Arsenal’s goalless draw at home to Everton on Tuesday evening dealt their chances of a top-four finish a minor blow as it allowed Chelsea to leapfrog them into third, while Tottenham sit two points behind, and both clubs have a game in hand over the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger’s men will be eager to get back to winning ways this weekend as they travel to a Fulham side who have little to play for in the closing stages of the season having reached the 40-point mark with a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa last Saturday.
Arsenal head into the game undefeated in their last five league matches, four of which ended with victory, and they are 67/100 favourites to secure maximum points against the Cottagers, with the draw at 14/5, while just a second ever victory for Martin Jol against the Gunners can be backed at 15/4.
Before placing your bets on the match, here are some facts to take into consideration.
5: In the last five meetings between the two clubs, both sides have managed to get themselves on the scoresheet. A similar outcome this weekend can be backed at 3/5.
6: Olivier Giroud has netted 11 league goals for Arsenal since his summer move from Montpellier and six of those have come against London clubs. The Frenchman is 7/5 to score at any time.
11: The number of Fulham’s league matches which have involved over 2.5 goals this season, with five of their six home defeats seeing at least three goals. The Gunners are 29/20 to win a game of over 2.5 goals.
17: The number of times Wenger’s men have won the second period in 33 league matches this campaign. It is evens for them to do so against the Cottagers.
42: Of the 64 league goals the Gunners have notched this season, 42 have come after the break. They are priced at 6/5 to score more goals in the second half than they manage in the first half.