With the Premier League title having been decided, attention switches to the battle for the remaining European places. The most crucial game of the weekend comes from Molineux where Wolves host Arsenal (12.30pm ET Saturday) with both teams aiming for a Europa League slot.
They are in good form and an entertaining 90 minutes awaits, so let’s see where the points are heading.
Wolves vs Arsenal Moneyline Odds
Two evenly-matched teams have left a tight moneyline market and the potential for some good value profits, providing we can make the right call with our Wolves vs Arsenal predictions. Ahead of kick off, all three possible outcomes head over the +100 mark with Wolves favorites for the win at a general +100. With some sportsbooks, the draw and the away win are priced the same at around the +240 mark.
Arsenal made a shaky return to action, losing their first two matches after the restart but the Gunners have now won three in a row. Wolves have only played three times since the EPL’s return and they have also won three in succession.
This may well be pointing towards a draw but, before we commit to our betting picks, USAbetting will go on the hunt for some good value props.
WWFC vs AFC Prop Bets To Consider
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s key striker and, while the former record signing has his critics, he was on the mark in the Gunners’ most recent win. The Gabonese international scored twice in the comfortable 4-0 victory over Norwich City to bring his total to 22 for the season.
In many places, Aubameyang is the joint favorite to open the scoring and he shares odds of +350 with Wolves’ Raul Jimenez. Mexican striker Jimenez has found the net on 24 occasions in this campaign but it is interesting to note that nine of those goals have come in 13 Europa League games.
Other names to consider in the individual goalscorer markets include Diogo Jota and Adama Traore from Wolves plus Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
The team goals markets will be interesting this week, particularly when we note that Wolves have yet to concede in three matches since the Premier League’s restart. Both Teams to Score remains at short numbers and we think that, with Arsenal in productive form, Wolves’ defense will be breached this time.
There may not be much to split the two sides on Saturday afternoon. Combined goals betting shows a figure of +100 on Over 2.5 goals and that’s a strong indication as to how the match might play out. It’s very rare for this particular prop bet to head to + odds and we suspect that the numbers are correct here.
Our preference is for a low scoring draw and, for those who want to take the higher numbers in the Correct Score betting, a 1-1 outcome is priced out to +600. Alternatively, those who feel that there will be a positive result in this match can consider a 2-1 victory for either side. Similarly, the winning margin markets for Saturday should also reflect a tight encounter. Wolves to win by one goal will be available at a typical +300 while Arsenal to win by the same margin is marginally further back at +400.
Our Betting Preview’s Wolves vs Arsenal Predictions & Picks Verdict
Our suggestions have already indicated as to where this game might go: Arsenal may have stuttered since returning to action but, when they traveled to Manchester City in their opener, there were obvious issues with fitness. Those fitness levels have returned and three straight wins shows a positive run of form.
Wolves had no such issues as they stepped back into competitive action. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have won their first three games, scoring four times and conceding nothing at the back.
Interestingly, the reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw back in November with both key strikers – Aubameyang and Jimenez – on the scoresheet. They are the men to watch but we are looking for Wolves’ Diogo Jota to return a profit in the anytime scorer betting. Like his teammate Raul Jimenez, Jota has a better strike rate in the Europa League but a decent haul of 15 goals from 40 matches this season makes him our anytime pick.
As for the result, two form teams with tight defensive records suggests that they will cancel each other out. There is the potential for good returns on all three moneyline outcomes but all of the trends are pointing towards a draw.
We will concede that Both Teams to Score should come in: There is too much attacking talent on either side for a shut out but it’s likely to be a low scoring 90 minutes at Molineux on Saturday afternoon. So if you fancy a wager at one of the best USA sports betting offshore sites, then these are our Wolves vs Arsenal predictions:
- Bet the draw @ best odds of +241 with 5Dimes. Next best is +235 with Bovada.
- Diogo Jota to score anytime @ biggest betting odds of +225 with Intertops.
- Take Both Teams to Score @ -120 with Bovada.
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