Will Theo Take a Dive at Elland Road?
After admitting to taking a dive at The Emirates last week, Theo Walcott is 8/1 with Boylesports.com to repeat the feat and win a penalty for Arsenal tonight in their FA Cup replay at Leeds United.
Theo owned up to taking a dive to win the penalty that rescued Arsenal from a shock defeat against the Championship side at The Emirates and, with the 21-year-old sure of a frosty reception at Elland Road, punters have been quick to bet that he doesn’t get away with it a second time.
Walcott’s comments following the original tie in London could earn him some extra attention from referee Mike Dean tonight and, as a man who isn’t afraid to brandish the yellow card, Boylesports.com is offering 6/1 that he books the Arsenal forward for diving at some point in the match.
After the last minute drama in North London, which saw Cesc Fabregas convert the last minute spot-kick to cancel out an earlier penalty from Robert Snodgrass, Boylesports.com is also 6/1 that there is a goal in the 90th minute of the match and 4/1 that the match goes the distance to a penalty shoot-out. A price of 12/5 is also on offer for a penalty to be awarded to either team.
“Walcott’s admission that he took a dive during the first meeting at the Emirates could put him under the microscope tonight at Elland Road,” claimed Boylesports.com Head of Public Relations Leon Blanche.
“There’s no denying that Walcott’s pace can cause huge problems for Leeds tonight but we’re convinced that the officials will be watching him very closely when he gets into the penalty area.”