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Bet on Arsenal vs Wolves – Dutchman to lead Arsenal to victory

| 12.02.2011

A high flying Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to the Emirates on Saturday hoping to take their second high-profile scalp in as many weeks.

Mick McCarthy’s side have come in for some stick recently because of their ability to beat the big teams and inability to beat the teams around them and Arsenal should beware a hungry pack.

Match Odds

Despite their incredible win over league leaders Manchester United last week, Wolves are as big as 12/1 to take the points at the Emirates even though they have beaten six of the top nine in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal have already suffered shock defeats to West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle at home, and at 2/9 to beat Wolves they may be overpriced.

However Arsene Wenger’s side have dropped just five points against teams currently in the bottom of the league and backing Arsenal at 10/11 to win both halves – as they did at Molineux – offers punters plenty of value.

Total Goals

Wolves will have to deal with the threat of Robin van Persie if they are to take anything from the game as the Dutchman has eight goals in six games and is 5/2 to get the first goal.

But Arsenal’s defence continues to look shaky having conceded six goals in their last three games and having conceded 52% of their goals from set pieces this season, it’s worth backing Christophe Berra at 14/1 to score anytime.

Backing both teams to score at 5/6 looks the pick of the market, but a punt on Arsenal winning 3-1 at 10/1 would provide a much stronger return.

The 5/6 available for the second half to produce more goals looks a really solid bet.

A £10 stake on Robin Van Persie scoring first and Arsenal winning 3-1 would return £230. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.



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.