Arsenal v Tottenham Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sunday 6th October By @J_RKeith

Arsenal v Tottenham – Emirates Stadium at 12:00 live on BT Sport 1

It’s that time again! The north London derby and here I am giving my latest Asian Handicap betting preview for what should be a highly anticipated match-up for fans around the country.

Arsenal

Arsenal fans must be pleased how this season is going right? I mean, you are cruising in the Champions League and remain unbeaten since your defeat to Liverpool on the opening day of the campaign. Furthermore, Mesut Ozil has been on fire and there looks to be no stopping the German.

Wenger will be pleased with how the German is doing, considering he scored one of the best goals in Champions League history in the week against Dinamo Zagreb. A match where the Frenchman saw his side come back from 2-0 down to beat the Croatian side 3-2.

Furthermore, at home and the Gunners have only conceded two goals in their last five matches. Yet, Arsenal’s last Premier League tie ended in a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough. The newly-promoted championship side were difficult to break down, but then again you would expect more from title contenders.

Overall I am looking forward to seeing how the likes of Alexis Sanchez, who is in my fantasy team, and Mesut Ozil do against what looks to be a struggling Tottenham side.

 

Asian Handicap Betting

Harry Kane

Tottenham

Where to begin with Tottenham? I heard a very good rant from Talksport presenter Adrian Durham about how Tottenham fans are too nice to their manager and never want more from their club. How true is that would you say?

In their last five matches in all competitions, Spurs have not won a game and look to be crashing out of the Champions League as well after their 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium.

However, there is one positive. Harry Kane, their only good striker at the club may be fit for the Arsenal clash (back to the bench for your Vincent Janssen), considering he sat out the past couple of weeks with an injury. However, Toby Alderweireld is still out with no imminent return date.

An area that Tottenham definitely need to improve on though is their away form. Having only won three games on the road this season is not good enough, and with title challengers being once again whispered around Tottenham, this is no sign of what could be possible champions.

Pochettino really needs to sort it out quick, otherwise the Spurs’ faithful may not be singing his name any longer based on this result.

Conclusion

The last time these two sides met the match finished 2-2 at White Hart Lane, in fact three of their last five meetings have ended in a draw. Furthermore, Tottenham haven’t won at the Emirates since 2010; losing four and drawing two.

I reckon this will be another dreary encounter to be fair. The hype bus is already parked out the Emirates and all it will take is Pochettino to set-up with strength and power at the back and they will be walking away with a point. Don’t expect many goals from this match.

 

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Under 2.75 goals at 1.88 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @J_RKeith

 

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AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Saturday 4th November By @J_RKeith

AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland – Dean Court at 15:00

It’s now do or die for Sunderland manager David Moyes this weekend as he is just about holding on to his job, and heads to Dean Court to take on Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth. So, what better time to give my Asian Handicap betting recommendation.

AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth head into this clash with a good record under their belt at the moment, only one defeat from their last five in the Premier League and sitting tenth in the table. Howe and co were unfortunate in their last match considering they suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Middlesbrough.

Yet, considering the start the Cherries had it was looking all doom and gloom, wondering where the quality was going to come from. But since the blip they remain unbeaten in their last four matches at home. This includes an impressive 6-1 victory against Hull City a couple of weeks ago.

I like Eddie Howe as a manager, and I think he can lead the south coast side to some great success in the future, but it would be good to see them have a good run in a cup competition as well as a solid finish in the table. Much like Watford and Quique Sanchez Flores last season.

Furthermore, I’d like to see Callum Wilson do more as this striker has enough in his locker to go on and get double figures in the Premier League, it’s just whether he takes his chances. Last year he suffered a bad injury and was sidelined for a majority of it, so now it’s about getting back to his best.

 

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Callum Wilson

Poor old Sunderland

You sort of feel for the people involved with Sunderland football club now because it’s becoming every season where they fail to make a solid footprint in the Premier League. For years they have just escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth, but I think this year they will face the drop.

David Moyes’s side sit bottom of the Premier League table and have not won a game yet this campaign. Very poor, and it didn’t get any better in their last fixture at home to Arsenal; after drawing level, the hosts fell to pieces and lost the game 4-1 in the end.

Furthermore, the Black Cats are hit with more bad luck as both Lee Cattermole and Jan Kirchoff are part of a list of seven players who are sidelined through injury, also it doesn’t help when you have a player like Jack Rodwell in your squad who has not won a Premier League game in three years.

But overall, one player I feel sorry for is striker Jermain Defoe. The former Tottenham man has been clinical in front of goal and, on most occasions, has kept Sunderland in matches all by himself. So I hope he turns up against Bournemouth in what should be a goals galore encounter.

Conclusion

The last time these two sides met at Dean Court, Bournemouth won 2-0; Wilson scoring the opener within four minutes. In fact, from Sunderland’s last five visits down to the south coast they have only secured one win; losing two and drawing two.

I can’t really see Bournemouth losing this one mainly because spirits will be high, especially after their defeat to Middlesbrough. Yet, with Moyes and Sunderland I reckon he will go and park the bus while playing on the counter-attack. It seems like the best method of attack for his team at this time.

Asian Handicap Betting recommendation: AFC Bournemouth -1 @ 2.08 with Betvictor

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @J_RKeith.

 

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Brentford v Fulham Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Friday 4th November By @J_RKeith

Brentford v Fulham – Griffin Park at 19:45 live on Sky Sports 1

After their victory in QPR in their last west London derby, Brentford will now host local rivals Fulham on Friday night as I bring you my latest Asian Handicap betting recommendation for this Championship clash.

 

Brentford

Brentford’s win at Loftus Road was their first in four matches, having drawn two and lost two. Yet, I watched bits of their game against QPR and they looked very dangerous as Romaine Sawyers scored his first goal for the club with a screamer.

You could say the R’s were very poor in their last match, but that won’t affect a Bee’s side who will now find new confidence with that, especially since they sit tenth in the league and three points off the play-offs places.

One concern is that Alan McCormack is suspended for this match, yet the attacking prowess of Josh Clarke, Josh McEachran and Scott Hogan will give them that flair and pressure up the top of the park.
Furthermore, their 4-2-3-1 worked well last week adding plenty of width it would be good to see if Dean Smith sticks with this current set-up.

Another positive for the club is that they have only lost one of their last ten matches at home, winning six. Also, Hogan remains fit considering the striker has netted eight goals in 15 appearances for club.

 

Asian Handicap Betting

Scott Hogan

 

Fulham

It’s been a strange time at Craven Cottage for Fulham, considering they started the season so well unbeaten in their first five matches. Yet, now the Whites have lost two of their previous five and sit 11th in the Championship.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s last match finishing in a 5-0 win at home to Huddersfield; Sone Aluko assisting two of the five goals.

Since being relegated, I have kept an eye on Fulham because I would class them as my second team. However, things haven’t improved since their drop into the Championship. For the past few seasons they have struggled making the play-off places and with quality in their squad it has made no difference.

About now, you would have thought things would have been difficult without Ross McCormack, Moussa Dembele and Maarten Stekelenburg, how wrong people have been. Tom Cairney, Chris Martin and Lucas Piazon have contributed ten goals between them and there seems to be a new vigour at the club.

Furthermore, away form is nothing to wince about either. The west London club have only lost one game on the road this season, and with a win on Friday they could climb up to sixth in the table.

 

Conclusion

The last time these two teams met at Griffin Park, Brentford won 3-0 convincingly; Hogan grabbing a brace. In fact, the Bee’s remain unbeaten in their last four meetings against Fulham, winning three and drawing one. A concern for the Whites is that they haven’t beaten Brentford since August 2014.

What to go for? I reckon it will be an exciting match, as Brentford fans love a local derby at their home ground. On the other hand, this is a different Fulham and I would like to see how Jokanovic lines-up his team for this match.

 

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Brentford -0.25 @ 2.06 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @J_RKeith.

 

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