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Bet of the day: Arsenal’s Ozil to be Man of the Match v Norwich

| 30.04.2016

Holly Thackeray | April 30, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Ozil has never been on a losing side versus Norwich
  • The German playmaker has struck three in as many matches against the Canaries
  • In this fixture last season Ozil bagged a brace
  • Arsenal have a formidable recent home record when playing this opposition

Ozil a superb 6/1 shout to be Man of the Match

The Premier League’s late Saturday kick-off between Arsenal and Norwich City is the backdrop for Coral’s specially selected bet of the day, with the Gunners and Canaries both craving points to secure top four status and relegation safety respectively.

Arsene Wenger’s men have an excellent record of ruffling the Canaries’ feathers, with playmaker protagonist Mesut Ozil often the star of the show against this opposition. So, the Gunners string-puller extraordinaire can be backed by punters at a stupendous 6/1 to be named Man of the Match by Sky Sports, so read on to see why the guileful German is our pick to outshine his Arsenal teammates….

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium

Ozil excellence against East Anglia outfit

To start with, in his fixtures against relegation-threatened Norwich, exciting Ozil has never been on the losing side. The former Real Madrid midfielder has certainly caused plenty of mischief against the Canaries, however, contributing three goals in as many career matches against them.

Alert Ozil was a goal hero in this very encounter at the Emirates in 2013, Norwich’s previous trip to tussle with the Gunners in north London, with a deadly double dispatched by the superstar as Arsenal downed their opponents by an emphatic 4-1 scoreline.

And, the Germany international was at it again upon the East Anglia side’s return to the Premier League, as he ensured Arsenal a point by putting the capital club ahead at Carrow Road in November.

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium

It is no secret that the ex-Schalke schemer excels on Emirates turf, with nine of Ozils’s 18 assists occurring there, and the conductor could dominate proceedings against a Canaries team that has conceded 60 strikes in the top-tier this term.

Comebine that with Ozil’s excellent record against them, and the fact that Arsenal have notched 19 past Norwich in their past five home frays, and the German plotter looks an excellent punt at 6/1 to be Man of the Match on Saturday afternoon.


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.