Bet Live: Fenerbahce v. ArsenalPublished August 21, 2013 by OCR Editor
Fenerbahce v. Arsenal, Champions League qualifying first leg, 7:45 pm UK time.
Fenerbahce and Arsenal both come into the first leg of tonight's UEFA Champions League qualifying tie with more than the usual amount of worries. The Turks will hear the result of their appeal against a two-year European ban on August 28, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticized by fans over the club's performance in the transfer market.
Arsenal have the capacity to come away with a win in Istanbul. The Gunners defeated eventual champion Bayern Munich away from home last season. They also hold the edge over Fenerbahce, having beaten them 5-2 in 2008/09 to end the Turkish side's 15-match unbeaten home run in Europe.
Wenger, who has been slammed in the press for missing out on big signing such as Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Gustabo, and who also appears unlikely to snap up Liverpool's Luiz Suarez, expects win here: "We try to win everywhere we go. This is the only target we have set ourselves.
William Hill Sports is offering the full range of pre-match betting options on this game, plus a number of incentives. It was offering 5/1 on Dirk Kuyt to score and Fener to win, but is now promising boosted 7/1 odds. It is also guaranteeing 5/1 on the Wednesday Winners bundle of an Arsenal, Chelsea (against Aston Villa) and Barcelona (against Atletico Madrid) wins.
As it will be doing throughout the entire 2013/14 UEFA Champions League season, Hill is offering Fenerbahce-Arsenal live betting. Simply log in to your account during the game, click on In-Play Betting, and you will see the odds updated live on your screen as the players chase the ball around the Istanbul pitch.