Arsenal Can Continue The Run Of Wins
Arsenal lost their first two league matches but have since put together a run of 10 wins in all competitions. Some of the football in the home win against Leicester on Monday was stunning and now they take that form into a match at Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. In the halcyon days Arsene Wenger would have stuck his nose up about playing on Thursdays but new manager has a great pedigree in the competition and ARSENAL are 7/1 with bet365 to win the Europa League.
Unai Emery was the manager of Seville when they won three Europa Leagues in as many years. He has won over the Arsenal fans with a breed of winning and exciting football. His players are growing in confidence and that process can continue in Portugal tonight. Sporting have lost their last three matches against opponents from England and Emery is unlikely to play the second string as he values the Europa League. ARSENAL are the team to back at 21/20 with Ladbrokes.
Celtic and Rangers are in Europa League action tonight and both Glasgow teams could struggle to win. Chelsea will be too good for BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge in the same competition. They have failed to win just one of their last eight Europa League fixtures and can continue that run against the Belarus champions. BATE lost 6-0 to Arsenal on their last visit to London and even though the win might not be so convincing CHELSEA -2 at 5/4 with Betfair is the recommendation.
Carlisle is not the most glamorous of tracks but the setting is as good as any in the country. Its an urban course in woodlands but the quality of the racing rarely matches the scenery. The sport today is nothing special but only one of the seven races has not attracted the important eight runners for each-way betting. There is a competitive handicap chase over three miles and two furlongs at 3.40 with 11 horses in the field. BALLYMALIN has the form to win the race at 5/2 with Coral.