League-leaders Arsenal can continue their impressive start to the season by putting a spanner in the Swansea works this weekend and the 4/1 about a 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 win is the pick of the bets in Wales.
Arsene Wenger’s team are favourites at 6/5 to beat Michael Laudrup’s Valencia-conquerors, who are priced up at 21/10 for the win and the draw is 12/5.
Olivier Giroud gets more shots off than any other player in the league
The current joint-highest scorer in the top flight has scrambled to that pinnacle courtesy of 23 shots and having only played with renowned super-assister Mesut Ozil twice in the league, a rate of over four-and-a-half efforts per game is sure to be maintained and may even grow.
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Swansea haven’t won at home in the league since the start of March
Malmo and Petrolul Ploiesti have both been handed thrashings at the Liberty Stadium in the Europa League since the season started, but the 2-2 draw against Liverpool was the seventh home Premier League game in a row that the Welsh side have failed to bank all three points.
Four of those fixtures have ended in defeat and Swansea have drawn a blank in the same number of games, with 13 goals sailing past keeper Michel Vorm in that period.
The Gunners’ away form is formidable, but they are leaking goals
Arsenal won their last five away games of the 2012/13 Premier League season for the concession of just one goal and while they have kept that run going with two wins on the road out of two so far this term, their previously watertight defence is starting to leak.
Fulham breached Wojciech Szczesny’s goal after Arsenal had secured all three points at Craven Cottage and Sunderland were unlucky to have a perfectly legitimate Jozy Altidore goal chalked off when 2-1 down to Wenger’s side.
Swansea have only failed to score in 2 out of 11 games in all competitions so far this term and can give their fans something to shout about with a goal.