Arsenal v Sunderland Betting Preview & Tips – 5/12/15

Arsenal v Sunderland Betting Preview & Tips – 5/12/15

by 1st December 2015

Arsenal v Sunderland Match Preview, Betting Odds And Tips

This betting preview between Arsenal and Sunderland will guide you towards the best betting tips for this Premier League match. With that in mind Arsenal hosts Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League, as the home side look to keep pace at the top of the table.

Arsenal 2/9 – Draw 5/1 – Sunderland 12/1
Betting odds for Arsenal v Sunderland shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Saturday 5th December 2015

The Gunners drew 1-1 with Norwich last time out in the Premier League at Carrow Road. Mesut Ozil opened the scoring in the first half and Arsene Wenger’s team looked in control of the game, until Lewis Grabban slotted home an equaliser just before half-time.
It proved a frustrating day for the side from north London, as the Gunners also saw Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez go off injured. The draw coupled with other results means that the Gunners are now fourth in the Premier League table, two points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Sunderland have now secured consecutive top-flight wins, having defeated Stoke 2-0 at the Stadium of Light last time out. The Potters were reduced to ten men when Ryan Shawcross was dismissed in the second half.
The Black Cats took advantage and claimed the three points through goals from Patrick van Aanholt and substitute Duncan Watmore. Sunderland has now kept clean sheets in consecutive Premier League games for the first time this season.
Sam Allardyce’s team moved out of the bottom three and up to 17th in the Premier League table with the victory over Stoke.

Facts And Figures

Arsenal has dominated the Premier League games between the two teams, winning 16 of the 28 games played. The Black Cats have collected three wins and there has also been nine draws.
Sunderland have failed to win any of the 14 Premier League meetings at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal claiming nine wins and five games resulting in draws.
Sunderland has won one of the last ten meetings in all competitions, losing seven of the clashes between the two teams.
The Black Cats have failed to score in four of the last six meetings between these two teams in all competitions.
Arsenal has suffered just three defeats in their last 38 Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium.
There have been under 2.5 goals in Sunderland’s last three Premier League matches.

Team Selection & News

Arsenal’s injury situation just seems to be getting worse by the week, with Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez all doubts for this clash. That trio are joined on the doubtful list by Mikel Arteta and Theo Walcott, who have been out of action with injuries.
Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere all definitely ruled out through injury.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has doubts over the fitness of Jermain Defoe and Sebastian Larsson. Defoe could be replaced by Duncan Watmore who scored after replacing the striker last time out against Stoke.

Possible Arsenal line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Possible Sunderland line-up: Pantilimon, Yedlin, Coates, Kaboul, O’Shea, Van Aanholt, M’Vila, Cattermole, Toivonen, Watmore, Fletcher

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Arsenal v Sunderland Match Prediction

Despite Sunderland’s recent improvement in form, Arsenal has to be heavily fancied for victory in this clash. The Gunners have very potent options in attack, especially at home and should put the Black Cats to the sword.

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