Arsenal FC vs Bolton Wanderers Odds, Prediction, and Pick
Today we are going to take a look at one of the match-ups that will take place at this year's Carling Cup. This match features one of the most popular teams in the English Premier League in the Arsenal FC against a team who is currently struggling on the defensive side of the ball quite a bit, but can definitely score goals. This game has the makings of an interesting game, and one that should have some great betting options on it as well. Arsenal started off the year on the wrong foot, with back to back losses that featured a 2-0 loss to Liverpool, and an incredibly ugly 8-2 loss to Manchester United. The team has finally began to turn the corner it seems though, and they are regaining confidence quickly as well. Bolton on the other hand hasn't been able to hold up against their opponents' offenses in most games this season. They began the 2011 season with a nice 4-0 victory over QPR, but then went on to lose six games in a row in which they were outscored 21-5 in goals. The biggest issue for Bolton this year has been the fact that while they have scored 12 goals (fifth best in the league, and the same number as Arsenal), they have also given up an incredible 22 goals (last in the league).
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Arsenal has currently won three games, lost four, tied one, and has a total of 10 points. Bolton has won two games, lost six, and currently has a total of 6 points. These two teams have already met once this season, back on September 24th, and it resulted in a 3-0 Arsenal victory.
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As much as the soccer fans out there are hopeful that this one will be a close game throughout, Bolton has shown no reason to give hope that they can hang with a team like Arsenal currently. Arsenal is regaining their form, and have looked good over their recent games. It'll be tough for this below average Bolton defense to slow down the likes of Robin Van Persie and the Arsenal offense as well. I think Bolton will get on the board, but it won't be enough to beat Arsenal.
- Prediction: Arsenal FC- 3 Bolton Wanderers- 1
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The odds aren't incredible for betting the favorite in this Carling Cup match-up, but they are definitely good enough to get the action in on. Arsenal is a safe bet, and I like them to get the job done regardless of the circumstances. I'm picking Arsenal to get the win, and I'll also bet betting them at -181 as well.