Arsenal's Crucial Fixtures in September and October

1. Real Sociedad Vs Cadiz – U2.5 (Friday)

Cadiz is well known for defending and hardly conceding goals. They are away to Real Sociedad a side that has lost form as they had lost their last 4 games in all competitions prior to Granada away win last weekend. I anticipate a reserved game seeing less than 3 goals. 4/5 of their last head to head meetings saw Under 2.5 goals.

2. Empoli Vs Bologna – 1X&Yes (Friday)

Empoli are currently 17th placed trying to fight for their survival in the league as they host 4th placed Bologna who are just 2 points away from 5th placed AS Roma as the battle for top 4 continues. What a game when both sides need 3 points. I anticipate an end to end game and each side will at least score a goal. I do not see the home side losing, the best Bologna may get here is a draw. Both their last 2 meetings at Stadio Carlo Castellani in Empoli were won by Empoli and saw both teams score.

3. Manchester City Vs Newcastle – 1&O1.5 (Saturday)

Their chances to win the league this season remained in air as the Citizens narrowly survived a defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Here comes Newcastle against them in FA Quarter Finals and I see the Citizens using this opportunity to surpass the Magpies to secure a place in the Semis to increase their silverware chances this season. Man City have won 3/5 last H2H meetings and I see Newcastle at least scoring a goal which easily rounds off to Over 1.5 goals

4. Fulham Vs Tottenham – 2 (Saturday)

At Craven cottage, 12th placed Fulham host 5th placed Tottenham who continue their quest to secure Champions League football next season. Spurs are in great form and we saw them comfortably defeat Aston Villa last weekend. I see Spurs winning as they have a better pedigree and look hungrier. Tottenham have won 4/4 last H2H meetings with Fulham.

5. Osasuna Vs Real Madrid – 2 (Saturday)

Current log leaders Real Madrid will continue their push for winning the league this season as they play away from home against Osasuna. Osasuna lost last weekend to Girona and here comes ruthless Madrid that won’t give them any chance. Madrid have won 4/5 last H2H meetings at Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona

6. Luton Vs Nottingham – Yes (Saturday)

At Kenilworth road, 18th placed Luton host 17th placed Nottingham as the relegation battle continues. What a game on our hands! Both sides concede easily and as well known for their counter attack play. I expect an end to end game with a minimum of one goal from each side.

7. Frosinone Vs Lazio – X2 (Saturday)

Lazio’s coach Sarri just resigned on Tuesday morning after several shamble performances that even saw the club lose all their last 3 league games. I anticipate Lazio to try fight for a win under their Interim manager. Lazio may not be good at the moment but Frosinone is quite worse. At least a draw for Lazio if they are not to win but not losing against Frosinone that have not won a game from their last 7 fixtures. Lazio have won 5/5 last H2H with Frosinone.

8. Chelsea Vs Leicester – 1 (Sunday)

Chelsea lost out on winning the Carabao Cup to Liverpool youth team and here comes an opportunity for Pochetino to capitalize on the FA Quarter final to increase his chances of winning his first trophy at Chelsea. Being at Stamford Bridge, I see the Blues winning this game. 4/5 last H2H meetings have been won by Chelsea.

9. Manchester United Vs Liverpool – O2.5 (Sunday)

After losing 7:0 a season ago, Man United returned this season and made a 0:0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. Now, here comes an encounter in the FA quarter finals as both sides really want to add trophies to their cabins. These two are the most successful clubs in English history so I do expect an end to end game with plenty of goals. Their last FA cup meeting ended with a total of 5 goals.

10. Freiburg Vs Bayer Leverkusen – 2 (Sunday)

Freiburg are currently 8th placed as they host log leaders at Europa-Park Stadion in Freiburg. I expect a tough game as the host are pushing through to qualify for European football next season though it may be hard for them to stop unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen. A tough game but basing on form, I do not see the Breisgau-Brazilliner stopping the Black and Reds.