Arsenal v Wolves: Can RVP beat Shearer’s record?
Arsenal are red-hot favourites to beat Wolves at the Emirates on Tuesday, and at a top priced 1.25 are fully expected to notch a comfortable victory against Mick McCarthy’s men.
The Gunners bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at Man city to beat Villa 2-1 away and maintain their challenge for a top four finish and this really should be a stroll in the park for them.
Robin van Persie will surely be relishing the prospect of terrorising the Wolves back-line, and this is surely a golden opportunity for him to edge close to setting a new record for Premier League goals in a calender year.
The Dutchman moved onto 34 goals in 2011 by scoring from the spot at Villa Park, and now has just this game and the home match against QPR on New Year’s Eve to try and pass Alan Shearer’s record of 36.
bet365 go 3.5 about him setting a new record and that is a very tempting price given the strength of the opposition in the two remaining games.
But regardless of the outcome of that bet, he is surely worth sticking with in this game to get on the score sheet.
Doing him to do so has been a licence to print money so far this season, and I am once again going to suggest backing him to score first and anytime during the 90 minutes.
Paddy Power go 3.5 about him netting the opener, and that certainly looks a bit of value with other firms going just 3.25.
However even better value could be the 1.57 on offer with Boylesports for him to net during the 90 minutes.
If Arsenal do win as expected he will surely get his name on the scoresheet and the 1.57 appeals as better value than backing the Gunners at 1.25 in the outright market.
I fancy Arsenal to win 3-1 or 4-1 and you can get some tasty prices about those outcomes.