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Arsenal too short in betting

| 15.01.2011

Saturday’s match between Arsenal and West Ham United could see Avram Grant defy the odds once again as he battles to keep his job.

Grant is 2/5 to be the next Premier League manager to leave but punters should stay away from those betting odds as Grant’s rejuvenated West Ham side can upset Arsenal’s title push on Saturday.

Match Odds

Having lost to Ipswich in midweek and drawn with Leeds last weekend, Arsenal’s current form in no way justifies their 4/7 betting odds to beat West Ham and Arsene Wenger’s side offer little value.

West Ham may have started the season playing like a Championship side, but the Hammers have suffered just one loss in their last seven games and are unbeaten in their last four matches at Upton Park.

West Ham’s betting odds of 5/1 seem ridiculous in comparison to Arsenal’s as an upset looks on the cards at Upton Park this weekend.

Total Goals

Traditionally games between the two sides tend to be low-scoring and this is good news for the Hammers who have failed to score in six of their last seven clashes with Arsenal.

Under 2.5 goals looks a very tempting price at 11/10 considering only two of the last ten games between the two have seen more than 2.5 goals.

If West Ham are to upset the title chasing Gunners, it is likely to be by the solitary goal and a 1-0 West Ham win is priced at a tempting 10/1, and Carlton Cole is 10/1 to score first after his stunning goal in midweek.

Arsenal’s defence is looking shaky at the moment and their strike force has managed just one goal in their last three games leaving a West Ham clean sheet – as surprising as it sounds – a decent bet at 5/1.

A £25 stake on Cole scoring first and West Ham winning 1-0 would return £1675. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.