Blackburn vs Arsenal Betting Preview
The Saturday lunchtime kick off in the Premier League sees two sides struggling after poor starts and looking to get points on the board. Arsenal have taken only 4 points from 4 games and their title challenge has taken an early blow, but Blackburn have managed only 1 point from 4 and they currently sit bottom of the pile. The Gunners won this fixture last season 2-1, but their recent record at Ewood hasn’t been great with the home side managing to win 5 of the last 18 matches between the sides.
Blackburn vs Arsenal betting odds
The pressure is really mounting on Blackburn boss Steve Kean, with just 1 point in the league so far this season and 7 goals conceded, the fans have started to make their feelings known. Blackburn have brought in a lot of players since January and the recent good performance against Fulham may suggest that they are starting to gel. Unfortunately they face a tough challenge on Saturday when a rejuvenated Arsenal side come to town. But because of Arsenal’s poor start, Rover’s odds aren’t as long as expected and the best price available comes from Bet365 at 4.5. Scoring goals has been Blackburn’s main problem this season and they have only managed 3 in their 4 league games. Ruben Rochina scored a great goal last Sunday though and the Spanish striker is looking a good bet at 12.0 with Skybet to open the scoring on Saturday. Like Rovers, Arsenal have also struggled for goals this season and so betting on under 2.5 goals at 1.91 with Paddy Power is looking like a shrewd move.
A terrible summer for Arsenal saw them lose 3 of their top players and a poor start to the season was inevitable, but nobody saw the 8-2 defeat to Man United coming. Since then, Wenger has gone into the transfer market and strengthened his squad considerably. The quality isn’t perhaps the same as departed Fabregas and Nasri, but Mertesacker has added some much needed steel to the side. These new additions should give the Gunners enough to see off a struggling Blackburn side and a correct score of 2-1 is looking good at 8.5 from William Hill. Robin Van Persie scored a good goal in Dortmund on Tuesday and the Dutch striker is looking good at 2.2 with Coral to score at any time during the match. Despite bringing in a lot of new players, Arsenal still look vulnerable at the back and so betting on both teams to score in the 1st half at 5.0 from Skybet is looking like another good bet.
Blackburn WIN – 4.5 Bet365
Rochina first goal scorer – 12.0 Skybet
Under 2.5 goals – 1.91 Paddy Power
Arsenal 2-1 WIN – 8.5 William Hill
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