European Weekend Treble: Wins for AC Milan, Arsenal and Rennes

Arsenal

VS

West Bromwich Albion

Kick off: Saturday, December 8 at 15:00 GMT
Tip: Arsenal to win at 4/9 (1.44) with bet365


Arsenal’s poor run of form continued last weekend after they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Swansea.

The Gunners have won just one of their last six Premier League games and Arsene Wenger will be desperate to avoid his side falling any further behind at this stage of the season.

As it stands though, Arsenal sit only five points behind Chelsea in the league and a win on Saturday could catapult the north London side up the league table.

Visitors West Brom have lost their way in recent weeks and even their formidable form at home came undone following Stoke’s 1-0 win at The Hawthorns last weekend.

With Shane Long, Romelu Lukaku and Peter Odemwingie, the Baggies are capable of causing problems for Arsenal on Saturday, but West Brom are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road and the lack of shut-outs away from home must be concerning for manager Steve Clarke.

The trip to the Emirates Stadium is arguably West Brom’s first real test away from home and Arsenal will be desperate to get back on track with all three points.

Rennes

VS

Brest

Kick off: Saturday, December 8 at 19:00 GMT
Tip: Rennes to win at 8/13 (1.61) with bet365


Rennes came from behind to claim all three points against Troyes last weekend and as a result Frederic Antonetti’s side are still well in the hunt for European football.

The spirit in the Rennes dressing room appears to be high and the 2-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain with nine men a few weeks ago does much to support that notion.

Summer arrival Romain Alessandrini has bedded in well, whilst Mevlut Erdinc, Julien Feret and Jonathan Pitroipa have got the much-needed goals for the home side in recent weeks.

Opponents Brest have won just twice in the last nine league games and the visitors remain just two points away from the relegation zone after a 2-1 defeat to Marseille last weekend.

Brest’s form on the road has been awful and Landry Chauvin’s side have managed just three away goals all season.

Hosts Rennes have won seven of their last nine matches in the league and Les Rouges et Noirs should be too strong for Ligue 1’s worst away side.

Torino

VS

AC Milan

Kick off: Sunday, December 9 at 14:00 GMT
Tip: AC Milan to win at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365


AC Milan followed up their win against Juventus with a rousing victory away at Catania last weekend, a win which moved the Rossoneri up to seventh in the league.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side appear to have turned a corner with just one defeat in the last seven Serie A matches, but there is still plenty of work to do for Sunday's visitors who still sit 14 points off the pace.

The form of Stephan El Shaarawy has been instrumental in this change in fortunes and the Italy international currently tops the scoring charts with 12 goals.

Hosts Torino were humbled in the Derby della Mole last weekend and the warning signs have been there all season for coach Giampiero Ventura.

Torino have won just once in the last nine games in the league and despite some strong performances in defence from the likes of Matteo Darmian, Salvatore Masiello and Angelo Ogbonna, it’s the lack of goals that is threatening Il Toro’s season.

With many of the teams in the top six squaring off against each other this weekend, this could be the perfect time for AC Milan to claw themselves back into the mix.

Jonathan's Weekend Treble

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Jonathan Day is a football betting expert and a regular contributor to Goal.com. For more from Jonathan you can visit his website Sportingly Better or you can follow Sportingly Better on Twitter for in-play betting tweets

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