Arsenal To Extend Winning Away Record
Sky football pundit Matt Le Tissier tips Arsenal to extend their run of away wins to 11 consecutive games in the Capital One Cup third round tie against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Arsenal responded to the shock 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa at the Emirates on the opening day of the season by winning the next seven games. In doing so, the Gunners have now won their last 10 games in all competitions and are favourite to beat West Brom and extend the run further.
Arsene Wenger has a track record of using the cup competitions to give experience to his development players and the youngsters have done well in the League Cup, reaching the quarter finals in four of the last five seasons and were beaten finalists at Wembley in 2011.
All three League Cup meetings between Arsenal and West Brom have ended with the Gunners winning 2-0 and the Baggies last home win against Arsenal was in the Premier League in October 2005. Wenger’s team has won on four of the last five visits to the Hawthorns.
Matt Le Tissier tips: “Arsenal should extend their excellent away record which is 10 out of the last 10 in all competitions. Arsene Wenger will bring in the youngsters who rarely let him down and the Gunners can with this match at 23/20 with BetVictor.
It’s not a big price so for a fun bet, BetVictor is going 13/1 Arsenal 2-0 which was the correct score in their previous three League Cup meetings.”
West Brom manager Steve Clarke has a big squad at his disposal and would love a good cup run to keep his players ticking over. The Baggies side that defeated Newport County 3-0 at the Hawthorns in the second round had little resemblance to the one that beat Sunderland by the same score in the Premier League on Saturday and Clarke could ring the changes when hosting Arsenal tonight.
Saido Berahino scored a hattrick in the League Cup second round and must be in line to start the third round tie with Shane Long and Matej Vydra injured.