Swansea City vs. Arsenal Match Preview
This Sunday sees Arsenal travel to Wales to take on Swansea in what could be a decisive match for the London side. A win will bring them significantly closer to claiming a top four spot in the Premier League and finally progressing from fifth place where they have been sitting for a while.
Of course, after his dramatic winning goal at the FA Cup match against Leeds this week, all eyes will be on Arsenal striker Thierry Henry to see if he can produce the goods once again. Arsenal has not had the most straightforward of seasons and they will really be feeling the pressure after their 2 – 1 defeat at Fulham. If they want to qualify for next year’s UEFA Champions League then they need to win as many points as possible.
Despite it being Swansea’s first season in the Premier League, they are holding their own in the middle of the table and could raise a fight for Arsenal, in fact this season they have only lost once at home, to Manchester United. When Swansea last played Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in London, they lost 1 – 0 due to a late goal from Andrei Arshavin.
With Arsenal sporting Henry and Robin Van Persie things will not be easy for Swansea and it is sure to be a truly thrilling match. Even the book makers think it is going to be a tough battle with the best odds available predicting a draw. However, Swansea is determined to win, as the star defender Neil Taylor said, “It’s about time we won a game against one of the top teams.”
If you fancy placing a bet on the game you’ll find odds on a Swansea win of 4/1 at Ladbrokes and Paddy Power as well as 13/5 on a Draw and 7/10 on Arsenal.