Arsenal vs Wolves betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Arsenal vs Wolves prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Wolves

Both sides will be hoping to bounce back from their midweek Carabao Cup eliminations.

The pressure is mounting on Arsenal head coach Unai Emery following a number of poor results and performances. The Gunners have failed to win any of their previous three domestic matches.

Wolves are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches and will be looking to continue their superb record in matches against the top six.

Arsenal vs Wolves: Who will win?

Arsenal are one of three teams still unbeaten at home this season. The Gunners are 3/4 favourites to win the match while Wolves are priced at 15/4. The draw can be backed at 11/4.

The last three matches involving Arsenal have produced 19 goals. Bet on over 2.5 goals in the match at 8/11.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is without a goal in his last four appearances but he could benefit from the return of Mesut Ozil, who will add some much-needed creativity to Arsenal’s attack.

Aubameyang is 5/2 to open the scoring and 4/6 to score anytime in the match.

Arsenal vs Wolves Premier League match preview

Arsenal host Wolves at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal were knocked out of the Carabao Cup following a truly remarkable game of football on Wednesday night. The Gunners drew 5-5 with Liverpool at Anfield before losing 5-4 in the penalty shootout. Dani Ceballos missed the crucial spot-kick.

Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Martinelli (2), Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock scored for the visitors, who were unable to hang on to their numerous leads.

Arsenal were the architects of their own downfall. Shkodran Mustafi had put Liverpool ahead with an early own goal before Gabriel Martinelli gave away the penalty for Liverpool’s third goal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain then fired in a rocket against his former club.

In less dramatic fashion, Wolves were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday following their 2-1 away defeat to Aston Villa. Summer signing Patrick Cutrone scored the goal for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Wednesday’s defeat ended Wolves’ impressive eight-match unbeaten run.

Last weekend, Arsenal slipped to 5th in the table following their bizarre 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace. Goals from centre-backs Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz had Arsenal 2-0 up in the opening 10 minutes, before everything fell apart.

Arsenal’s inability to hold on to their lead was overshadowed by an incredible moment involving club captain Granit Xhaka. The midfielder was booed off the field by his own fans as he was being substituted. In response, Xhaka swore and gestured to the fans. To add insult to injury, Sokratis had a stoppage-time winner incorrectly ruled out by VAR.

On Sunday, Jonny Castro scored for Wolves as they were held to a 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park. The draw leaves Wolves in 12th place, four points behind Arsenal. Wolves have only won one of their five league matches on the road this season.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in November 2018. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a late equaliser to cancel out Ivan Cavaleiro’s opener.

Wolves’ only ever Premier League win against Arsenal came in their most recent meeting at Molineux in April. Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota were on target for Wolves while Sokratis scored Arsenal’s late consolation.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 22 Premier League matches played at 15:00 on a Saturday – a run that stretches back to the opening day of the 2013/14 season.

Arsenal team news vs Wolves

Unai Emery made 11 changes to his starting eleven in midweek, handing a rare start to Mesut Ozil. There were also starts for fringe players like Gabriel Martinelli, Shkodran Mustafi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Ozil is now in contention to start at the weekend. His impressive Anfield display would have reminded Emery what he has been missing in recent months.

Sead Kolasinac was forced off after picking up a knock in the second half, strengthening Kieran Tierney’s chances of starting at left-back versus Wolves.

Nicolas Pepe, Sokratis and Alexandre Lacazette were unused substitutes on Wednesday and should return to the starting eleven. Bernd Leno, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Luiz were given the night off entirely and will start on Saturday.

Gabriel Martinelli, who has seven goals in seven appearances, will be unlucky to miss out on a starting spot.

Club captain Granit Xhaka is not expected to return to the starting eleven just yet, so Lucas Torreira or Joe Willock will partner Matteo Guendouzi in midfield.

Reiss Nelson is Arsenal’s only major injury concern. The winger is sidelined until late November with a knee injury.

Wolves team news vs Arsenal

Like Arsenal, Wolves also made 11 changes for their Carabao Cup tie.

Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Adama Traore, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez were among the usual starters to be given the night off entirely, while Ryan Bennett made his return from injury.

Romain Saiss is expected to get the nod over Jesus Vallejo, while Matt Doherty will compete with fit-again Bennett in Wolves’ back-three.

Morgan Gibbs-White is a major doubt with a back injury.

Willy Boly underwent ankle surgery in the week and will be sidelined for the remainder of the year.

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Predicted Arsenal XI vs Wolves

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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