Positive Outcomes For London Clubs In The Europa League
Arsenal have given BATE Borisov a one goal start in their last 32 tie in the Europa League. However, they beat the same opponents 6-0 at the Emirates in the group stages of the competition just over a year ago. Its goals that win matches and nothing else counts but on every other match statistic Arsenal came out on top in away leg last week. Their opponents are in the middle of the winter break in Belarus.
The visitors to London have conceded 19 goals in seven European fixtures on the road. Arsenal only have to maintain that average to progress to the next round. However, they can win the tie with something in hand and are good enough to win by more than two goals. The Gunners dominated the possession and corner count in the first leg. ARSENAL -2 on the handicap is the bet at 11/10 with Coral.
Chelsea have two matches over the next four days and the outcomes could determine the future of Maurizio Sarri. Two previous Chelsea managers were sacked when the results were not so bad for the man in charge. The Blues are looking to convert a 2-1 lead at home to Malmo in the Europa League tonight and then meet quadruple-chasing Manchester City in the final of the EFL Cup at Wembley on Sunday.
Losing to City would be no disgrace for failing to get past the Swedes at Stanford Bridge this evening would be one reverse too much for the beleaguered boss. Malmo are just back from a winter break so the CHELSEA/CHELSEA half time/full time result can ease the pressure on the manager and that outcome is 8/11 with bet365. The DOUBLE on those two positive results for the London clubs is 5/2 with Coral.
Thurles stages a decent jumps meeting in Ireland today and the highlight is the Grade 3 novice hurdle over two miles and four furlongs at 3.05. Dream Conti has winning form but at a lower grade and Harrie was disappointing in a better race 39 days ago. On form and ratings the best horse in the race is GO ANOTHER ONE. If his jumping improves the horse is the selection at 11/2 with bet365.