Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers Betting: Rovers' efforts unlikely to see a return against the Gunners

Arsene Wenger may make wholesale changes to his line-up for this League Cup clash but the visitors are unlikely to make their mark at the Emirates

Fresh from a much-needed performance against Chelsea in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal now turn their attention to the League Cup when Doncaster Rovers visit the Emirates.

As is the norm, heavy rotation is expected from the hosts, but Genting still make them 1/10 (1.10) favourites to come out on top in normal time. That's unsurprising given the players coming in could be the likes of Per Mertesaker, Rob Holding, Jack Wilshere and starlet Reiss Nelson.

Doncaster, who dumped Hull City out of the competition in the previous round, are a massive 18/1 (19.0) to spring another huge shock in North London, while it's 10/1 (11.0) about extra time being needed after a stalemate.

Reiss Nelson Arsenal

Unlike the FA Cup, which Arsenal have won in three of the last four seasons, this tournament has been something of a banana skin for the Gunners. A third round 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday two years ago is sandwiched between home defeats to Southampton in 2014 and 2016, so it's tough to invest with too much confidence, especially at such a short price.

Only one of Arsenal's last nine League Cup ties has seen four or more goals, so the 23/20 (2.15) available on no more than three goals here could appeal for those searching for a different angle on the game, especially with Doncaster's issues in front of goal.

The visitors, who were promoted in the summer, currently sit 19th in the third tier, and have found the net in just one of their previous five league matches.


With that in mind, the best bet could be Genting's 5/6 (1.83) about the Gunners winning "to nil". This bet essentially means to win while keeping a clean sheet and looks a very solid option of getting significantly boosted returns on a match which the bookmakers believe will be extremely one-sided.

Darren Ferguson's side will no doubt be relishing the clash, but with so little cutting edge being shown in front of goal in recent weeks, it's logical to expect them to struggle, even against a second-string Arsenal side.

This bet landed in Arsenal's games against Reading and Nottingham Forest in this competition last season before their defeat to the Saints, and Doncaster could struggle to make an impact in this tie so 5/6 (1.83) about Wenger’s men being the only side on the scoresheet with Genting looks a solid wager.

Arsenal to win "to nil" at 5/6 (1.83) for a 1pt stake with Genting
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