ARSENAL are gearing up for their latest attempt at clinching the Premier League trophy, and their journey starts with a match against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Last season, the Gunners surprised everyone by mounting a serious title challenge, leading the Premier League for much of the season. However, Manchester City’s powerful team caught up and overtook them, leaving Arsenal just short of the finish line.
In response to last season’s near-miss, Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, has invested £200 million in new players, aiming to bridge the gap with Manchester City and win the club’s first league title in two decades.
The London-based club sent a clear message by beating Man City to win the Community Shield at Wembley last weekend. They’ll be looking to keep the momentum going with a victory over Nottingham Forest this weekend at their home stadium.
Nottingham Forest, guided by Steve Cooper, managed to stay in the top-flight last season after a twenty-year absence. They secured their survival with a game to spare and will be aiming for a more comfortable campaign this time around. But their season’s start could hardly be tougher.
In terms of betting, Arsenal are the clear favorites, with just two home losses in the Premier League last season.
For those looking for betting angles, simply backing Arsenal to win may not offer much value. An alternative could be to combine Arsenal’s win with under five match goals and Bukayo Saka having at least one shot at 4/5 with Bet 365.
Arteta’s team has shown solidity, especially on the defensive side, making them highly efficient in games like this one. The expectation is for Arsenal to begin the Premier League with a solid, if not flashy, win on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest has a reputation for being resilient, and they managed to keep most of their matches last season within four goals. Steve Cooper’s team is expected to put up a fight.
Including Arsenal’s standout player Bukayo Saka to have at least one shot in the game (not necessarily on target) in your Bet Builder could add some excitement. Last season, Saka was taking two shots per game on average and was Arsenal’s main penalty taker.
Additionally, you may want to consider the 10/11 Featured Bet with Betway that involves Arsenal winning, having the most corners, and Nottingham Forest receiving the most cards. It’s another interesting angle to spice up your betting experience for this match.