Wolves vs Arsenal preview, team news & betting odds

By on April 24, 2019

Arsenal desperately need a win over Wolves at Molineux this evening in order to boost our chances of finishing in the top four.

We failed to take our opportunity to put some real pressure on our rivals after slumping to a hugely disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

However, with Tottenham losing at Man City, Man Utd getting thrashed at Everton and Chelsea being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Burnley, none of our rivals won over the weekend so we got away with it.

Spurs did snatch three points with a late 1-0 win over Brighton last night so they are now four points ahead of Arsenal in third place but if we win our game in hand tonight we can close the gap back to just one point, move up to fourth and move two points clear of Chelsea.

However, defeat to a very dangerous Wolves side at Molineux would leave Arsenal outside the top four and with it all to do if we’re to qualify for the Champions League via the Premier League this season so it’s all to play for.

Team news

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Unai Emery was coy over the chances of Granit Xhaka returning from a hip injury but the midfielder has trained this week and is expected to be back in the squad.

Sokratis also returns from a two match ban, however, Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, Danny Welbeck, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding remain on the sidelines.

Wolves have no new injury concerns to worry about and Leander Dendoncker will be back in contention after missing their draw with Brighton.

Betting tips & odds

This won’t be an easy game to bet on as Arsenal are unpredictable away from home and Wolves have the potential to turn up against the top sides. Our tips for accumulators at the weekend were ruined by Arsenal’s defeat to Palace so we don’t want the same thing happening tonight but I do fancy the Gunners to edge this one.

Wolves have been poor since losing their FA Cup semi-final and have very little left to play for while Arsenal are battling for every point to try and finish in the top four. I do think Wolves will prove to be a stern test but we’ve never lost a Premier League game to them and I don’t see that starting tonight. I’m going for Wolves 1-2 Arsenal.

Arsenal are the narrow 13/8 favourites to win the game with the hosts priced at 15/8 and the draw 5/2. My prediction of a 2-1 Arsenal win can be backed at 17/2 with the bookmakers.