Labelled a club in crisis following the embarrassing penalty-shootout defeat at the hands of Bradford on Tuesday, Arsenal are likely to be opposed by plenty of punters in Monday’s clash at Reading.
Bet365 rate the Royals at 9/2 to heap more misery on Arsene Wenger’s beleaguered side and it’s 3/1 via Skybet to finish all square, but the North London outfit should come out fighting at the Madejski Stadium.
William Hill price them at 7/10 to overcome a Reading team who are in the doldrums themselves after they suffered a heavy midweek reverse in the crucial clash at fellow strugglers Sunderland and in a contest that’s an enticing 11/8 via Skybet to produce four or more goals, BetVictor chalk Arsenal up at 13/1 to register a 3-1 success.
Elsewhere, the defensive vulnerability of the two teams makes Blue Square’s 8/11 for both sides to find the net, a banker while Boylesports offer an alluring 6/4 for the Gunners to possess a lead at the end of each half.
Arsenal to beat Reading 3-1 – 13/1 (BetVictor)