Saturday Premier League Betting Odds & Pick: West Brom vs. Arsenal (January 2)
David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images. Pictured: Bukayo Saka, Arsenal
- Wes Brom takes on Arsenal in a Premier League matchup on Saturday afternoon.
- Arsenal is coming off two wins in a row over Chelsea and Brighton, and BJ Cunningham expects it to snag three more points today.
- Check out Cunningham's full betting preview with updated odds below.
West Brom vs. Arsenal Odds
|West Brom Odds||+525 [BET NOW]|
|Arsenal Odds||-175 [BET NOW]|
|Draw||+295 [BET NOW]|
|Over/Under||2.5 (-106/-118) [BET NOW]|
|Time||Saturday, 3:00 p.m. ET|
|Odds as of Saturday at 2:20 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.|
Why have the Gunners seemingly turned a corner the last two games? It’s not that they are creating more chances in front of net, they are creating higher quality chances. Against Chelsea and Brighton, the Gunners created a total of 2.8 xG from non-penalty situations. Compare that to the two matches against Southampton and Everton, where they only created 1.23 xG total from non-penalty situations.
The biggest difference the last two matches for Arsenal is their 19-year-old sensation Bukayo Saka has been creating chances left and right. He scored the third goal against Chelsea, which has the potential to be goal of the year:
Bukayo Saka makes it 3-0 Arsenal 🤯
Did London slip through an extradimensional portal or something
— Yahoo Soccer (@FCYahoo) December 26, 2020
Defensively, Arsenal haven’t been terrible, allowing 1.23 xG per match, but the Gunners will be without one of their central defenders in Gabriel and Thomas Partey, their best defensive midfielder. However, with how bad West Brom’s offense has been this season, Arsenal could be on their way to a second clean sheet in a row.
Projections and Pick
With how bad West Brom has been on both ends of the pitch, it’s hard to justify a bet on the Baggies. I think Arsenal should be able to keep their win streak going on the road, given how many more high quality chances they’ve created the last two matches.
I’ll back the red hot Gunners spread of -1 at +108 (DraftKings).
Pick: Arsenal -1 (+108)