Kick-off: 1800, 02/02/2021
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Arsenal are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League matches and look a percentage pick to beat a badly out-of-sorts Wolves outfit at Molineux.
Wanderers have gone eight top-flight fixtures without a win, picking up just one point from the past four, and seem woefully short on confidence and self-belief.
Punters can get 23/20 for an away victory and that is our opening Wolves vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves battled bravely to draw at Chelsea last week but failed to build on that when beaten 1-0 by Crystal Palace on the road on Saturday.
New signing Willian Jose forced Eagles keeper Vicente Guaita to make a couple of decent saves in the second half.
However, Eberechi Eze settled a tight contest on the hour mark, while Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha should have added to the hosts’ tally.
Captain Conor Coady admitted on the club website: “We’re in a place we don’t want to be in at the minute.
“It’s tough, we’ve got to come through it. We’re a team and we need to put it right as soon as possible, because we’re in a really bad way.
“We’ve come here on the back of an alright result in midweek and thought we could get a bit of good motivation going and we’ve not done that.
“We’ve got beat and I don’t really know what to say. We’ll look at the game and we need to improve because we’re in a bad place.”
Wanderers have been ponderous on the ball for a few weeks now and will struggle to break down Arsenal if in the same mood.
Looking at the Wolves vs Arsenal odds, we like 23/10 for an away win to nil.
Last Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio, Hoever, Boly, Coady, Semedo, Kilman, Podence, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neto, Jose.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal’s high-profile clash with Manchester United proved a bit of a damp squib, with both sides lacking a cutting edge up front.
However, that still made it 17 points out of a possible 21 from the last seven league games, as Mikel Arteta continues to turn the tide following a poor start to the season.
“I thought it was a fair result,” Arteta said. “Both managers probably think we should have won it; it was a big game and we played face to face against each other.
“Three of our best players were out and that probably has an impact but I’m really happy with the players – in the second half, we were so dominant and created some good chances to win it.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney were the absent players Arteta referred to.
Aubameyang’s situation is unclear after leaving Arsenal’s Covid secure bubble due to his mother suffering from health issues, but the other two could return from slight knocks.
The Gunners have won their last three top-flight away games at Brighton, West Brom and Southampton, so travel sickness is not an issue.
They are a clear form pick and we’re finishing off our Wolves vs Arsenal betting tips by taking 16/5 for an away win and under 2.5 goals in the game.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Soares, Luiz, Partey, Smith Rowe, Xhaka, Martinelli, Lacazette, Pepe.
Crystal Palace 1-0 WOLVES
ARSENAL 0-0 Man Utd
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