One of the most unbalanced games of Day 3 will take place at Emirates, where in-form Arsenal prepare for the visit of Bulgarian champions Ludogorets.
The first clash in history between the two teams is about as unbalanced as it gets – most betting agencies only offer a 1,15 odd for Arsenal to win. Is the difference in value really that large?
Arsenal vs Ludogorets – 19/10/2016
Betting Odds: Arsenal 1.14 or 1/7 Draw 9.00 or 8/1 Ludogorets 23.00 or 22/1
We think so. To say that Arsenal is the better team is hardly news for anyone – Ozil alone is worth more money than the entire Bulgarian team. The truly scary thing about the Gunners is their current form.
Since their 1-1 draw against PSG in France, the team won absolutely each and every game, including a very convincing 3-0 victory against Chelsea. Moreover, they seem to win even if they make a few changes in their starting line-up.
Players like Iwobi, Oxlade-Chamberlain or other youngsters are in top form – and will show this against Ludogorets as well.
Meanwhile, the Bulgarians are completely dominating their domestic league, but aren’t producing big fireworks in the Champions League.
They did manage to win a point away against Basel, which now brings them closer to winning 3rd place in the group. It’s highly unlikely that they’ll manage to stop Arsenal, but even if they don’t, they won’t be very disappointed.
Arsenal vs Ludogorets Betting Tips
That being said, we have to look into bets which focus on Arsenal dominating the game. Arsenal to win and over 2,5 goals is a good idea, along with Arsenal 1/1 (Arsenal at halftime and fulltime). Our favorite goalscorer is Alexis Sanchez, while also favoring Walcott if he features.
A handicap win (Arsenal -1,5) is also a great idea, which will move your odds closer to 1,50 – which is almost playable. Overall, any bet you can find which expects the Gunners to dominate the game is worth considering.
Half Time/Full Time & O/U 2.5 – 1/1 & Over 2.5: 1.71 or 5/7 with ComeOn
Total Goals – Over 3, 3.5: 1.83 or 5/6 with ComeOn