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Arsenal to pinch first-leg lead



As we attain the ultimate matchday of the Champions League Spherical of 16 fixtures, William Hill’s Lee Phelps provides his picks on the remaining two fixtures within the draw.

Porto v Arsenal – 20:00

Arsenal try to get previous this stage of the Champions League for the primary time in eight makes an attempt and have the shape and targets to do it. Regardless of the actual fact no-one appears to be ranking their possibilities of successful a trophy, I believe they will go deep right here.

Porto are historically good on residence soil, however wrestle on the street, so a end result for Mikel Arteta’s crew tonight would clearly be enormous. They’re 4/6 to win although which feels somewhat brief to me.


What I’d favor to take a look at is the targets and scorers markets. Rio Ferdinand questioning Bukayo Saka’s world class standing appears to have gotten him going, he’s now acquired six targets in his final 4 matches and is sort of 2/1 to attain. There’s additionally an enhanced odds play on him to have over one shot on track, Arsenal to win and over two targets within the match at 6/1.

Napoli v Barcelona – 20:00 

What a mouthwatering sport we’ve got in Naples because the champions of Italy and Spain face off. Effectively, it might have been mouthwatering final season – this time round they each have home points.

Barca are eight factors behind Actual Madrid and possibly see this competitors as their predominant focus now, whereas Napoli are on their third supervisor of the marketing campaign and are ninth in Serie A. What a fall from grace, however nothing an enormous win over Barca wouldn’t paper over.

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There’s hardly something between them, as I write this, with the Italians 13/8 and the Catalonians 6/4. I hate sitting on the fence, however the draw is the largest value of the three outcomes at 12/5 and one thing each would accept.

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