Free EPL Pick Arsenal vs. Sheffield United
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Arsenal vs. Sheffield United
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Arsenal vs. Sheffield United
Date: Monday, October 21st
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
EPL Moneyline Odds: Arsenal -110, Draw +270, Sheffield +300
EPL Spread Betting Odds: Arsenal -0.5
EPL Betting Total: 2.5
This EPL match will take place between Arsenal and Sheffield United. This will be the last game of matchday 9 after a wild weekend of EPL action.
These teams have not played in over a decade so past results between them do not matter at this point.
Arsenal enters this game with a record of 4-3-1. They have 15 points on the season and sit in 5th. The only reason they sit in 5th is because they have yet to play their 9th game, so a win would jump them all the way back up to 3rd, just 1 point behind Manchester City.
The problem with this Arsenal team is their inability to play well away from home. They have so far played 4 away matches, and have picked up only 5 points. They have 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss. Their one win came against Newcastle United. Their draws came against their rival, Manchester United and bottom of the table club, Watford. Their lone road loss came against Liverpool, also known as the best club in the Premier League.
Overall, their attack is doing a solid job putting the ball in the back of the net. They have 13 total goals, which is 7th in the league. However, in four road matches, they have scored a total of 5 times.
Their top goal scorer this season is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international has 7 goals in the first eight matches, which is also tied for third in the Premier League. Their second leading scorer is Alexandre Lacazette, but he has just 2 goals on the season. Arsenal is going to need to find more balance in their attack, so they can ensure they come away with all three points.
The defense for Arsenal has also been decent for the most part this season. They have conceded 11 times, which ranks as 7th best in the leagues. Breaking it down, Arsenal has allowed 6 goals in their four road matches. This includes at least one goal in their last three matches away from home.
This game sets up nicely for Arsenal and they should have a solid back line against a below average Sheffield club. However, they did allow 2 goals earlier this season to Watford, so they need to be careful and watch the counter-attack.
Sheffield United was one of the clubs promoted to the Premier League and have held their own thus far. They have posted a record of 2-3-3 and sit 15th in the table with 9 points. If they somehow pull off a massive upset, they would move up to at least the top 10.
The problem with Sheffield is they have not played extremely well at home. Through four games so far at Bramall Lane, they are 1-3. Their most recent home game saw them lose to Liverpool by a score of 1-0.
They also are not scoring enough in their home games. Through the four games, just 2 goals have come their way. That is saying a lot based on the fact they only have 7 goals in total on the season.
To also show their struggles on the attacking side, they have 5 guys tied with 1 goal apiece.
Now their defense has also been solid as they have only allowed 7 goals on the season, giving them a goal differential of 0. They currently have the 2nd best defense in the EPL.
Although, they have allowed majority of their goals at home. They should look to play a very defensive game and will look for a few chances to counter.
Free Arsenal vs. Sheffield United Prediction:
Arsenal is by far the better side as they have play-makers all over the field. This is a game they need to win if they want a chance to compete for a top 4 spot. Having said that, I like the away team to pick up all three points.
4* Free EPL Betting Pick: Arsenal -110
I do believe Sheffield will have trouble scoring in this game, but their defending will still keep this one close. I like Arsenal to win this game as a short road favorite and will back them on the moneyline as my pick.
EPL Free Score Prediction: Arsenal 1-0
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