Match Preview: Sunderland vs Arsenal
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Average Statistics 2011/12
|Time first goal scored||40 mins||27 mins|
|Time first goal conceded||31 mins||36 mins|
Arsenal to win:
Bet365 & Paddypower are offering odds of 11/10 for the Gunners to win away.
Bet365 are offering the best odds at 12/5
Sunderland to win:
Bet365 & Paddypower are offering odds of 5/2 for Sunderland to win at the Stadium of Light.
allArsenal’s Special Bet:
allArsenal’s Special Bet: Anytime Goalscorer = Oxlade Chamberlain=13/5
‘The Ox’ netted a brace last weekend against Blackburn, and has been in fine form since breaking into the starting lineup. He produces many stinging long range efforts and can finish tidily when inside the box.
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Sunderland 1 Arsenal 2
Paddypower = 15/2
Bet365 = 15/2
Robin van Persie has scored 40 goals in his last 41 Premier League appearances.
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Arsenal have conceding one goal in each of their last three matches at the Stadium of Light.
The Gunners netted an impressive 7 goals against a helpless Blackburn, and after a midweek rest Arsenal should be rejuvenated and ready to go. Meanwhile Sunderland played 120 minutes in the FA Cup to record a grueling 2-1 against Middlesborough.
Other Match facts:
When the two sides met at the Emirates Stadium, Robin van Persie scored Arsenal’s fastest-ever Premier League goal (29 seconds).
Only two of the 14 goals Sunderland have scored against Arsenal in the Premier League era has been netted in the first half.
In the last 15 meetings with Arsenal, Sunderland have alternated with scoring or failing to score; having netted at the Emirates, they should fail to find the net if that run continues.
Sunderland have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League home games and won four and lost none of the five since Martin O’Neill took the helm.
The Black Cats have kept three clean sheets in a row at the Stadium of Light. If they keep one in this game, it’ll equal their best run since December 2001 when they kept four in a row.