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Prediction: Arsenal vs Wolves

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 9 Nov 2018

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Prediction: Arsenal win

Best Odds: 8/13

Bookmaker: bet365

Get ready for some Premier League action once again this weekend, with one of our games of the week coming in the form of Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Wanderers. These are two clubs that would’ve expected to be fighting for very different things this season, but after just a few months since the campaign got underway, it really does feel like both teams have gone through several ups and downs. Now, it’s time to see if they’ve got what it takes to overcome one another over the weekend.

Arsenal

Arsenal’s 15-game unbeaten run may have seen them play out a few draws over the course of the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still have a whole bunch of momentum as we look ahead to the rest of the season. Unai Emery has this team playing exactly how he wants them to and it’s really encouraging to see for their fans, especially after they have been forced to endure a few years of ‘pain’ so to speak under Arsene Wenger. So whether they win or they lose in this one, it’s already been a great streak.

Team News

Emery will likely re-shuffle the starting XI after the Europa League, with Danny Welbeck’s nasty injury being set to keep him out for a while.

Wolves

In terms of how they actually play, Wolves are almost certainly a club that belongs in the top half of the Premier League or just below it. Unfortunately that’s not how this game works and it never has, with Wolves really struggling in recent weeks to break out of the rut they’ve been in. They’re still in no real danger but that could easily change if they continue to miss their chances, and the most important thing of all for them is going to be getting at least one of their strikers firing in front of goal.

Team News

The club will continue to monitor the fitness of Diogo Jota, with Ivan Cavaleiro being expected to start.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
  • Arsenal lead the overall head to head standings 57-29 with 26 draws between the two clubs.
  • Wolves haven’t beaten Arsenal in 19 games, dating back to February 1979.
  • Arsenal have won three and drawn three of their last six games.
  • Wolves have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.

Conclusion

Wolves have been on an intriguing run as of late and it feels like they’ve had the wind knocked out of them ever so slightly, although we have seen them put in some top quality performances against big teams like Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham so far this season. We think they’ll actually take the lead in this one which will wake the hosts up in a big way, leading to them scoring back to back goals in quick succession. Then, they’ll get a third to really rubber stamp a much needed return to winning ways.

Prediction: Arsenal win

Best Odds: 8/13

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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