Champions League Betting: Marseille vs Arsenal - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Arsenal play French opposition in the Champions League group stage for a third consecutive year. They have not lost to a French side since October 2002 and are 2.50 to beat Marseille.

9. That defeat was a 2-1 loss at home to Auxerre. Since then Arsenal have played Marseille twice, the former boasting a W1 D1 record. The Gunners are 8.50 to repeat their 1-0 away success from October 2011.

8. Marseille have a W3 D1 L1 record from their opening five fixtures of the Ligue 1 season yet haven’t won in two games. They are 3.00 to beat Arsenal.

7. Both sides have scored in every fixture played this season. A price of 1.72 is available for both to net in Marseille.

6. Mesut Özil earned an assist just 11 minutes into his Arsenal debut last weekend. The German international provided five Champions League goals last season for Real Madrid but is 5.50 to score himself.

5. Aaron Ramsey scored a 90th-minute winner when these sides met at the Stade Velodrome in 2011. The Welsh international has already netted six goals for club and country this season and is 6.00 to score.

4. Andre-Pierre Gignac has three goals for Marseille this term yet hasn’t netted since 24 August. The forward is 5.75 match favourite to score first.

Watch Gignac’s recent goal against Valenciennes here:

3. Arsene Wenger’s men have lost just one of their last 17 matches since a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham in March last season. The Gunners are 1.36 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

2. Arsenal have scored first in all seven of their fixtures this season and are 1.75 to do so again tonight.

1. Mathieu Flamini already has two yellow cards from two Arsenal appearances. The Frenchman was booked in all three of his Champions League games last season and is 3.00 to see yellow.