The wait is over, it hasn’t been long though. The English Premier is here and the excitement can be felt.
I don’t fancy placing bets on Match-day One encounters because they are more tricky than you always think. Nonetheless, let’s give it a try.
Arsenal visit Fulham at Craven Cottage in the London Derby and Premier League’s early kickoff.
Many things look straightforward here; Fulham are expected to return to Championship while Arsenal will finish outside the top four bracket. But the beauty of Football is that it will always provide you with something you least expect.
Fulham who beat Brentford in the playoffs, drew 2-2 with MK Dons as their only buildup game, the same team that Arsenal beat 4-1 in their friendly as well. It might not be a good measure but it already shows where I am heading.
Arsenal has not been so much involved in the transfer window but have added Brazilian duo Willian from Chelsea and Gabriel Magalhaes. My thinking, their best deal this season is to keep Aubameyang, and Arteta in the last press conference, said that he is pretty more sure that the captain will sign an extension.
Arteta also added that the team is still active in transfer market, that may mean bringing in or taking out players. Mesut Ozil, Gendouzi, Lacazette, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles and Martinez have all been linked to moves away from Emirates.
Whatever happens in the next few days, will have a great impact on where Arsenal will finish at the end of the season.
Back on the pitch, Arsenal look favourites to slash Fulham given their quality at hand but Scott Parker’s Cottagers may also prove a hard nut to crack.
Who to trust? I will bank on History this time round. Arsenal has beaten Fulham in their last five meetings including a 5-1 win the last time they played at the Craven Cottage. Arsenal win. Check odds here.
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Good Luck. Betting is for 18+. Betting can be addictive, kindly be warned.