Arsenal v Norwich City tips – Don’t back goals at the Emirates

Arsenal will have a fight on their hands against struggling Norwich City this weekend

Arsenal v Norwich City tips – Don’t back goals at the Emirates

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Glen Laidlaw

April 27th, 2016

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The Gunners are very much in need of a win as they fight for a place in the Premier League top-three, however Norwich City’s plight is arguably much more serious, the Canaries battling to avoid dropping out of the top-flight altogether.

This could prove to be the difference between these sides and with Norwich City’s position becoming pretty dire due to their rivals’ recent upturn in fortunes, Alex Neil’s men will be even more desperate to seal the three points in North London on Saturday evening.

We believe that they have a decent chance. Arsenal have had a pretty miserable season so far with the best chance of clinching the Premier League title in over ten years now up in smoke. They failed in their attempt to manage a third consecutive FA Cup triumph and a finish in the top three of the Premier League will be the height of their achievements. If they can manage that.

With a mere three top-flight victories from their last nine games, Arsenal now sit just five points above Manchester United in the table with the Red Devils enjoying the comfort of having a game in hand.

Clearly the pressure is on the Gunners and win against Norwich is a must, however despite the home side starting as firm favourites at 1/4 with William Hill, we just can’t bring ourselves to side with them on this occasion, especially since this is a very poor price for a side which have won just three of their last nine games.

The canaries won’t be in the highest of spirits following back-to-back defeats against Crystal Palace and Sunderland, however these results came on the back of some promising form which included wins over Newcastle United and West Brom as well as a creditable draw at home to Manchester City.

Does that mean that we’re predicting a Norwich win this weekend? Not exactly, however we will be siding with the visitors to avoid defeat against a Gunners side which have been inconsistent throughout the season. Back Norwich City-Draw on the Double Chance market at 10/3 with Bet365.

Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott have been unconvincing of late and they shouldn’t give the Canaries’ defence too many problems. While Arsenal should dominate proceedings, this will likely count for very little at the close of play.

Betway are going 21/4 that the spoils will be shared at the Emirates Stadium and we believe that this will be the most likely outcome on Saturday. Nevertheless, we won’t be going for this and instead will be backing Under 2.5 goals at odds of 6/4 with Sky Bet. This clash is likely to be extremely cagey and an edgy affair should return little in the way of net-bulging action.

 

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