The new Premier League campaign starts in twelve days with two London teams. Brentfordand Arsenal will start proceedings next week Friday. The Gunners are favouritesto pick up the first three points of the new league campaign according to the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites worldwide.

Brentford are in the Premier League for the first time in their history. They have not been in the top flight for over seven decades. Brentfordsecured their place in the Premier League this season by beating Welsh team Swansea City in the English Championship playoff final. Brentford join automatic qualifiers Watford and Norwich City as the three new teams in the Premier League this term.

Arsenal were the favourites in their last game at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day of last season’s Premier League campaign via the odds from soccer betting sites. The Gunners won the game thanks to the brace from Ivorian winger Nicholas Pepe. The Gunners are away to Brentfordin the first game of the new Premier League campaign and are favourites as pointed out earlier.

Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal players have not had the best of preparations for the new season due to the lack of good results in preseason. Arsenal began their preseason games this summer in Scotland and against Hibernian. In the end, they were beaten 2-1 by the Scottish Premiership team with young English midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe netting the only goal for the North Londoners.

The defeat to Hibs was followed by a 2-2 draw with Scottish champions Rangers. Arsenal then thrashed Milwall and Watford 4-1 in their next two friendlies before the London Derby meeting with Chelsea this weekend. In the battle of the two London heavyweights, England international Tammy Abraham pounced on the error from Arsenal substitute Hector Bellerin in the second half to give Chelsea a 2-1 away win at the end of the friendly game.