Carling Cup betting – Arsenal vs Ipswich
Arsenal vs Ipswich betting preview
Arsenal Form: WDWDWW League Position: 2nd
Arsenal have been in great form since losing the first leg of this fixture earlier in the month. The Gunners have scored 9 goals in 3 games as they progressed through to the FA Cup 4th Round ahead of Leeds and put 3 past Wigan and West Ham in the league without reply. They are also the only team left in England still able to win all 4 competitions, as they look to win their first piece of silverware since 2005. Striker Robin Van Persie has scored 6 goals in his last three games and the Dutchman is a good bet at 9/4 with totesport to open the scoring. Abou Diaby and Thomas Vermaelen are still out and while Arsene Wenger may make 1 or 2 changes, it is unlikely he will make many as victory on Tuesday will set up a final against either Birmingham or West Ham.
Ipswich Form: LWDLLW League Position: 19th
Ipswich claimed their first league win in 4 games under new manager Paul Jewel at the weekend against Doncaster, to move themselves further clear of the relegation zone. While it has been problems at the back which have proved their downfall, managing to keep only 5 clean sheets, the 4th worst in the division. Despite struggling in the league the Tractor Boys have enjoyed their cup run this season, beating West Brom at home in the last round and gaining victory against Arsenal in the first leg. Striker Tamas Priskin has 3 goals in the competition this season, and the Hungarian is best priced at 4/1 with William Hill to get on the score sheet at any time.
Match Prediction Arsenal WIN best priced at 1/7 with Bet 365
Arsenal really have stepped up their pursuit of silverware in the last few weeks and are firm favourites to overcome Ipswich. Although Arsene Wenger will make some changes from the team that overcame Wigan on Saturday, there won’t be too many as the Gunners still have to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg. A 4-1 Arsenal victory on the night is showing a good return at Bet365 with odds of 14/1.
4-1 Arsenal Win – 14/1 Bet365
T Priskin anytime scorer – 4/1 William Hill
R Van Persie first goal scorer – 9/4 totesport
By Sam Markham
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