Arsenal odds-on to overturn Bate deficit

Arsenal are 4-11 to progress from the Europa League last 32 despite losing the first leg of their tie with Bate Borisov 1-0 in Belarus.

The Gunners were a best-priced 4-9 to win the away fixture, with Bate offered at 7-1, but the visitors went behind when Stanislav Dragun nodded in a free-kick moments before the break.

Unai Emery's men failed to find a way back into the game and their misery was compounded when Alexandre Lacazette was shown a straight red for elbowing Aleksandar Filipovic five minutes from time.

Arsenal are 2-11 with Sky Bet to win the reverse match at the Emirates and have seen their outright price drift to 13-2.

BoyleSports rate Chelsea 1-250 to make the last 16 of the competition after goals from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud saw them take a 2-1 lead over Malmo in their last-32 contest.

Celtic suffered a huge setback in their European endeavours, losing 2-0 at home to Valencia, who are 16-1 shots for the title.

Napoli are 4-1 with some firms to become the first Italian winners of the Europa League and its predecessor the Uefa Cup since 1999 after they cruised to a 3-1 win away to Zurich.

Match in Focus

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Newport Co v Tranmere

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Newport are unbeaten in 12 matches.
Expert verdict
Michael Flynn’s Newport headed into the playoffs as the fourth tier’s form side, securing seventh spot by finishing the season ten games unbeaten. Tranmere will know all too well about County’s disciplined defensive, having failed to score in both league meetings with them and, even with James Norwood leading the line, they look vulnerable.

 

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