Arsenal Vs. Montpellier betting preview
The big talking point before this game is whether Arsène Wenger will include Olivier Giroud in his starting line-up. The French striker was a major force for Montpellier before transferring to Arsenal during the summer transfer window, leading Ligue 1’s goal scoring charts with 21 goals. So far he has been unable to find the net in an Arsenal shirt, but Tuesday would be as good a time as any. Choose a free bet for this match here.
Arsenal: Last 5 games (in all competitions) – W,D,D,W,W.
Arsenal go into this game on a high after proving their goal-scoring prowess against Southampton in a 6-1 victory. They’ve found the net seven times in their first four games and only conceded one, however this does include two goalless draws. Arsenal will be looking to improve on their performance in the previous Champions League where AC Milan knocked them out in a thrilling 4-3 aggregate score within which neither side scored an away goal. Arsenal have started to prove they can cope in the Premier League without Robin Van Persie, however European football is a different matter entirely and they will have to prove their ability to hit the net early on to avoid any questions being raised.
Montpellier HSC: Last 5 games (in all competitions) – D, L, L, W, L.
Montpellier were the surprise package of Ligue 1 last season as they won it to everyone’s surprise. They head into this group as least favourites to progress and their league form so far has done nothing to offer the fans any support, Montpellier have only gained four out of a possible twelve points and sit just outside the relegation zone. René Girard, the Montpellier manager, remained positive after the Champions League draw, claiming that it could have been worse and his side do have the ability to progress, however he faces stiff from Arsenal in his first game.
Draw – 23/10 Bet Victor
Both Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud are the favourites to open to scoring, both priced at 13/2 by Coral.
Correct Score – Arsenal 1-0, 6/1 Ladbrokes.
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