By John R. Baldwin
There’s nothing wrong with national teams. I don’t think anyone will be upset about the absence of club football during the World Cup, for example. But the Nations League doesn’t have the same gravitas. The top European leagues are back and so is sports betting. Here are my Arsenal – Tottenham betting tips, as well as predictions from other A-tier games from today’s schedule.
The North London derby, the clash of Arsenal vs Tottenham, is by far the most high-profile game of the day. Both teams are in great condition. Arsenal top the Premier League table while still unbeaten Tottenham are just one point behind.
Arsenal are exceeding all expectations so far and that is what coach Arteta wants to see today as well. Every Arsenal match is a goalfest. There have been 2+ in each of the team’s last 14 league games, while 12 of those had 3+ goals.
As for Spurs, we thought we would see offensive-minded football from them and they deliver. Even with Son out of form (until last time around, when he scored three to show he’s back), Tottenham found a way to be dominant. Their only two draws were against London clubs, so a bet on the draw would be an idea today.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Pick: Anytime score 1-1 @2.50
Crystal Palace haven’t played an official match since September 3. They must be out of shape and it’s not like they were incredible before that. As for Chelsea, they now have a new boss. Up until a month ago, Graham Potter was in charge of Palace’s biggest rivals, Brighton. But now he wears blue and is determined to prove critics (who say it was a rushed decision by the club to hire him) wrong.
Chelsea are certainly a better team. They have a roster with plenty of quality and if they remain focused, they can grab a win to return to the Stanford Bridge with three points. I won’t argue with the rest of the team and copy what they say on our Saturday betting tips page.
Crystal Palace – Chelsea Pick: Chelsea to Win @1.86
Inter has started the season in the worst way possible, but the truth is that they show a better face when playing at home. it is certainly negative that Brozovic (arguably the most valuable player on the roster) won’t play. Roma, on the other hand, are good, but they lack stability. Today Mourinho won’t be at the sideline, as he is suspended (again). It is a game where it is worth it to take a risk.
Inter – Roma Pick: Draw @3.65
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