Sydney vs Arsenal
International Club Friendlies
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick off at 10:30 UK/ 11:30 CET
Venue: ANZ Stadium.
Arsene Wenger brought a star-studded lineup for the Australian tour and matches with Sydney and Western Sydney Wanderers at the start of the preparations period for the Gunners.
The home team fans will thus certainly have the chance to enjoy a thrilling evening of football in which their team will be massive underdog against the fifth-placed team in the last term of Premier League.
The season in A-League (the top flight of the Australian football) won’t start before October which is why we must question Sydney players’ physical condition at this stage.
The hosts were more than successful winning the title thanks to a win on penalties over bitter rivals Melbourne Victory in the Grand Final.
It is interesting to note that Sydney played a friendly with Liverpool just days after the finish of the season in Premier League. The Reds claimed an easy 0-3 win with the mixed lineup.
As we stated in the introduction, Arsenal will tackle Australian teams with a super strong lineup featuring the likes of Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and the most recent acquisition Alexandre Lacazette.
Former Lyon striker will certainly want to shine on his debut which is why we’ll back him as the anytime goalscorer pick as one of the bets for this one.
Sydney vs Arsenal: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever H2H encounter between the two teams.
Sydney vs Arsenal: Prediction
The gulf in quality between the two sides is just enormous. Moreover, the hosts are far from their best shape since they have not played a single competitive game in more than two months.
We see the Gunners claiming a demolishing win by at least two or three goals in a generally high-scoring affair.
Sydney vs Arsenal: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Arsenal -1.5 handicap at the odds of 1.95 odds with Bet365.
You can also take Arsenal Over 2.5 Team Goals at 1.90 odds.