Arsenal have to be fancied at 1/2 with BetVictor as they welcome Newcastle to the Emirates Stadium. Admittedly, the Magpies, Skybet’s 13/2 underdogs, arrive on a high following their last-gasp derby leveller against Sunderland a week ago but the Gunners are in cracking form and their focus will be sharpened by the fact that they are now out of Europe and only have a to four finish to concentrate on for the rest of the campaign.
It could be a fairly high-scoring encounter in North London, where Stan James offer 8/13 for the two sides to conjure up three or more goals between them. That tally can be combined with an Arsenal triumph at even money (bet365) and Ladbrokes post 8/1 against Arsene Wenger’s charges finishing on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline as they did at Liverpool last weekend.
Robin van Persie meanwhile, has added another three goals to his huge tally this week and he’s difficult to overlook in the first scorer market, even at a best price of just 3/1 with bet365.
Robin van Persie to score first – 3/1 (bet365)