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Fulham v Arsenal: Gunners to prevail as both sides find net

| 19.04.2013

Given that they haven’t lost to Arsenal in the past four encounters between the teams, there is a case to be made for Fulham in double chance markets when the sides clash at Craven Cottage.

The hosts are 21/20 to win or draw the match, with 4/1 the price regarding a home victory, and 5/2 odds attributed to the sides playing out a fourth stalemate within their last five meetings opposing each other.

But despite the Cottagers recent impressive efforts against the Gunners, it is the 8/11 visitors who appear most worthy of investment in match betting markets, especially in light of their terrific recent form.

Indeed, Arsene Wenger’s side have won five of their last six matches in all competitions, with seven victories and only one defeat emanating from their past nine Premier League outings.

With more than half of those games featuring goals from either side too, value can be found in a repetition of those circumstances here.

Both teams have registered on each of the last five occasions these sides have crossed swords, with 13/20 the price that they each find the net again here.

But at 12/5, there looks to be real value in the possibility of Arsenal winning a match in which they concede, a scenario that has come to fruition in eight of their 17 league wins throughout the campaign thus far.

Meanwhile, high-scoring Gunners triumphs have been a prominent feature of their campaign so far, with three or more goals emerging from 10 of their Premier League victories this term.

13/8 is a very appealing price that Wenger’s charges again prevail from a match featuring at least 2.5 strikes, and such a bet would have also paid off in Arsenal’s last two wins over Fulham.

Also, with both teams expected to find the net, a wider scope of first scorer options are available to punters.

Dimitar Berbatov’s five goals in his last seven appearances will make him a popular 6/1 shot amongst punters, whilst Olivier Giroud, who hit the opener in the reverse fixture earlier this season, may be worth chancing as a 5/1 hope to break the deadlock.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee