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Arsenal vs Leyton Orient – Routine home win expected

| 02.03.2011

Arsenal have not performed particularly impressively in the FA Cup this season or on the whole since winning the competition in 2005, but they should still have no trouble brushing aside Leyton Orient in their replay at the Emirates.

Match Odds

Arsene Wenger’s team have only made it past the fifth round of the FA Cup once since 2005 and have also made hard work of knocking out Leeds and Huddersfield in this season’s tournament.

However, victory on their own patch against another lower league club in the shape of Leyton Orient should prove fairly straightforward and Arsenal’s betting odds of 1/6 to move into the sixth round seem more than reasonable.

Leyton Orient are unbeaten in their last 13 league and cup games and have also been responsible for dumping out Championship high-flyers Norwich and Swansea in the competition.

Furthermore, they have experience of beating Premier League opposition as they won away at Fulham in the third round of the tournament in 2006.

It is 14/1 in the FA Cup betting that Leyton Orient beat Arsenal and 7/1 that they qualify by any means to face Manchester United in the sixth round.

Match Specials

With Leyton Orient the only third-tier team left in the tournament, there are a number of specials relating to how they will fare against Arsenal.

Betting odds of 50/1 are available that Leyton Orient complete the unthinkable double and reach the semi finals of the FA Cup by knocking out both Premier League big guns Arsenal and Manchester United.

Furthermore, it is 8/1 that Leyton Orient repeat their accomplishments of the initial tie at home and score in the closing stages between the 85th minute and the final whistle to spell the end of full time.

A £25 stake on the scorecast of Arsenal beating Leyton Orient 3-0 and Marouane Chamakh scoring first would return £350. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.