Arsenal kick off their Premier League campaign on Saturday Teatime live on Sky Sports and we have free football betting tips.
What a difference a year makes! This time last season Arsenal had made just one signing, and that being an ex Gunner Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer, and many fans were losing patience with Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board. An opening day defeat 3 – 1 at home to Aston Villa further compounded their discontent and many were calling for the Arsenal boss to be axed.
Twelve months on, an FA Cup, Community Shield and over £60 million worth of exciting new talent later and there is nothing but optimism oozing out of the red half of North London.
Having made a marquee signing already, in the shape of Alexis Sanchez, and replaced Bacary Sagna with arguably a better player in Mathieu Debuchy, Arsene Wenger has done some transfer business early for a change and with the additions of Columbian Goalkeeper David Ospina and England Under-21 International Callum Chambers, Arsenal have strengthened their squad from last season still further.
Their 3 – 0 success over title rivals Manchester City in the Community Shield last weekend showed that they are ready to mount a serious challenge for the title this season and the level of fitness they showed with only a week to go until the start of the season was remarkable.
Crystal Palace, like Arsenal, had a successful campaign last season and surpassed many Eagles fans expectations. Maintaining their Premier League status for the first time in their history and finishing 11th in the table was an outstanding achievement last season.
With this being Tony Pulis’ first full season in charge at Selhurst Park many fans will be looking for their team to build on last season and maybe push for a top ten finish. With little activity so far in the transfer market, most notable signings being Frazer Campbell and Brede Hangeland, Palace are probably a little way behind on where they want to be with the Kick-Off just two days away and now there are rumblings Pulis may walkout by Saturday due to transfer issues and he looks set to leave the club.
In the first London Derby of the campaign the shrewd money will be on the Arsenal to win this one and kick start their title challenge in style. Generally trading at around 2/7 for the win, there is no value there whatsoever; so the interest will be in the goalscorers, scores and handicap markets.
On that basis I have gone for an Arsenal 2 goal winning margin that is available at 16/5 with Ladbrokes and the 3 – 1 correct score is on offer at 12/1 with Bet365. As for the Goalscorer’s market I can’t look any further than the 6/4 on offer with William Hill about Aaron Ramsey to score anytime.
Arsenal v Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Arsenal to Win by Two Goals – Bet Here at 16/5 with Ladbrokes
Arsenal to Win 3-1 – Bet Here at 12/1 with Bet365
Aaron Ramsey to Score Anytime – Bet Here at 6/4 with William Hill
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