Result: -5 units, bet lost
Result: -5 units, bet lost
It’s the second leg of the North London derby of this season where Tottenham host Arsenal at White Hart Lane. The two points separating the teams only add some edge and excitement to a much expected and watched match by a great number of fans from all over the world.
Arsenal is on a winning streak of five matches despite having some of their most important players injured. Alexis Sanchez is tipped to return to help continue the Gunners’ good run even if Arsene Wenger stated the striker might not be fit, attributed mainly to the change of goalkeepers with David Ospina stepping in effortlessly into Szczęsny’s shoes. Add that to the fact that Koscielny returned from injury to bring some stability into the backline, Bellerin has been integrated successfully in the team and you have the recipe for why Arsenal have been keeping four clean sheets in five matches.
Tottenham has three wins, one draw and one defeat in their last five matches and their latest result is a 3-0 win over West Bromwich. The hosts have no injury worries and even welcomed back Nabil Bentaleb from the AFCON and the player could get to start if he passes the fitness test. Tottenham is tipped to succeed only if Harry Kane will find his scoring boots. If not, the duty will pass on to Eriksen or Lamela. The Spurs have only one win against Arsenal in seven matches and it dates back to 2013 while 2012 witnessed identical 5-2 wins by the Gunners.
The match at the Emirates ended in a 1-1 draw, and Tottenham will take pride in winning against Chelsea and Everton this season when playing at home. Nobody is denying their ability to win here, but with the way the Gunners have been playing lately, it would be unfair to deny them their share of the spoils. Özil, Giroud and Theo Walcott are also in great form which is why Arsenal was given 2.10 odds to win as opposed to Tottenham’s 3.30 from Titan Bet. A draw has 3.45 odds and over 2.5 goals have 1.66 odds.
Arsenal to lead after 70 minutes has 2.25 odds, Tottenham 3.35 and a goal in the first 10 minutes has 4.00 odds. The Gunners to win either half has 1.55 odds, Tottenham 2.00 and we’re betting 5 units on both teams to score and Arsenal to win with 3.55 odds from Titan Bet.
Tottenham: Team’s Formation
Arsenal: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: Both teams to score and Arsenal to win
Result: -6 units, bet lost
Result: +8,4 units, bet won
Etihad Stadium makes way for one of the most important matches this week; Manchester City host Arsenal in a crucial clash. For the Citizens a win would mean keeping the pressure on Chelsea, for the Gunners joining the Champions League race, seeing as how they are one point out of their comfort zone. The bookmaker favors the hosts to win seeing as, at home, City only lost two matches, while winning seven.
The last matches between the two teams have always been a source of entertainment, great goals, and famous upsets like the 6-3 win the Citizens had back in 2013. At the moment Manchester City is in good form having won eight of their last 10 matches. They do not have any squad problems and even welcomed Sergio Aguero back. Their newest signing Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure are with their national team, which would mean Manuel Pellegrini will have to improvise at the back. At least he does not have the same squad issues as Arsenal, who have confirmed both Debuchy and Arteta will miss three months.
Arsenal may have many injuries, but they do have a great midfield, that most of the times manage to compensate the faults in the defense. Arsene Wenger stated Welbeck will be sidelined for at least two more weeks, while Ozil, Ramsey, and Walcott are back with the squad. Ever since losing against Manchester United, but welcoming Koscielny back, the visitors managed to win in nine of their last 12 matches and will look confident. Alexis Sanchez is making his bid for the best player of the year seeing as he is not only the best at scoring goals with 12 but also at assisting them with 7 so far.
Manchester City likes scoring at home, there have been over 2.5 goals in their last three Premier League outings, and on Sunday the same might happen with William Hill giving 1.53 odds for over 2.5 goals. An outright Manchester City win has 1.75 odds, Arsenal has 4.40 to win, and a draw 3.80. The headline offers for both teams are: David Silva to score and Manchester City to win with 4.00 odds and Alexis Sanchez to score and Arsenal to win with 9.00 odds. Manchester City to win both halves has 4.20 odds, Arsenal 13.00, and we’re going to bet 6 units on the wincast market of both teams to score and Man City to win with 3.10 odds from William Hill.
Manchester City: Team’s Formation
Arsenal London: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: Both teams to score and Manchester City to win
Liverpool makes the trip to Villa Park to try and continue the unbeaten run that would allow them to climb back up to the top six. Aston Villa is currently on the 13th place with 22 points, 10 points behind Liverpool. In recent history, the matches between the two teams have been a rather close call, which allowed Aston Villa to claim a 1-0 win in September at Anfield Road.
The mood in the Aston Villa camp is not one that would suggest good things, especially after their latest stunt that involved losing against Leicester. The supporters have turned their back on the coach, and demand players whose performance is severely lacking to be dropped against Liverpool. The hosts also signed Carles Gil from Valencia, which is a transfer they needed if they are to hope for any goals against the Reds. Cissoko and Okore make up the bulk of Villa’s defensive line, but either way, the match is tipped to be decided on the wings, where the hosts are lacking space.
If Villa is to stop Liverpool from going back up while also escaping the relegation zone, they will do so through set pieces, where Bacuna and Carles Gil will excel. Liverpool is now on their seventh match without a loss, ever since the defeat against Manchester United. Markovic scored the only goal for the Reds in the win against Sunderland, and with Sterling back in the fold, expect Liverpool to find it easier to create chances, as they still have Gerrard to convert penalties, even if the captain is under doubt with a hamstring injury.
Ciaran Clark will miss out due to suspension, while Fabian Delph will return from one, and this is not the only problem Villa have as Ron Vlaar and Libor Kozak were ruled out of Saturday’s match. For Liverpool, Glen Johnson, Adam Lallana, and Bradley Jones will miss through different degrees of injuries. Aston Villa managed to snatch three consecutive draws at home, and another one has 3.40 odds. A Liverpool win has 1.83 odds and Aston Villa to win 4.50.
Another important statistic to help you with your bet is that Aston Villa’s last five matches have seen at least one goal, which is why under 2.5 goals with 1.73 odds from Titan Bet looks interesting enough. The most popular correct score for Liverpool is 1-0 win with 6.00 odds, while an Aston Villa win with the same score has 11.00 odds. Benteke to score has 3.00 odds; Carles Gil 4.33, Sterling, Rickie Lambert, and Borini all have 2.37 to score anytime. We are going to bet 7 units on Liverpool to lead after 60 minutes with 2.20 odds from Titan Bet.
Aston Villa: Team’s Formation
Liverpool: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: Liverpool to lead after 60 minutes
Result: -5 units, bet lost