Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal: Betting preview

Atletico Madrid welcomes Arsenal in the return game in the semifinal round of Europa League. This will probably be a game to remember for a long time since it could be the last time Wenger manages the team from London on the European stage. The European tournaments are what is missing in Wenger’s trophy collection. He has won every important trophy with the Gunners in England but the European ones have evaded him.

Whether Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone will stop him once again is to be seen on Thursday evening and having in mind their last encounter it is rather possible. Atletico Madrid played quite a solid game combined with the needed big champions’ luck.. Atletico reached the draw 1:1 despite the 27 shots towards Oblak’s gate of which only 8 were in the right direction. While Diego Simeone’s players shot 8 times towards Arsenal’s goal line and 7 found it.

Atletico’s odds are even more favourable considering their wonderful performance at home. They have only two losses at home this season while Arsenal is one of the most faltering guests in the Premier League – they have 10 away losses.

For all of the above mentioned the bookies favour Atletico in this match. The biggest coefficient for a home win is given by 1xBet – 1.85. A draw is most highly assessed by bet365, Betsafe and Betsson – 3.7. Pinnacle rate Arslenal’s win with 5.11. You can follow the result live on Livescore.in.

Seen this way a coefficient of 5 for Arsenal to win seems a value bet which is worth the risk. It is equal to 20 percent and Lacazette and his teammates’ chances to reach the victory over Atletico are surely not lower than that. That is why the odds for this match seem to favour the hosts which means a good bet for the guests. Whether this will happen is to be seen on Thursday evening at Wanda Metropolitano.

Look for surprises in the preliminary groups

One of the ways to win from sports betting is to look for surprises and use their big coefficients. In the next few lines you will read about such looking for surprises which, however, needs time and analysis.

In a nutshell, looking for surprises in this betting strategy concerns tournaments with preliminary groups which are followed by elimination stages that define the winner. If we look closer in such tournaments, quite often we can see in the groups surprising losses of the favourites, which by losing the game avoid some of the other favourites in the direct eliminations.

During the Table Tennis World Cup, the team of Japan which is one of the favourites lost from the weaker team of England with 0:3. At the end of the team games it turned out that in this way the Japanese avoided the superfavorite team of China which they can still meet at the final. As for the English, if luck is on their side they will meet the Chinese at the semifinal.

The football world cup is one month away. If we look at the preliminary groups, we will be able to spot at least a few suitable sunken rocks. Especially after the first two rounds when the favourites will assure their places in the elimination stage and the places in the different flows will be left to be defined.

Such selection of games needs effort but it can prove to be worthy with winning bets with coefficients over 5. Furthermore, you don’t need to know much about the shape of the players. The bookies give odds for the winner of every tournament allowing us to spot the big favourites without the need to know the sport. In the abovementioned example from the Table Tennis World Cup, the coefficeint for the final champion for China is 1.01. It is obvious why Japan decided not to show their best game against England, isn’t it?