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Arsenal vs Partizan Belgrade – Professional Arsenal to progress

| 08.12.2010

According to the betting market Arsenal are an absolute certainty at 1/9 to beat Partizan Belgrade on Wednesday, but a nervy night should be expected at the Emirates and Arsenal offer absolutely no value at that price.

Arsenal can lose and still progress should Braga lose to Shakhtar Donetsk in Donetsk, but Wenger will want to see his team make certain of qualification.

Match Odds

Considering Partizan are yet to win a game in the Champions League in their history, Arsenal’s price may well be justified, but punters would be better off searching for value in the other markets – that doens’t mean backing Partizan at 16/1.

Not only have the Serbian side failed to win in the Champions League, they have only scored one goal in this campaign so far and 21 sides have failed to score in the 32 Champions League games that the Emirates has hosted.

Total Goals

Searching for value in the scoring markets may prove more fruitful and you can get 9/4 on over 4.5 goals in the game.

Arsenal have an incredible scoring record at home in Europe, averaging 3.7 goals in their last seven games and have scored 11 goals at the Emirates in this campaign.

However Arsenal have conceded exactly one goal against the three matches played against teams from Belgrade and a 5-1 result is priced at 25/1.

Nasri is in the form of his life and is 11/10 to score any time, but Chamakh at 11/4 looks a good bet to get the first goal.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Braga

Both teams are still fighting for qualification but Shakhtar are in the ascendancy and are backable at 4/6 to win.

Edoardo has three goals from five shots on target in the competition and Edoardo scoring first and Shakhtar winning 2-0 is priced at 20/1.

A £10 stake on Chamakh scoring first and Arsenal winning 5-1 would return £510. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.