Ludogorets v Arsenal tips: Another emphatic Gunners win on the cards
Arsenal dished out a 6-0 hammering against Ludogorets the last time the sides met. We're expecting another one-sided encounter on Tuesday evening.
October 31st, 2016
It could be that Arsene Wenger has learned from his mistakes and the signings of Granit Xhaka, Lucas Perez and Shokran Mustafa would suggest that this is indeed the case. The glaring gaps in the Gunners side have now been effectively filled and with the side sitting joint-top of the Premier League alongside Liverpool and Manchester things are looking pretty good for the north London side.
As if that weren’t enough, the Gunners are in the last eight of the EFL Cup and currently top their Champions League group, although Wenger shouldn’t be too complacent ahead of what will be a stern Champions League test on Tuesday evening.
Arsenal may not be too worried about their Bulgarian opponents – indeed they ran out comfortable 6-0 winners at the Emirates in their last meeting – however will the Gunners boss take this match for granted and rest some key players? Such a tactic could result in valuable points being dropped and this is a major concern ahead of this clash. OK so the Arsenal second-string aren’t exactly lacking in quality although at odds of 1/3 for an away win, the Gunners fans will be wanting to see the strongest possible side announced before lumping on at that sort of price.
To be honest it is unlikely that Wenger will name many changes as he will no doubt be fully aware of the importance of winning this match and securing his side’s grip on the Group A pole position. Indeed a win on Tuesday would require just a draw needed against PSG in order to guarantee a place above the French side heading into the final group game and this will surely be huge motivation for a victory in Bulgaria this week.
Should Wenger field a strong side on Tuesday then we should witness another comfortable Gunners win. Olivier Giroud is back from his suspension and with Ozil, Walcott and Sanchez firing on all cylinders, the firepower will be far too much for the hosts at the Vasil Levski Stadium.
PSG managed to put three past Ludogorets in Bulgaria in their opening Champions League outing and the Gunners can certainly match or even exceed that, making the visitors excellent value at 5/6 with Bet365 to exceed the one-goal handicap line.