A big Premier League matchup in the race for Europe takes place on Saturday, July 4, 2020, when Wolves hosts Arsenal. Wolves are looking to keep up with Chelsea and Manchester United in the Champions League race, while Arsenal are trying to keep in touch with the Europa League contenders. This game will air live on NBCSN at 12:30 p.m. EST.
Entering Thursday, July 2, 2020, Wolves sits in sixth place, with 52 points, and are right in the thick of the Champions League race. Wolves are tied on points with fifth place Manchester United, two points behind fourth place Chelsea, and just three points behind third place Leicester City.
Arsenal are back in the Europa League race as they currently sit in seventh place, with 46 points, and are just six points behind fifth place Manchester United.
Below is my pick for the Premier League action between Wolves and Arsenal. All odds are from BetRivers Sportsbook.
Wolves (+130) vs Arsenal (+230) Draw (+220)
Wolves made it three wins in three games with a 1-0 win at Aston Villa. It was a dull first half, but the superior class of Wolves showed out in the second half and it paid off with a Leander Dendoncker goal in the 62nd minute. Wolves have won all three games since the Premier League restart and have yet to give up a goal. Entering Thursday, July 2, 2020, Wolves are the 10th best home club in England thanks to a 6-7-3 record and 25 points.
Arsenal had a comfortable home matchup against bottom of the table Norwich City and played to a comfortable 4-0 win. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted two goals in the win as the Gunners continue a good run of form. Arsenal have now won three straight games since dropping their first two post restart. The Gunners are the ninth worst road club thanks to a 3-8-5 record and 17 points.
Series History: These two clubs have met 116 times in the past and Arsenal has a 57-28-30 advantage. A 1-1 draw was the result of the reverse fixture played in early November.
Game Pick: I see this one ending in a draw.
2020 Results: 66-54