Tomorrow we welcome Napoli to the Emirates for the Europa League quarter-final clash and I have three early predictions for you to consider. I firmly believe that we will win, I accept that Napoli are a top team and we are fresh off a bad away loss to Everton, but we are extremely strong at home, and while I am of course biased I honestly do feel that we will win the game by a couple of goals.
We beat Tottenham, Chelsea and Man Utd by two goals and no one can argue that they are weaker teams than Napoli and over our last ten home wins in the Premier League we have won just twice by a single goal and on six occasions in that sequence we have won by exactly two goals.
With that in mind, I am going with the following…..
Arsenal to win by 2 Goals @ 13/2
My second prediction is for us to be leading at half time.
Using the same last ten Premier League games we have been leading at half time on seven occasions and four of those were 1-0 or 40% of the time and that makes the odds of 15/4 good value to be 1-0 up after 45 minutes.
Arsenal half time correct score 1-0 @ 15/4
Finally, this one is not really from the game itself but is indirectly linked and that is for us to win the competition outright.
Our odds are currently 5/1 and if we win this game by a couple of goals as I believe we will then there is no way that those odds will stay the same, in fact, I reckon we could end up being very close to being favourites overall to lift the trophy.
Arsenal to win Europa League @ 5/1
And that is it for now, however, I have a couple more under serious consideration that I will post nearer the game.
As usual here is the disclaimer, these are my own personal opinions and not recommendations.
Odds sourced from Oddschecker