Champions League Dream To Stay Alive For Gunners


Arsenal face Barcelona in the Nou Camp tonight following their shock 2-1 win at the Emirates three weeks ago. 888sport offers an industry best price 23/10 that the Gunners qualify from tomorrow night’s tie.  Of the 15 times Arsenal have won the first leg of a European tie at home, they have gone on to win the tie on aggregate in all but one of those occasions.

Having lost the Carling Cup final and after the goalless draw with Sunderland at the weekend, 888sport slashed the odds on Arsenal ending this season without any silverware from 6/1 to the current 8/13 priceArsenal are 12/1 to win the Champions League, 40/1 for a Champions League and FA Cup double, and 125/1 for a Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble.

With the in form Robin Van Persie ruled out through injury, Nicklas Bendtner may be asked to lead the line. Bendtner put the Gunners 1-0 up in the same fixture last year and with Barcelona missing first choice centre backsCarlos Puyol and Gerard Pique, the best industry price 12/1 offered by 888sport that the Dane grabs the opening goal tomorrow night looks good value.

Lionel Messi has 43 goals in 39 games for Barcelona so far this season. He looks certain to overhaul his total of 47 from last year, which included all four when Barcelona demolished the Gunners. Messi is 11/1 with 888sport to record another hat-trick tomorrow night.

James Clifford from 888sport commented: “Arsenal have always travelled well with a home leg victory in their back pocket and Pep Guardiola’s team weren’t able to overhaul a first leg away loss in the semi-finals last year against Inter Milan. Arsene Wenger should take heart from that but also if Nicklas Bendtner lives up to his own self-proclaimed hype tonight, then he’ll be the one with the match ball rather than Messi come the end of the night!”

Latest Odds: 

Arsenal – 8/1

Draw – 9/2

Barcelona – 2/7 

Arsenal to qualify – 23/10 (best industry price)

Barcelona to qualify – 1/3 

Bojan to score first – 11/2 (best industry price)

Nicklas Bendtner to score first – 12/1 (best industry price)

Samir Nasri to score first – 14/1 (best industry price)

Andrei Arshavin to score first – 16/1 (best industry price)

Cesc Farbegas to score first – 16/1 (best industry price) 

Barcelona to win Champions League – 2/1

Arsenal to win Champions League – 12/1

Arsenal Cup DOUBLE – Champions League & FA Cup – 40/1

Arsenal TREBLE – Premier League, FA Cup, & Champions League – 125/1

Arsenal to win nothing this season – 8/13 

Lionel Messi to score a hat trick – 11/1

Prices are subject to fluctuation


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