Betting. Arsenal vs PSG [23.11.16] : the first position at stake

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Betting. Arsenal vs PSG [23.11.16] : the first position at stake

Champions League

Group A


Bet: Arsenal or Draw and Total Goals under 3,5

On Wednesday, November 23, Arsenal will host PSG in a mouthwatering battle for the first position in the Group A. The match is going to be tough since both teams are determined to get to the peak.

Heading into the game Arsenal is not in a perfect mood as they lost the leading position in the Premier League standings. The sports betting experts remind that just before and right after the international break Arsene Wenger’s side met with Tottenham (1-1) and Manchester United (1-1). Although, they managed to avoid losing, they got only 2 points and slipped off to the 4th position. However, the Gunners are still here for the Champioship race. Besides, as it was expected by betting markets, the Londoners have already secured a place in the Champions League knockout stage.

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After selling their key players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Luiz and signing a new manager Unai Emery, PSG needed some time to readjust. However, the sports betting companies considered the Red and Blue to be a massive favourite in all Ligue 1 matches. In some cases they were wrong, the Parisians haven’t always played perfectly well and after the first 13 games they have 9 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats sitting on the third place behind Nice and Monaco. As for the Champions League campaign, the betting experts weren’t mistaken – having played 4 matches, Emery’s side secured one of the first two positions together with Arsenal.

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While choosing a good bet, it won’t be amiss to recall that in the Champions League opener Arsenal played against PSG in Paris. That match ended with a 1-1 draw. Then the teams have been keeping steps with 3 wins. So the Gunners seat atop the Group A only due to the goal difference. In the upcoming match the Londoners will have a home field advantage. It does mean much for them as they have been beaten only once (by Liverpool 3-4) at the Emirates Stadium so far this season. However, the sports betting experts think the Londoners will be struggling without 2 crucial players Bellerin and Cazorla. In addition, Welbeck, Perez and Mertesacker still remain sidelined. Unai Emery also has some selection concerns as Javier Pastore and Adrien Rabiot will definitely miss out while Areola and Kurzawa are doubts.

The bookmakers are cautious and give a small preference to the host: Arsenal – 2,30, Draw – 3,45, PSG – 3,25. Despite some key players absence, this weekend Arsenal managed to hold back Manchester United, so they will definitely put up resistance to the Parisians. The game promises to be intense, but not rich on goals. PSG haven’t conceded any goal in their last 4 Ligue 1 matches. At the same time the Gunners had two 1-1 draws in a row. So you can bet on “Total Goals under 2,75” (1,70). Besides, the bet “Arsenal, Draw no Bet” (1,64) also seems to make it through. There is also a good option “Arsenal or Draw and Total Goals under 3,5” (1,90).