Arsenal are a top priced 1.33 with BetVictor to beat Blackburn in their fifth round FA Cup clash at the emirates, and everything suggests they are worth odds-on shot to do so. The Gunners have won have won five of their last seven in all competitions on their own patch (D1 L1), and have lost just once in their last six games in all competitions.
This will be the seventh time that the two sides have met in this competition and Arsenal hold the upper hand having progressed on four occasions. The stats are also good as far as Arsene Wenger’s men are concerned as they are unbeaten in 34 games against lower ranked sides in the FA Cup and are also unbeaten in 34 FA Cup ties at home.
So despite the fact that Rovers have won six and lost just one of their last 10 in all competitions, it easy to see why the bookmakers heavily favour Arsenal in this. Olivier Giroud bagged a brace in the Fourth Round for Arsenal and has scored five in his last five appearances. His aerial presence is likely to cause the Blackburn defence all sorts of problems, and he makes plenty of appeal at a standout 5 with bet365 in the first goalscorer market.
The Frenchman can also be backed at 1.91 with Betfred to net anytime and that looks more than fair given that he is as short as 1.75 elsewhere. The stats also suggest that there could be plenty of goals on the cards as the two games between the pair in the Premier League last season produced 15.
Blackburn have lost three of their last four visits to Emirates Stadium by at least four goals on each occasion, so backing over 3.5 in this looks well worth considering at 2.1 withBetVictor.