Arsenal too short
Slavia Prague will host Arsenal London on Thursday in the 2nd leg of the Quarterfinals. The first tie ended in 1:1 draw.
Bookmakers still see Arsenal as the odds-on favorite, which surprises me.
1X2 odds: Slavia 4.60 - Draw 3.70 - Arsenal 1.80
To qualify odds: Slavia 2.70 - Arsenal 1.50
I see chances as fifty-fifty at best, and the result from the first match moves the advantage to Slavia a bit.
The reason is apparent.
Slavia already proved its superiority against British clubs. Remember, Slavia went through Leicester and Glasgow Rangers in former rounds.
Slavia - Leicester 0:0
Leicester - Slavia 0:2
Slavia - Rangers 1:1
Rangers - Slavia 0:2
What would I bet?
I would pick “Slavia to qualify” at odds 2.70. I see such high odds as the best reward-to-risk opportunity.
The odds on Slavia win in 90 minutes are high, but the home draws with Leicester and Rangers make me a bit worried about Slavia's ability to win it in 90 minutes.
Full Thursday UEL schedule
AS Roma - Ajax (2:1)
Man UTD - Granada (2:0)
Villareal - Zagreb (1:0)
Slavia - Arsenal (1:1)