European Weekend Treble: Victories for Arsenal, Valencia and Lille

Jonathan Day is back after the international break with three picks from across Europe and this week his tips come from the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1, at a return of 9/2

Kick off: Sunday Sept 15th at 15:00 BST
Tip: Arsenal -1 (Asian Handicap) at 5/9 (1.55) with Bet365

Arsenal were impressive two weeks ago with new signings Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla both on the score sheet in a comfortable 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.

The source of goals post-Robin Van Persie still remains a valid question; particularly with Oliver Giroud misfiring for the club, but the Gunners continue to create chances in attack.

Opponents Southampton are yet to get off the mark in the Premier League and conceding two or more goals in every game highlights the south coast club’s shortcomings at the back.

The Saints could include record signing Gaston Ramirez on Saturday, who shone at the 2012 Olympic Games, and the delivery of the Uruguayan could prove pivotal with Neil Adkins looking to maximise diagonal balls into the box.

Arsenal’s interplay has been good despite a total of just two goals scored, but they will need to pick up all three points on Saturday if they are to be considered as a strong force this season.

Celta Vigo
Kick-off: Sunday September 16 at 16:00BST
Tip: Valencia -1 (Asian Handicap) at 29/40 (1.72) with Bet365
Valencia find themselves in the bottom four in La Liga as a result of playing both Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the Champions League entrants will be hoping to kick-start their season against newly-promoted Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Roberto Soldado has found the net twice already and scored Spain’s winner on Tuesday night to extend his early run of form. Brazilian Jonas has started the season well for Los Che and should continue in attack, alongside summer signing Andres Guardado following Pablo Piatti’s broken arm.

Los Che were strong at home last season winning 11 of 19 games and Mauricio Pellegrino will want to see a repeat of that dominance at the Mestalla again this season.

Celta Vigo scored more goals than any other side in La Segunda last season and picked up their first win of the season last time out, with victory over bottom side Osasuna.

Os Celestes have added both Michael Krohn-Dehli and Park Chu-Young to the attack but tackling Valencia at the Mestalla is an altogether different proposition.

Kick off: Saturday September 15th at 18:00 BST
Tip: Lille to win at Evens (2.00) with Bet365

Defeat against PSG at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole last time out saw Lille slip to 11th place in Ligue 1 and lose their unbeaten start to the season.

Life after Eden Hazard has been arduous for Rudi Garcia’s side, with them labouring to draws against bottom-half sides Nancy and Nice, despite the arrivals of Salomon Kalou and Marvin Martin.

LOSC had a good record away from home last season winning nine times and Lille have already tasted success on the road following a late Benoit Pedretti strike in a 2-1 victory away at St Etienne last month.

Newly-promoted Troyes face a long season and are yet to record either a victory or a clean sheet in Ligue 1.

Jean-Marc Furlan’s side had only the ninth best attacking record in Ligue 2 last season and the difference in class should show on Saturday.

Jonathan's Weekend Treble
Backing all three selections around 9/2 (5.50) with Bet365
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