Arsenal vs Sunderland Betting Preview
Arsenal: Premier League Position, 15th, Form: LWWWLD
Arsenal will be hoping to get their Premier League season back on track this Sunday, with the international break coming at the perfect time. The past 2 weeks has eased injury problems and possibly regained any confidence lost during the 2-1 defeat to rivals Tottenham. Tomas Rosicky, Laurent Koscielny and Johann Djourou should all have recovered and be available for team selection. The Gunners have been much better at home this season than away, having recorded wins against Bolton and Swansea as well as wins in the Carling Cup and Champions League Group Stages. However, they have made their worst ever start to a Premier League season.
Arguably Arsenal’s three most creative players, Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey are currently playing well, and possess the ability to run riot. Back Aaron Ramsey to score first at 12/1 Ladbrokes or the in form Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to score anytime at 23/10 with Paddy Power.
Arsenal vs Sunderland Betting Betting odds
Sunderland: Premier League Position: 16th, Form: DLWLDL
Sunderland have struggled so far this season, having spent big over the summer which has led Steve Bruce to come under increased pressure from both the fans and the board, so will hoping to keep both off his back with a credible result against a weak Arsenal team. Beating Stoke 4-0 a month ago looked to have kick started their season, but then Sunderland went on to lose 2-1 to recently promoted Norwich and escaped with a 2-2 draw against a below average West Brom.
Nicklas Bendtner is not allowed to play against his parent club, and fellow strikers Frazier Campbell and Conor Wickham are out injured which will probably force Steve Bruce’s hands to play new Korean signing Ji Dong-Won as a lone striker. Playmaker Stephane Sessegnon has been a has been a revelation for the Black Cat’s since signing for them in January, and with a deflated striker force he is well priced at 7/2 to score anytime with Bet 365.
Match Prediction: Arsenal
The price of Arsenal is too good to ignore, as in previous seasons it would have been much lower. They have too good of a team not to bounce back and pile the pressure on Steve Bruce’s boys. It looks to be a long seasons for Sunderland, and I doubt it will improve this weekend. Regardless, I still can’t see Arsenal keeping a clean sheet with how their defence has been performing this season.
Half Time/Full Time: Arsenal HT, Arsenal FT 11/10 Paddy Power.
Handicap -1 Arsenal: Arsenal 6/5 Bet 365
Correct Score: 3-1 Arsenal 11/1 William Hill
Article by Adam Allcock
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