Arsenal head north to face Wigan at the DW Stadium this weekend, and look a solid bet at 1.57 to bag all three points and maintain their recent run of form.
Wigan have won only one of their 12 Premier League meetings with the Gunners and have the worst conversion rate in the top flight having scored with just 9% of their shots.
Prior to their 2-1 away win against struggling Sunderland last weekend they had looked woeful, and it will be a major surprise if the Gunners don’t prove far too strong for them.
What is a surprise however is that Arsenal are 1.57 for victory with bet365, Boylesports and Paddy Power given that they were 1.5 in the same fixture last season.
They come into the game on a terrific unbeaten league run which has seen them climb into seventh and are are going for their third successive away win on the bounce in a bid to maintain their challenge for a top four finish.
One worrying aspect is that they they been failing to keep a clean sheet in many games, but despite that they have still proved too strong for their opponents at the other end of the pitch thanks mainly to the goal scoring exploits of Robin van Persie.
The Dutchman has done us bags of favours in the goal scorer markets this season and not surprisingly tops the betting at 3.75 to net the opener with Betfred and Paddy Power.However that’s plenty short enough in my eyes and he will not be carrying my cash on this occasion.
At the prices I am going to take a chance on Alex Oxlade Chamberlain scoring first at 11 with Betfred. That price looks too big with many firms going just 9, and the 3.5 on offer with Betfred about him scoring anytime also makes plenty of appeal.
In the last four meetings between the Latics and the Gunners both sides have scored, so for those that like to play odds-on the 1.67 about both teams netting looks a solid bet.
However even if Wigan do manage to score I fully expect Arsenal to comfortably come out on top, and like the look of them winning either 2-1 or 3-1.