Blackburn vs Arsenal – Hat-trick heroes come face to face

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Blackburn’s Mame Biram Diouf both scored hat-tricks in the past week and Sam Allardyce will be hoping Diouf can continue his scoring form when Arsenal visit Ewood park for the lunchtime kick off on Saturday.

Arsenal have started the season brightly, drawing with Liverpool and thumping Blackpool 6-0, but a trip to Blackburn will prove a lot harder than their 4/7 favouritism suggests.

Sam Allardyce is unbeaten against the Gooners in his last seven matches when he’s been the home team manager, and has won four of the last five making the 5/1 offered for Blackburn to victor very tempting.

Arsenal last won away from home on March 13th against Hull and since then have gone six Premier League games without a win and are hoping to end the run of conceding in each of their last 10 games.

Last season’s fixture was the final game of the season where Blackburn came from behind to win 2-1 and you can get 16/1 for the same score line to happen on Saturday.

French defender Sebastien Squillaci has been drafted in by Arsenal to shore up their defence, but with 19 goals scored in the last four games between the two sides, we could see another high scoring game and it’s 21/10 for there to be four or more goals in the game.

Blackburn hope to have David Dunn fit after he missed the tie against Birmingham but Blackburn have no other injury worries and Sam Allardyce can look forward to continuing Arsenal’s poor form in the north west.

Blackburn are excellent value at 5/1. See the full Barcays Premier League football betting market here.