Can Arsenal Hold Onto the Lead in the Premier League?

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English Premier League side Arsenal are currently at the top of the league with 44 points after 17 games played. With another 21 games to play, the question being asked here is, can Arsenal hold on to the lead and win the Premier League for the first time since the 2003/04 season?

Find out more about the likelihood of them winning the 2022/23 Premier League campaign right here.

How likely is it that Arsenal will win the league?

To get a much better understanding of just how likely it is that North London side Arsenal can win the Premier League for the first time in almost 20 years, the best thing to do would be to visit today’s best sports betting websites, such as 10Bet Africa, for the latest odds.

You can then compare the odds to paint a much clearer picture. For example, at many of today’s most trusted online bookmakers, Arsenal are NOT the favourite to win the Premier League outright. At most sites, they are the second odds-on favourite team to win the Premier League behind Manchester City, who are currently in second place in the league.

The 10bet sports betting app is free to download onto any modern iOS or Android smartphone with Wi-Fi connectivity, and it takes just seconds to install onto most devices. To sign up to 10bet and place a real money wager on any upcoming Premier League or Arsenal matches, you must be at least 18 years of age.

A closer look at the odds

In UK fractional odds, Arsenal are currently priced, on average, at around 6/5. This is the same as saying 2.20 in European decimal odds or 120 in American/moneyline odds. It’s also the same as saying that Arsenal have a whopping 45.50% implied probability of winning the Premier League outright.

Which other teams are also in the running?

The odds-on favourite to win the Premier League, Manchester City, are currently priced at EVENS, which is the same as saying 1/1, 2.00, or 100. In other words, Man City have a 50% chance of winning the Premier League. More odds for the other Premier League teams are as follows:

  • Manchester United – 11/1, 12.00, 1,100, with an 8.30% chance of winning
  • Newcastle United – 40/1, 41.00, 4,000, with a 2.4% chance of winning
  • Liverpool – 150/1, 151.00, 15,000, with only a 0.7% chance of winning
  • Tottenham – 150/1, 151.00, 15,000, with only a 0.7% chance of winning

Recent results and upcoming fixtures

On November 3rd, Arsenal beat FC Zurich 1-0 at home in their final Europa League group stage match, which saw them finish top of group A above PSV, Bodo Glimt, and FC Zurich. When they returned for Premier League action on November 6th, they travelled to Chelsea and beat the Blues 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Their next game was the third round of the EFL Cup (Carabao Cup), which they lost 3-1 at home to Brighton. On November 12th, they travelled to Wolves for a Premier League match, which they won 2-0. On December 26th, they beat West Ham 3-1 at home.

They then travelled away to Brighton and won 4-2 in their next Premier League outing, and then on January 3rd, they drew 0-0 with Newcastle United. Arsenal’s next game was a third-round FA Cup match away to Oxford United, which the Gunners won 3-0.

On Sunday, January 22nd, they face Manchester United at home, and then on January 27th, they place Manchester City away in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Their next Premier League game is away to Everton on February 4th.

Can Arsenal win the Europa League?

There’s a good chance that Arsenal will win the Europa League. They are currently the odds-on favourite team to win ahead of Barcelona, Manchester United, Ajax, and Juventus.

If you were to place a bet on Arsenal right now to win the Europa League outright, you’re looking at average odds of around 4/1 (5.00, or 400) with a 20% chance of winning. In comparison, Barcelona are currently priced at 5/1 (6.00, or 500) with a 16.70% chance of winning. Manchester United are priced at around 9/1 (10.00, or 900) with a 10% chance of winning. Ajax and Juventus are both currently priced at 12/1 (13.00, or 1200) with only a 7.70% chance of winning. Don’t forget that no matter how certain these odds may seem, a bet is never guaranteed. Anything can happen in football, so always try to carry out your research into a team before placing a wager.