Spice up the Premier League this Xmas with some Arsenal betting specials

With the 2017/18 English Premier League season now in full swing, there is a clutch of big games during December which will go a long way in sorting the wheat from the chaff at both ends of the table.

As things stand, there is a stale look to the ‘Outright Betting’ markets for the Premier League, simply because it looks as though Manchester City are away and gone.

Unbeaten in 15 games with 14 victories so far, Pep Guardiola’s City are yet to skip a beat. Remarkably, their main striker Sergio Aguero has only netted 9 of their 46 goals in the top flight this season, with Harry Kane and the lightning hot Mo Salah bossing the Premier League ‘Golden Boot’ race on double figures already.

The Blues have been helped no end by the emergence of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus as top class attacking midfielders / strikers in their own right.

City rivals Manchester United are also playing some seriously good football this season and have won 11 of their 15 matches, yet sit still sit 8 points off the leaders, who are loking good things to lift the trophy at the end of the season barring a complete disaster.

If you want to spice up your weekend’s football bets why not place a bet on a Premier league game with Freebets.co.uk. One way to do that is by betting on the ‘Specials’ markets with your favourite bookmakers online; or maybe even try out a new bookie and grab yourself a free welcome bet to boot.

Take SkyBet’s special football betting markets on Arsenal for example – they currently offer ‘Arsenal To Finish Higher Than’ betting odds.

The first is their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur where Arsenal are 8/13 (1.63) to finish ahead of Spurs with the Gunners currently sitting 3 points ahead of them as things stand.

Second in this market at 11/8 (2.38) is Liverpool, who are in fourth place, a point above Arsenal. However, Arsenal and fourth place is a bit of a magnet pairing in recent years and as well as Liverpool are doing now, they could be over-reliant on the fitness of Mohamed Salah, so don’t be surprised to see that 11/8 bet land comfortably.

Next up in the market of four is fellow Londoners Chelsea at 5/2 (3.50), which will obviously be a little more difficult to catch. The West Londoners have shipped three losses already, but are starting to find some real form at just the right time and Arsenal will have to enjoy a serious run of results just to get on terms with the Blues, let alone go ahead of them.

Catching Manchester United is the 5/1 outsider bet, but the odds of 11/8 about Arsenal finishing ahead of Liverpool is a very tempting bet.

So while the ‘Outright Winner’ market for the Premier League might have a ‘no-play’ look to it, there is are plenty of other football betting opportunities for you to look out for, along with a wide range of pre-match markets such as “First Goalscorer” and Scorecasts.

Use your imagination and shop around the more obscure markets and you can unearth some real value bets to spice up your Christmas football betting.

Betfair Sign Up Offer – Arsenal V Bayern Munich

Betfair are offering new customers an enhanced price on Both Teams To Score (BTTS) in the Arsenal V Bayern Munich, Champions League match tonight.

At the moment, both teams to score is 4/6, if you are a new customer taking advantage of the offer, you will get 3/1 on both teams to score.

This offer is only available on their Sportbook (not the exchange), and is limited to a maximum bet of £/€10.00 (boo) per customer. You won’t receive the enhanced price if you cash out during the match (and the bet later comes in), and it is only available to new customers from UK and Republic of Ireland.

Please be aware that if you do take advantage of this offer, you will not see the 3/1 on the Sportsbook, it will be paid out at 4/6 (the current price), or whatever price it is when you place your bet (assuming it changes from 4/6).

The enhanced price will be settled within 24 hours. So (for example) assuming the price stays at 4/6, you will get paid out £16.67 (£10 stake and £6.66 winnings @ 4/6) immediately and £23.33 (to reflect the 3/1 enhancement) within 24 hours.

Obviously any kind of offer from bookmakers or betting exchanges is good for us punters, but I do get annoyed that these sign up offers for new customers are limited to £10.00 bets. £50.00 is probably too much, I get that, but I don’t see why they couldn’t extend them to £25.00.

Anyway, moan over, and it does look like a bet with good potential. It’s not often Bayern don’t score, and Arsenal will obviously be looking to take advantage of it being their home leg tonight.

You can open a Betfair Account here. If anybody is unsure, or wants any information about how the bet works, feel free to leave a comment below, or drop me a mail at dean@footballgambler.co.uk

500/1 for an Arsenal Treble

For the last few weeks all the talk has been of the Manchester City quadruple, followed briefly by the Chelsea treble, well what about the Arsenal treble?

The odds on an Arsenal treble are a whopping 500/1 with BetVictor, and to be honest, rightly so. They have Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League, so most punters are fairly certain that the whole crazy idea will end there.

The Gunners are a best price of 62/17 with Unibet to qualify from the tie, with Bayern Munich a best price of 1/4 with Boylesports to make it through to the next round.

Bayern are the most solid looking team in Europe at the moment. They have a, won 19, drawn 2, lost 0, record in the Bundesliga, giving them a 16 point lead at the top. And true to form at the weekend, they won again, this time 4-0 at home to SC Freiburg, in a fairly easy workout.

Arsenal can only dream of such comfortable home luxuries, as they have struggled in their last two league games. This probably goes a long way to explaining why Arsenal are 40/1 to win the Champions League, while Bayern Munich are a best price of 13/5, both with Ladbrokes (Free £50 Bet).

A domestic double of Premier League and FA Cup is 33/1 with BetVictor, I must admit to being a bit surprised to see odds that long.

After all, Arsenal are only point off the top of the Premier League and into the 6th round of the FA Cup, where they will host Everton at the Emirates.

Maybe the most damning indictment from the bookmakers and punters alike for Arsenal, is the fact that they are a best price of 1/3 with Paddy Power to win absolutely nothing this season.

Since Arsenal hit the top of the Premier League earlier in the season, bookmakers and punters have been seemingly waiting for it all to go wrong, and for Arsenal to start their spectacular fall from grace.

Well it appears that nothing has changed.