Monaco vs Arsenal Betting Tip and Prediction. The second leg in the 1/8 finals UEFA Champions League will take place in Monaco where the home team host Arsenal.
Monaco have made a fantastic results in the first match after they beat Arsenal in London 1-3 and they are one step closer to the quarter-finals. Home team is a full of confidence and they showed that on Friday when they took easy all three points against Bastia 3-0 in Ligue 1.
The last time Monaco played in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final in season 2003/04 when they reached the final and lost against Porto.
Home side expect very tough game and a draw would be a great result for them, thanks to their good win in the first leg.
Bakayoko (10/0 m), Lacina Traoré (6/1 f) and Raggi (20/0 d) are all out, but good news for Monaco is that Toulalan is available after serving a one-match ban in the first leg.
Arsenal have small chances to reach the next stage of Champions League, but they have nothing to lose, so I believe that they will play more offensive. One of their best players Mesut Ozil believes that Arsenal can reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League if they utilise their potential in attack.
“It’s very important to score early, but we will remain patient. We want to fight and battle from the first minute until the last.” – said Ozil.
“We will have to play on full power, focusing on our offensive and defensive games. The desire is there.” – said Arsène Wenger.
Arsenal will be without Wilshere (9/1 m), Arteta (7/0 m), Debuchy (10/1 d), Diaby (0/0 m), Oxlade-Chamberlain (22/1 f) and Rosický (13/2 m).
I expect another interesting match between Monaco vs Arsenal with many goal chances and goals in both nets.
Monaco vs Arsenal Probably lineups:
Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerín, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Cazorla, Coquelin; Walcott, Özil, Sánchez; Giroud.
Monaco: Subašić; Touré, Carvalho, Abdennour, Kurzawa; Moutinho, Fabinho, Toulalan, Kondogbia; Dirar, Berbatov.
Monaco vs Arsenal Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (Bet365)