Just five days after emphatically overcoming Hull in a replay of their FA Cup fifth round tie, Arsenal will battle Watford for a place in the semi-final of the competition.
Given Arsenal’s recent wobbles and arm-length injury list, they can’t be counted on at such a streamlined price, while misfiring Watford are short of the form required to vindicate a flutter on their sizeable odds.
Bet fear not, would-be wager makers, for there is an exceptionally good-value punt on offer from the smorgasbord the bwin odds gurus have prepared for the fixture.
The bet in question is the 29/20 that says Arsenal will score exactly one before the interval.
In their four FA Cup outings this term, their goalless draw with Hull in the fifth round proper represents their solitary failure to strike once and only once before half-time.
Last time around, en route to Wembley glory for the second consecutive campaign, Arsene Wenger’s men landed the aforementioned bet in four of their six matches.
Even when they racked up four in the final destruction of Aston Villa they couldn’t shake a propensity to score more than once prior to the interval.
In the 2013/14 edition, they brought our championed wager home another four times from six matches, taking the grand total of FA Cup clashes in which Arsenal have scored one goal in the first half to 11 from 16.
Furthermore, the punt has copped in seven straight Gunners games against top-tier adversaries.
Watford haven’t leaked in three FA Cup outings this term and, well of aware of Arsenal’s current struggles in the final third, they’ll set out to frustrate their foes at the Emirates.
It’s sure to be a tight affair, lending yet more favour to our tip coming home.