Blackpool are 29/4 to beat Arsenal in tomorrow’s early Barclays Premier League kick-off at Bloomfield Road, meaning a successful £10 bet on the Seasiders would return a healthy £82.50.
With the Gunners chasing the title and their hosts just one point above the relegation zone before today’s games, both clubs have it all to play for.
The Londoners are massive 7/20 favourites to head back south with all three points, while betting odds of 7/2 make a draw an attractive option for those wagering on bwin.com.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway will welcome back top goalscorer DJ Campbell from suspension and the 29-year-old is 8/1 to add to his ten league goals with the first goal of the match.
With the hosts coming off the back of a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Fulham, they will be hoping for better against a Gunners side that have failed to win a game since a 5-0 hammering of Leyton Orient in the FA Cup on March 2nd.
Arsene Wenger’s men have suffered defeat at the hands of Barcelona and Manchester United in the Champions League and FA Cup respectively, as well as disappointing draws with Blackburn, West Brom and Sunderland.
Arsenal will go into tomorrow’s game knowing that picking up those dropped points would have put them within one of Manchester United with a game in hand, instead of seven behind.
The Red Devils host Fulham today, meaning that total could stretch to ten by the time the Gunners kick off on Sunday lunch time.
One positive is the return of influential captain Cesc Fabregas, who has odds of 11/2 to notch the first goal, meaning a successful £10 bet on the Spaniard would return £65.
However, there is likely to be pressure on both sides as, depending on this afternoon’s results, Blackpool could be taking on the Gunners from inside the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, Seasiders fans hoping to welcome back Matt Gilks are likely to have to wait a little longer, despite the goalkeeper playing a reserve match in midweek.
Holloway has stated that his first-choice shot stopper is still not ready for first-team football following a lengthy injury.
So Ghana’s Richard Kingson will be charged with shutting out the likes of Robin Van Persie and Andrey Arshavin – priced at 3/1 and 5/1 respectively to score first.
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