West Brom silenced Old Trafford at the weekend, deservedly beating champions Manchester United 2-1 but despite the Baggies enjoying home advantage this time around, they’re huge outsiders at 39/10 with bet365 to frank that form by dishing out similar treatment to in-form Arsenal.
The Gunners, odds-on at 4/5 via Paddy Power, have carded five Premier League wins on the spin since losing to Aston Villa on the opening day and they’re also going well in Europe but Steve Clarke’s troops will take heart from the fact that the pair drew their recent Capital One Cup tie – albeit with personnel likely to differ significantly from those likely to take to the field in this one – and BetVictor’s 3/1 chalked against another stalemate isn’t without appeal.
In a fixture that’s 4/6 (bet365) to see both teams find the net, BetVictor’s 8/1 for it to finish one-each looks a touch on the high side or alternatively there’s Ladbrokes’s 33/10 for the teams to play out any score draw.
It’s 5/1 courtesy of Skybet for scores to be level at the end of each half and in attack, as bookmakers concentrate on Arsenal forward players, there’s some value in getting with young Albion front man Saido Berahino.
The youngster struck in that League Cup tie against Arsene Wenger’s men and also found the net at Manchester United so he’s worth further consideration at 10/3 (Winner.com) to find the net any point in this one.
Arsenal’s neighbours Tottenham look a banker at odds of 4/9 with Stan James as they come up against goal-shy West Ham. The Hammers have failed to find the net in four of their six matches this term, a trend that’s likely to continue and any Spurs triumph ‘to nil’ at White Hart Lane stands out at odds of 27/20 (betway).