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Wolves vs Arsenal Predictions: EPL Matchweek 16 Best Bets

3:43 AM EST 11/11/22
Estádio Molineux Wolverhampton
The Gunners should be confident of claiming another victory against struggling opposition in their final game before World Cup

Arsenal will head into the World Cup break atop the Premier League table if they can take all three points from a tricky test against Wolves on Saturday at Molineux.

The Gunners are coming off a midweek Carabao Cup exit, as a highly-rotated squad fell 3-1 at home to Brighton. Meanwhile, Wolves saw their way into Round 4 as Boubacar Traore came off the bench to score the winner in a 1-0 victory over Leeds.

The hosts will be hoping that momentum carries over into league play, where Wolves have taken just four points from a possible 24 in their last eight matches.

This will also be the final match in charge for Wolves caretaker boss Steve Davis, with former Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui officially set to take charge during the World Cup break.

John Arlia’s 2022-23 EPL Betting Record: 14-15 (+2.4 Units)

Wolves vs Arsenal Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Wolves (+475) | Draw (+320) | Arsenal (-185)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-140) | Under 2.5 (+100)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-120) | No (-120)
  • Draw No Bet: Wolves (+320) | Arsenal (-550)

Wolves vs Arsenal odds are courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook and are current as of 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Arsenal are comfortable favorites in this match, but it’s perhaps a bit surprising that the Gunners aren’t considered heavier favorites against a team sitting in the relegation zone.

Wolves have given Mikel Arteta’s side some trouble in recent years, however, so that may be playing a factor here.

Wolves vs Arsenal Betting Tips

While the midweek defeat will be a disappointment, Arteta clearly has bigger fish to fry than the Carabao Cup.

Standout center back William Saliba was the only regular starter that featured from the off Wednesday, and with the World Cup break set to commence after this match, Arsenal should be sending out a rested, near full-strength lineup to take on Wolves.

The same can’t be said for the hosts, who featured a handful of regulars on Wednesday, including standout midfielder Rúben Neves. Wolves will also be without striker Diego Costa, as the former Arsenal tormentor during his Chelsea days will serve the final game of his three-match ban.

There is a chance that attacking midfielder Matheus Nunes could return to the lineup after missing the team’s last two matches with a shoulder injury. Wolves would get a major boost to their attacking intent if he or winger Pedro Neto, an Arsenal target last summer, can play.

Meanwhile, the Gunners’ lone notable absence is Takehiro Tomiyasu, who is dealing with a minor muscle injury. While the Japanese international has filled in nicely as an inverted left back at times this season, Arteta will likely not risk him ahead of the World Cup, especially since first-choice left back Alex Zinchenko is back fit.

Wolves vs Arsenal Prediction

Wolves 1-2 Arsenal

Wolves have a small squad that is dealing with a breadth of injuries right now.

The reason they currently sit in the relegation zone has been an inability to score goals. Wolves have mustered just eight in 14 league matches this season — the worst rate in the league — but they have found the back of the net in three of their last four matches.

The hosts will need to score at least once to get anything from this game, as Arsenal have scored in every league game they have played this season. I think a player like Adama Traoré could cause Zinchenko some problems on the wing with his blistering pace, but it’s concerning that forward Hee-Chan Hwang hasn’t scored in 11 league appearances this year.

The last four league meetings between these two clubs have been decided by a single goal, with Arsenal emerging victorious in the most recent two. I’m expecting another close contest here.

Wolves vs Arsenal Best Bets

➕ Arsenal (-185) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1.85 Units

It’s hard to know what this Wolves side is going to look like given their injury issues, so backing an in-form Arsenal squad to win away from home makes a lot of sense at a reasonable price.

The Gunners will be keen to hold on to their top spot heading into the World Cup break, a feat that no one would have thought possible at the start of the season.

➕ Result After 30:00 Min: Arsenal (+165) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 0.5 Units

If you’re looking for a better price, this is the way to go. The Gunners have been prolific early in games this season, especially against mediocre opposition.

In fact, this prop has cashed in nine of Arsenal’s 13 league matches so far this campaign. At plus-money odds, sign me up.