MATCH PREVIEW: ARSENAL 3-1 AC MILAN (EUROPA LEAGUE) FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY, MARCH 15

League: EUROPE: Europa League – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Match: 21:05 Arsenal – AC Milan
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.47
Bookmaker: bwin
Result: 3:1 LOST

MATCH PREVIEW

Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners at the San Siro in the first leg – as such, this match could end up being more akin to a friendly for the Gunners, who simply need to defend and keep possession to progress.
With Arsenal’s outright odds to win the Europa League shorter than ever, club manager Arsene Wenger has warned against complacency, stating: “Now we want to keep our focus and finish the job next week. That is the target.”
On the last three occasions that Milan have hosted the first leg of a post-group stage European knockout tie, the Italians have ended up eliminated. It looks for the world as though Milan are doomed to make it four in a row.
Arsenal’s record against Italian opposition is impressive. They have won over twice the number of games they have lost against Italian clubs, returning a record of: W17, D9, L8. Meanwhile, Milan have an overall win rate of just 31.6% against English clubs.
It has been a long time since Arsenal last tasted any form of European glory, winning the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1994. Milan, meanwhile, are without a major European trophy since 2007.
Players to watchHenrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first competitive goal for Arsenal in the first leg. Having also scored against Watford at the weekend, he has good momentum ahead of this one.
Suso was the only player in Milan’s starting XI in the first leg with Premier League experience. He remains Milan’s joint-top scorer with six Serie A goals this season.
Stat attack: The Rossoneri have scored first in seven out of their last nine games.
Each of Milan’s last six games have seen under 2.5 goals scored.