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Arsenal - Sheffield United
Home (77%) 1.25 (1.19) - Draw (16%) 6.50 (5.66) - Away (7%) 20.00 (13.96)
Any thoughts about this game. I was kind of interested in backing Sheffield AH..
so do you means the injure makes HW difficult?
I think this is a sure win for Arsenal. They've a very special squad, especially in the midfield and i can't see them losing any points to Sheffield (probably the weakest team in EPL) this week. Arsenal has won against Man Utd at Old Trafford and that game surely boosted the confidence. Plus Henry & Van Persie should be avaible for this match. Sheffield played a cup game in the midweek so they could be tired and they've some injury problems.
From EPL official site:
"Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has nine players out for the historic 1,000th game of his managerial career.
Among the casualties are goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, midfielders Nick Montgomery and Michael Tonge, as well as striker Danny Webber.
Also sidelined are defenders Craig Short, Alan Wright and Derek Geary and two other forwards in Steve Kabba and Neil Shipperley, all due to a variety of injuries. "
All in all i see a comfortable HW.
in my opinion under is good option, what think's?
sheffield dont have power in attack and 9 injuried players so IMO better try to over and cover for exact score 1-0 and 2-0 :-)
Zozo the Duke
Arsenal v Sheffield United
Pick: Arsenal (-1.5)
Odds: 1.76 @ PointBet
Arsenal managed to take only one win at their new stadium and that win was against Dinamo Zagreb in CL qualifications and Arsenal struggled on that match too. It really strange thing why Arsenal is still without win at home, not because of their opponents, because of their huge domination on that matches. Arsenal was missing a lot in their home matches and I think that it is about time someone to be trashed at Emirates Stadium. Better opponent than Sheffield United cannot have. They are one of the weakest teams and main candidate for going down.
Arsenal will welcome back their first choice attackers, van Persie and Henry. That will be huge boost for the team that took all three points at Old Trafford last weekend. Arsenal players are full of confidence and they want to break the curse at Emirates Stadium. I believe in easy Arsenal***8217;s win. They are by far better team, Sheffield will try to defend and I think that they won***8217;t hold too much without conceding. They are still without win this season and they have big list of unavailable players: Kenny, Tonge, Montgomery, Webber, Kabba and Shipperley
I think that Arsenal will win this match in the first half and then trash Sheffield with more that 2 goals difference. They will try to finish this match earlier in order to keep their strengths for Champions League in the midweek. They are desperate for three points because if they want to fight for the title they must take 3 points from this kind of matches. For me, Arsenal HT/FT and Arsenal to win by more than one goal.
wouldn't go under or over, sheff united will go frustrate arsenal and could well succeed. If Arsenal could get an early goal it could be a hammering, if the game goes on a while and no goal then the arsenal fans will get more and more anxious and nervy and this could tell on the players. I would say a good game to watch but n0o betting, expecially with those home win odds for a side who should win easy but haven't yet hit consistency.
Arsenal captain Thierry Henry is set to return to the fray as the Gunners look for a first league win at the Emirates.
Fellow forward Robin van Persie is also available after injury, but Theo Walcott is a doubt having picked up a shoulder knock in a reserve outing.
Sheffield United travel south short on numbers, with nine players out.
Keeper Paddy Kenny, midfielders Michael Tonge and Nick Montgomery and strikers Danny Webber, Steve Kabba and Neil Shipperley are among the casualties.
Arsenal (from): Lehmann, Eboue, Toure, Hoyte, Djourou, Gallas, Hleb, Baptista, Fabregas, Gilberto, Rosicky, Van Persie, Flamini, Adebayor, Almunia, Ljungberg, Song, Henry.
Sheffield United (from): Bennett, Bromby, Unsworth, Davis, Morgan, Sommeil, Armstrong, Leigertwood, Kozluk, Jagielka, Ifill, Gillespie, A Quinn, Hulse, Akinbiyi, Nade, Kazim-Richards, Bennett.
Referee: Alan Wiley (Burntwood, Staffordshire)
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