Can Arshavin and RvP help Arsenal to a win against Blackburn?

Arsenal have a terrific record against Blackburn, and look a solid bet to get their season back on track with a comfortable victory at Ewood Park this weekend.

The Gunners would normally be long odds-on to win, but their worst start to a Premiership campaign means that they can be backed at just under even money to come away with three points.

They are a top price of 1.91 with Bet365, Boylesports and Betfred, and that looks terrific value when you take a close look at the stats and goalscoring exploits of Robin Van Persie and Andrey Arshavin.

Rovers have won just have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Arsenal, and just one of their last nine Premier League matches at home.

They have also lost nine times in the Premier League at home Arsene Wenger’s men – more than against any other opponent on their own patch.

Just one point from four games this season means that they have also made the worst ever start to a PL camapaign and they are their for the taking if Arsenal are back on song.

The difference between the two sides is undoubtedly the ability to create chances and score goals, and that is where van Persie and Arshavin give Arsenal the dcieding factor as to who will emerge victorious in this must win game for both sides.

The Dutchman has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League games against Rovers, and is a top priced 5.4 Victor Chandler to net the opener.

Given that he is as short as 4.75 in a place that is a very fair price and well worth a bet.

However a saver is advised on Arshavin who has a very impressive strike rate against Rovers having netted three times in five Premiership appearances against them.

He can be backed at 9 with Paddy Power and Victor Chandler, and that is too big a price to ignore.

Backing both to score first should hopefully net a decent return.

Given that Arsenal are by far the classier side it should really be a case of them registering a comfortable victory if back to anywhere near their best, and that sets up a couple of plays in the correct score market.

Boylesports go a standout 17 about a 3-0 victory, and on past results that is too big. It’s definitely worth an interest for a juicy payout, as is a small saver on 3-1 at 17 with Paddy Power.

Also see: The latest Arsenal betting odds.

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