Competition: Champions League
Market: Arsenal to win against Dinamo Zagreb
Odds: 2/9 @ Ladbrokes
Arsenal welcome Dinamo to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, but could well be in for a difficult game given their current injury crisis. The visitors won in the reverse fixture, but have been in as bad form as their opponents, so this week’s meeting will be tough to call. The pressure is on Arsenal to deliver, but a weakened squad suffering poor form will struggle in Europe.
Arsenal are enduring their most disappointing run of results, and it threatens to unravel their season. One win in their last five in all competitions isn’t the sort of form manager Arsene Wenger wants ahead of a must-win European bout, nor the growing injury crisis, but the Gunners can’t let excuses get in the way of a performance. They have been below-par in the Champions League all season, and now they are relying on other results to stay in contention of qualifying.
Bayern Munich need to beat Olympiakos to keep Arsenal in the competition, and the Gunners have to win against Dinamo otherwise their stay is over. Six points adrift of the leaders with only six points remaining, it’s desperate times for the Premier League giants. They’ll have some hope with how poor Dinamo have also been in the group stages, with the visitors locked on points with Arsenal after four games.
As a result, the home side are favourites to get a result, but the ongoing changes in the squad have had an adverse affect on results. Defeats to Sheffield Wednesday and most recently West Bromwich Albion could well mean the Gunners aren’t in any shape to deliver on Tuesday night. They should nick a victory but it’s hardly likely to be convincing.
Bet: Arsenal to win tonight’s Champions League clash against Dinamo Zagreb @ 2/9 with Ladbrokes >>