Arsenal Up Against It In Milan Tonight
The only way Arsenal can get into the Champions League for next season is by winning the Europa League. Manchester United set the precedent last season and once a top four finish was unrealistic Jose Mourinho focused on winning the minor European competition. However, Arsenal are not playing well enough to beat some decent sides from the continent and tonight’s match at AC Milan could be a case in hand. Arsenal have lost their last four matches and under Arsene Wenger they have never lost five in a row. A draw in Italy would be a good result.
Milan won the European Cup three times from but have fallen from such heights. They are no longer one of the superpowers of Italian football but they are a team in form. Milan are unbeaten in 13 fixtures and have won seven of their last nine home matches in all competitions. Conversely Arsenal are on their joint-worst losing run during the Wenger era. Milan are also well off the pace in Serie A and the Europa League is also their best route into the Champions League. That process can continue tonight so AC MILAN are the team to back to win the match at 23/20 with bet365.
If AC Milan are former European champions who are not the force of old there is still one tennis stalwart we can rely on to deliver the goods. Roger Federer can win the first Masters event of the season in Indian Wells. For various reasons Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic won’t be winning this tournament which is just below the Grand Slams for prestige and prize money. FEDERER is the bet to win the title at with.
VIEUX LILLE Is The Wincanton Bet
The weather took a turn for the worse overnight so the racing could be disrupted. More snow across the country means the first day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday could be run on heavy ground. If Wincanton goes ahead the richest race on the card (3:10) is a handicap chase over three miles and one furlong. VIEUX LILLE has the highest rating but is now on a winnable mark so is the bet at 9/2 with bet365.