Huddersfield Could Struggle to Contain In-Form Gunners at the Emirates
Arsenal left it late against Burnley for the second successive season to steal all three points from Sean Dyche’s side and extend their decent run of form in the Premier League. The Gunners have won four of their last five matches in the top flight and have kept successive clean sheets in the process. Wenger has praised his defence following another hard-working display helped them depart East Lancashire with the victory, which helped move them up to fourth in the Premier League, just a point behind Chelsea.
The side from North London are likely to be without Mesut Ozil once again for their midweek meeting with Huddersfield but they will be confident of seeing off the Terriers at the Emirates. At such prohibitive prices, the handicap markets are likely to be a popular angle and Betfair make Arsenal 7/4 to cover the -2 handicap. You can find details of all of the top UK bookmakers here at BettingTop10, including Stan James, who make Manchester City 13/10 on the -2 handicap.
David Wagner’s side have failed to score on their travels since the opening weekend of the campaign and were recently hammered 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth exposed their weaknesses on the road.
Elsewhere, Manchester City will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table with a fairly straightforward looking assignment at home to Southampton. Pep’s side survived a scare against the aforementioned Terriers as they stole all three points to make it a happy journey back across the M62. Guardiola has played down the prospect of his side remaining unbeaten all season as rumours of another January transfer splurge continue to percolate.
Southampton are unlikely to pose much threat to that impressive run of form. The Saints swept aside a rudderless Everton side at St Mary’s but are far from convincing on their travels and it could be a long journey home for Pellegrino’s men.