The Europa League has reached its quarterfinal stage, with Arsenal facing CSKA Moscow and the Emirates Stadium hosting the first leg.
This competition is becoming increasingly important to the Gunners. Their league form has not been good enough to guarantee a spot in the Champions League next season. But, as Manchester United illustrated last year, winning the Europa League gains the team entry into the following year’s main tournament.
Arsenal have had difficulties with away fixtures in the league this season but their home form has been generally good. We at Lap of the Odds expect the Gunners to put out a strong side and to end the match with a healthy lead to take to Russia.
With this in mind we are going to take a punt on attacking fullback Nacho Monreal netting during the match. BetFred offers 10/1 on this occurring, with most other bookies offering between 5/1 and 8/1. We’ll have some of that!
Recommendation: Monreal to score for Arsenal anytime, 1 pt, at 10/1, BetFred
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