After a Premier League opener to forget for Arsene Wenger against Aston Villa, he takes his depleted side to Turkey in a bid to qualify for Europe's biggest competitionArsenal's Premier League campaign got off to the worst possible start on Saturday, with Aston Villa leaving the Emirates Stadium with three points after a fantastic 3-1 victory.
After a summer with no big-name transfers being made so far, the pressure is piling up on Arsene Wenger and the trip to face Fenerbahce on Wednesday could make things a lot worse for the Gunners manager.
Fenerbahce come into this match with a match-fixing scandal hanging over their heads. Ersun Yanal's men will find out in August whether their two-year ban from European competition is upheld.
The Super Lig side have not had the best of starts to the new season, either, losing the Super Cup against Galatasaray after extra time and losing their opening league game against Konyaspor 3-2.
However, they did dispatch Salzburg 4-1 on aggregate over two legs in their last Champions League round. Betway price Yanal's men at 17/10 (2.70) to win the match.
The Gunners had a mixed pre season; after a successful Asia tour, Wenger's side then struggled in the Emirates Cup, drawing with Napoli and losing to Galatasaray.
With Wenger's squad looking very thin on the ground as they approach this fixture, some players could making their European debuts tonight. Betway price the north London side at 29/20 (2.45) to take an advantage into the second leg. The same firm prices the draw at 23/10 (3.30).
One common theme has been present in both of these sides matches in pre-season and in their early competitive games, are goals.
The over 2.5 bet at 4/5 (1.80) with Betway looks a great opportunity. This bet would have paid out in Arsenal's last seven matches since pre-season started.
With goals also flowing in Fenerbahce's opening league game, this bet is tough to ignore.
For those looking for more value, Fenerbahce to score over 1.5 goals at 13/10 (2.30) is very tempting.
This bet would have paid out in their last match, as well as the last time they were at home in the Champions League, back at the start of the month. With Wenger's side conceding goals for fun, over 1.5 in three of their last four matches, this bet is certainly worth investing in.
|Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) 3pt with Betway||Fenerbahce over 1.5 team goals at 13/10 (2.30) 1pt with Coral|
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