Southampton 1-0 SUNDERLAND
ARSENAL 2-0 Reading – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1st goalscorer) 2
Kick-off: 12:30, 29/10/16
TV: Sky Sports 1
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Head-to-head: (Last five meetings, most recent first) Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland, Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland, Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland, Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal
Injuries and Suspensions:
Out – Lee Cattermole, Jan Kirchoff, Fabio Borini, Vito Mannone, Sebastian Larsson
Doubt – Jason Denayer, Adnan Januzaj
Out – Per Mertesacker, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Perez, Chuba Akpom, Danny Welbeck
Doubt – Santi Cazorla
- Sunderland haven’t beaten Arsenal in the Premier League since November 2009
- The Gunners have lost just two away matches in 2016, to Manchester United and Barcelona
- Arsenal have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight outings
A Look at Sunderland’s Betting Odds:
With a solitary, lonely-looking draw to break up a string of Ls on Sunderland’s last-five form guide, it’s hard to imagine there’ll be many punters up for putting their hard-earned on the Black Cats, even at odds of 13/2.
Patrons have seen all four Premier League visitors to Wearside score so far, with West Brom the only top-tier guest who failed to net at least twice.
Home or away, Sunderland haven’t bagged in three, the same number in which Arsenal have kept clean sheets, underlining exactly how frail the prospect of victory is here.
A Look at Arsenal’s Betting Odds:
Odds of 9/25 say Arsenal will beat Sunderland, though this can be bumped up to 27/20 by punting on the away win to nil instead.
The Gunners have conceded just one domestic goal from open play on their travels, though they’ve failed to register more than once in half of their six trips across all competitions, including at Burnley on their most recent away day. There are grounds, therefore, for backing fewer than 1.5 goals for the visitors at 7/4.
With four goals in his last four appearances on the road, Alexis Sanchez rates as good a goalscorer bet as any this weekend. Check back for the Chilean’s odds to open the scoring here.