Arsenal will be hoping to avoid an upset when they travel to the Hawthorns to take on recent bogey side West Bromwich Albion in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Gunners have left this ground empty-handed in each of the last two consecutive seasons, as many times as they had over the previous 23 campaigns.
However, with just one defeat to their name in the last 10 matches in all competitions, they are 20/27 (1.74) favourites with SportPesa to come away with all three points on this occasion.
Meanwhile, Alan Pardew’s men have not won any of their last 19 fixtures, but can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) pull off a shock win against this opposition for the third season in a row.
Six of the hosts’ last nine home league matches have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 29/10 (3.90) available on them claiming a share of the spoils once again in this one.
Poor West Brom
Despite their poor recent record at this stadium, Arsene Wenger’s men should not be filled with too much apprehension when they walk out on to the pitch on Sunday.
Having not lost at the Hawthorns in 10 years, it is surely no coincidence that their two consecutive defeats there coincided with Tony Pulis’ two seasons in the home dugout.
While Pulis has a knack for upsetting Wenger’s team that dates back to his time in charge of Stoke City, his successor has failed to oversee a single victory over the Frenchman in the last 12 attempts – losing nine.
Indeed, the former Crystal Palace manager has lost 11 and won none of his last 12 Premier League home matches against the ‘big six,’ making an upset look rather unlikely here.
Tips and Predictions
Instead, those 20/27 (1.74) odds are well worth the investment on Arsenal exacting revenge against a West Brom team that has now gone 19 matches without a win.