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EFL Cup – Arsenal vs Sunderland: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the EFL Cup match between Arsenal and Sunderland and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Arsenal hope to make it four wins in a row on Tuesday when they host Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium for an EFL Cup clash.

The Gunners intend to go one better than they did last season in the EFL Cup by progressing past the quarter-final stage for the first time in over a decade against Sunderland.

But while heavily unfancied, the Black Cats don’t intend to go down without a fight. The visitors head to London in fine form themselves, having gone seven games unbeaten in League One (W4 D3).

Our tip

Facts and figures for Arsenal vs Sunderland in EFL Cup.

  • Arsenal has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Arsenal has won in the last 7 of 8 matches;
  • Arsenal scored in the last 11 of 13 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Arsenal’s last 6 of 8 matches.
  • Sunderland has won the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Sunderland has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Sunderland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Sunderland has won in the last 7 of 8 matches when playing away.

Current form — Arsenal v. Sunderland

The Gunners aim to make it 4 wins in a row

Arsenal will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Mikel Arteta’s side thrashed Southampton 3-0 before bagging a crucial 2-0 win over West Ham. They brushed Leeds United aside 4-1 last time out.

The Black Cats in decent shape

Sunderland will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Lee Johnson’s side sealed a 5-0 win over Morecambe before beating Plymouth 2-1. Their winning run ended in a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town last time out.

How do the bookies view it?

Arsenal are the clear odds-on favorites in the eyes of the bookmakers. Betfair has priced a home win at a fair 1.22. Mr. Green is offering odds of 7.50 for Sunderland to hold the Gunners to a draw, and 17.00 for the Black Cats to steal the victory at the Emirates.

Arsenal v. Sunderland — fixture history

Sunderland took a knock when Arsenal handed them a 2-0 defeat in their last Premier League encounter in May 2017.

The Gunners enter the match against Sunderland with an 8-2-0 record in their previous 10 encounters. This amounts to an 80% winning ratio for Mikel Arteta’s men, leaving their opponents winless across their recent meetings.

Man of the Moment

Gabriel Martinelli is enjoying a great goal-per-game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. Arsenal will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again.

Sunderland are hoping Nathan Broadhead adds another goal to his current tally. He seems to be in quite good shape with 5 goals lately.