Football tips: Arsenal to struggle in our 33/1 Premier League Double on Tuesday

Football trader Brian McDonnell is not expecting much fireworks at Molineux tonight

David McGoldrick Sheffield United Willian Arsenal


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6.00pm: Sheffield United v West Brom

The Premier League table makes grim reading for Sheffield United – eight points from 21 matches, but six of those have come in last four games with wins against Newcastle and Manchester United.

They say league table never lies – but it kind of is at the moment. We’re always looking past the results and focusing more on the performances of teams. And based on Sheffield United’s performances, they’ve been unlucky with their return.

They’re on eight points, but based on the chances they’ve created and conceded we’d expect the average team with those chances to have racked up at least 20 points.

Tuesday, 6.00pm: Sheffield United v West Brom
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And when we look at West Brom, based on their chances created and conceded, we’d expect them to be on 10 points. So we’d expect Sheffield Utd to have almost double the points of West Brom, but this season yet we find them four points off the Baggies.

Eight of the Blades’ defeats this season have been by one goal to nil, and 13 of them have been by the single goal. Their forward line hasn’t been good enough, and if they were taking the chances coming their way they’d have a lot more points. None of the forward players would fill you with too much confidence but hopefully the winner Oliver Burke got last week could kick start some sort of form for him. Meanwhile, David McGoldrick is a threat with his head from set pieces and crosses into the box.

West Brom have conceded 50 league goals this season, which is 14 goals more than any other team. Fulham went there at the weekend and played them off the park for the first half and should have been out of sight. West Brom are leaking goals under Sam Allardyce an average of three a game, so I think this could be the time we see Sheffield take some of their chances. I think they can win this one, and I’m going to get a bigger price of Sheffield Utd to win and Both Teams to Score.


David McGoldrick Sheffield United Everton Premier League July 20, 2020

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6.00pm: Wolves v Arsenal

For Arsenal, this is a good time to play Wolves as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are really missing Raul Jiminez. They had five league wins in 10 outings before the Mexican suffered that nasty injury and they’ve only managed one league win in the 11 games since. Wolves have been uncharacteristically sloppy as well; they were 3-1 up against Brighton but threw that away in the second half for a 3-3 draw, while they lost 3-2 at home to West Brom a few weeks back as well.

Things aren’t going well for them, but it’s the first blip they’ve really had since coming up to the Premier league under Nuno. They’ve got Willian Jose in now, and he is going to be crucial for them if they are going to turn their season around as he is a proven goal scorer in Spain.

Tuesday, 6.00pm: Wolves v Arsenal
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Arsenal have had some decent form in the league recently, but I’m still not convinced by them. When you watch them it’s quite frustrating, as transitioning the ball from midfield to the forward line has been far too slow. Bringing in Emile Smith Rowe has helped that, but for this game it looks like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney will all be out again which is a huge loss.

Willian had a great chance to score against Manchester United but passed it straight to the keeper, and if that was Aubameyang you would say it’s 1-0. I think a lot will depend on whether Saka plays this game, as he’s scored or assisted in each of Arsenals wins since they got that win against Chelsea on Boxing Day. He’s so dangerous on the break and keeps his cool in and around the box. However, I don’t think he’s going to be ready to play this one so I’m going to say this will be a stalemate – a 0-0 draw if he doesn’t play. If he does play, or if he comes in off the bench, I’ll say he can be the difference and it can finish 1-0 to Arsenal.

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Premier League bet summary – Tuesday, February 2

6.00pm: Sheffield Utd v West Brom – Sheffield United to Win and Both Teams to Score
6.00pm: Wolves v Arsenal – 0-0 Draw

Both these selections in a Double will pay out at odds of approximately 33/1 with Paddy Power

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