It’s the acid test for Arsenal this weekend when they take on Man City at the Emirates.
The Gunners are 2.6 shots with Boylesports to get back on the winning trail following their blip against QPR, and there are plenty of reasons to believe they can do just that.
City have failed failed to score in three of their last four Premier League games against Arsenal and each of their last four visits to the Emirates.
They have also won none of their last 26 away league games against the Gunners (W0 D8 L18), and come into the game on the back of disappointing draw against Stoke and Sunderland.
Roberto Mancini’s men seem to be running out of gas at the wrong time, whereas Arsenal had been gathering a head of steam before their 2-1 defeat at QPR.
Arsene Wenger’s men have won 11 and lost one of their last 14 PL games on their own patch and that makes them look a big price considering City’s current form.
One player who will be hoping to find the back of the net is Robin van Persie, as City are one of only three teams in the top flight that he has not scored against this season.
If he does manage to bag one in this then he will become only the fourth player to score against 17 different teams in a Premier League season (after Cole 1993/94, Shearer 1994/95 and Wright 1996/97).
The Dutchman has been chalked up at 5 with Boylesports and Paddy Power to score first, and 2.2 with the former to net anytime.
Both those prices make plenty of appeal in what is likely to be a hard fought and fiery encounter.
The last three league games between the two sides have produced three red cards, and with the stakes high it would be no surprise if there was another.
However, providing that Arsenal can keep their heads I can see them coming out on top and putting an end to any realistic title hopes for the Citizens. Arsenal also need to defend better, with Premier league efficiency statistics showing that the 2012 Arsenal team has one of the worst shots faced / goals conceded ratios in the last three years.
Historically though, Arsenal are able to raise their game against the bigger teams and I fancy them to win 2-1, and that scoreline is 9.5 chance with Betfred.