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Swansea v Arsenal: Goals at both ends in entertaining game

| 27.09.2013

Two of the Premier League’s slickest passing sides go head-to-head at the Liberty Stadium, in what should be an enthralling teatime contest, where both keepers ought be busy.

As one of the televised games we have already offered a few bets this week in the build up, namely that Swansea’s poor home form combined with Arsenal’s amazing away form supports the Gunners’ 6/5 price for the win.

Technically, Arsenal’s phenomenal run of 10 straight away wins in all competitions has ceased after that 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns in the Capital One Cup, though the penalty-shootout win has ensured their momentum remains unhindered.

Secondly, that the Gooners have a propensity to score exactly two goals when they visit Swansea, as they have done on their last four trips to the city in all competitions, with 2/3 goals for Arsene Wenger’s charges one to plump for at 27/20, while it’s 1/1 they score over 1.5 goals.

Thirdly, that in Michu, Swansea have a player who relishes a contest with the Arsenal, having notched three times against them last season and after finding opposition nets with ease again already, the Spaniard is the pick of the home dressing room to register here, at 2/1.

It’s hard to know what to make of the Swans’ rather meek surrendering of their Capital One Cup crown at Championship strugglers Birmingham, though it’s understandable that Michael Laudrup has bigger fish to fry this season, as that 3-0 win in Valencia proved.

The signs against Liverpool in their last home game were promising that the Welsh side can improve their fortunes at the Liberty, as that was a game they looked the most likely to win going into the last 20 minutes.

With no clean sheet in four games for Arsenal either, both teams to score at 13/20 may just be the most concrete option here.

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

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.