Arsenal v Wolves Prediction, Preview & Odds – Premier League
We have an Arsenal v Wolves prediction and preview plus betting odds for you ahead of Sunday’s final day of the season Premier League game.
Arsenal v Wolves Match Info
Venue: The Emirates Stadium, London
When? 4.30 pm, Sunday the 28th of May.
What Channel? USA Network (won’t be broadcast in the UK or Ireland), Match of the Day will have highlights of the game from 10.30pm Sunday night.
Arsenal v Wolves Odds
Arsenal are heavy favourites at 1/3 for this match with 98% of bettors favouring this outcome, Wolves are 7/1 while the draw is 4/1 with 1% of bettors favouring these outcomes each.
The Form – Arsenal v Wolves
Arsenal have had an excellent Premier League season coming off the back of a fifth placed finish last season. They have surprised many to have brought themselves to comfortably second in the league after being in contention for their first league title since 2004 for much of the season
From 35 matches played, they have 25 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats, two of which came in their last two matches, 1-0 against Nottingham Forest last weekend and 0-3 against Brighton the week before two results which ultimately handed Man City the Premier League title and leaves City on course for a potential treble.
Their full record in their last five games is three defeats and two wins, Wolves promises to be a much easier trip at the weekend, but Arteta may see this as an opportunity to play some of the younger players in advance of next season.
Wolves have had an unspectacular season, Bruno Lage was sacked at the start of October with the team in the relegation zone and following a period where Steve Davis was caretaker manager he was finally replaced by Julen Lopetegui in November.
Since coming in as Wolves manager he has steadied the ship and consolidated their mid-table status with them currently 13th on 41-points they never looked in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle despite it being tight at the bottom.
Next season will be interesting for the former Spain, Sevilla and Real Madrid manager to see if a pre-season and transfer window can help bring them up the table again. He certainly has the pedigree and his record to date is 26 Games, 10 Wins, 6 Draws and 10 Defeats with a Goal Difference of -5.
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Arsenal v Wolves Preview
Arsenal boost the second-best attack this season with 83 goals scoring an average of 2.24 goals per match across their 37 matches. This record is eleven goals less than Man City with the same number of matches played.
Arsenal boasts a rounded attack where they like to hold possession, but the majority of their attacking freedom comes along the flanks with Martinelli having 15 goals and 5 assists, Saka 13 goals and 11 assists along with attacking midfielder Ødegaard who has 15 goals and 7 assists all contributing to an excellent season for The Gunners.
It remains to be seen how many of these play at the weekend though, it will be interesting to see if less established players are given a chance.
Wolves have a decent defence with 53 goals conceded an average of 1.43 goals per game which is 9 goals less than Tottenham and only two goals more than Brighton in sixth. Lopetegui has certainly made them more defensively solid since coming in back in November.
Wolves adopt some version of either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-2 and task their players to play aggressively which sees them receiving lots of yellow cards, two of their worst offenders are Nelson Semedo with 11 Yellows and 1 Red and Ruben Neves with 12 Yellows.
This is notable because from set pieces they are poor aerially. However, if Wolves can snatch a goal this Wolves’ side are very comfortable at sitting back in a low black and defending their lead.
Wolves have scored 31 goals this season which is the worst attack in the division with an ageing and past his sell-by date Diego Costa leading the line.
One player who could cause Arsenal problems on his day is Adama Traoré with his pace and power when he gets running, the biggest danger with him is the opposition doesn’t know what he is going to do cause often Adama doesn’t know either!
Traore has had an inconsistent season with just 3 goals and 1 assist in all competitions. It says something that their main attacking threat comes from defensive midfielder Ruben Neves who has six goals this season and is always capable from long-range.
Arsenal’s defence has conceded 43 goals this season an average of 1.16 goals per match which is good enough for the joint fourth-best defence with Liverpool only Man City (32), Man United (42 and Newcastle (32) the only sides who have conceded fewer goals. Arsenal dominates the ball and like to play a high-line offside trap to prevent the counter.
They have conceded 10 goals in their last five league matches an average of 2 goals per game. It will be interesting to see whether there will be much rotation in defence at the weekend given this game is an end-of-season dead rubber.
Arsenal v Wolves Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Wolves
Arsenal are playing for absolutely nothing and so for the final game of the season I wouldn’t be surprised if they play a heavily rotated team with a lot of younger players, it is why I think 1/3 could be far too short of a price for an Arsenal win.
Wolves offer absolutely nothing in front of goal with their 31 goals the worst attack in the league this season but can frustrate teams defensively on their day.
I still suspect an Arsenal victory, but I can’t see there being lots of goals in this one.
Best Bet: Arsenal By Exactly 2 Goals @ 16/5
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