FA Cup favourites Arsenal were drawn at home to Championship opposition but won’t be taking anything for granted given that visiting Middlesbrough accounted for Man City in round four. The Gunners are Stan James’s 4/9 chances to dispose of the Teesside outfit at the Emirates Stadium, where the upset is rated at 7/1 by Paddy Power.
On their own patch, Arsene Wenger’s side should be able to get the job done but in-form Boro, right in the mix in the Championship promotion race, are more than capable of giving them a few scares along the way.
William Hill’s 10/11 for both teams to find the net catches the eye then, it’s 8/1 (BetVictor) for the hosts to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline but the value lies with bet365’s 21/10 about the two sides both getting on the scoresheet in an Arsenal success, an outcome that would also yield a profit for those backing the clash at 4/6 (Ladbrokes) to generate three or more goals.
Arsenal to win and both teams to score – 21/10 (bet365)