Wednesday, December 12, 2007



Unusually, I am going to take a double here, for both favourites to win. Both will be looking to win the group and if Arsenal take maximum points against a Steaua club in turmoil and facing all sorts of threats from their owner, then Seville will have to do likewise, to take top spot. This will ensure more chance of an easier knockout stage match and a second leg on home soil.

The Gunners will not want a third game without a win, especially ahead of their derby with Chelsea and the return of van Persie and Diaby will give Arsene Wenger a few more options. Regardless of what team he puts out, they will play the Arsenal way and should be too strong for a Steaua side missing six players.

Slavia are in poorish domestic form ( 3 draws in 4 starts) and are finding goals very hard to come by, they have a long list of injuries and are booked for 3rd spot in the group and a UEFA Cup campaign, regardless of what happens this evening. Seville are fielding a very strong team and should win this.

4.5 points double Arsenal circa 1.30 and Seville circa 1.80.

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