Bradford City - Arsenal: Gulf in class key for Gunners

Arsenal claimed their first win in five games at the weekend and Willie Duncan is backing Arsene Wenger's men to ease past Phil Parkinson's League Two side in the Capital One Cup
Arsenal claimed their first win in five matches when they defeated West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side can build on that result when they visit Bradford City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

The Gunners trailed 4-0 against Reading in the last round before staging a stunning fightback, eventually winning 7-5 after extra time, and the Premier League side are available at just 1/3 (1.33) with Bet365 to book their place in the last four of this season’s Capital One Cup by claiming victory at Valley Parade against their League Two opponents.

The Bantams shocked Premier League opposition in the last round as they sent Wigan Athletic crashing out of the competition on penalties and Phil Parkinson’s men can be backed at a chunky 7/1 (8.0) with Bet365 to defeat the Gunners, while the same firm go 4/1 (5.0) that the match ends level after 90 minutes.

After surviving such a big scare in the last round, Arsene Wenger will be hoping for a much smoother path to the semi-finals for his young side in the match and should the Gunners come out of the traps quickly then the 10/11 (1.91) quote from Bet365 for Arsenal to lead at both half time and full time may represent outstanding value here and should be backed accordingly, while the 10/11 (1.91) for Arsenal (-1) in the handicap market also offers considerable appeal.

The perceived gulf in class between the two sides is highlighted by the odds on offer in Bet 365’s correct score market.

A 1-0 win for the Premier League side is available at just 6/1 (7.0) with Bet365, while the same firm offer a massive 22/1 (23.0) that the League Two side prevail by the same scoreline.

Arsenal ran out as comfortable 2-0 winners at the weekend and the 7/1 (8.0) with Bet365 for a repeat of that result on Tuesday night is the value selection here.

Arsenal to lead at half time and full time at 10/11 (1.91) with Bet365
Arsenal to win 2-0 at 7/1 (8.0) with Bet365

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter