GunnersGaming by Betsson, Arsenal’s Official Betting Partner, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup match against Aston Villa...
The FA Cup fourth round brings Aston Villa to Emirates Stadium and provides Arsenal with a distraction from their recent run of disappointing league results. A late header from Yossi Benayoun was the difference when the sides met in December at Villa Park, with Arsenal running out 2-1 winners on that occasion. Benayoun is 3/1 (4.0) to find the net again and a repeat of that result is at a little over 7/1 (8.2)
Arsenal have only had two penalties in the Premier League this season and none have come at Emirates Stadium. However, one of them did arrive at Villa Park, with Robin van Persie converting. Why not bet that there will be a penalty tomorrow, available at a just over 5/2 (3.5)?
Van Persie continues to lead the Premier League goalscoring charts (he is 3/4 to finish the season there) and has now passed his best ever tally for Premier League goals despite it being only January.
Aston Villa may only be 11th in the Premier League table but they are a side that has lost on only one of their five trips to Emirates Stadium. Elsewhere they have lost only two of their 11 away games so far this season. Of those 11 games they have picked up six draws, which would suggest that despite their pacy forward line, they will be heading to north London looking to keep it tight. You can back the draw at 11/4 (3.75).
Although Arsenal have lost three Premier League games in a row for the first time since April 2007, their home form remains strong and they have only lost twice at Emirates Stadium so far this season. GunnersGaming tip the home side to enjoy a return to form with a 2-0 win, available at just over 11/2 (6.65).
With 12 Premier League teams playing against each other in the fourth round, there are sure to be some sizeable casualties. With that in mind, Arsenal priced at 7/1 (8.0) to go on and lift the trophy looks like strong value.
GunnersGaming continue to offer you a great selection of unique Arsenal specials. How many players will Arsenal sign in the transfer window? One player – 7/1, two – 9/1 or three - 24/1? Will Henry extend his contract beyond February 26 at over 10/1? Or how about Arsenal to win and Tottenham to lose this weekend at 18/1 (19.0)? All these bets and more can be found at GunnersGaming.com.
GunnersGaming would like to wish the team all the best against Aston Villa on Sunday. We are also offering three lucky fans the chance to win VIP tickets for them and a friend to watch next month’s north London derby! To be in with a chance of winning simply place a £25 bet online with GunnersGaming.com before February 13.
Odds correct at time of writing. Terms and conditions apply.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 29 Jan 2012