Weekend Betting: Arsenal to beat Blackburn and keep a clean sheet

Under normal circumstances Arsenal would be long odds-on to beat Blackburn at Ewood Park, so the fact that you can get just under even money about them winning this weekend looks terrific value.

Ok, the Gunners have made their worst start to a Premiership campaign. But that’s also the case for Blackburn who have managed just one point from four games and lack the cutting edge up front that Arsenal possess.

That stat also suggests that this is a glorious opportunity for Wenger’s men to bag three points and get their season back on track.

Rovers have won just have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Arsenal, and just one of their last nine Premier League matches at home.

They have also lost nine times in the Premier League at home to us –  more than against any other opponent on their own patch.

That makes the 1.91 on offer with Bet365, Boylesports and Betfred about a Arsenal win look great value – escpecially when you take into account the goal scorting record of Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin in meetings between the two sides.

The Dutchman has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League games against Rovers, and is a top priced 5.4 with Victor Chandler to net the opener.

That looks a fair price given that he is as short as 4.75 in a place, but Arshavin looks even better value at 9 with Bet365, Paddy Power and Victor Chandler.

He has an impressive strike rate against Rovers having netted three times in five Premiership appearances against them.

To me it’s a case of take your pick between the two as to who gets their name on the scoresheet first, so split stakes is probably the way to play for profit.

A back on song Arsenal should really win this comfortably, and it will hopefully be just a case of how many they can put past Paul Robinson.

It’s difficult to see the home side scoring, so it could be worth taking a punt in the correct score markets on Arsenal registering a 3-0 victory at a standout 17 with

Also See: The latest Arsenal betting odds.


One Response to Weekend Betting: Arsenal to beat Blackburn and keep a clean sheet

  1. [email protected] September 17, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    I am watching Prime time premier league on ESPN right now , a couple of morons named Steve Mcmohan and Shebby singh believe that result is not important but performance is and they think that arsenal has never improved since that 8-2 and it is that same old same old Arsenal. I can understand this idiot Steve having something against us since '89 when he lost the title to us at Anfield, but I am baffled by this joker Shebby singh, guess he is the some sort of development official for Blackburn.You can only say “good luck Blackburn”

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