Arsenal v FC Koln: Price Boosts from Across the Sportsbooks
The bookmakers expect Arsenal to have a comfortable evening when they host German side FC Koln at the Emirates on Thursday night. The Gunners start their Europa League adventure against the Bundesliga’s bottom side and are as short as 1/3 with the likes of William Hill to take all three points in this one.
It may not prove to be as one-sided as the markets suggest but when you are faced with straight win odds such as these, it’s a good time to seek out some price boosts from across the markets and here are some of the best deals for Thursday night’s tie.
Ladbrokes kick things off here with Alexandre Lacazette to score and Arsenal to win which was at Even Money but has now shifted to 6/5. The Gunners prolific new signing has started his career in North London in a positive way with three goals in his opening three league games and is the home side’s favourite in all of the individual goal scorer betting markets for this game.
The second offer from Ladbrokes is for Arsenal to win the match and for four or more goals to drop in. This has increased from 2/1 from 5/2 but it may need most of the goals to come from the home side here.
Arsenal have scored seven goals at home in their opening two league games of the season but Koln have found the net just once in three matches at the start of their Bundesliga campaign. For this bet to convert, the Gunners may need to win by a four goal margin but it’s still an option for Ladbrokes customers to consider.
Betsafe have also got behind this match with a slightly wider set of three price boosts. The first of these is for Alexandre Lacazette to score the first goal and this has been pushed out to 16/5. The French striker has enjoyed that positive start to the campaign and is favourite with all bookmakers to open the scoring so that’s a potentially good option at a decent price.
The second of the two price boosts from Betsafe has FC Koln to score the first goal at 3/1. This bet doesn’t specify an individual player but you will have to consider the German side’s record in front of goal so far this season.
Finally, Betsafe round things off with a correct score of 3-0 which has gone from their standard book price up to 7/1. Arsenal to win by this scoreline could be a popular bet when you look at those scoring stats. The Gunners average 3.5 goals from their home league games this season while Cologne haven’t scored in two matches away from the RheinEnergieStadion.
Across those two bookmakers, Betsafe and Ladbrokes have combined well to give some extra value for this game. Arsenal to win at 1/3 in the open markets is of little interest to most punters so these price boosts are a welcome introduction with lots of options across the side markets.