Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Molineux Stadium

Punter's Pick

Wolves look an interesting pick at 7/4 to win with Bet365, and the odds can further be stacked in their favour and a home win with a +1 goal handicap, available at 1/2 again with Bet365. Diogo Jota’s pack and trickery can be backed to score anytime at 9/4 with Betfair.

Champions League chasing Arsenal face a tough encounter in their bid to maintain their top four push as they take on a Wolves side who thrive against playing teams from the top six.

Wolves seek another big scalp

Although their recent league form may be faltering of late, with just one win in their last five fixtures, Wolves are no strangers to turning up whenever there is a chance of putting one over on one of the established top six teams.

With impressive wins against Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs already in the bank this season, Wolves have also shown their potential in going to the Emirates Stadium and holding their opponents in this fixture to a credible 1-1 draw. With a point taken against defending champions Manchester City, only points taken from Liverpool remain elusive so far this season, although the Reds will be looking nervously on against playing Wolves on the last day of the current campaign.

Gunners continue to frustrate

After a run of eye catching results and performances, including a home and away leg victory over Napoli into the Europa League and a rare away clean sheet and win at Watford, Arsenal let the momentum slip with a disastrous 3-2 home defeat against Crystal Palace on Sunday. That result leaves them one point and one spot behind Chelsea in the race for the top four, but with a game in hand.

Arsenal also face the prospect of three of their last four league games being away from home, something which they will not be relishing given their disappointing away record – currently they are the ninth ranked team in the Premier League on away form. Trips to Leicester City and Burnley will not be easy, so they will it is imperative they do not get turned over by Wolves.

Team News

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has a fully-fit squad to choose from yet again, so the only question will be if he looks to change things up after a tame 0-0 draw with Brighton at the weekend. Belgian international midfielder Leander Dendoncker missed that game and may be recalled.

Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez through injury, with the former struggling to feature again in Arsenal shirt before his impending move to Juventus. Granit Xhaka is being assessed and may feature. Sokratis Papastathopoulos returns after a two-match ban for accumulating ten yellow cards, but Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck all remain long-term injury absentee and unlikely to feature again until next season.

Wolves to make life tough for visitors

The template to face Arsenal has rarely changed over the years, with a physical and in your face approach usually enough to unsettle them, combined with some pace in behind their at times laboured central defence. In Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota, Wolves have the perfect combination of physicality and pace to unsettle Arsenal’s back three or four depending on Unai Emery’s tactics, and will fancy their chances of causing more away day mayhem for the Gunners.

The 1-1 draw between these two sides at the Emirates Stadium was characterized by Wolves lying deep and hitting Arsenal on the counter attack, and a similar pattern should develop in this game, with Arsenal looking prime targets to be the latest top six team to drop points to Wolves.

Punter's Pick

Wolves look an interesting pick at 7/4 to win with Bet365, and the odds can further be stacked in their favour and a home win with a +1 goal handicap, available at 1/2 again with Bet365. Diogo Jota’s pack and trickery can be backed to score anytime at 9/4 with Betfair.

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