of the four previous games between the two clubs have ended in a draw, two of those being 1-1 ties. The other fixture was won by Arsenal.

Arsenal v PSG Betting Odds*

Arsenal 20/23 Draw 57/20 PSG 29/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from July 27th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.)

Arsenal v PSG Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners can take a positive step forward in this one. Neither will be at full strength and PSG fielded a youth side against Bayern Munich. So Arsenal could just be that little bit stronger so where are sticking with the Premier League side to come up with a win.
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Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th July 2018

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Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Betting Tips - ICC, 26th July 12.35pm Both Arsenal and Atletico Madrid will be taking their first steps into International Champions Cup action during midweek. The two European giants meet up out in Singapore where they will both play two games before heading back to Europe.

Atletico Madrid News and Form

These two met up in the Europa League semi-finals last season in a high profile contest and Atletico Madrid came out on top. There hasn’t been much activity at all from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer market and their World Cup stars are still on a break. Last season Atletico finished second in La Liga while going on to win the Europa League title against Marseille. So they had a good season and they have tied down some of their big stars like Antoine Griezmann so they will be carrying on in their usual way under Diego Simeone. This could be a pretty entertaining game and we are going over 2.5 goals at bet365 for 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on July 24th, 2018 at 11:40 p.m.). These friendly games, especially played out in unfamiliar conditions, are unpredictable at best, but we are looking for goals. After their meeting with the Gunners, Atletico will face PSG still in Singapore before going off to face Inter Milan on home soil for their final action in the International Champions Cup.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal have been busy going through their summer of transition under new boss Unai Emery. The new head coach has been addressing some clear problems that were in the side last season, having bolstered the defence by bringing in Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Lucas Torreira. The Gunners have also brought in a new keeper Bernd Leno to challenge Petr Cech as well as Matteo Guendouzi. They also picked up Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free as well. Arsenal have shed some weight from the club and now it is the job of Emery to fill in the gaps and try to make the London club a major force once again. Both teams to score in this International Champions Cup match is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on July 24th, 2018 at 11:40 p.m.). Even though this is just going to be friendly action for Arsenal, this is an important summer to try and get a winning mentality back at the club. It’s also going to be a crucial time in getting the new players integrated into the set up. Arsenal are not going to be at full strength either for this game, resting World Cup 2018 players. Arsenal will face PSG out in Singapore after this before facing Chelsea in Dublin on August 1st.

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Head to Head

Last season’s semi-final meeting in the UEFA Europa League are the only two fixtures these have played against each other. The first leg ended as a 1-1 draw at the Emirates, with Atletico Madrid winning the second leg at home 1-0.

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 5/4 Atletico Madrid 21/10 Draw 12/5 * (Betting Odds were taken on July 24th, 2018 at 11:40 p.m.)

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners have a fresh looking squad and they may have enough in them, in terms of depth to go and get themselves a nice win to start the summer with. It’s a tough game to call of course with no idea of energy levels and starting eleven, but we are backing the Gunners.
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Premier League Winner 2018/19 Outright Betting Odds & Predictions

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The start of the new Premier League season will be on Friday, August 10th, 2018 when Manchester United host Leicester at Old Trafford in an 8 pm kick off. The highlight of that opening weekend of the new season will be on Sunday though as new Arsenal boss Unai Emery will be hoping to plot the downfall of reigning Champions Manchester City at the Emirates. That is the final game of the opening weekend of the Premier League 2018/19 season and what a cracker that should be. But of course, it is all about the long-term gain in the pursuit of the Premier League title and not just fleeting glory of winning a game here and there. The familiar faces are all back at the head of the betting in the Premier League Winner market at bet365 and here we break down the chances of each one getting their hands on the title.

Premier League Winner Odds*

Man City 8/13 Liverpool 9/2 Man Utd 13/2 Chelsea 14/1 Tottenham 16/1 Arsenal 20/1 bar 250/1 * (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm)

Manchester City

The Citizens won the Premier League title unchallenged last season, finishing a country mile ahead of their bitter rivals Manchester United. The Citizens were quick into their stride over the summer in capturing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, a move that was proposed back in the January transfer window but the Foxes were asking more than what City were willing to pay at the time. But the move has gone through and that is another weapon in Man City’s arsenal. It could be a key one as well because Manchester City will be looking for a little more depth, and high-quality depth to balance out their campaigns on all fronts. City are the front runners for the Premier League title and while they aren’t likely to make wholesale changes over the summer a way to think about their chances of landing back to back titles, is asking yourself whether the rest of the clubs are going to do enough to close the gap on them? You know what is coming from Man City. They have set the bar to a whole new high level.

Liverpool

The Reds have emerged as Manchester City’s main challengers in the Premier League 2018/19 title race. Liverpool, who came home fourth last season as well as reaching the UEFA Champions League Final couldn't sustain the challenge on the domestic front despite some strong displays. What let them down was lack of depth and when they realised the Premier League title was out of reach they naturally went all gung-ho at the Champions League title instead. They produced some impressive scoring power last season, second only to Man City in that department and their brash style under Jurgen Klopp is set to continue. So why have they moved up in favouritism? It is because they have made some smart transfer moves in the summer already. They have got Alisson Becker from Rome as a new number one keeper as well as adding Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco. They also got themselves a huge bargain in Xherdan Shaqiri so they are clearly working on building up their depth, the one thing that was lacking from them last season. Their chances of better progress will be improved if they were to get a new centre-half, and that is the area where they do need a big improvement. But they are shaping up well in the pre-season.

Man Utd

As usual Manchester United are linked with just about everybody under the sun in the summer transfer market. Nothing has happened yet for them and we are wondering whether big moves are actually going to be made or not. They have shelled out a lot over the last couple of years with the likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic but they weren’t even close to reeling in Manchester City. So you have to be left wondering where that leaves them a bit and while they did come home second, their brand of football under Jose Mourinho left a lot to be desired. It is going to be hard for the club to attract the big flair players really and you look at the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and even Paul Pogba and wonder if they wouldn’t flourish more in a more positive environment. Unless they get a couple of really big marquee signings over the summer, United will be a solid contender for a top-four finish, but not a big challenger in the title race. They have been linked with the likes of Toby Alderweireld, William, Hirving Lozano and Ivan Perisic and the other names that have cropped up won’t inspire a tremendous amount of confidence that they can take things to the next level. Where is the star power coming from?

Chelsea

Chelsea had some big struggles last season under Antonio Conte who seemed to lose his way. It was certainly a long way short of the standards he had set out in his first season in charge when he lead Chelsea to the Premier League title. It has been a tough summer for Chelsea, with the club not sacking Conte until the start of pre-season training and then leaving new manager Maurizio Sarri with less than a month to get things together. Chelsea didn’t seem to be backing Conte in the transfer market so will they be behind the new man? They certainly need a shakeup. The 4/6 odds on them to get a top-four finish* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) will symbolise a successful season for them. However, Chelsea do look as if they could be more of a selling club than anything over the summer. Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have been linked with a move to Real Madrid. Willian has been linked with Barcelona and Manchester United. Alvaro Morata looks as if he’s trying to pave a way out of the club and PSG seem to be in the market to get N’Golo Kante. So the spine of Chelsea could be torn apart. Will that leave them with trusting youth, or will they get the players Sarri wants? The Blues also have another problem in Thursday night/Sunday schedule because of the Europa League. If they just sacrifice that, then they can play their way into a top-four contention.

Tottenham

The Tottenham conundrum. Arguably they play some of the best football in the English top flight but they haven't been able to get their hands on that title. They will have a struggle to do so again this season because of the power and depth that Manchester City have. Spurs can’t really match up to the Citizens in that department and again workload could be their downfall. The backbone of their team is Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane really and if injuries occur to those, do they have the backup to stay as highly competitive? They aren’t going to change their style under Mauricio Pochettino, but it’s been good for the club that he has stayed there and they have managed to get Kane on a bigger contract. Spurs aren’t known for their spending really but they could use a couple of extra touches of world-class quality in and around the squad to bolster their chances on the domestic front and in Europe as well. We don't see them doing enough in the transfer market, because they aren’t aggressive enough to make that much of a difference. The title is likely to stay out of their reach.

Arsenal

So what will Unai Emery do with Arsenal? It is an odd situation for him to be in having to replace Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman’s long tenure at the club. But this will be refreshing for Arsenal in a way as they fell short last season by a considerable margin both on the domestic and European fronts. The Gunners made early summer swoops for Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi so Emery is looking to bolster the back line and the midfield area. They probably are not going to go shopping for a big striker with them having picked up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window. The problem for Arsenal is that they fell so far back last season to the top four finishers in the league that it may take some time to get back up there in the mix. They will be in the Europa League group stage alongside Chelsea. It may be worth sacrificing that to rebuild themselves as a force on the home front first.

Top 4 Finish Odds*

Man City 1/16 Liverpool 1/4 Manchester United 2/7 Chelsea 4/6 Tottenham 4/5 Arsenal 2/1 Everton 20/1 leicester 33/1 bar 40/1 * (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) If like most punters, you are probably suspecting that Manchester City are in line for another league title then that is going to diminish the chances of big value in the Premier League Outright Winner market at bet365. But you could look at the Top Four Finish market with the bookmaker to try and figure out who is going to be up there in the UEFA Champions League places for the following season. Naturally based off of how the bookmakers have lined up the odds on Liverpool and Manchester United, they are odds-on like City are to get a top-four finish. We can’t argue with that but it leaves an interesting race between Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal for that other spot. Chelsea and Arsenal look to be pretty much in the same boat. They have new managers, both squads need something of a big overhaul and no-one is going to be entirely sure what is going to come from them. With Man City, Liverpool and Man Utd you know exactly what you are going to get. So would you value the slightly unpredictable Chelsea or Arsenal over the more stable Tottenham? Spurs are 4/5 to get themselves into the top four* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) next season, but because their European campaign is going to be more intense than Arsenal's and Chelsea’s we are going to oppose the Lilywhites. Chelsea do seem to flourish when new managers come in and shake them up and that is exactly what they need this time around and so we are looking at the 4/6 odds on the Blues scraping their way to a top-four finish* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm). Sarri’s way is much in the style of Guardiola and Klopp and could make a surprisingly big impact. If you do want to get a little more specific with it all then you could go and look at bookmakers who are offering the Top 4 Exact Order. As if calling a Straight Forecast wasn’t hard enough.

Straight Forecast

This isn’t a bad option again if you do heavily consider that Manchester City could be head and shoulders above the rest of the field once again. If you treat them as the banker for the top spot then you are halfway there to predicting a premier League straight forecast. It would then be a matter of choice as to who follows them home in second place. It is a 4/1 odds option on it being Liverpool for example and 9/2 that it would be Manchester United* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm). If you want to sacrifice odds for risk then there is the option of a Dual Forecast of course.

Hedging the Premier League Title

Manchester City are 8/13 odds to win the Premier League Outright* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) next season. It’s not unreasonable to think that Pep Guardiola's men will do it all over again given how strong they were last season. If you were set to oppose them through then you could create a Hedge Bet experience for yourself. If you staked £10 on Liverpool at 9/2 odds that would be a £55.00 payout if the Reds won. Then if you staked £34.06 on Man City as a Hedge Bet at 8/13 odds you would get the same payout if City won. So it means that whichever scenario that cropped up, you wouldn’t have to worry as you would have made £10.94 profit. Of course, Hedging does eat into your original potential profit. Naturally, a straight £55.00 payout on a win single for Liverpool is better than that smaller £10.94 profit, but you pay a premium to cut risk. Of course, there is also still the risk there that Manchester United or someone else could win it. Get your calculators out, double check your math and weigh up the risk and reward.
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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.

Prediction

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

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

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

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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.
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