It’s getting to that time of the season again.
West Brom are languishing comfortably in mid-table in the Barclays Premier League with five games to go, safe on 40 points, ten clear of the drop zone.
For Arsenal, their work for the season is far from complete as they find themselves in a Manchester sandwich with Manchester United hot on their heels in the race for the final Champions League spot and City a point above them in third.
The Grunners are 2/7 to strengthen their grip on Champions League football next season with the visitors a huge 12/1 to heap more pressure on Arsene Wenger.
The Black Country club have won just one game away at Arsenal in 33 years, which came in a 3-2 victory at The Emirates’ in 2010 and the Baggies to win 3-2 tonight is at a huge 110/1.
However Pulis’ men did beat Arsenal at home in November in a 2-1 victory and that’s 35/1.
West Brom to steal a 1-1 draw tonight as they did in 2013 is 11/1, with 2-2 28/1.
Arsenal however have earned eight wins in their last ten games against West Brom, most recently a 4-1 victory at home last May, that’s 19/1, but Wenger’s side have won just one of their last six home games in all competitions and they’re 7/1 to earn a slender 1-0 win tonight with 2-0 the favourite result at 6/1.
Just 12 players have scored for The Hawthorns’ side this season, eight of which have been netted by Salomon Rondon who’s 14/1 to net first with strike partner Saido Berahino 12/1 to open the scoring.
Stephane Sessegnon has been West Brom’s brightest spark of late and is 22/1 to cap off his recent form with the opener.
For Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez has netted in each of their last three games and is 9/2 to open the scoring in North London tonight yet Olivier Giroud finds himself favourite to score first at 7/2 despite not scoring in the league since January 13, with Danny Welbeck 4/1 to open the scoring.
Arsenal look nailed on to win this one and are 8/5 to win both halves whereas the travelling side are a huge 40/1, with the Gunners evens to win to nil and the visitors 25/1.
Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla missed a penalty in the defeat to West Brom earlier this season, a penalty to be awarded once again is 16/5 and Arsenal are 14/1 to miss another penalty with West Brom 50/1.
Match specials include Arsenal to score two or more in the first half at 21/10, Giroud and Sanchez both to score at 12/5 and Mesut Ozil and Berahino to score from outside the box at 12 and 18/1.
ReadBetting’s tip: Arsenal 2-0 West Brom, Sanchez to score first- 21/1.