Swansea City v Arsenal betting tips



Late goals from Nacho Monreal and Gervinho helped the Gunners bag three points in Wales, while they will arrive full of confidence this weekend after a flying start to the season with the exception of that opening day reverse against Aston Villa.

The absence of Theo Walcott is a blow for Arsenal although supporters won’t be too concerned while Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil continue to make an impact from the midfield area, with Olivier Giroud’s blank against Stoke being the Frenchman’s first in the top flight this term.

There will be plenty of takers about the 7/5 (BetVictor) that Arsene Wenger’s team continue to lead a charge at the top of the Premier League with three points, with most other firms offering a more conservative 6/5 about a side that have won 3-1 on three occasions this term.

It hasn’t stopped Coral going 18/1 about a repeat scoreline at the Liberty and this looks a tough assignment for the division’s leaders considering that Swansea could feasibly challenge for a top six spot of their own this term.

Wins away at West Brom and Crystal Palace have sandwiched a well-deserved 2-2 draw with Liverpool which could have seen City take all three points and Michael Laudrup showed little desire to retain the Capital One Cup during the week as a weakened Swans team lost at Birmingham.

With the Gunners defence not exactly watertight at the moment, there could be some merit in the 23/10 (Ladbrokes) about a Swansea win, with players such as Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta having been involved in Wednesday’s League Cup encounter against West Brom which saw the north London side go through on penalties.

Michu is continuing where he left off last season by scoring in his last three games and it continues to beggar belief that City were able to sign the player for £2million, with BetVictor going 7/1 about the Spaniard breaking the deadlock.

There won’t be too many Welshmen on the pitch, although Ramsey will be one of them and his First Goalscorer odds have shortened considerably in recent weeks, with some firms offering just 15/2 about the midfielder scoring first.

It certainly seems like a game where Over 2.5 Goals is likely to come in at odds of 4/5 (Sky Bet) and the same applies to Both Teams to Score, with Ladbrokes offering 4/6 that we see the net bulge at both ends.

Something tells us this could be a high-scoring thriller and a Swansea 3-2 win would be a repeat of two seasons ago, with 33/1 available that the home supporters enjoy a first win of the campaign at the Liberty.