A lack of defensive cover is a real headache for Arsenal ahead of their Champions League assignent at Borussia Dortmund and it could prove to be their undoing at Signal Iduna Park.
The Gunners prevailed 1-0 at the same venue last season, Aaron Ramsey’s goal separating the sides but it’s hard to envisage a repeat, not least because a clean sheet for Arsene Wenger’s men seems unlikely.
The Bundesliga outfit will start as Betfred’s 11/10 favourites to make a winning start to the group stage while Arsenal have drifted out to 3/1 at Coral since Saturday’s 2-2 stalemate against Manchester City.
Wenger would probably settle for a point in this one, an outcome bet365 chalk up at 11/4, although punters fancying an inconclusive affair would be better off backing a score draw (18/5, BetVictor) as it seems highly likely that this game will feature goals.
indeed, it’s just 8/13 at Boylesports for both teams to find the net and the same firm go 8/11 about a match tally of three or more goals.
Ultimately however, with Arsenal so far unconvincing on their travels, the hosts get the nod and they can be backed at 31/10 via bwin to triumph in a clash that sees both sides net.
Borussia Dortmund to win and both teams to score – 31/10 (bwin)