Arsenal are all but through to the group phase of the Champions League but they still have one more match to play and Paul Robinson thinks it will produce plenty of goals.
"Given the current scoreline, Fenerbahce have to go for it and that will play right into Arsenal’s strengths."
The Gunners silenced the critics in Istanbul last week as they put their opening day defeat to Aston Villa behind them by thrashing Fenerbahce 3-0 in their own backyard. After a somewhat uneventful first half, Kieran Gibbs opened the scoring six minutes into the second period before the rejuvenated pair of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud added further goals.
Arsene Wenger's side kept that level of performance up at Fulham at the weekend as they cruised to a 3-1 victory at Craven Cottage - Giroud scoring yet again - and the recalled Lukas Podolski bagging twice.
While Arsenal can play in second or third gear and still qualify tonight, there is still a bit of pressure on Wenger and it's likely his starting line up will be a strong one given that their next game isn't until Sunday.
Fenerbahce reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last term and that's what they'll be playing their European football in again this season - assuming of course they aren't thrown out for match fixing.
Credit to the Turks, Ersun Yanal's men bounced back from the Arsenal loss by winning in domestic action on Saturday thanks to a Dirk Kuyt goal. The former Liverpool man now seems back to full fitness following a training ground collision on international duty and he will have fond memories of playing against the North Londoners as he netted four times against them for The Reds.
Given the current scoreline, Fenerbahce have to go for it and that will play right into Arsenal's strengths. We should be in for plenty of chances at both ends so if the players can convert, under 3.5 goals looks very short at around the 1.574/7 mark. That's why, at the prices, I have to make it my lay of the day.
Lay Under 3.5 goals in Arsenal v Fenerbahce @ 1.574/7
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2013 P/L (1pt each bet)
Wagered: 230 pts
Returned: 226.53 pts
P/L – 3.47 pts (after commission)
(2012 P/L: + 9.60 pts)