Swansea’s home form is superior to the Gunners’ away form, so it is slightly confusing to see the match odds for the encounter which have Brendan Rodgers’ side available at 4/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets) to claim three points for the fifth occasion this term.
The Welsh side are pretty solid in front of their own fans, having recently held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw and it has only been Manchester United who have left south Wales with a maximum haul. Victories over Aston Villa and Barnsley set them up nicely for this contest, with Paddy Power (£100 free betting) going 7/1 that Swansea win to nil.
Arsenal huffed and puffed in their recent FA Cup match against Leeds before Thierry Henry came off the bench to score the winner, although the Frenchman is almost certain to be back on the bench for this contest, with Robin Van Persie back to lead the line for the visitors.
Arsene Wenger’s team are a 4/5 chance with Victor Chandler to win the game, although they lost recently at Fulham following on from a couple of lacklustre displays against Wolves and QPR, with the team reliant on their master Dutchman for goals.
RVP will be a popular bet at 3/1 to score the first goal of the game, although the Swans defence are pretty strong at home having conceded just four times in their ten matches at the Liberty Stadium. Mr Henry is an 11/2 chance to break the deadlock although there is a definite lack of firepower coming from the rest of the team.