Arsenal Asian Handicap Looks Sweet – the Gunners look a fine bet to win Saturday’s FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley writes football betting tips site FC Bodog.
The most important market in world football betting, Asia, decrees that Arsene Wenger’s side must overcome a -1 handicap and that’s well worth taking given Arsenal’s current form.
The north Londoners have been in scorching form since the turn of the year whereas the Villa have been awful in their last two appearances.
A 6-1 thumping at Southampton just under two weeks ago was a real shock to the Villa players’ systems and just when Tim Sherwood needed his men to boost morale ahead of the FA Cup final they lost at home 0-1 to an already relegated Burnley side.
That’s absolutely shocking form to bring into Wembley where there will be no hiding place on the national stadium’s wide acres where possession can be so important.
If we wanted any more encouragement that the Gunners can eclipse that -1 Arsenal Asian handicap we need look no further than their head-to-head record against Villa this season.
When Arsenal visited Villa Park last August they ran out easy 3-0 winners with three goals in an astonishing three minute period with goals from Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and an own goal from Aly Cissokho who turned a Kieran Gibbs shot effort past his keeper Brad Guzan.
Arsenal had 71% of possession compared to Villa’s 29% in that game and if the Gunners keep as much of the ball on Saturday they are almost guaranteed to win the match easily.
Later in the campaign Wenger’s men absolutely destroyed the Birmingham side with a 5-0 demolition at the Emirates. Ozil was again on the mark with Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin completing the rout.
Theo Walcott is in arguably the hottest form of his life but we fancy the main threat to Villa will come from Arsenal’s midfield.
German international Ozil can be backed at 11.00 odds to score the first goal at Wembley and is chalked up at 4.33 to score at any time. Given that he’s played so well against Villa this season, with two goals and also two assists either of those bets look worth a small play.
But the main bet must be that Arsenal Asian handicap of -1. The Gunners will literally have too many guns for Sherwood’s side who have shown genuine vulnerability at the back. Visit online sportsbook Bodog to place your bets on the 2015 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa.