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Arsenal vs Sunderland – Black Cats to continue winless streak

| 05.03.2011

Sunderland’s promising start to the season has hit a stumbling block in recent weeks with four straight Premier League defeats and this run is likely to be extended at Arsenal.

Match Odds

Arsenal’s betting odds are 2/5 to beat Sunderland and they have never lost a home game against the opposition in the Premier League, winning seven of these nine meetings.

Furthermore, Arsene Wenger’s team are also in the middle of a ten-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, including victories in each of their last four home fixtures.

This run of avoiding defeat in the current calendar year has helped Arsenal keep the pressure on Manchester United at the top of the standings and they will be buoyed by the knowledge that a victory will take them to within one point of their rivals.

Meanwhile, Sunderland have not proven great travellers to London in recent times, winning just six of their last 51 Premier League away games in the capital.

Sunderland have only beaten once since 2000, but are 7/1 to grab another victory and a first ever at the Emirates.

It is 7/2 in the Premier League betting that Sunderland secure a draw at Arsenal.

Over/Under 2.5 goals

Despite Sunderland struggling for results in their games with Arsenal in the last decade, they have almost always succeeded in keeping things tight.

Only eight goals have been scored in the last six Premier League encounters between the pair and this may enhance the chances of a maximum of two goals being scored again.

It is 1/1 in the Premier League betting that fewer than 2.5 goals are scored and this bet could also be backed up by the fact that Arsenal have kept clean sheets in six of their last eight top-flight fixtures.

A £25 stake on the scorecast of Samir Nasri scoring first and Arsenal beating Sunderland 2-0 would return £400. 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.