Thursday, 28 July 2016

MLS All Stars v Arsenal Betting: Gunners could misfire in San Jose

MLS All Stars v Arsenal Betting: Gunners could misfire in San Jose
With a talented squad and no shortage of motivation, Al Hain-Cole is backing Kinnear's team to triumph against a visiting side lacking match practice and missing some star names
Arsenal will be hoping to get their American tour off to a winning start when they take on the MLS All Stars at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium on Thursday evening.
After drawing 1-1 in their opening pre-season friendly against Lens in France, Arsene Wenger’s men are available at 11/8 (2.38) with Skybet to secure their first win of the summer in California.
Having beaten Bayern Munich and Tottenham in the last two editions of this showpiece fixture, the hosts are priced at 6/4 (2.50) to achieve another victory against major European opposition.

Only one of the previous 11 editions has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on the side taking the game to a penalty shootout after a deadlocked 90 minutes.
Although technically just a friendly match, All Star manager Dominic Kinnear will be taking this fixture very seriously as he seeks to banish the memory of 2010’s humbling 5-2 defeat against Manchester United during his stint as Bruce Arena’s assistant coach.
As well as star names such as Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and David Villa, the squad is made up of a number of talented internationals who will be keen to demonstrate how strong their league has become over the past few years.

If the wins over Bayern and Spurs are anything to go by, neither motivation nor quality is likely to prove an issue as the home side take on a team still lacking in match fitness and missing the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud to due to Copa America and Euro 2016 exertions.
Currently in the middle of their own domestic season, the fitter and more focussed All Stars look well worth those 6/4 (2.50) odds to add a weakened and under-prepared Arsenal to their illustrious list of recent scalps.
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