Arsenal odds of 83/100 make them favourites to beat Blackburn in Saturday’s early kick-off and earn their second Premier League win in a row.
Since the Gunners lost 8-2 to Manchester United they have brought in five new players, recorded a morale-boosting if underwhelming 1-0 win over Swansea and picked up an encouraging draw away to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Their upturn in fortunes could not have come at a worse time for Blackburn, who are 33/10 to earn a home victory, with a draw priced at 12/5.
Rovers have yet to pick up a league win this season, with their point earned against Fulham their first of the campaign after defeats to Wolves, Aston Villa and Everton.
With Arsenal having won three of the teams’ last four meetings at Ewood Park, the Gunners certainly appear the best bets for victory even if their recovery is in the formative stages.
However, the fact Arsene Wenger’s men are odds-on to pick up three points in bwin’s 3Way football betting market means better value can be found elsewhere.
One bet worth considering is Arsenal to win with fewer than 3.5 goals in the game overall, which is available at 8/5.
Their match against United aside, fixtures involving the Gunners have been low-scoring affairs this season.
In fact, of the seven competitive games Arsenal have played so far, only one – the Old Trafford debacle – has featured more than three goals.
An average of 1.5 goals scored in matches involving Arsenal outside of Manchester suggests fewer than 3.5 goals is a safe bet.
A successful £25 free bet on Arsenal to beat Blackburn and for there to be no more than three goals in the game would return £65.
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Another option would be to bet on Blackburn being on even terms at half time before going on to lose the game at odds of 15/4.
This looks a good price based on the fact that Steve Kean’s men have been level at the interval in three of their league matches so far this season, suggesting they are a better team in the first half than they are over 90 minutes.
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