Arsenal Can Draw In Madrid Tonight
In his pomp and during the halcyon days Arsene Wenger would have cocked his snook at the Europa League but these are strange days indeed for the long-standing manager of Arsenal. When Alex Ferguson presents him with a trinket at Old Trafford you know things have changed. Wenger is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season after 22 years in charge but over all those years Arsenal have never won a European trophy. With Champions League qualification out the window through their position in the Premier League Arsenal must win the Europa League to get in for next season. They have their backs against the wall in the tie with Atletico Madrid and ARSENAL are 5/1 with Ladbrokes to win the Europa League.
The first leg of the semi-final tie was a 1-1 draw at the Emirates. Arsenal opened the scoring in the second half and Atletico had a man sent off. However, the Spanish team scored a crucial away goal and are now in the box seat ahead of tonight’s second match in Spain. However, Arsenal have scored in their last six matches away from home and one goal tonight could be enough to progress to the final against Marseilles or Salzburg. Atletico have not conceded a single goal in 11 fixtures at home but they face a dilemma. Playing for a goalless draw is fraught with danger so it could be an open match with plenty of goals. A scoring draw at any other score than one each will be good enough for Arsenal and no goals will suit Atletico. Therefore, the best match bet is the DRAW at 11/4 with bet365.
The racing is more about quantity than quality today with six Flat meetings in Britain and Ireland with most prize money on offer at Clonmel. The first Classics of the season take place at Newmarket this weekend and in the next six weeks there is the Derby, Oaks and Royal Ascot. The racing today can only be described as ordinary and the most lucrative fixture in the UK is on the All-Weather at Chelmsford City. The one mile handicap at 7.50 is a good opportunity for PUDS who is an improving horse that can be backed at 6/4 with William Hill to win this race.