Arsenal vs BATE Borisov: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Europa League Arsenal vs BATE Borisov

Thursday, February 21th, 2019, @12:55
Arsenal Stadium
Group 


Arsenal 1.16| Draw 7.44| BATE Borisov 16.64


Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

After suffering an embarrassing defeat in Belarus, Arsenal need to overturn a single goal deficit on home soil if they are to retain hopes of lifting a European trophy this season.

Predictions

Arsenal fans were left fuming after a shock 1-0 loss at BATE’s Borisov Arena in the first leg. It seems Unai Emery’s men were not up for the fight whilst the home side recorded their first ever European knockout match victory.

Many of the best betting sites would have expected this tie to have been all but over by now but Stanislaw Drahun’s header on the stroke of half time ensured the second leg promises to be a tense affair mainly for the home side.

However, unsurprisingly, Arsenal will be big favourites to win the home leg convincingly and progress to the Europa League’s last 16 and with good reason.

BATE came to the Emirates in December 2017 for a Europa League group tie and Arsenal ran riot with a 6-0 hammering of their opponents.

The Gunners have also only lost back to back games once this season and have not failed to score a minimum of two home goals per game since the middle of December.

Perhaps a repeat of that 6-0 thumping may be a stretch too far but expect Emery to fire his men up to a comfortable 3-0 win and right the wrong from the first leg.

1×2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

  • Arsenal to win to nil 

This is the best value you can get on the home win with popular sports books and after the Gunners beat BATE 6-0 the last time they visited the Emirates, the signs look good for another Arsenal shut out. 

  • Over 1.5 goals in the first half 

The Gunners last three goals in all competitions have come in the first half. As Arsenal are under pressure from the first leg, expect a quick start from Emery’s men.

Odds

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Statistics

Head to Head

This will be the fourth meeting between the two with BATE’s 1-0 win over the Gunners in the first leg their first win over the North Londoners.

The pair met in Group H of last season’s Europa League and Arsenal put four past BATE at the Borisov Arena in a thrilling 4-2 win before thumping the Belarussians 6-0 at the Emirates, giving Arsenal two wins to BATE’s one in the head to heads.

Stats

  • BATE’s 1-0 first leg victory over Arsenal was the side’s first ever UEFA competition knock out win.
  • Arsenal went unbeaten in Group E to qualify for the latter stages.
  • BATE finished second in Group L to qualify for the last 32.
  • This will be BATE’s second visit to London this season after having lost 3-1 to Chelsea in the group stages.
  • BATE have won the Belarusian Premier League for the last 13 seasons in a row.

 


Arsenal 1.16| Draw 7.44| BATE Borisov 16.64


 


About the Author

is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.




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