Blackburn vs Arsenal Premier League – Betting tips and match preview

blackburn vs arsenal bettingBlackburn is hosting Arsenal today in the Premier League at 18:00 CET at Ewood Park. In this second last fixture of the season neither of the teams really have something to play for, although Arsenal could mathematically secure their 3rd place in the league, while Blackburn will be looking to finish of a good season today.

Changes in only 1 month

Only one month ago everything appeared great for Arsenal and they must have dreamed about going into this match as contenders for the Premier League title. However, their loss to league rivals Tottenham cost them the title and at the same time they were eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona, which means yet another trophy less season for the Gunners.

The only motivation for Arsenal today will be to keep their 3rd place, which also would ensure that their rivals from Tottenham do not get there. But the lack of motivation by the Gunners has really showed lately after their elimination from any possible trophy this season, and their results speak for themselves with a 3-2 loss to Wigan after being in front by 2 goals, although they did get 0-0 in their last fixture against Manchester City.

On the other hand Blackburn could finish of a good season today by winning against Arsenal. Actually they will be able to get a top-half finish in the Premier League, if they can manage to get points from this match. This might give them some extra motivation today, if playing Arsenal is not enough in itself. Going into the match they have only lost one time out of the last 7 matches and even managed to draw against both Chelsea and Manchester. This said they only won two of the matches, while drawing four times.

Phil Jones

The only doubtful player from Blackburn is Phil Jones, who will likely miss the game. Arsenal will likely be without Andrey Arshavin again, while Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is definitely out today.

The match odds at the moment stand at 3.75 for Black to win, 3.40 for a draw and 2.00 for Arsenal to win at William Hill Sports.

As it stands, the odds are quite even with Arsenal as a favorite. This is not surprising, given the match is quite hard to predict, because neither team really have anything to play for. The most solid betting tip might be to back the draw in this game, which are more than playable at the current odds. The lack of motivation by Arsenal lately will give Blackburn a good chance today and at the same time Arsenal only need one point secure 3rd place, which make the draw a likely result for today’s game.



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