Monaco vs Arsenal 02/25/2015 UEFA Champion League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Monaco vs Arsenal
Wednesday 25th February 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Arsenal 11/20 Draw 3/1 Monaco 13/2 See the Latest Odds
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Arsenal host Monaco at the Emirates on Wednesday night with Arsene Wenger looking for a win to bring to the second leg in France. Arsenal have been in impressive form of late and have moved right up the table to third with Olivier Giroud, Cazorla , Alexis Sanchez and Ozil all finding their form at the right time. Arsenal have won five of their last six in all competitions and will be looking to get this last sixteen tie off to a goodstart. Danny Wellbeck may get a start tonight as his work ethic is second to none and his pace will cause Monaco problems. Giroud has been in fine goalscoring form of late but this will be a tough task against one of the best defences left in the competition.
Monaco themselves come into this game with just one loss in their last six and one of the best defensive records in Europe this season. Monaco have a quality side and are lef by former Manchester United forward Dimiatr Berbtov and Portugese midfielder Mouthino whose quality are both undeniable and who will definitely cause Arsenal problems over the two legs. Monaco's defence though is going to be the rock that this time either wins or losses on. With ex Chelsea center half Carvalhyo leading the way Monaco have conceded one of less goals in their last ten games.
I think Monaco are going to give Arsenal a tougher game than the bookmakers are making it. I'm taking the unders in this game but also taking a small slice on Monaco +2 on the handicap, the French side could put themselves in position to advance with a strong defensive display tonight.