GunnersGaming by Betsson, Arsenal’s Official Betting Partner, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of Tuesday’s match against Wolves...
The Gunners left the West Midlands with all three points on Wednesday night thanks to a last-gasp winner from one of the most unlikely sources. Yossi Benayoun headed goals are certainly collectors' items but it was the diminutive Israeli who was on hand to nod home the crucial late winner. Arsenal will be hoping that having ground out the victory at Villa Park, they can push on and close out 2011 in style.
One person who is really looking to finish the year with a bang is captain Robin van Persie. The Dutchman scored again on Wednesday night to draw level with Thierry Henry’s record for goals in a calendar year - next in his sights is Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 36. Will he get the three goals he needs? We certainly fancy his chances and he is available at 9/10 (1.9) to do it.
Wolves are hovering just outside the relegation places and are sure to come to north London desperate to avoid starting the New Year in the drop zone. They have only won one of their last six games and have struggled away from home since opening the season with an away win at Blackburn.
Last season the Gunners won 2-0 home and away, with a Van Persie brace doing the damage at Emirates Stadium. A repeat of those events would leave Arsenal fans happy all round and 2-0 looks rewarding at 11/3 (4.7).
Interestingly, in both games last season the Gunners were consistent with their scoring, managing one goal in each half in both games. Backing there to be the same number of goals in each half on Tuesday is priced at a very appealing 29/10 (3.95). If Arsenal's consistency continues why not back them to lead 1-0 at half time, again available at 7/4 (2.75).
If you expect Arsenal to produce a performance full of Christmas cheer, why not venture for the attractive odds on offer for a 3-0 or 3-1 win, priced at 23/5 (5.6) and 10/1 (11.0) respectively?
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