Arsenal vs Sunderland Match Betting Preview

Arsenal will be out to secure third place in the table while Sunderland will be in search of the point that guarantee’s survival when they meet at the Emirates on Wednesday.

Arsenal Betting News

The Gunners lost their last home game, going down 1-0 at home to Swansea and after drawing 1-1 away to Manchester United they will be keen to avoid a third game without a win. Manager Arsene Wenger will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mathieu Debuchy due to hamstring injuries while it remains to be seen if Danny Welbeck (knee) will be fit to play. The England forward missed the trip to Old Trafford at the weekend and remains a doubt.

Sunderland Betting News

The Black Cats will enter their 37th game of the season 16th in the table, three points above third from bottom Hull. Their goal difference of -20 is marginally worse than Hulls (-18) meaning should they lose to the Gunners midweek and Chelsea on Saturday they could indeed go down on goal difference should the Tigers and indeed Newcastle, sandwiched in between them, both win. Dick Advocaat won’t be thinking about the maths just yet though especially with 8 points picked up from their last four games. The club drew with Leicester at the weekend, a result that did more for the traveling Foxes as it guaranteed them Premiership football next season.  Advocaat has impressed in the Sunderland hot seat but will travel to London with a number of key men missing. The former Dutch boss is without Wes Brown, Jordi Gomez and Ricky Alvarez (all knee) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) while Billy Jones is also out with a muscle injury picked up late in the Leicester draw.

Arsenal vs Sunderland Match Prediction

Arsenal won 2-0 when they met earlier in the season with Alexis Sanchez scoring both the goals. The win made it four wins on the spin for the London side against Sunderland with 10 scored and 2 conceded during that time. In all the Gunners have lost just one of the last 7 meetings, a 2-0 reversal in the FA cup in 2012 although they did manage to pick up a point at the Emirates in 2012 with a 0-0 draw.

Match Betting Tip: Sunderland are @6.00with Bet365 to grab a point

: Posted in Premier League • Date: 07.05.2015