Betting. Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion [26.12.16] : the Gunners bounce back

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Betting. Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion [26.12.16] : the Gunners bounce back

Premier League

Matchweek 18


Bet: Total Goals by Home Team over 2

Despite some pessimistic sports betting predictions, Arsenal have made a perfect start to the season. But the last month was quite difficult for the Gunners. Their ambitions for the Premier League trophy have taken a hit after two consecutive defeats. Wenger’s side lost to Everton (1-2) and to Manchester City (1-2). So at this moment they sit on the 4th position in the Premier League standings – 9 points behind Chelsea. However, contrary to betting conjectures, Arsenal managed to finish on top of their Champions League group.

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West Bromwich Albion wouldn’t set the Thames on fire, but they do know their stuff. The sports betting experts didn’t expect the Throstles to sit on the 8th position after the first 17 games. It’s interesting that Tony Pulis’ side haven’t beaten any big club, but they regularly get points against equal teams and underdogs. As it was predicted by betting markets West Brom overcame Watford (3-1), but lost to Chelsea (0-1), then beat Swansea (3-1), but were defeated by Manchester United (0-2).

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While choosing a bet, you should take into account the fact that Wenger’s team are extremely confident at the Emirates as they haven’t lost here since sustaining a 3-4 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in August. In addition, they don’t have room for error anymore if they hope to compete for the Premier League title. In addition, the sports betting experts remind that WBA are not too good in away games as well as they often look poor in the clashes with big teams. It should be mentioned that Arsenal are traditionally plagued with the injuries as Apkom, Debuchy, Cazorla, Mustafi, Oxlade and Sanogo are all ruled out. Nevertheless, Wellback and Mertesacker are both back to training, but remain unfit. As for Pulis, he will miss Myhill while Evans is a doubt.

Obviously, the bookmakers don’t doubt in the home team’s win: Arsenal – 1,35, Draw – 5,45, West Bromwich Albion – 10,00. It’s important to mention that The Gunners have 5 victories in their last five home games against WBA. What’s more, they managed to keep 4 clean sheets in these five matches. But at this moment their attacking line is far more effective that their defense, so it’s recommended to bet on “Total Goals by Home Team over 2” (1,77). Besides, there is a good option “Asian handicap Arsenal -1,25” (1,70).