19:45 Saturday

Wolves vs Arsenal Stats

  • No side has conceded more times in both halves at home than Wolves
  • Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in five of their seven away league matches
  • Wolves have scored the fewest goals in the league by some margin and two of their five home goals came in one game against Brighton

 

Wolves vs Arsenal Tips:

Betting Tip: Arsenal win to nil

A much-changed Arsenal side come into this one off the back of 3-1 home defeat to Brighton in the Carabao Cup, but that could be a blessing in disguise and it’s clear that Mikel Arteta wants to focus on the Premier League.

The Gunners sit top of the tree having secured 11 victories from their 13 matches. Their away form has been excellent and whilst both of the games where they dropped points have come on the road, they have only conceded four goals across seven such fixtures.

Wolves attacking woes go on and they will have to make do without striker Diego Costa who received a straight red card last time out against Brentford. The hosts are already the lowest scorers in the division and are yet to hit double figures but have conceded 22 goals.

They aren’t likely to see much of the ball when they welcome the league leaders and given this competition is the focus, you have to feel that Arsenal will make the breakthrough at some point.

An away win to nil makes plenty of appeal.

Betting Tip: Arsenal to score in both halves

I do expect Mikel Arteta’s side to go and win this clash but I fancy them to hit the back of the net in the first-half of action.

The hosts have conceded in both halves in three of their last four home games and their approach is likely going to be to hit on the break with pace and that is going to be one of the few offensive tactics they will be able to utilise. But that invites pressure and with the intensity that Arsenal are playing with right now, it’s a dangerous tactic.

I’m expecting a closely fought match initially with the hosts trying to frustrate the Gunners but if Arsenal open the scoring in the first half, Wolves will try and get to the break before coming out and searching for at least a point and that’s where the second goal can come from.

Wolves are pretty much toothless in the attacking sense and this should be one way traffic. I’ll take Arsenal scoring in both halves for another point.