English Premier League is probably the most interesting championship in the world and the very first round of the championship proves that with a very interesting match. At Old Trafford, Manchester United will try to start the season with a victory over Tottenham, which this year has huge ambitions to rank in the top four.
Louis van Gaal was again very active in the transfer market and managed to add to the squad names like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay. In the same time the Dutchman managed to get rid from the club a bunch of players with high wages and low success rate like Falcao, Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria. There are also some other players who were sold during the summer break like Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley and Anderson. However, I believe that all these changes made by Louis van will affect the game of the team in the first matches, because all new players will need some time to match in the squad.
The transfers in Tottenham weren’t so stormy and Mauricio Pochetino will be able to use a team in which the players know each other very well and probably will be able to take something from the “Red Devils”.
Whether they will succeed or the three points will go to Manchester? The bookmakers offers the hosts as a favorite in the match. Bet365 gives them odds of 1.67, while the highest odds for their victory is proposed by Betway – 1,73.
Tottenham as an outsider in the match is rated with 5 by Bet365 and 5.44 of Pinnacle. The best odds for a draw could be found with Coral, Ladbrokes, Pinnacle and Sportingbet. All four bookmakers give four as odds for a draw.
I think the fact that the home team has too many new players in the squad will have its decisive importance in this game and that’s why I believe the chances of Manchester United are slightly overpriced. This means that a bet for a guests win is not unjustified and the proposals on the Asian handicap are even better. The odds for a Tottenham’s win with 1 goal in a hand against Manchester United is estimated at 1.67 by Bet365 and 1.77 by Ladbrokes. It is certainly worthwhile bet, since a victory for United with a goal margin will refund the bet, while a draw or an away win would be a winning bet.
There is no doubt Arsenal vs Chelsea is a dream start for the season in the English Premier League. According to the experts and the Antepost betting offers given by the biggest bookmakers worldwide these two team would be the main contesters for the title in the world’s most exiting football championship.
The match between these two is for the 2015 FA Community Shield, in which play against each other the winner of the FA Cup and the Premier League champions for the last season. This year the match will be played on August 2 and of course the venue will be Wembley. The referee of this match is Anthony Taylor.
Arsenal is the current holder of Community Shield, as they prevailed over the team of Manchester City with 3:0 in the beginning of the last season. Arsenal is one of the teams in England who participated most often in the battle for this trophy. Since its establishment 93 years ago, Arsenal have participated 21 times in the first match for the season and they have won the trophy in 13 occasions.
The match between Chelsea and Arsenal attracts even more attention due to the transfer of Petr Cech, who replaced the blue shirt with the Gunners one just a month ago. According to many experts, this is one of the few mistakes that Jose Mourinho has made in his career. With this transfer many believe he had allowed Arsenal to be a real contender for the title. Cech has at least four seasons at the highest level and he already showed that in the preseason matches where Arsenal is significantly more stable in defense with him in the squad.
Exactly stability that Arsenal showed in the defense as well as the traditionally defensive systems of play that Mourinho uses in the important matches is the base for our betting for this match. Bet365 proposal for Under 2.5 goals scored by both teams in the regular time is 1.85 and looks good enough for a bet.
Surely, Jose Mourinho will approach in the match seriously and will build Chelsea’s game on not to concede a goal. In the same time, with Petr Cech as a goalkeeper Arsenal is solid in defense and could rely on their good attack to take something from this match. Is it possible to see three or more goals in this match? Of course it is, but the chances for an Under 2.5 goals are far better than the odds of 1.85 proposed by the Bet365.