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Wolves v Arsenal: sorry home side set to endure another defeat

| 11.04.2012

One win in their last 18 league games has seen Wolves descend to the foot of the Premier League table, and it is difficult to envisage them justifying 6/1 odds to beat Arsenal on Wednesday.

The Gunners, in contrast, have had a sparkling second half of the season all things considered, and can complete an eighth victory in nine games at 4/9 here.

10/3 odds are applicable to the draw, and some may be tempted to take advantage of those odds, bearing in mind the 1-1 draw that the teams played out at the Emirates back in December.

However, Arsenal had beaten Wolves in six of their seven previous Premier League meetings, and with 2-0 the most commonly occurring scoreline in these matches, it may be worth backing that outcome at 7/1 here.

Also, considering that Wenger’s men have triumphed to nil during three of the past four encounters, they look good to keep a clean sheet at Molineux, priced at 6/4.
You can also back the Gunners to succeed without conceding once again at 2/1, and this looks a great bet.

It is 10/11 that Arsenal triumph in a game which features three or more goals, but the more appealing proposition would appear to be the 3/1 about an away win with two or less goals occurring, considering that Wenger’s side average only slightly more than two strikes per game.

With the away team having been level on a big 19 occasions by the break during the campaign too, the 10/3 odds for a draw at half-time, and full-time Arsenal win could also be worth taking on.

Robin Van Persie is an obvious first scorer selection at 11/4, but the exciting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could prove a better value option at 8/1, after impressing from the bench against Manchester City on Sunday.



John Klee