ARSENAL FAVOURITES FOR PREMIER LEAGUE OPENER
The new Premier League campaign starts on Friday with the battle of two London teams namely Arsenal and Brentford. Brentford have never tasted Premier League football but it's only a matter of time after they joined Norwich City and Watford in the Premier League this season.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank and his players will have a taste of Premier League football when they welcome Arsenal to their stadium on Friday night. Brentford have the much needed firepower to thrive in the English top flight due to the presence of Ivan Toney. Toney was the topscorer in the Championship last season and Brentford fans would be hoping for him to score the goals that will ensure Premier League safety for their team.
Newly promoted team Brentford were last in the top flight over seven decades ago and they are underdogs ahead of their game with the Gunners despite the presence of Toney upfront. This is according to the soccer betting odds from the big soccer betting sites.
Arsenal will have their hands full with the London Derby clash with Brentford later this week and it's a game they have to win to set the tone for a succesfulleague campaign. In their last Premier League clash, Arsenal were favourites over Brighton and Hove Albion via the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites. The Gunners made it count by beating the Seagulls 2-0 at home thanks to the brace from Ivorian player Nicholas Pepe though it was not enough to seal a place in Europe. Arsenal fans would be hoping for a similar positive result against their London opponents this Friday.
The Gunners fans would be hoping to see new signings such as Ben White, SambiLokonga and Nuno Tavares in action when the team face Frank and his Brentford players.