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Arsenal, fresh from beating Barcelona in midweek, face a completely different proposition on Sunday evening when they travel across London to take on Leyton Orient in the FA Cup.
Leyton Orient (8/1) are chasing a play-off place in League One and this FA Cup draw will provide much needed finance. In fact, the extra revenue from TV money will help the club break even financially for the first time since Barry Hearn took over at the club since 1995.
Arsenal (3/10) are still on for the treble, they're 100/1 to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League. They were brilliant in the 2nd half against Barcelona in midweek and even with numerous likely changes to the first team should be just too strong for their hosts.
The draw is 9/2 and that would suit Leyton Orient perfectly with a replay at The Emirates as the prize. An Orient player even joked this week that if they were to win a penalty in the last minute to win the game, their Chairman Barry Hearn would prefer that is was missed.
52 places separate the sides in the league ladder and you have to go back to 1915 for the last time the Orient beat The Gunners. Arsene Wenger has a good record in the FA Cup against lower league sides and has never lost in 25 ties.
Arsenal aren't the only side facing lower league opposition on Sunday as Man City also host Notts County. Our 'Match Winner'is for both the Premier League sides to win at a specially enhanced price of 7/4. That looks a great bet to me and with Man City playing earlier in the day you should be waiting on Arsenal to do the business in this live ESPN game.
One thing to consider when you're making your selections for this game is that Arsene Wenger is likely to rotate his squad. That is less of a factor with Arsenal than most other teams though. They have proved on numerous occasions over the years in the Carling Cup that their youngsters and fringe players are a forced to be reckoned with.
The likes of Kieran Gibbs (20/1 to score first) and Denilson (11/1) are likely to play so looking for the fringe players in the correct score market seems the best way to find some value.
For Orient Scott McGleish has scored six goals in his last five FA Cup matches this season. He is 10/1 to score first and a generous 7/2 to score at anytime.
As always I like to look at some of the lesser known markets on offer which can aid your enjoyment of the televised games. Corner betting always provides drama as you can see four or five corners in a minute and then none for half an hour meaning your never quite sure if your bet is going to win. Arsenal are likely to spend most of the game on the attack and that should provide plenty of corners. It's 29/20 that there are over 12 corners and Arsenal to have at least four more corners than Orient at 6/5 looks a good bet.
You can also bet on the number of cards that will be shown in the game and the time of the first card amongst other card markets. Arsenal could be too pacey for their lower league rivals and that could lead to poorly timed tackles and bookings. It's 6/1 that there is a card shown in the first fifteen minutes.
If you think Arsenal are going to win but feel the price is a bit short then you can back them to win both halves at 13/10. Orient to do the same thing is a whopping 25/1.
Arsenal will be buoyed by their midweek European success and I think it's a bad time for Orient to meet them. A mix of Arsenal youngsters and fringe players should be too strong and I expect a few goals to be scored.
Over 4.5 goals at 3/1 looks good value and Arsenal to win by three goals or more at 9/5 is my selection. In the correct score market I would go for 4-1 to Arsenal at 14/1. On that basis Arsenal to be winning at both half-time and full-time at 4/6 should also be backed.
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