West Brom v Arsenal
- Arsenal have never lost a Premier League game at West Brom.
- The Gunners have won on four of their last five trips to the Hawthorns.
- Wenger’s side have secured maximum points on the road this season (9).
- Arsenal are looking for a club record ninth consecutive away win in the Premier League – a run that started on March 16 with a 2-0 win at Swansea.
- Aaron Ramsey is looking for his fifth league goal of the campaign.
- These sides haven’t played out a 0-0 draw in the PL.
Where the money is going
Arsenal aren’t at the bottling stage of the season just yet but word from the Emirates is that this might just be the year the trophy cabinet gets dusted sown.
Signing Mesut Ozil looks to have been a game changer for the serial bottlers with the German international adding a new dimension to the Gunners’ attack. It’s been more than eight years since the smell of Brasso wafted through Arsenal’s stadium and Arsene Wenger hasn’t drunk out of the PL trophy since 2004.
An opening day loss to Villa aside, the Gunners have been more or less faultless since last March and are chasing their ninth straight PL away win. A rattling finish to snatch fourth place from Spurs in the PL was the start they hope of better things to come. And the chance to shut Piers Morgan up for good.
West Brom haven’t been so fortunate. Missing out on another loan deal for Romelu Lukaku was a blow as 17-goal strikers aren’t normally resident at the Hawthorns. But a stuttering start to the season was put to bed by their first ever away win at Old Trafford in the PL. last week. The 2-1 scoreline flattered Moyes’ misfiring United rather than the visitors.
Can the upset lightning strike twice against their more fashionable rivals today?
Here’s where your cash has been going until 2pm on Sunday.
Win Draw Win
About as surprising as an X-Factor revelation – but there’s 10 times as much cash on the visitors at 3/4 than West Brom who have W1, L2 of their three home games and trade at 15/4.
The words Aaron Ramsey and Golden Boot have rarely been used in the same sentence but the Welsh international is on fire at the minute. Four goals in his last five PL games has the Gunners midfielder up there with Olivier Giroud as Arsenal’s leading scorer. But it’s the French ace who’a attracted the money today with thrre times as many bets on Giroud at 9/2 than Ramsey at 8/1. Laurent Koscielny has attracted lesser bets but at 40/1 ‘the big lad up from the back’ could do some damage to West Brom’s net. And Paddy’s pocket.
Four of Arsenal’s six games this season have featured 3-1 scorelines (W3, L1) and punters have lumped on history repeating itself at 5.45pm at 11/1. The ref blowing up at 2-1 is about half as popular bet wise at 13/2. A few – who may be inspired by Stupid Punt have gone for broke on a 7-0 away win to the Gunners at 500/1.