The final FA Cup third round tie of the weekend will see Premier League leaders, Arsenal travel to League One's Oxford United on Monday evening. Looking ahead to this classic FA Cup fixture under the Kassam Stadium floodlights, here at betting.bet you can find the very best free bet offers and latest match odds from our betting partners at Ladbrokes.
Oxford United are currently languishing in fifteenth in League One and on a run of just one win in five matches. Their most recent fixture ended in defeat at home, going down 1-0 against Exeter City on New Year's Day.
In contrast, Arsenal remain surprise Premier League leaders having made their best ever start to a season under Mikel Arteta. The Gunners have 44 points from their first seventeen matches and are unbeaten in the league since early September.
Oxford United v Arsenal: Head-to-head
Oxford United and Arsenal have met on nine previous occasions, including twice in the FA Cup. Oxford have two wins compared to Arsenal's four (three draws). Both FA Cup matches have ended in The Gunners' favour, most recently a 2-0 win at Highbury in January 2003.
Arsenal's phenomenal start to the season makes them red-hot favourites to claim the win on Monday evening. Even at 2/13, we're not deterred from backing Mikel Arteta's side from winning.
Oxford United's injury-hit squad has left them extremely light up top. The U's will be without Sam Baldock, Marcus Browne and Kyle Joseph for the visit of Arsenal. The absence of this key attacking trio makes Arsenal to win to nil a real possibility at 5/6.
Whilst Arsenal are expected to ring the changes, a striker shortage of their own means Eddie Nketiah is likely to lead the line for The Gunners. Nketiah has scored in three of Arsenal's last five matches and will be well-supported in the goal scorer markets if he's named on the team sheet on Monday. Nketiah is 16/5 to score first or 5/6 to score at any time. We're actually going to back the 23-year-old to score two or more at 7/2.
- Oxford United: 14/1
- Draw: 13/2
- Arsenal: 2/13
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