Arsene Wenger’s side are expected to secure their first win of the new EPL season when they face Martin Jol's boys on Saturday
Still oozing from their massive win in Istanbul against Fenerbahce in the Champions League qualifiers on Wednesday, Arsenal will travel to Fulham for their first away game of the EPL season.
Although they lost at their backyard against the lethal Aston Villa, they are expected to make amends and dominate proceedings when they battle the Craven Cottage lords in Saturday’s early kick off.
Pajtim Kasami's second-half strike was all Martin Jol’s men needed to pip Sunderland by a lone goal in the opening Premiership games. Even at this, they are underdogs to win before their home crowd as Ladbrokes is offering them as a 5/2 (3.50) play to secure their second victory in over ten matches against their neigbour while the draw is available at odds of 12/5 (3.40).
It is worthy of note that both sides have played out five draws out of their 24 previous meetings and going by the Gunners heartwarming display in Turkey, they are backed by Ladbrokes to win either half of the encounter at an amazing odds of ½ (1.50) despite injuries trailing some of their key players.
Fulham is not left out too on the injury list as they will be without Kieran Richardson who is out no thanks to a hamstring injury and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg who limped off at the Stadium of Light.
Martin Jol is likely to hand Scott Parker and Darren Bent their debut appearance for the club. Even at this, Arsenal are tipped to go goal Crazy between 2-3 goals at 13/10 (2.30).
For the goal getters, former Manchester United’s forward, Dimitar Berbatov is available at 6/1 (7.00) to net first on the afternoon while they duo of Giroud Walcot and Theo Walcot of the visiting side are priced at the same value of 6/1 (7.00) to open the flood gate of goals at the Cottage.
Punters seeking for a good value for their money should back a total goal of over 1.5 at ¼ (1.25) according to Ladbrokes.