Arsenal’s good form continues and they are a top priced 1.44 to beat West Brom at the Emirates and carry on their march up the Premiership table.
Arsene Wenger’s men are now unbeaten in last six matches in all competitions and come into this following a fantastic 5-3 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
That win made it three wins on the bounce in the Premiership and took them into seventh place in the table – just three points off a top four position.
The Gunners actually lost this fixture last season 2-3 after finding themselves 0-3 down at one point, but they come into this on a charge and are expected to gain their revenge.
Robin van Persie made it 28 goals in his last 27 league games with a fantastic hat-trick against Chelsea, and he will surely be relishing the prospect of terrorising the Baggies defence.
He did us a massive favour when scoring last week at a juicy 3.3 to net anytime, and there is no reason not to stick with him again.
The flying Dutchman is a standout 4.33 with bet365 to net the opener, and that has to be worth a punt given that he is generally a 3.75 shot.
Unfortunately there is no odds-against available about him netting anytime during the 90 minutes this weekend, with 1.73 the best price on offer with bet365 and Boylesports.
That looks fair and well worth a few quid, but I think I may have found a more attractive betting opportunity in when the first goal is scored.
There have been four goals scored in the opening 10 minutes of the last four league meetings between Arsenal and West Brom, and the Baggies have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes (five) than any other Premier League team this term.
Paddy Power go 1.91 that a goal is score in the first 22 minutes, and the stat suggests that’s a great bet.
However they also go 4 about a goal in the first 10 minutes while bet365 offer 4.5 about the opener coming between 11 and 20 minutes.
Therefore if you are prepared to sacrifice a couple of minutes you could back both offers with split stakes you will get a better return on your investment.
If the first one cope you get even money (2), while the latter will pay 2.2 – compared to 1.91 for a goal in the first 22 minutes.
I fully expect Arsenal to win this, and for those that like to play the correct score market 3-1 looks the value bet at a 11 with bet365, Boylesports and Betfred.