Are Arsenal Massive Value to Win at 7/1?

There are three possible outcomes to the match scheduled to take place at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 17 June:

  • A Manchester City win
  • The Draw
  • An Arsenal win

Despite this, you can get odds of 7/1 that the Gunners triumph at the Etihad Stadium in front of precisely zero fans. It’s not as though Manchester City can draw on a big home advantage in this regard and we should also note it’s the first match after the lockdown.

Naturally, we kind of understand why last year’s champions of England are trading at 1/3 to win the game although here are some reasons why you shouldn’t back that price:

  • City have dropped points in four home games
  • And six away games
  • They can’t catch Liverpool anymore
  • Pep has thrown in the towel
  • City players such as Raheem Sterling have questioned Project Restart

Quite frankly, there are better ways to try and land 33% extra on your stake!

You might say “OK fine, but Arsenal aren’t THAT good away from home,” and you’d be right to a degree.

However, under Mikel Arteta, the Gunners were starting to become VERY hard to beat and perhaps that trend will continue here. Indeed, it’s worth noting that Arsenal are unbeaten in the Premier League in 2020 which isn’t a bad stat despite that nearly three months have elapsed since they last played.

Will Pep and Mikel Break the Lockdown Rules?

Let’s face it, these two men are brothers from another mother. Pep Guardiola credits Mikel Arteta with much of Manchester City’s success over the past few years and suggested his compatriot was a naturally successor to him at the Etihad before Arsenal snapped him up earlier this season.

Surely there will be a temptation to embrace on the touchline despite the Premier League sanctions, with Arteta having already contracted COVID-19 before making a swift recovery and it was the Arsenal manager’s illness which hastened the speed at which the season was postponed.

Bam Bam and Aguero in a Premier League Goals Race

While Jamie Vardy is having a party at the top of the Premier League scoring charts, we have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergio Aguero in second and third place respectively. The Arsenal forward tied with Salah and Mane last season and will want the top scorer prize all to himself.

Meanwhile, Aguero seems to have been among the top scorers forever and the Manchester City star will be gunning for goals after a long lay-off. However, there’s never a complete certainty he will start considering that Gabriel Jesus can also fill that centre forward berth.

What are the Best Bets for This Match?

While we’re tempted to take the plunge and back the Gunners at massive odds to win the game, the bottom line is that they’ve only won two away matches all season. City haven’t stopped being one of the best sides in England either.

However, we can back Arsenal with a +2 goal advantage and that means we just need the visitors to not lose by two goals or more. It seems as though this is likely to happen.

We also think both teams will find the net during the ninety minutes so it’s off to William Hill to back “Yes” on the Both Teams to Score market.

On a similar note, we can back Over 3.5 Goals and that simply means four or more goals being scored which seems plausible between two high-scoring teams playing offensive football.

BETTING TIPS

  • Arsenal +2 @ 1.80 with bet365
  • BTTS Yes @ 1.62 with William Hill
  • Over 3.5 Goals @ 2.10 with Ladbrokes

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