Opta Stats: Cardiff v Arsenal

Will Olivier Giroud improve his poor scoring record outside of London when Arsenal face Cardiff?
Will Olivier Giroud improve his poor scoring record outside of London when Arsenal face Cardiff?

Top of the table Arsenal will be looking to stay ahead of the chasing pack when they face Cardiff. Opta rates their chances.

"Olivier Giroud has only scored one of his 18 Premier League goals outside London."

You can lay Giroud to score at 2.11.

Cardiff have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight this season (75). Arsenal are 4/61.65 to score.

Arsenal are unbeaten in the last 11 matches in all competitions against Cardiff City, winning six and drawing five. The draw is 4.1.

Aaron Ramsey made 16 league appearances for Cardiff City before being signed from the Welsh side by Arsenal in 2008. He also made six league appearances on loan in 2011. Ramsey is 85/403.1 to score against his former club.

Aaron Ramsey has made more tackles than any other player in the Premier League this season (57). Arsenal are 6/42.48 to keep a clean sheet.

Peter Odemwingie has scored in two of his three Barclays Premier League starts against Arsenal. Odemwingie is 7/24.5 to score.

Defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Arsenal's last away game ended a 10-match unbeaten away run in the Premier League (W9 D1). You can lay Arsenal at 4/61.66.

Cardiff City have won just one of their last six Premier League matches (W1 D2 L3). Arsenal are 6/42.52 to win half-time/full-time.

Only in 2007-08 and 2003-04 (30) have Arsenal had more points after 12 matches of a Premier League season than they have mustered so far this campaign (28). The Gunners are 4.1 to win the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud has only scored one of his 18 Premier League goals outside London. You can lay Giroud to score at 2.11.

Only one of Arsenal's last 22 Premier League opponents has managed to score more than one goal in a game against the Gunners (Aston Villa, 3-1 in August). Under 2.5 goals is 11/102.1.

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