We’re all set for an intriguing tie at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon as Arsenal take on Swansea and their new American manager Bob Bradley as we bring you our tips and selections.
With so many markets this can be somethign of a minefield, however we’ve picked our a few tasty bets which should go close.
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Its now five wins on the bounce for Arsenal and Gunners fans, and their opening day defeat by Liverpool has long been forgotten, as once again there is an air of optimism around the Emirates.
It could be a long afternoon and a baptism of fire somewhat for the Swans and their new owners. Despite a good record against Arsenal in recent years, this year have a feel of something different and this looks like the poorest Swansea side in recent years.
Arsenal at 2/7 really doesn’t offer much appeal however, so its into other markets where we’re looking to dig out the value.
Handicap betting always offers plenty more value and its where we begin our tips for today.
The main line is Arsenal with a -2 handicap at 13/8, however Bet365 offer an alternative handicap market with Arsenal -1 at 8/13 looking more than worthy of a punt.
This Arsenal side is averaging almost three goals a game, so it may also be useful to look into the ‘Team Total Goals’ market.
The Gunners have looked prolific in front of goal this season with Alexis Sanchez used in a more forward role, and Bet365 offer 5/6 on Arsenal scoring over 2.5 goals, which should go close.
Remember this is a Swansea side which is missing Argentinian international Federico Fernandez at the heart of defence with a groin strain, which means that Jordi Amat and Mike van der Hoorn will once again line up in front of Fabianski.
If we move into the first goalscorer markets there is even more value to be had. Predictably, Alexis Sanchez is favourite to bag the first goal of the game, but his odds of 10/3 look a little short.
Instead we think there is better value to be had in backing Theo Walcott to score anytime during the game at 5/4. The England winger has looked back to close to his best in recent weeks and is surely set to for a more attacking role against a brittle looking Swansea defence.
Mesut Ozil should be fit for the match despite coming off at half time for Germany midweek, while Alexis Sanchez may not play the full 90 minutes having a long return flight from Chile.
Gylfi Sigurdsson looks the main Swansea threat, lets not forget the Icelander also takes the free kicks and penalties for the Swans these days. His price of 4/1 to find the net anytime during the game could offer plenty of value for punters seeking larger returns.
We could be set for a pulsating tie at the Emirates with Arsenal pushing for top spot in the Premier League and Swansea looking to change things round with their new American manager.
Its been all change for the South Wales club as a disappointing run of results saw the end of Italian Francesco Guidolin, and their new American owners have brought in another countryman in in Bob Bradley, which some see as a massive gamble with Premier League status at stake.
This has caused some concern for fans of the South Wales club with their new owners making plenty of changes regardless, and its really a do or die situation this season.
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