EPL Betting: Win to hold onto third
The Dutch striker, who grabbed one and set up the other two when the clubs met at the Emirates, has scored 30 league goals this season
Arsenal must beat West Brom in the Premier League weekend match to seal third spot, and luckily for them, Michael Lintorn has found the Opta stats seem to indicate they will.
West Brom have won just two and lost seven of the 11 Premier League games against Arsenal
Though West Brom are clearly the form team of the two, their record against Arsenal is far from convincing. In the reverse fixture back in November they were beaten 3-0, their joint-second heaviest defeat of the season. Despite a recent improvement, the Baggies' home points average (1.17) remains comfortably the worst in the top half and the sixth lowest in the entire division.
Arsenal have scored a combined total of 10 goals on the last day of the past three campaigns
That figure was obtained by firing four past Stoke and Fulham and the Gunners appear capable of hitting at least three at The Hawthorns. Even with standards slipping of late, Arsene Wenger's side have scored three or more in three of their last eight encounters, and have reached that tally four times on the road. As a result, they have netted only three fewer than top travellers Manchester United.
Robin van Persie has scored on his last two Premier League trips to the Hawthorns
The Dutch striker, who grabbed one and set up the other two when the clubs met at the Emirates, has scored 30 league goals this season - thumping the woodwork on a further ten occasions - and has the added incentive on Sunday of knowing that two more strikes will establish a new high for a 38-game Premier League season. The Arsenal captain has delivered in his last two away appearances.