ARSENAL couldn’t be in better nick ahead of tonight’s FA Cup semi-final against Championship side Reading.
The Gunners have won eight in a row to rise to second in the table and with a Champions League spot virtually guaranteed they can concentrate on retaining their trophy.
Arsene Wenger has almost a full squad available and it’s no surprise to see them sitting at a best 2-7 at Betfred to win in 90 minutes.
Reading, who haven’t won since beating Bradford in a quarter-final replay, are 14-1 at boylesports and the draw pays 5-1 with bet365.
The Royals have tightened up under Steve Clarke and won’t be relegated but they’re a pretty poor side who could be routed if the Gunners score early. Arsenal to win by two or more pays 8-11 at bet365.
Olivier Giroud isn’t starting so I’ll go with Danny Welbeck who starts up front to score first at 5-1 with 888sport and others. Aaron Ramsay is another option at 7-1 with 888sport.
The last three meetings between the two sides have totalled 24 goals which is why over 2.5 goals pays just 8-15 at Coral.
Welbeck to score first
(5-1, Betfred, 888sport, William Hill)
|Coral||Get 6/1 on Chelsea to win v Swansea. Sat 3pm. Max Bet £5 (£5 free bet if loses), new customers.||CLAIM OFFER|
|Paddy Power||2 Up - You win! Paddy Power will pay you as a winner straight away if your team goes 2 goals up at any stage in the game. Ends Jan 9th.||CLAIM OFFER|
|Racebets||Use code WELCOME for up to £50 matched bonus when you join Racebets.||CLAIM OFFER|
|Marathonbet||Get a £20 matched bonus when you open a new account at Marathonbet. Use code TV20||CLAIM OFFER|
|Coral||Opt in to Coral's Bet & Get Club and receive a free £5 bet each week.||CLAIM OFFER|
|BetVictor||Bet £10 Get £60 when you open a new account at BetVictor.||CLAIM OFFER|