Following Everton’s slip up at Southampton, Arsenal can take command of the tussle for fourth place by beating a hapless Newcastle side on the silver screen this evening.
The Billy-no-mates Magpies can be backed at a mammoth 19/2 to prevail in north London, with the draw half the weight, but still quite the size at 19/4 given the forecasted dominance Arsene Wenger’s men are set to enjoy.
With all the support stacked heavily in the red corner ahead of this one, punters will be pleasantly surprised to discover that generosity is coursing through the veins of the bwin odds gurus, who have boosted the hosts’ match-betting odds from 1/4 to 3/10.
Still, the slender profit margin such a price promises may prompt bettors to seek out other markets in search of their Monday night money-maker.
There’s no need to go releasing the sniffer hounds, though, for we’ve got a trio of alternatives to line your wallet right here.
Newcastle (+2) to win @ 21/20
Okay, so the Toon may have failed to find the back of the net in five from six on the road, but they can run Arsenal closer than the flimsy win-draw-win offering afforded to the Gunners suggests.
They’ve fired five goals in their previous three visits to their next destination and would have claimed the spoils in six of their last seven against this adversary with a two-goal lead.
Draw half-time/Arsenal full-time @ 31/10
Only Manchester City have amassed more points in the second half than the FA Cup finalists, who have prevailed on 20 instances after the half-time orange intake.
They’d sit second in a league table based on second-half results, but would be a lowly fifth were the standings comprised on first-half exploits.
One goal to separate the sides @ 11/5
Both of the last two collisions between the pair have produced 1-0 scorelines in favour of the Gunners, while four of the last seven that Tynesiders have partaken in have been decided by a one-goal margin, three finishing 1-0 one way or the other.