Marseille vs Arsenal 09/18/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
Marseille (3-1-1) Arsenal (3-0-1)
Wednesday 18th September 2013 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Marseille 15/8 Draw 9/4 Arsenal 6/4 See the Latest Odds
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Marseille had a terrific start to the season in France, three wins from three set the side up for the first big game of the year against Monaco, unfortunately for Marseille they came up short at home to Monaco where record signing Falcao netted the equaliser before Rivere netted a late winner. Marseille with Gignac and Ayew up front will cause problems for teams in the Champions League, at home in the Stade Velodrome there promises to be an exciting atmosphere and Marseille have proven to be a tough nut to crack and will present Arsenal with a big challenge tomorrow night.
Arsenal have really turned their season around after losing the opening game to Aston Villa, five wins on the trot and a big money signing Mezut Ozil, who made an immediate impact in his debut against Sunderland setting up a goal and looking like the top class player that he is. Arsene Wenger has laid his trust in his squad from the start of the summer and with the addition of Ozil I think Wenger believes he has assembled a team capable of challenging for all honours. I honestly believe Ozil would not have moved to Arsenal if he thought they would not challenge for both Europe and domestic trophies. With Aaron Ramsey showing terrific form and Olivier Giroud netting goals in each of his first four games this Arsenal team are looking like the real deal at the moment.
A really interesting tie here on paper. Marseille to me look to be a team capable of causing an upset but I'm not so sure they will be good enough to beat an Arsenal team that look really really good at the moment. Betting wise I think the most value lies in the both teams to score market. Arsenal have conceded in both of their away league games this season, Marseille have netted in every game they've played this year. While Arsenal look good and could nick a win here I think its more likely that we see a 1-1 or 2-2 draw. I'm taking both teams to score. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo