THERE’S one stand out bet for me in this weekend’s Premier League, at one stand out price.
Arsenal are around the even money mark to beat Everton, a price that looks more than generous. On the spreads at www.spreadex.com/sports we recommend buying Arsenal’s goal supremacy at 0.6.
If Arsenal’s win by a goal you would win 0.4 x your stake. But there is a chance for grater returns – the chance that Wenger’s men could rack up a score against a team struggling with a crisis of form and confidence.
Of course, anything can happen in football – so only bet what you can afford.
The Gunners should be well rested despite Thursday’s Europa League exertions – only two of the team that lost to Watford were in action as Arsene Wenger gave his fringe and youth players a run out in their no frills 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.
Everton, by contrast, played most of their first team and once again lost.
Wenger’s men had been in decent form until the shock horror show at Vicarage Road.
They had won five of their previous six fixtures, with the other match being a credible draw against current champions Chelsea.
The Gunners should welcome back talisman Alexis Sanchez, who missed the match against Watford. The swashbuckling Chilean makes a huge contribution to Arsenal, in an attacking sense, as he probably will to Manchester City from January onwards (not that they need much help there at the moment).
And let’s not forget Mesut Ozil should be restored to the starting eleven. The mercurial German might have trouble finding a team to pay him £300k a week next season, but he’s still a world class talent when he’s on his game.
Everton are understandably short of confidence after a run of poor form that has heaped pressure on Ronald Koeman. If the Toffees don’t start well their home support, usually their 12th man, could well turn on them.
Koeman spent a lot of money in the summer but failed to fully address the problem of losing Romelu Lukaku’s goal output.
The fact that Arsenal have Lacazette and Sanchez should translate into a clear advantage in terms of goals accrued once the 90 minutes are done and dusted.