On August 8, 2015 starts the new campaign in the Premier League. Manchester United vs Tottenham is the first match of the season in England. What a beginning.
These two teams know each other very well. Tottenham is far away from its best years, but certainly is a very uncomfortable opponent. Mourisio Pochetino will start this season with a lot of ambition. He definitely wants to be in the top 4 after the season. Over the years Spurs have declined in strength but still can be attributed to the best teams. They finished on the 6th place in the last campaign. Little lacked to climb up. Throughout the past season they wanted ranking in the Champions League zone. That did not happen. Now they will try to do something memorable in the Europa League. Tottenham were the first London club with an European title. This fact gives them confidence. Harry Kane definitely wants to be number one scorer and he is going to start with this game.
For Manchester United the start of the season is very important. In the recent years they had no chance to start well at the very beginning. This is when they got bad results. Louis van Gaal starts this year with a desire for a title. The Dutch specialist is often criticized for his very authoritarian style. He bought several big stars. Whether they will be sufficient to obtain a good season? Last year became clear that only new purchases is not enough. It takes time to group a team at best possible way. Wayne Rooney will carry more weight now. His strength as a captain is put on test.
Over the years, the Reds successfully managed to focus with very difficult situations. When they needed a positive result, they achieve it. Now things are different. Many questions will be answered in this game.
Bet-at-home, Bet365, Bwin, William Hill, Betfair offers the following odds. Victory for Man Utd. about 1.70. Equal match 3.70. Tottenham victory around 5.00. Obvious favorite team is Manchester Utd.
In the first round of the Premier League 2015/2016 we could see a London derby. It deserves attention and it is the match between Arsenal and West Ham.
Early in the season, the first few matches are very important for any team. From the results that will be obtained depends on whether the teams will gain confidence and mood for a good season. Arsenal build a team that have the strength to fight for the first place. It seems that Arsene Wenger has finally realized the importance of buying new players who bring class in the team. Attracting Petr Cech is considered a stroke of a transfer market. Former goalkeeper of Chelsea has already shown that will have a major role in the team of Arsenal. With him in their composition the Gunners look much solid in defensive aspect. Strong midfield line on Arsenal has now become their trademark. They rely especially on Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere. These young players already have a lot of experience behind and in addition the technique of Cazorla and the speed of Chamberlain, Walcott and Welbeck Arsenal certainly looks like a league winner team. bet365 provide Arsenal as sure favorite for this match.
West Ham United finished last season without problems of dropping. They finished on 12th place in the standing just because they made three consecutive losses at the end of the season. If were not these negative results they probably would line up at the top half of the standings. After everything that happened last season can be considered that 2014/2015 was a good campaign for the London team. Now they still have strength and stability in the midfield with their experienced midfielders Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan. Their attack is led by strong physical Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho. This will create a lot of pressure in front of Arsenal. Slaven Bilic has a difficult task to keep the ranking of the previous season, and even more.
All clubs at the highest level in the Premier League are able to lose points. This also applies if it is a London derby.
At Bet365 a victory for Arsenal is around 1.30. Win for West Ham is about 9.00. A draw 5.00. All bookies Bet-at-home, Bet365, Bwin, William Hill and Betfair give advantage for Arsenal.
One of the most interesting matches in England will be played even before the start of the season. In the battle for the 2015 FA Community Shield trophy will play the Premier League champions Chelsea and the winner of the FA Cup – Arsenal. The match will be held on August 2 and as always the venue for the battle will be Wembley.
What are the chances for both teams to win the match and can we find value bets from what is offered by the bookmakers?
There are several things we must consider when talking about a betting prediction for the match between Chelsea and Arsenal.
- Both teams will give their best to take a win in this match even the facts that firstly, it will be played a week before the start of the Premier League and secondly, according to some people it is nothing more than a friendly match before the real games
- Arsene Wenger is still looking for its first victory over Jose Mourinho
- Arsenal will be without their best player last season – Alexis Sanchez
- Goalkeeper for the Gunners will be Petr Cech, who has a huge contribution to Chelsea’s success in the recent years
- Chelsea is very likely to start in attack with Falcao, who had a rather disappointing season with Manchester United
- Chelsea beat Arsenal with 2:1 in a match for the same trophy in 2005
Having these facts in our calculations and all the pre-season friendly matches played by both teams, we can say that a betting prediction for the winner of the match will be extremely difficult to be made. This is easy to be seen from the odds given by the bookmakers for the match. According to Bet365, Chelsea has better chances to win to trophy in the regular time as a victory for them is estimated at 2.37. At the same time, the bookmaker offers odds of 2.87 for a win for Arsenal. Chances for a draw in the regular time are estimated at 3.4. Just for comparison, the odds offered by Bet365 for the last meeting between these two teams, a match which ended 0:0 on Emirates were 2.5 for the Gunners and 3.2 for both a draw and a win for Chelsea.
In the last three seasons in the Premier League Arsenal hadn’t been able to take a win over Chelsea by with just two draws and four losses. It definitely shows a trend that makes a possible bet for a victory in the match for Chelsea with Draw no bet pretty good. Odds for such a bet proposed by the bookmakers and in particular Bet365 is 1.66, which seems like a good option. Arsenal’s last victory over Chelsea was on October 29, 2011, which is far too much in the past and give us a hint that a victory for the Blues from London is more likely than that offered by the bookmakers.