Draw on tight contest ARSENAL v SUNDERLAND, WED, 7.45, SSP1
OUR SPORTS BETTING GURU WILL PUT YOU ON A WINNER!
could well make it five. A best price 12/1 about Sunderland is pretty enormous in a threehorse race.
But you have to remember they have only won three away games all season.
To their credit they have only lost six with eight ties in between. That’s not bad for a side fighting off relegation and like we said they have improved of late.
Arsenal are 1/3 but we like the draw which is just over 5/1 with Betbright.
And if you want to be greedy, you can have eight and a half to one about the game being level at the break and also at full time.
With both sides relatively stress-free there could be goals in this.
And a 2-2 correct score is a massive 28/1 with BetVictor.
Unrealistic perhaps, but a 3-3 is 150/1 with bwin. I’m sure in the good old days of coupons across the betting shop counter the best you could have about that verdict was 66/1. Olivier Giroud leads the first goalscorer markets, as big as 7/2 in some places but as thin as 11/4 in others.
That doesn’t smell of great value to us.
Arsene Wenger has hinted Jack Wilshire might get a start, perhaps with a view to putting him in the shop window, who knows?
But if you fancy the Arse, a bit of 16/1 about him breaking the deadlock makes some appeal.
But Dick Advocaat has insisted Sunderland will not turn up at the Emirates with the intention — and it is a dreadful expression — ‘parking the bus’.
I mean, of course they are parking it somewhere. Surely they aren’t walking from Wearside, this isn’t the Jarrow march.
So thery might start on the front foot and their most likely first scorer, according to the layers, is Connor Wickham (left), a big lad with a powerful shot and fair heading ability.
Some bookies make him just 11/1 to bag the first but you can get 16/1 with Bet365, Paddy Power and bwin.
That seems a trifle generous to this observer. Given our chosen opinion, the offer of odds against about both teams to score seems mighty fine.
The best price is 21/17 (who the hell thinks up these daft prices?) in three or four places and that’s we’ll be getting stuck into.