Arsenal couldn’t have asked for worse opponents as they seek to put the memory of blowing a three-goal lead against Anderlecht in the Champions League behind them.
The Belgians, bizarrely inspired by former Portsmouth defender Anthony Vanden Borre, bagged three times in the last 30 minutes to earn an unlikely 3-3 draw.
Swansea’s meetings with Arsene Wenger’s side have been festooned with late goals over the last couple of seasons.
All bar 13 of the 16 strikes netted across their last six clashes came inside the final half an hour, while nine of those goals came during the last ten minutes.
Given the Gunners’ current defensive inadequacies it would take a brave bettor to wager against over 0.5 strikes between 75 minutes and full time at the Liberty Stadium.
It’s 11/10 that at least one finds the onion bag.
The 6/4 about a goal in the 15 minutes after the hour mark looks equally attractive, with four of the last nine blows exchanged between the sides falling in that juncture.
While Arsenal’s shameless dereliction of duty against the Belgians is the topical inspiration for this wager, their own effectiveness in the final furlongs should aid the first of our suggested wagers too.
Prior to that embarrassing peg back, the north London outfit had scored at least once around the 90th-minute in four of their last five games.
When it comes to the match betting, their hosts are somewhat undervalued at 11/4 for victory or 39/50 in the double-chance market.
Prior to the commencement of this weekend’s action, Swansea’s home record was only bettered by Chelsea and Southampton this term.
Furthermore they’ve avoided defeat to Arsenal, 11/10 for the win, in three of the clubs’ last six tussles – the draw is 12/5.