It’s time for our weekly assessment of the betting traction to be gained from the various aches, breaks, knocks and sprains the Premier League community are currently dealing with.
The latest crop of crocks has thrown up some juicy little wagers at 67/100, 6/4 and 3/5.
Arsenal have won 10 and drawn one of the 11 games Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla have started together for the club.
By contrast they’ve failed to win 26 of the 51 matches in which both of them weren’t in the first XI since the start of last season.
The Gunners have failed to beat Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in their last three attempts, losing twice, making the 67/100 about Michael Laudrup’s Swans in the double chance market an intriguing price.
Aston Villa are missing both their top goalscorer and top assister of the 2012/13 campaign for the visit of Manchester City.
Being without Christian Benteke, who either scored or created 23 of Villa’s 47 league goals last term, is a major impediment to their scoring chances against City.
Given last season’s leading creator Ashley Westwood is also out of the picture their chances of breaching City’s platinum-plated rearguard are particularly bleak.
The Citizens look good value to repeat last term’s Villa Park win to nil at 6/4, having kept five clean sheets in seven fixtures in 2013/14.
Each of Liverpool’s wins within normal time this season came when Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson started together.
Both members of last season’s first-choice defence will be absent for their team’s visit to Sunderland.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have conceded six times in the two losses and two draws (including the Capital One Cup tie they won only after extra time) in which the pair both failed to make the starting XI this term.
The Black Cats were tremendously unlucky not to score more than the one goal they managed against Arsenal’s miserly road defence when the sides met at the Stadium of Light and they can deliver on odds of 3/5 by scoring against the Reds.