Arsenal Can Beat Qarabag Tonight
When Arsene Wenger was the manager of Arsenal Thursday was a night off as the side had played in the Champions League on one of the previous two nights. It was only in his last season in charge that he had to work on Europa League night. Arsenal usually qualified for the Champions League but they had to settle for playing in its little brother last season and reached the semi-finals.
The club have missed out on the biggest domestic Cup competition in the world for another year so Thursday is a match night. Arsenal visit Qarabag in Baku tonight. The new manager is Unai Emery who won the Europa League as the manager of Sevilla three times from 2014 to 2016. However, CHELSEA are favourites at 5/1 with bet365 to win the Europa League this season.
The waters are muddied by the fact that eight teams who missed out on qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League join in for the round of the last 32. Generally the groups in that competition go to form but some decent teams could finish third in their group and play for the consolation prize. Arsenal are the only team in the Premier League to have won their last five matches. Qarabag have lost all but one of their last five Europa League fixtures. Form and wealth means ARSENAL are the team to back to win this match at 47/100 with William Hill.
The Grand Final of the Super League is played at Old Trafford and St Helens are favourites to win the competition at the Theatre of Dreams (which is not a very apt title just now). The Saints could bring some joy to a stadium that is grim when Manchester United are playing at home. St Helens play Castleford at home in the semi-finals this evening. They won 11 more points than their opponents during the regular season and Super 8s so ST HELENS -8 is the bet at Evens with Coral.
The handicap chase over two miles and four furlongs at Warwick (4.20) is a trappy little race. The six runners are competing for almost £10,000 in prize money which makes it the most lucrative race today. TEMPLEHILLS has won at a higher level and is a course and distance winner so is the tip to win this race at 15/8 with Ladbrokes.