Kick-off: 1915, 29/11/2020
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: Sky Sports
Arsenal and Wolves are separated by just one point and have proved to be two well-matched teams since the latter returned to the Premier League.
Wolves finished one place and three points above Arsenal last season and both meetings at the Emirates Stadium in the last two seasons ended in a 1-1 draw.
Both teams have even scored and conceded the same number of goals this season so it is hard to avoid picking a draw at 12/5 as our opening Arsenal vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Unlike Wolves this season, Arsenal have the challenge of balancing the demands of the Premier League with the Europa League and this game comes three days after the Gunners’ trip to Norway to face Molde.
Arsenal have suffered two home defeats at the hands of Leicester and Aston Villa following Europa League games, although they managed a 1-0 win at Manchester United after resting several of their key players against Dundalk earlier in the same week.
A haul of nine goals from nine matches in the league is disappointing considering the firepower available to Mikel Arteta and they have not scored in open play in the league since a 2-1 win over Sheffield United on October 4.
They had just two shots on target in a goalless draw at Leeds last weekend, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a subdued figure after being given a rare central role.
“The fact we need to score more goals, it’s a concern,” Arteta said. “We need goals and a lot of goals to win football matches to be the top team that we want to be. Without that it is impossible.
“It doesn’t matter how we are defensively. It’s not the lack of attacking players we have or the attacking players we are putting on the pitch, but we need some moments where we have to make better decisions and be more ruthless.”
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Ceballos, Willock, Xhaka, Willian, Aubameyang, Pepe.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves have only lost one of their last six matches but had to settle for a point last weekend when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton.
Theo Walcott put Saints ahead just before the hour mark but Raul Jimenez came alive with 15 minutes left, hitting the post from 18 yards and Pedro Neto gobbled up the rebound.
Jimenez also had a header rightly ruled out for offside and Alex McCarthy saved well from Neto as Wolves failed to find a winner.
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: “We had some good spells of possession and we finished the game very strongly, on the front foot, pressing and creating huge problems for Southampton and having good chances.”
The second half is often more entertaining than the first when Wolves are involved so let’s go for goals after the break and back a 1-1 draw at 6/1 as our final Arsenal vs Wolves prediction.
Last Wolves line-up: Patricio, Ait Nouri, Boly, Semedo, Kilman, Neves, Podence, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Traore.
Last EPL result:
Leeds 0-0 ARSENAL
WOLVES 1-1 Southampton – Pedro Neto
Head-to-head: Wolves 0-2 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-1 Wolves, Wolves 3-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-1 Wolves
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