Big Game Focus: Wolves v Arsenal
Arsenal’s top four chances will be on the line when they visit Molineux to play giant-killing Wolves in a must win scenario. The hosts have produced huge results this season against the big boys and will be licking their lips before kick-off tonight. Here is the Big Game Focus with some betting tips and team news. Bet on the game here.
Newcomers Wolves have hit a rough patch in recent weeks, registering just two wins in their last nine Premier League matches. However, their phenomenal record against the top six clubs should give them confidence tonight against the Gunners whose away record isn’t that pretty. If they win, they could become the third promoted team to beat four top six clubs in one season.
The Gunners have won just two away matches in their last ten league matches. Their top four hopes suffered a massive blow last weekend where they lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace. Things might get worse tonight when they face a team that has already beaten the likes of Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United in the league this season.
Wolves have won four out of their last six home matches conceding five goals. Only Liverpool and Spurs have beaten Wolves at Molineux this season. Furthermore, they’ve beaten United and Chelsea at home and Spurs away. They’ve also drawn with City and Arsenal. Therefore you can back Wolves Double Chance at odds of 1.55.
Wolves have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches but have scored in four of those matches. Meanwhile, Arsenal have failed to score in just one of their last five matches, so odds of 1.60 for Both Teams to Score looks appealing.
Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in seven goals in 10 games against top six opponents this season, scoring four and assisting three. He’s also scored 12 Premier League goals as well as providing seven assists. Therefore, you can back Raul Jimenez as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 2.50.
Wolves have no injury concerns for tonight.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is back from a two-match domestic ban while Granit Xhaka is still being assessed. Hector Bellerin, Denis Suarez, Rob Holding, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck will miss out through injury.
Wolves: Patricio, Jonny Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jimenez, Jota
Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang