Arsenal will be aiming to get back into the Premier League’s top four with victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, and bet365 make them 1.8 shots to win a tough away tie.
The Gunners trail fourth-placed Chelsea by one point after losing 2-1 to Fulham in their last league start, but regained some confidence with a 1-0 win over Leeds in the FA Cup thanks to a magical goal from returning hero Thierry Henry.
Whether the on-loan Frenchman will make his first league start for the club in five years remains to be seen as Arsene Wenger can confirmed that Robin van Persie will be making the coach trip down to Wales.
The flying Dutchman has scored 17 of Arsenal’s 36 goals this season and since he has been rested Arsenal have looked to be lacking badly in front of goal.
But given that Swansea have a good home record and only one side – Manchester United – have managed to secure three points on their own patch this season he will surely be in the starting XI.
Chances for Arsenal are likely to be few and far between judge’s on Swansea’s performances in front of their own fans, and van Persie is the one player who can be relied upon to take an opportunity that presents itself.
He is a 4 shot with bet365, Boylesports and Paddy Power to net the opener, and If anyone is going to break the deadlock for the Gunners it will surely be him once again.
bet365 also go 1.91 about him scoring anytime and I would suggest backing him in both markets to hopefully secure a profit if Arsenal do the business.
I think the Gunners will prove too strong for the Swans and grab a narrow vital victory.
For those that like to play in the correct score market I would suggest playing both 1-0 and 2-1.
Those scorelines can be backed at 7 with Betfred and 8.5 with bet365 respectively.