Arsenal vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Arsenal vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Arsenal host Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on 16/05/17 as the Gunners look to keep their top-four hopes alive going into the final day of the season. Arsenal were excellent last time out, convincingly beating Stoke 4-1 away from home to stay in the race for a Champions League place. Sunderland meanwhile lost 2-0 at home to Swansea in a game which kept the Swans up. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Arsenal know anything other than a win would put their top four hopes to bed this midweek and, although they are already slim, will be looking to keep it alive heading into the final day of the season. They still rely on results elsewhere to go in their favour and I’m expecting them to have no problem seeing off a Sunderland side who have nothing at all left to play for.

Arsenal to win to nil - 4/6

Olivier Giroud to score first - 3/1

Arsenal -2 handicap - 8/11

 

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Arsenal scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Arsenal scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Sunderland

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Arsenal

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Arsenal Form Guide

Arsenal Team Logo

Arsenal

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

25-08-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. E

Vorskla Team Logo Vorskla

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

23-09-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-09-2018

EFL Cup

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-10-2018

Europa League Grp. E

Qarabag FK Team Logo Qarabag FK

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

07-10-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W A

25-08-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-09-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. A

Stoke City Academy

FT 4 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-09-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

League 1

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

29-09-2018

League 1

Coventry City Team Logo Coventry City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-10-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-10-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. A

Carlisle United Team Logo Carlisle United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Arsenal Preview

Arsenal supporters will have been left scratching their heads following their 4-1 victory away to Stoke City, questioning why it is always when it is too late that their team puts a run together in the Premier League. Here, they were 2-0 up after 55 minutes, taking the lead through Olivier Giroud’s close range tap-in before Mesut Ozil finished clinically from Alexis Sanchez’s inch-perfect driven pass. Although Peter Crouch scored controversially with the use of his hand, Arsenal weren’t to be denied the victory. Sanchez scored via a deflection off Ryan Shawcross before Giroud again netted from inside the six-yard box from Aaron Ramsey’s excellent cutback. It was Arsenal’s third win on the bounce in the Premier League and fifth victory in six, leaving them three points off the top four at present but still need sides around them to drop points if they are to qualify for next season’s Champions League. At home, they have won their last three games in a row without conceding and will be looking to maintain momentum if not for the top four, but for the FA Cup final on May 21. With Arsene Wenger still yet to make an announcement regarding his future, it seems the Champions League may play a significant factor in his decision despite reports saying he has verbally agreed a fresh one-year deal.

 

Arsenal Team News

Santi Cazorla (achilles) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) are both ruled out for the Gunners for this one. Alexis Sanchez (thigh) faces a fitness test while Lucas Perez is available following a thigh problem of his own.

Sunderland Preview

Supporters of Hull City won’t hold Sunderland in the highest regard after the Black Cats played a major role in their relegation over the last two weekends of play. After upsetting the Tigers with a 2-0 win at the KCOM Stadium on May 6, David Moyes’ side hosted Swansea last time out, who had a real incentive after seeing Hull drop points. Paul Clement’s side took the lead at the Stadium of Light after just nine minutes as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s deep free-kick was nodded in by Fernando Llorente after Jordan Pickford came but didn’t get near the delivery. Their second came on the stroke of half-time, a lethal finish from Kyle Naughton flashed past Pickford into the far corner as Swansea confirmed their Premier League status for another season. For Sunderland meanwhile, a further reminder of what has been a hugely disappointing campaign and leaves them a hefty fourteen points off 17th, and unless they somehow win here will definitely finish bottom of the pile. Moyes will already be thinking ahead towards planning for next season and shaping his squad appropriately for it, already being condemned to losing Jermain Defoe on a free transfer and keeper Pickford is likely to leave, also.

 

Sunderland Team News

Jan Kirchhoff (knee), Paddy McNair and Duncan Watmore (cruciate ligament) are all long-term absentees for Sunderland. Lee Cattermole (achilles), George Honeyman (back) and Victor Anichebe (hamstring) are all unlikely to feature.

Arsenal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Arsenal vs Sunderland Sidelined Players

Arsenal
19 Santi Cazorla Injured
Sunderland
19 Patrick McNair Injured
14 Duncan Watmore Injured
27 Jan Kirchhoff Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Petr Cech 196 92
16 CD Rob Holding 189 75
20 CD Shkodran Mustafi 184 82
18 CD Nacho Monreal 179 72
24 LM Hector Bellerin 178 74
8 CM Aaron Ramsey 178 76
29 CM Granit Xhaka 185 82
3 RM Kieran Gibbs 178 70
7 AM Alexis Sanchez 169 62
11 AM Mesut Oezil 180 76
12 CF Olivier Giroud 192 93
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Jordan Pickford 185 77
2 CD Billy Jones 181 77
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
21 LM Javier Manquillo 178 62
17 CM Ibrahim Didier Ndong 179 75
6 CM Lee Cattermole 178 76
7 CM Sebastian Larsson 178 70
3 RM Bryan Oviedo 172 70
9 CF Fabio Borini 180 73
18 CF Jermain Defoe 171 65