Arsenal’s trip to Bramall Lane throws a few rather interesting questions on Monday, and it is a fixture.
It’s the prospect of watching a rock solid defence from a attack; a side who’ve fought at home against a side who are bad on the street.
It is safe to state Blades lovers will be delighted with the way they’ve launched this Premier League season — devoting only seven times and getting eight points from their eight matches. It’s early days, but this solidity in the rear will be absolutely crucial later in the summer time, when his side to dig deep and grind out results to stay in the Premier League may be required by Wilder.
In fact, they’ve retained more clean sheets than Arsenal–which should no longer appear as much of a surprise–and are unbeaten in their four off matches from Watford, Chelsea, Everton and Bournemouth. Mightily impressive.
However, in the beginning, they’ve dropped their last three (scoring only once in that time), also can not appear to quite get it right, but the signs are really good – as we saw during that dreadful defeat against Liverpool.
And what about Arsenal? They’ve won just one of their four away games recently drawing at Old Trafford–and it’s tough to understand what to make of these. Sheffield United’s lack of targets is an issue, however Arsenal are leaky in the back, and it is difficult to realize how this fixture pans out as they did against Liverpool whether the Blades can hold firm.
For mepersonally, the value will be with backing Arsenal to acquire and beneath 3.5 aims at a chunky 19/10. Seven of United’s eight matches have seen under four aims, although Arsenal matches are usually more open, they’ve still had four matches end with below 3.5 goals scored.
Then there is the result. Together with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang United’s lack of firepower could be penalized should the Arsenal front is shooting.
Can a Blades win or bring surprise me? No. However a closely-fought Arsenal win at 19/10 is definitely a cost worth gobbling up.
Along the same lines, under 1.5 aims from the first-half looks a very solid bet.
86% of United’s goals are in the second-half of games this season (i.e. all but one), while Arsenal are in 62% as far as second-half targets are concerned.
Wilder will wish to ditch Arsenal for as long as you can (notice: Liverpool game ), which is precisely why a war of attrition will be expected.
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