Monday 21 October: 8pm KO
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It must be a Europa League week because Arsenal have a Monday night game. All a bit strange considering their next game is on Thursday. The Gunners have made a solid start to the new season and begin the weekend in third place in the Premier League. They travel to Sheffield United who are 13th in the table.
Arsenal have only lost one league game this season. That was away at league leaders Liverpool, who they trail by nine points. You can get odds of 125/1 (126.0) at Betfair on them winning the Premier League title.
Becoming champions isn’t that likely to happen but the holy grail for Arsenal is a return to the Champions League. It’s 5/6 (1.83) at Paddy Power that Unai Emery leads his team into the top four this season.
They have been unbeaten in five league games since the loss at Anfield. Three of those games have been drawn though and all were score-draws. There are odds of 15/4 (4.75) at BetVictor on this match being drawn with both teams scoring.
Away form has been a bit of a problem for Arsenal for a while now. They have only an opening weekend win at Newcastle United this season. Their other three games have produced just two points. They should have won at Watford but gave away a 2-0 lead. It’s 10/11 (1.91) at 888sport that they can win this match.
Sheffield United will be happy that they are 13th in the table after eight games of the season. They have nine points in the bag, six points behind their opponents. United are only two points above the relegation zone though. They are 2/1 (3.0) to be relegated if your wager is placed with SkyBet.
It’s not been a bad start to the season but only two of their eight league games have been won. They beat Crystal Palace at home and won at Everton. You can get odds of 3/1 (4.0) at Betfred on them beating Arsenal on Monday.
Those looking for a goalfest may have to look elsewhere. Eight Sheffield United league games have seen 14 goals scored. However, 10 of those came in just three matches and the last four have had only four goals in them. United have only scored in one of their last four games and in neither of their last two at home. That has to change if they want to avoid a relegation battle. A trip to Betbull will see you get a different betting experience, so pay them a visit.
Arsenal have only lost one league game to Sheffield United since 1972. The last five United home league games against the Gunners have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them. A trip to William Hill will see you get odds of 11/10 (2.1) on that stat coming up on Monday. Six of the last Sheffield United games have seen under 2.5 goals scored.
Arsenal will again be without Alexsandre Lacazette and Bukayo Sake is likely to play again. He’s 11/4 (3.75) at Bet365 to score in this match. Hector Bellerin may be involved, if only on the bench. Kieran Tierney could also feature.
This is the kind of game that Arsenal have to win if they want a top four finish. They aren’t always at their best on the road with only two wins in the last seven Premier League games played. United have had a decent start but are struggling to get goals. The odds on an Arsenal win with under 2.5 goals scored are 4/1 (5.0) at Ladbrokes.