The Daily Acca: Gunners to give their fans something to cheer
It's top class action for Paul Robinson today as his Daily Acca covers fixtures from the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga. Here are his selections:
More dropped points for City
Bet 1: Back Arsenal & Draw @ 15/8 - KO 16:30 GMT
Manchester City are heavy favourites to win at the Emirates this afternoon, and while they are hardly taking on a vintage Arsenal team, I have to think that the Gunners to avoid defeat at 15/8 is a good bet.
Somewhat surprisingly, the hosts have only been beaten at home once in the league this term, and while that was last time out there, they did at least show a bit of character on Monday to come from 1-0 down to beat West Ham 3-1.
Pep Guardiola's men cruised to another Champions League win in midweek, but they were beaten in the Manchester derby last weekend, and they have won just two of their last five domestically.
Inter to maintain their 100% away record
Bet 2: Back Inter @ 21/20 - KO 19:45 GMT
Inter suffered Champions League heartbreak on Tuesday, as they were beaten at the San Siro by a second-string Barcelona team, but they can take solace from their position at the top of Serie A, and I strongly fancy them to bounce back today.
Antonio Conte's side travel to Florence to take on a Fiorentina side who have taken just one point from their last five league matches - and the draw came at the start of that run.
A small caveat to that is that only two of those fixtures came at home, however prior to that run, they were actually beaten by Lazio here, so it's just one point from a possible nine in front of their own fans - including a 1-0 loss to Lecce most recently.
Perhaps most tellingly for this selection, Inter have played seven and won seven on the road this year.
Valencia are too strong at home
Bet 3: Back Valencia & Draw @ 10/11 - KO 20:00 GMT
Valencia put up a monumental effort to win at Ajax on Tuesday to ensure their qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League, and while that would have taken plenty out of them, I just can't see them being beaten by Real Madrid this evening.
Albert Celades' hosts are unbeaten at the Mestalla in La Liga this season, and last year they were only beaten twice - and they were against Girona and Eibar.
Real Madrid can leapfrog Barcelona at the top with the three points today, and they have won their last four matches in the league.
Away from the Bernabeu it's four victories from seven on their travels this term, but this is one of the toughest tests in Spain.