Newly promoted Cardiff are valued as 5/1 underdogs in the latest odds to upset in-form Arsenal as the tenacious Welsh side aim to further cause problems for many of the league’s title contenders.
After beating Manchester City and holding Machester Untied at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff will be hoping to continue to upset the odds as they look to claim another big scalp in league leaders Arsenal.
After their surprise comeback in their 2-2 draw with Manchester United last weekend, the Welsh side currently sit in 15th in the Premier League three points above the relegation zone.
Having impressed many pundits and fans, Malky Mackay is likely to stick with a similar squad to the one that appeared last weekend meaning that the likes of Frazier Campbell and Peter Whittingham are once again likely to start on Saturday afternoon.
Another possible inclusion in the starting line-up could be South Korean midfielder Kim Bo-Kyung after he returned off the bench to score the equalising goal against the reigning champions in stoppage time.
There could also be room for veteran striker Craig Bellamy to feature in a three man attack that is set to also comprise Campbell and Peter Odemwingie.
However, it will take a lot to depose league leaders Arsenal who returned to winning ways last weekend with a 2-0 victory over Southampton to move four points clear at the top.
The Gunners are likely to make a coupel of changes to the side that beat Marseille 2-0 on Tuesday evening with Kieran Gibbs and Santi Cazorla likely to return to the squad in place of Nacho Monreal and Tomas Rosicky.
Jack Wilshere is also likely to start after scoring his first competitive Arsenal brace in midweek to help boost the club’s Champions League ambitions.
With Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud also in fine form, it means that Theo Walcott will more than likely have to wait for his first Premier League start as he continues to get more match time after recovering from an abdominal injury.
The Gunners will certainly be confident ahead of their trip to Wales having remained unbeaten against Cardiff in their last 11 encounters – winning six and drawing five of them.
Arsenal’s good form away from home this season will make them favourites for the game however Cardiff’s tendency to shock at home could make for a close and interesting game on Saturday afternoon.