Arsenal need a positive result against Aston Villa on Sunday to get their season back on track and cement their chances of securing an automatic place in the Champions League.
Following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Stoke, the Gunners find themselves just two points above fourth-placed Manchester City with two games remaining.
Missing out on third spot would be a bitter blow for Arsene Wenger’s men, who looked like being Manchester United’s main challengers for the Premier League title for much of the campaign.
At odds of 7/20, a successful £10 bet on Arsenal to beat Aston Villa at bwin.com will return £13.50.
With just three wins away from home in 2010-11, the Birmingham club face an uphill struggle – particularly as they have little to play for.
Villa have won only one of their last 24 games against Arsenal, although their 2-0 away victory in November 2008 was one of only ten defeats suffered by the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.
And at 29/4 with bwin.com, a bet on Aston Villa to take the three points may be an attractive prospect.
Four of the last ten meetings between the two sides have ended with the honours even and bwin offers odds of 7/2 on this result to be repeated on Sunday.
The men from the Emirates may have to cope without Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, who are doubtful with hamstring and thigh injuries respectively.
In the absence of their star midfielders, Arsenal will rely heavily on Robin van Persie to fire them to victory. Despite an injury-disrupted campaign, the Dutch forward has netted 19 times in 21 games so far in 2011.
Punters can get odds of 7/2 on the striker to open the scoring against Villa, meaning a winning £10 bet on Van Persie will earn £35.
Arsenal have developed a reputation for throwing games away in the closing minutes, so backing Ashley Young to bag the final goal of the match at 12/1 also looks appealing.
New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.