Premier League Odds Favoring Arsenal Over Swansea City: Take the Gunners as Solid Soccer Pick

Steven Suarez

Monday, May 11, 2015 12:49 PM GMT

Monday, May. 11, 2015 12:49 PM GMT

Both teams are playing well right now, but the Gunners will be at home and have been classified as the soccer betting odds-on favorites for Monday's match. Who should we back?

Odds Overview
The soccer odds are very much in Arsenal's favor here, with the odds ranging from -300 to -350. You can find Swansea City available at a whopping price of +1000 or so, with a draw approaching +500 at Premier League betting odds board.

We actually see a rare total of three goals at some sportsbooks, which signals that we should be in for an up-and-down match with plenty of goalscoring chances. Bookmaker has a line of three available and is getting even action on both the OVER and UNDER.

 

Arsenal
What a run it's been for the Gunners. They've gone unbeaten in 11 consecutive matches across all competitions, with 10 of those being outright victories and the other a draw. As a result, Arsenal has risen into a tie for second place in the Premier League standings alongside Manchester City.

We last saw the Gunners take the field last weekend in an impressive 3-1 away win over Hull City. A devastating 17-minute period in the first half saw Arsenal score all three of their goals, and from there it wastoo difficult for the home team to recover. Alexis Sanchez scored a brace and Aaron Ramsey also got his name on the score-sheet in the victory.

The Gunners are as healthy as they've ever been and the results have subsequently improved in a big way. To illustrate, Arsenal had the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs on the bench against Hull last weekend, showcasing just how deep their squad can be when health isn't an issue. Arsene Wenger's men will be looking to keep this run of form going against Swansea City and over the final few league fixtures before the F.A. Cup Final against Aston Villa.

 

Swansea City
Overall, you'd be hard-pressed to be disappointed in Swansea City's performance this season. The Swans can currently be found in eighth place in the league and they have a chance to move within one point of seventh if they're somehow manage to take all three points from Arsenal in this fixture.

More recently, Swansea has picked up two consecutive wins in a row, beating Newcastle 3-2 away from home and then overcoming Stoke City 2-0 at home last weekend. Both goals came late against the Potters, with Jefferson Montero scoring in the 76th minute before Sung-Yong Ki wrapped up the match with a goal in stoppage time. Lukasz Fabianski and the defense held strong en route to the clean sheet and all-important three points.

Following this encounter with the Gunners, the Swans will close out with a home date against Manchester City before the finale away to Crystal Palace. Will Swansea be able to close out the season on a positive note?

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Premier League Pick
Arsenal's form has been so good that it's going to be hard to go any other way. The Gunners are such heavy favorites on the soccer odds board for a reason, and they're widely expected to sweep the Swans to the side on Monday.

It's been a strong showing from Swansea City throughout the season, but the team's away form has left a lot to be desired, with little consistency to be found. The Swans have alternated wins and losses over their last nine away matches across all competitions.

So, with our soccer picks, let's look towards an Arsenal win, though we'll need to get a little creative in order to maximize the value. Since a straight moneyline wager doesn't offer much appeal, we'll pick the Gunners to win by at least two goals, which should offer a much more attractive return.

Soccer Pick: Arsenal 3 Swansea City 1

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