GunnersGaming by Betsson, Arsenal’s Official Betting Partner, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of tonight’s Champions League match against Marseille...
Fresh from their stunning victory at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal return to European action with Marseille the visitors to Emirates Stadium. Confidence is sky-high off the back of such a terrific display and Arsenal fans are beginning to dare to dream once again. Arsène Wenger has been quick to calm the rapidly-growing expectations and has to be wary of a Marseille side whose counter-attacking style is well suited to playing away from home.
While the Gunners have been enjoying a recovery from what was a slow start to the season, their French counterparts have also seen results improve with a 100 per cent record since the 1-0 loss to Wenger’s side last month.
The French side will certainly have to be at their best if they are to keep Gunners captain Robin van Persie quiet. The Dutchman comes into the game in tremendous form with an incredible 12 goals already this season and it is no surprise that the odds of him finding the net again are relatively short. Van Persie to score and Arsenal to win is available at 15/8 (2.85), with the same player to score more than 1.5 goals at 4/1 (5.00).
Having scored five goals away at Chelsea, Arsenal fans may be expecting to see plenty of goals at Emirates Stadium. But European nights are often tense affairs and a score draw at 4/1 (5.15) is a real possibility if the Gunners suffer any hangover from the weekend’s success.
An Arsenal win by one goal looks good value at 5/2 (3.5) and would be enough to seal progression to the knock-out stages. It would also leave the Gunners in control of the group as they look to secure an all-important first place and favourable tie in the next round. Convinced Arsenal have got what it takes to go all the way? Why not back them to win the Champions League at 29/1 (30.0).
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