Portsmouth – Arsenal
Arsenal -1 @ 1.94 (pinnacle)
Arsenal plays their last match of 2009, away, against one of worst team in Premiership, at least if we look at the current standings. portsmouth is 20th, last team in the table, with only 14 points after 19 matches. An unofficial premiership rule says that if a team want to avoid relegation, they have to make 40 points, and looking at Portsmouth, this thing looks almost impossible. Arsenal, on the other hand, plays abolutely enthusiastic in the latest period. Winning 3-0 home with Hull isn’t a big deal, but 3-0 with Aston Villa isn’t something that many teams will achieve in the next years.
Arsenal was absolutely fantastic, with Cesc Fabregas in the spotlight : the spanisgh midfielder opened the scoretable with a great free kick, than, in the last 10 minutes, he scored again after a perfect counter-attack, assisted by Theo Walcott. Abou Diaby scored the last goal, few moments before the final whistle was blown. Aston Villa came on the Emirates wanting to gain a draw, it was obvious for everyone this. Today, Arsenal takes on a team that wants to win, of course, a draw wouldn’t help them too much. the problem is that Portsmouth is no way good enough to face such a big and strong team like Arsenal, and, thinking that the Gunners have a great morale, they will come to pompey’s arena to win.
Arsenal is clearly the team of the moment in England, and a victory before the new years’s eve would perfectly matcn their latest results and evolutions.