Many Arsenal fans will regularly place a weekend accumulator before heading to the Emirates, but relying on a large number of teams to all win their respective matches can be a hugely frustrating experience. Some supporters will regularly include the Gunners in their betting selections and they are always a reliable proposition at home. We take a look at some effective methods of choosing which teams to include in an accumulator.
Sogut: “Arsenal will finish the season having scored 54 league goals at the Emirates – their joiners highest tally of home goals in a PL campaign, along with 2004/05, so attack is no problem. The problem is defence. How is this the fault of Mesut?” #afc pic.twitter.com/G5xbM3K2zo
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Avoid Poor Travellers
Those fans who have followed Arsenal throughout 2018 will know that including the Gunners in an accumulator when they are playing away from home is best avoided. They have only managed to pick up points in one match on the road since the turn of the year but there a number of other teams who also struggle on their travels. In League Two, Luton were promoted following a wonderful season in the fourth tier but won just eight times away from home all season and only once in their last five games. Despite this poor form, many punters were quick to include them in their accumulators but were routinely let down by the Hatters. It’s always worth checking if a side’s away form belies their position in the table.
Pay Attention to Tips and Advice
Many Arsenal fans will place their accumulators on the morning of a match and smartphones make it easier than ever before to place them on the train, in the ticket queue or even inside the stadium. footballtips.com post accumulators daily and having a quick browse of their selections is likely to help give you some much-needed inspiration. Likewise, asking other football fans how their teams are performing can often provide extremely useful pointers.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now scored 9 Premier League goals this season; Alexandre Lacazette (14) is the only Arsenal player with more.
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Explore Other Markets
Traditionally, accumulators have consisted of outright selections with Win/Draw/Win as the preferred option for punters, but online betting sites now offer a variety of different markets, all of which can be included in multiples. The anytime goalscorer market is a terrific option and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a player who is always worth including in accumulators. He has netted nine times this season and despite only joining in January, he is only three goals behind Alvaro Morata this season. He netted against Leicester on May 9th and is worth considering on a weekly basis. His ineligibility for Europa League ties this season also meant he was always raring to go ahead of the subsequent fixture.
Avoid Teams Who Have Just Sacked Their Manager
Gunners fans don’t have much experience of managerial sackings but there are a number of clubs throughout the leagues who routinely chop and change their coaching staff on an almost monthly basis and this can significantly skew results. Players can often get a lift from a managerial departure and even if the side is on a 10-game losing streak, they regularly buck the trend following a dismissal. Alternatively, the increasingly-cliched ‘new manager bounce’ is another factor which should always be carefully considered before placing any bets.
There are numerous things to consider before placing a weekend accumulator and many Arsenal fans will be extremely familiar with that 90th-minute pivot between ecstasy and agony when a late equaliser scuppers yet another accumulator. Following these pieces of advice won’t completely eliminate those feelings of injury-time heartbreak on a Saturday afternoon but they should help Gunners fans feel more confident about their selections throughout the season.