West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal 09/25/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
West Bromwich Albion (1-2-2) Arsenal (4-0-1)
Wednesday 24th September 2013 20:00(GMT)
The Line: West Brom 5/2 Draw 5/2 Arsenal 21/20 See the Latest Odds
This is my play of the week so far, I'm taking Arsenal here to beat West Brom, yes it's away from home, yes it is the third game in seven days but Arsenal need a trophy. Arsene Wenger knows this. Arsene Wenger while always using the Carling Cup to blood new players I think he will use a mixture here tomorrow, Mezut Ozil I imagine will be given the night off but Mikael Arteta wil lget much needed game time. I can see Wilshire getting game time and the center half partnership might get the night off but I think Arsenal will be looking at this competition as a realistic chance of silverware and I fully expect Arsene Wenger to put out a strong team tomorrow night.
On the other hand I expect Steve Clarke to rest players, Clarke knows his side is probably not going to win the Carling Cup, he also knows league points are by far the most important thing for West Brom and I think he will take this opportunity to rest his starting eleven and give some reserve players a run. I expect Anelka, Long, Brunt to all rest up and the baggies fans at the Hawthorns may be in for a rough night with this Arsenal side visiting.
Like I said in the start of the article this is my favourite bet of the midweek because of the price. Take Arsenal to win here. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo