Monaco – Arsenal Champions League Match Preview 17/03/15
Monaco host Arsenal in the decisive return fixture having won 3-1 at the Emirates in the first leg will be confident of progressing to the next round, though they must be weary of an Arsenal side who appear to be back to top form. The French outfit have conceded 1 goal in their last 12 competitive matches at home and will be a very hard nut to crack for the Londoners. Arsenal are high on morale at the moment and know they have been in a similar position in other occasions and famously defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 in 2013 which, even if not enough to go through, was still a massive result. A top football prediction will suggest Arsenal may secure the win, but it might not be enough to semake it through to the next round of the competition. Monaco will be without the injured Tiemoue Bakayoko, Andrea Raggi and Lacina Traore and manager Leonardo Jardim is waiting to have updates on the fitness of trio Jeremy Toulalan, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco. Ricardo Carvalho started in the win over Bastia on Friday, though Wallace should partner Aymen Abdennour at centre-back. Arsenal should have Bellerin and Santi Cazorla in instead of Calum Chambers and Theo Walcott who started at the weekend against West Ham.
both started Saturday’s 3-0 win over West Ham, but could be replaced by Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla in the starting XI. Jack Wilshere, Gabriel and Tomas Rosicky are all doubts and should not feature at all in this match.
Our Probable Formations:
Monaco (220.127.116.11) Subasic, Touré, Abdennour, Wallace, Kurzawa, Kondogbia, Toulalan, Dirar, Moutinho, Ferreira-Carrasco and Berbatov.
Arsenal (18.104.22.168) Szczesny, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Coquelin, Cazorla, Özil, Sanchez and Giroud.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
Sports betting experts will take into consideration that there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Arsenal’s last 6 games in the Champions League, including qualifiers.
The best betting predictions won’t forget that Monaco have won their last 3 matches in the Champions League including qualifiers.
An extreme football pick would be a 2-4 Arsenal win on this one, what do you think?