Mick McCarthy will be eagerly anticipating the arrival of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side on Wednesday night as the Wolverhampton Wanderers manager looks to inflict more misery on the Gunners.
The loss to Newcastle took Arsenal’s total losses to three in eleven games this season and a defeat at Molineux would see a lot of people lose faith in Arsenal’s ability to challenge for the Premier League title.
But considering the price of Arsenal in the Wolves vs Arsenal betting market, 4/7, and the fact that Wolves haven’t beaten Arsenal in their last 15 attempts, means McCarthy will need to upset a lot of people to achieve a result.
Karl Henry has just the kind of weaponry that upsets the fragile Gunners, and the hard hitting midfielder may be Wolves best chance of gaining a result from the match – Wolves are 5/1 to beat Arsenal.
Arsenal are currently bottom of the disciplinary table, and Henry will relish the battle with Alex Song, Cesc Fabregas and Jack Whilshere as Mark Halsey faces a battle on his hands to control what is likely to be a bad tempered affair.
Halsey has show 12 yellow cards in 10 Premier League matches this season so expect to see Halsey reach for his pocket in this tie.
Despite Wolves only scoring seven goals at home this season, Arsenal have kept just the one clean sheet in their last 12 Premier League ties away from the Emirates.
Only Chelsea have stopped Arsenal from scoring this season despite Arsenal managing just seven goals in their five away ties, and over 2.5 goals looks the best bet and is priced at 8/11.
Wolves have lost just one of their last nine games at Molineux and a 2-2 draw, priced at 20/1, could leave a few Gunners fans fearing for their Premier League campaign.
A 2-1 win for Arsenal is priced at 7/1. See the full Wolves vs Arsenal betting odds market here.