Bought from Barcelona in 2014, Alexis Sanchez quickly became a fans favourite when he arrived at his new club Arsenal in a deal worth over £30 Million. Although not always used as a direct centre forward, Sanchez has an impressive record for the Gunners and over his first two seasons is averaging more than a goal every two games.
Those fans therefore felt aggrieved when the Chilean international swapped the Emirates for Old Trafford as he joined great rivals Manchester United in January of 2018.
Sanchez hasn’t been quite as prolific with his new club but overall he has the sort of record that alerts bookmakers looking for price boosts and enhanced odds deals. We’ve seen plenty of those in recent weeks so here’s an assessment of Alexis Sanchez and details of some of those offers.
Sanchez made his debut for local Chilean side Cobreloa at the age of just 16 and started with some notable goals. Clearly he was a huge talent and just a year later was purchased by Italian club Udinese who immediately sent him out on loan to gain some further experience.
Spells with Colo Colo and River Plate produced a total of 9 goals from 55 league games and while that may not seem remarkable, at that point in his career, Sanchez was not being used as an out-and-out striker.
Returning to Italy, the Chilean was a regular member of the first team for three years until a transfer to Spanish giants Barcelona came about in 2011. At that stage he was already established as a regular international player but at Barca he really made his name. Alexis’ scoring record also improved with a ratio of around one goal in every three games in La Liga.
He was a firm favourite at the Nou Camp but, with Messi, Neymar and Suarez in the side, opportunities became limited, leading to that multi-million pound move to Arsenal in 2014.
In nearly four years in North London, the striker scored 80 goals in 166 games before making that move to Manchester in 2018. As we’ll see from his stats, it’s been difficult to maintain that ratio but Sanchez remains an important figure for United at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
Alex Sanchez’s qualities were spotted by Chile early on and he made his debut for the full national team in 2006 at the age of just 17. This was at the time when the player was largely supporting the attack from midfield or out wide but he scored his first international goal a year later in 2007.
As his career progressed, Sanchez was played more as an attacking force and, as of August 2018, he has a respectable tally of 39 goals in 121 appearances for the full Chilean side.
Recent Scoring Record
Here are Alexis Sanchez’s scoring stats from the last few completed seasons:
|Season||Domestic League – La Liga, Premier League||Domestic Cup – Copa Del Rey, FA Cup||Champions League|
|2017/18||2 goals in 12 matches||1 goal in 4 matches||0 goals in 2 matches|
|2016/17||24 goals in 36 matches||3 goal in 3 matches||3 goals in 8 matches|
|2015/16||13 goals in 30 matches||1 goal in 4 matches||3 goals in 7 matches|
|2014/15||16 goals in 35 matches||4 goals in 6 matches||4 goals in 9 matches|
|2013/14||19 goals in 34 matches||2 goals in 9 matches||0 goals in 9 matches|
Those are interesting figures that outline the improvement of Sanchez in front of goal. With Arsenal, he has really blossomed as a trusted striker and in the 2016/17 season, became their main threat in front of goal.
Form dropped off in 2017/18 with Alexis switching clubs and then suffering with injury but when he gets back to full fitness, he has the quality to produce another prolific season.
Types of Enhanced Offer
Ahead of Arsenal’s crucial game away to Liverpool on March 4 2017, there were three price boosts on offer that underlined the type of deal that we can expect to see. With SportNation, new customers could get a £50.00 free bet token, plus the standard odds as cash if Arsenal won the game and Sanchez scored.
Elsewhere, Winner Sports quoted for the same outcome but their offer was for all customers and boosted the price up to 6/1. SkyBet concluded the promos with a boosted 14/1 on Alexis Sanchez to score twice in the match.
888Sport and Ladbrokes are among a host of other bookies to have quoted Alexis Sanchez price boosts in recent times and although the examples above are naturally subject to change, they are typical of what we might find across the sportsbooks for the 2018/19 season and beyond.
His time at Arsenal ended with a controversial move and while he has only recently signed for Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez’s future is the subject of much debate. He was 29 at the start of 2018/19 and that’s young enough for a side such as Bayern Munich to come calling if he shows signs of getting back to his best. In addition, he has already been linked with moves to China, or back to Spain where both Madrid clubs have been mentioned.
China may be off the bookies’ radars in terms of offers but as long as Alexis Sanchez remains in Europe, the price boosts will continue to flood in and we will look to bring you the best of them as they drop.