With the current situation regarding coronavirus, it is affecting football matches all over the world. When will the season start again? Will the season start again? There are so many questions that need answering, but essentially we take the situation on a day to day basis.
The Premier League season is due to start again on April 30th, but even that looks ambitious now. Some reports are saying that the Premier League might start up in June, but again, only if the authorities deem it safe enough to do so.
And how will the matches be played? Will they be behind closed doors? The problem is that the TV companies have invested huge amounts into showing live Premier League matches, so that’s why there’s a push to have games played in closed stadiums.
But then that poses a set of other problems; How can you play a football match with no fans? How will the players react to not having any atmosphere? If we have to play games behind closed doors, then surely there is still a risk of contracting the virus?
It is a messy situation and hopefully, the footballing authorities will make the best decision for the clubs, teams, players and most importantly, the fans.
So what about Arsenal?
When (and if) the season resumes, there are reasons to be positive about our team. We had an awful start to the season under Unai Emery but since the arrival of Mikel Arteta, we’ve been far better. There is much better team morale, we’re playing better football, and the fans are much happier.
And that’s why once the reason starts up again, it’s worth backing the Gunners!
There are 10 games of the Premier League season left, and most of those games are winnable – there’s Aston Villa, Watford, Brighton, Southampton, Norwich and Wolves left to play, and whereas earlier in the season no-one would have backed us, these are now matches we can (and should) win.
There’s also a North London Derby left to play, and with Jose Mourinho imploding as the days go by, that would be a game we’d be looking to get all 3 points.
But how do you know how much you could win betting on Arsenal?
This is where this great online betting calculator comes in! With this free bet calculator you can work out how much you could win by entering the stake (amount you want to bet) and the odds. It will then automatically calculate the overall return for stake not returned (SNR) and overall return for stake returned (SR), so you know exactly how much you will be pocketing once your bet comes in!
And if that wasn’t handy enough, there are also links to selected bookmakers where you can take advantage of free bets to boot! (excuse the pun…)
Hope you all stay safe during this difficult time, and don’t forget to stay home and save lives.