Arsenal vs Sunderland 02/22/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Arsenal(17-5-4) Sunderland (6-6-3)
Saturday 22nd February 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Arsenal 3/10 Draw 19/5 Sunderland 11/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live
Alot of disappointment hung in the air midweek as Arsenal succumbed to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League tie and while the tie is not completely dead it would take a miracle to turn it around now. Up until the Goalkeeper was sent off for Arsenal the team was doing exceptional well and arguably had Bayern on the ropes. Arsenal missed two guilt edged chances in those early exchanges and on top of that Mezut Ozil missed a penalty. You simply have to take chances like that against the Bundelsiga leaders but Arsenal fans will have taken some encouragement from the performance and will look for similar effort in the Ethiad tomorrow.
Sunderland fell back into the relegation last week after succumbing to Hull City when they had a man sent off in the fourth minute. Gus Poyet will be happy with his sides perfromancs though of late as the team has reached the carling cup final, are into the 4th round of the FA Cup. Sunderland have had some terrific performers of late with former Liverpool players Borini and Johnson really playing exceptionally well. Can the black cats go to the Emirates stadium and cause a shock?
Not much in the way of value here in the markets and I'm going to go on the handicap line here. I am taking Arsenal -1, its not a strong play but its the only small bit of value I can see on the markets. I would take Arsenal to win 2-0 I think that while the odds on a string are promising there is no options but to release this on twitter:@antonpippo