Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is coming under increasing pressure following his side’s poor start to the season but it hasn’t exactly been plain-sailing for Arsenal either. Nevertheless, the Gunners have to be fancied at 4/9 (Skybet) to grab a much-needed victory as the pair meet at the Emirates Stadium today and Arsene Wenger’s troops are an enticing 7/5 via Paddy Power to prevail ‘to nil’. Alternatively, the more ambitious can tackle Betdaq’s 8.0 (7/1) at Betdaq for the hosts to strike twice without reply.
Despite being one of only four Premiership teams still in possession of an unbeaten record, high-flying Newcastle are Paddy Power’s 2/1 outsiders to land all three points as they entertain Tottenham, narrow favourites at 7/5 via Partybets. However, the draw is arguably the best bet at St James’ Park, where Sportingbet quote the pair at 23/10 to share the spoils and Ladbrokes offer 13/2 for it to finish one-each, as it did in the corresponding fixture between the two last season.
An inconclusive contest could also be on the cards in the Black Country derby contest between West Brom and Wolves. The two sides are 12/5 courtesy of to be inseparable and as neither side has exactly been prolific in front of goal this term a low-scoring draw looks on the cards.
Stan James offer 10/1 for it to finish 0-0 in a match that is 5/6 (Boylesports) to produce no more than two goals but as both teams have conceded ten goals this season, Skybet’s 11/2 for it to finish one-apiece is arguably a safer correct score bet.
Arsenal to beat Sunderland ‘to nil’ – 7/5 (Paddy Power)
Double on draws in games at Newcastle and West Brom – 10/1 ()