Gullit: Van Persie can lead Arsenal to the Champions League knock-out phase

Press Release   •   Nov 21, 2011 12:10 GMT

London. Dutch legend Ruud Gullit backs Robin van Persie and Arsenal to beat Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday and march on to the Champions League knock-out phase.

-          “Arsenal are looking really good at the moment and Dortmund will struggle away from home again,” Gullit told

 After a poor start of the season Arsenal have found their rhythm and have won ten of their last twelve games in all competitions.

Ruud Gullit, Dutch legend and ambassador at, thinks that the trend will continue at home to Borussia Dortmund. A point is enough to secure the Gunners a place in the knock-out phase from Group F, but Gullit thinks they will leave Emirates with all three points in the bag.

-          “Arsenal is unbeaten in their last twelve Champions League games at home and with van Persie on fire Dortmund will be under pressure, remember that they already have let in six goals in the two away games at Marseille and Olympiacos.

Gullit also backs Marseille to beat Olympiacos at home which will mean that they will go through with Arsenal before the last round of the group phase.

Gullits’ Betclic colleague and French ambassador Marcel Desailly have clashed in a tips duel at during the Champions League group phase and Desailly has predicted correct winners in four out of four chosen matches in the last two rounds.

Desailly’s picks at this week are Manchester United to beat Benfica at home and a draw in Otelul Galati vs Basel. Will you follow Desailly? His double pays a tasty 5.07 with United as a banker.

-          “Manchester United looks a really solid bet at home and even if Benfica are there strongest challengers in the group they tend to struggle away in Europe. I think 1.45 in odds on United at home is great value,” Desailly told Betclic.

Ruud Gullit, Betclic ambassador

Money in wallet: 40 euro

Arsenal – Borussia Dortmund Tips: 1 (odds 1.90)

Marseille - Olympiacos Tips: 1 (odds 1.55)

Double odds: 2.94

Stake: 20 euro

Potential gross win: 58.80 euro


Marcel Desailly, Betclic ambassador

Money in wallet: 147 euro

Manchester United - Benfica 1 (odds 1,45  )

Otelul Galati - Basel X (odds 3.50)

Double odds: 5.07

Stake: 20 euro

Potential gross win: 101.40 euro


All odds supplied by valid on date when tips was made, Nov 17.

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