Arsenal meets Cardiff in their first match for the new 2014. The match starts at 15’00 local time and is a step towards to the title for the Gunners.
The last year for Arsenal can be defined as successful as in the last 365 days Arsenal have gathered so many points as only once since the start of the Premier League. Unfortunately for the fans of the club, the good results didn’t bring any trophies and the eventual trophy in season 2013/2014 is too far from the Gunners as Manchester City is very close to the top.
However, there are a few things that must be noted from the last few matches of Arsenal. Things that the club missed in previous unsuccessful seasons. The winners away to West Ham and Newcastle in their last two matches in the Premier League have shown that the team is beginning to take the needed championship confidence which brought so much success to Manchester United in the last decade. The luck of the champions is also near to Arsene Wenger’s boys and the French specialists showed that he is ready to put the results above anything else. The combination of the aforesaid means only one thing – Arsenal is ready to win the fight for the first place in the Premier League.
Here is an interview with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the last match vs Newcastle
Everything said for the hosts from Arsenal is exactly reversed for the visitors from Cardiff. The standing row between the owner and manager of the club led to the dismissal of Malky Mackay. The players definitely lack self-esteem and according to some they also miss the needed class to survive in the Premier League. In spite of everything the luck left Cardiff in their last match when the visiting Sunderland managed to equalize the score at 2-2 in the 94 minute, thus not allowing the Welsh to take the first victory after two consecutive defeats in their last two matches.
Everything said so far makes a bet for an Arsenal’s win by at least two goals quite possible.
The bookies offer relatively good odds of such a bet as bet365 gives 1.75, the proposal from William Hill for a win for the hosts with a handicap of -1 is 1.61 and the offer of bet-at-home is 1.5, but with a European handicap.