Sheffield United will be looking to win their first points of the season when they travel to the capital for a clash with the Gunners.
As things stand, Chris Wilder’s men aren’t only point-less but they’re also goal-less having lost all three of their opening Premier League games to nil.
Bearing this in mind, it’s no surprise to see the Blades priced at 5/1 by both Betfair and PaddyPower. Arsenal, on the other hand, have been handed the favorites tag with the 11/20 offer.
These two teams have met on three occasions in recent years. Sheffield United got the better of the Gunners in the league last term having won 1-0 at Brammall Lane before managing a 1-1 draw at the Emirates.
However, in their last head to head contest – an FA Cup clash – it was Arsenal who claimed a 2-1 victory away in South Yorkshire.
The Gunners went on to win that FA Cup as well as the resulting Community Shield. Mikel Arteta’s men have also won two of their opening three Premier League games and they will be looking for a fourth straight competitive win at the Emirates Stadium.
Alexandre Lacazette has bagged three goals in Arsenal’s opening three Premier League games, and he could be the man to watch this weekend. The Frenchman is currently priced at 5/2 to open the scoring and 13/10 to score anytime; both sets of prices are provided by Betfair and PaddyPower.
These odds offer good value for a player who is clearly in good form. However, our recommendation is to back a 2-0 victory for Arsenal which currently provides even more value at 6/1.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change