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Atletico v Arsenal Tips: Can Ramsey rule against miserly Madrid?

| 02.05.2018

Atletico Madrid hold the first-leg advantage heading into tonight’s Europa League semi-final second-leg clash with Arsenal.

The two sides drew 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium last week. But it’s Atletico who have the ace card thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s away goal.

The Frenchman bagged in the 81st minute last week to cancel out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener.

And it’s that goal that sees the La Liga side as the favourites to go through to the final at 2/7. Arsenal are 5/2 to make it to Lyon.

Diego Simeone’s men are favourites on the night, too, at 8/11. The Gunners have won just two of their last 13 away matches. You can back the North Londoners at 4/1.

It’s 5/2 for the Draw in 90 minutes.

Arsene Wenger’s men are synonymous for their dodgy travel sickness. And that won’t be helped by Atletico’s incredible home record.

The Mattress Makers have won ten of their last 11 matches at the Wanda and have not conceded a goal at home since being breached by Girona in mid-January.

Fancy the hosts to keep up that streak? It’s 7/4 for Atletico to Win to Nil.

Arsenal’s final hopes will not be helped by the likely inclusion of ex-Chelsea man Diego Costa.

The Brazilian forward started from the off against Alaves at the weekend and should get the nod from the get-go this evening.

He’s scored three goals in six matches against the Gunners and proved a constant thorn in Wenger’s side during his time in West London.

You can back him at 6/4 to Score Anytime and 4/1 to Score First.

Strike partner Griezmann is odds-on at 19/20 to follow up his first-leg equaliser with another goal tonight.

Lacazette is the most likely forward to find the net for the Gunners. The 26-year-old has scored four goals in his last three matches. He’s 12/5 Anytime.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in similarly impressive form having bagged eight goals in his last ten outings. Two of those have come away at CSKA Moscow and AC Milan.

He’s 7/2 to continue his Europa League hot-streak.

However, we think this could be a tight game. Atletico boast one of Europe’s meanest defences.

They won’t want to give an inch if it means compromising the lead they’ve already accrued in the tie.

In what could be a tight 90 minutes, you can back Under 2.5 Goals at 3/4. If you want to double up on that market, you can back Atletico to Win and Under 2.5 Goals at 19/10.

Click here for more Atletico Madrid v Arsenal odds.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.