Arsenal – BATE, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ARSENAL - BATE
Arsenal has suffered great criticism after their loss from BATE last week, and Lacazette had to apologize in the social media after he was sent off ridiculously. Still, Gunners did not play so badly and rather underestimated the opponent, and they were less concentrated, because they created enough attempts in the first half.
BATE are very far from Arsenal’s class. They are a strong host, and the field in Ukraine has allowed them to play their game, which didn’t help Arsenal much, so it will now be more difficult for them. Overall, in their visits to the Europa League, BATE often concede 3-4 goals from more valuable teams, and this is what happened to them against Arsenal and Chelsea in the last two years.
Arsenal has no way to write off Europa League, because it is Emery’s only chance for a trophy, and overall this coach knows what to do here. We think that the picture will be very different and Arsenal will be make it up to the fans. Eventually Arsenal are much better as hosts, and they are much better than BATE. Guests are unlikely to make many chances. If Gunners give their best they will smash BATE and we expect them this time to take advantage of the attempts. Prediction – First Half – Victory for Arsenal at 1.48.
- Arsenal have led in the first half in 2 of their 3 home games in Europa League
- BATE lost 6-0 by Arsenal in 2017 and conceded 3 goals in the first half
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Niles(9/1 M) is doubtful. Lacazette(25/10 F), Sokratis(16/0 D), Bellerin(19/0 D), Holding(10/0 D) and Welbeck(8/1 F) are out
BATE TEAM NEWS
Mukhamedov(8/0 F) is out