Arsenal v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips: Griezmann and Lacazette lead the market but value lies elsewhere

The French duo may be their respective sides' top scorer but there could be more value in backing one of Atleti's Spain internationals to score again

Arsenal have played some of their best football this season in the Europa League and the Gunners will have to be at the top of their game on Thursday evening when Atletico Madrid visit the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger's men will certainly be aiming to take a first leg lead to the Spanish capital next week and their scoring record record at home means they have every chance of causing Los Rojiblancos some problems.

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Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal's top scorer this season, with the Frenchman netting 14 goals in his debut campaign.

Only two of those strikes have come in the Europa League, yet he remains the shortest priced player to score for the hosts at 13/8 (2.63) in the anytime scorers market with bet365.

Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal

The Gunners' top scorer in the competition is Aaron Ramsey and he is priced at 7/2 (4.50) to add to his tally of four strikes.

Griezmann the main threat for Atletico

The visitors could be missing former Chelsea man Diego Costa, who is facing a real battle to be fit for the tie.

If he does feature the Spain international is offered at 21/10 (3.10) to score, although the most dangerous player for Arsenal to watch out for is surely Antoine Griezmann.

Since the turn of the year the Frenchman has scored 18 times, accounting for over a third of Atletico's goals in 2018.

Griezmann scored in the away legs of the last 16 and quarter finals and is priced at a healthy looking 6/4 (2.50) to find the back of the net once more.

Arsenal Atleti goalscorers graphic

Tips and predictions

For a value bet it could be worth considering Mesut Ozil, who scored in three derbies against Atletico during his time at Real Madrid and is offered at 9/2 (4.50) to net his first goal since February.

Meanwhile, Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez is priced at 5/1 (6.00) to score his fourth Europa League goal this season and the Spain international has a habit of scoring big goals.

Indeed, Saul has netted against Chelsea and Barcelona this term whilst in recent seasons, he has struck against Real Madrid, Leicester City (in the Champions League quarter final) and Bayern Munich

Prices correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Saul Niguez to score at anytime at 5/1 (6.00) with bet365 for a 1pt stake

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