Preston vs Arsenal Betting Preview, FA Cup Betting Tips

Preston vs Arsenal Odds – Saturday 7th January 2017 – 17:30 – BT Sport 2

Preston are 6/1 with the draw at 4/1 and Arsenal are 2/5

Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup

Preston welcome Arsenal to Deepdale in the third round of the FA Cup, with the big boys now entering proceedings.

Simon Grayson’s side come into this match in great form, with another win against Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

Tom Clarke (45+1) scored the only goal of the game in first-half injury time to give his side all three points.

It was a tight encounter at the Pirelli, with the goal coming against the run of play, Grayson will be delighted with his sides resolve.

Preston Solid

Preston have been in excellent recent form, they have lost just once in their last six matches.

The 4-1 defeat against Grayson’s former employers Leeds is their only blemish, with three wins and two draws either side of that loss.

They will be looking to build on their excellent season, they are now up to 11th in the Championship, six points off the play offs.

Preston Underdogs

Preston do come into this match as the underdogs, with Arsenal’s Premier League pedigree informing the odds.

This will be another tough fixture for Simon Grayson’s side, with Arsenal in excellent form this season.

Preston haven’t played Arsenal in 57 years incredibly, their overall record against the Gunners is mixed though.

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Bournemouth Rescue Act

The Gunners come into this match in good form, securing a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Bournemouth on Tuesday.

Arsenal found themselves 3-0 down thanks to goals from Charlie Daniels (16), Callum Wilson (20) and Ryan Fraser (58).

Captain Steven Francis was given a straight red card in the 82nd minute for a foul on Aaron Ramsey, another questionable decision from an official.

It was an epic comeback from the Gunners though, with Alexis Sanchez (70), Lucas Perez (75) and Olivier Giroud (90+2) ensuring they grabbed a point.

Lucas Perez’ goal was a cracking left foot volley, it was also his first of the season and gave them the belief to go for the draw.

Arsene Wenger will be delighted, considering they were 3-0 down to get a late draw is an excellent show of resilience.

Gunners At The Double

The Gunners have now provided the perfect response to successive defeats against Everton and Manchester City.

Wins against Crystal Palace and West Brom, as well as this defiant draw against Bournemouth means they are now three unbeaten.

Olivier Giroud came to the Gunners rescue again, with the Frenchman in excellent goal scoring form now.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as favourites, with their excellent record this season informing those odds.

The Gunners will be looking to progress in this competition, they were the double holders going into last year.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their excellent recent overall against Preston, they have won 30, drawn 13 and lost 21 of their 64 meetings.

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Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Preston are Jordan Hugill at 9/1 with Callum Robinson at 10/1. For Arsenal, Olivier Giroud is at 100/30 with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck at 7/2.

The last time that these two sides met back in 1960, Preston won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 40/1.

Preston vs Arsenal Odds

Tip 1 – Welbeck to score first @ 7/2

Tip 2 – Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 10/1