Arsenal have picked up five wins in their last six Premier League outings to keep their top four hopes alive and their only loss in that run came in a topsy-turvy North London derby at White Hart Lane.
Furthermore, the Gunners’ last two matches on the road have thrown up impressive 2-0 victories at both Bayern Munich and Swansea so they should be able to pick up three points as they visit a patchy West Brom side.
Arsene Wenger’s charges are a generous evens at Stan James to collect a vital maximum haul at the Hawthorns and keep the pressure on Tottenham and Chelsea, who aren’t in action until a day later.
Swansea have won just once and then suffered three consecutive defeats since lifting the Capital One Cup at Wembley but Michael Laudrup’s charges can prove that they aren’t already dreaming of their summer holidays by getting the better of Norwich at Carrow Road.
The Canaries are in danger of getting dragged into a relegation battle after a run of just one victory in 14 attempts and the Swans tempt at 2/1 (888Sport) to increase the hosts’ jitters.
In Saturday afternoon’s other contest Aston Villa will climb out of the bottom three if they avoid defeat at Stoke. They’re 5/2 via Totesport to grab one point and 29/10 with BetVictor to secure all three but Stoke are solid at home and this one is pretty tough to call.
Double on Arsenal and Swansea – 19/4 (Stan James)