RB Leipzig Are The Bankers In The Europa League
If football was an exact science and form from one match was related to form from another you would conclude that Derby County are one of the best teams in Europe. They eliminated Manchester United from the EFL Cup in the tie at Old Trafford and United beat Juventus in the Champions League. That would suggest if the logic held that Derby are better than Juventus. Of course football doesn’t work like that but Jose Mourinho had one of his great victories in Turin last night. MANCHESTER UNITED are now 33/1 with bet365 to win the Champions League.
Even during the halcyon days during the Arsene Wenger era Arsenal did not win a European trophy and they have never won one in their history. The new boss, Unai Emery, was the manager of Sevilla when they won the Europa three seasons in a row so he takes the competition seriously. Arsenal lost to Manchester City and Chelsea at the start of the season but are now unbeaten in 14 matches. They can extend that run against Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates tonight and secure qualification for the knockout rounds. ARSENAL are 7/1 to win the Europa League.
There are 24 ties in the Europa League tonight in all four corners of Europe. The winners of the competition qualify for the Champions League so there is a meaningful prize at the end of the long-winded journey to the end of the rainbow. Celtic are flat track bullies in Scotland and then come up short when they meet anyone decent in Europe. RB LEIPZIG are fourth in the Bundesliga and have won some tough away matches so are one of the bankers to win at Celtic tonight at Evens with Ladbrokes.
The principle meeting today is the jumps fixture at Newbury but the racing is fairly average. There is a half decent mares’ novices’ hurdle over two miles at 2.25. Sula Island has some fair form on the Flat and made a good start to her career over hurdles. However, if the horse had shown a great deal at home the connections alone would be reflected in the betting market. A more solid proposition on ratings is POSH TRISH as the horse sets the form standard so is the nap at 9/4.