Gunners academy graduates Afobe and Akpom have started the season strong, so are superb scorer shouts for Sunday lunchtime game with BetVictor and Titanbet.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hull City have chosen Arsenal academy products Benik Afobe and Chuba Akpom to spearhead their respective promotion pushes. These former young Gunners now face one another in live Championship action on Sky Sports 5 on Sunday lunchtime.
Both Wolves, a top price of 13/8 to win with Coral, and the Tigers (2/1 at Paddy Power for victory) have had to cope with high-profile departures this summer, chiefly Bakary Sako and Dame N’Doye respectively, but their English striking starlets give them real hope for the future.
At best anytime odds of 2/1 with BetVictor, awesome Afobe has already built on an impressive second half of last season by netting in back-to-back games this term. Impressive Molineux stats of 15 goals in just 23 appearances for Kenny Jackett’s men since signing in January cannot be ignored.
Homegrown, youthful talent can be found throughout Wanderers’ squad. Defensive trio Danny Batth, Kortney Hause and Dominic Iorfa all graduated from the West Midlands outfit’s academy, while engine room acquisitions Conor Coady and George Saville were schooled at Liverpool and Chelsea respectively.
Winger Sheyi Ojo, on loan from Anfield, and attacking midfielder Jed Wallace continue this English excellence in support of Afobe and French-born Mali forward Nouha Dicko.
Akpom, meanwhile, represents even better anytime value at top odds of 11/4 with Titanbet. Like Afobe, he’s got two in as many matches this term, yet remains on Arsenal’s books.
Tigers boss Steve Bruce has drafted in genuine wide talent through Sam Clucas and Moses Odubajo to support his main striker. Both have relished stepping up into the Championship, as the former netted on his debut at that level while the latter excelled while on Brentford’s books last term.
A solid midfield roster at Hull, which includes Premier League calibre pair Mohamed Diame and Tom Huddlestone, gives Akpom plenty of freedom to attack as well.
Bookies.com best bet: Chuba Akpom scores anytime @ 11/4 with Titanbet.