Arsenal vs BATE Borisov
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Arsenal vs BATE Borisov | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The Gunners experienced one of the most shocking defeats on the European stage in their history. It is quite unbelievable that Unai Emery and his crew lost to a team whose weekly payroll is almost twice as less as Mesut Ozil’s salary. There are no explanations or justifications for such humiliation in Belarus. Arsenal will have to go strong right from the first moment. Otherwise, the fans will become nervous, and that could damage the entire game, and reflect on the pitch.
BATE won 1:0 in Borisov, even though they held the ball 29% of the time. Now, the hosts have to win, since they don’t have a promising situation in the Premiership, and they probably aren’t going to finish among top 4 clubs, judging by the way they play at the moment. The guests are just 90 minutes from the greatest success in their lives, and they are going to give everything they have in order to reach it. The chances are minimal, but still. They exist.
Not much to say really. We wouldn’t know what to say to you after the last match. Since then, Emery and the boys didn’t have any meetings, because the FA Cup was on the menu, and Arsenal didn’t play. We believe that Emery used all this time to recover his team from a knockout in Belarus. The important news is that Aaron Ramsey officially signed with Juventus according to several sources and that the Welsh international is going to move to Italy at the end of the year. The fans are outrageous because of that move, and that is something which might complicate the already shaky atmosphere at the Emirates stadium.
It is interesting that BATE also didn’t have any games after last Thursday. We already mentioned that the Belarus championship finished in December of the previous year, and that their teams don’t have any official games throughout the winter. BATE probably had some friendly game but closed for reporters and fans, in order to keep the positive momentum and the form for the upcoming trip to London. Have no doubts, BATE is going to play ultra-defensively once again, and they aren’t coming to London to impress the English fans, but trying to upset one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Latest Team News
The above-mentioned Ramsey is not sure for this game. Papastatopulos is ready to play, and he will probably start the contest, while Welbeck, Bellerin, Holding are all injured. Alexandre Lacazette was sent off in Borisov and he is unavailable for this match, and is Arsenal advances, will be for the next one also. Jasse Tuominen and Vladislav Malkevich are listed questionable for the clash on Thursday.
BATE’s win was the first over Arsenal, after two very unpleasant losses. Last time they met in London, Gunners destroyed the Belarus team, packing half a dozen goals in their net. Besides one own goal, five different Arsenal players scored back then.
Odds and Predictions
The bookies see the home team’s win as the only logical outcome. Odds on Gunners’ triumph are 1.14. If you place bets on a draw, it could multiply your stake 9 times, while another win of BATE, which would be the sensation of the century in England is 13.
Arsenal vs BATE Borisov | Top Betting Tip: Arsenal (4-0)
Arsenal is in a tough position when looking at their overall situation in all competitions, but they are far better than BATE, who is playing much, much worse away from home than at their stadium. The opposite thing could be said for the Gunners, who have only two defeats at Emirates in the latest 20 games. As you already saw, if we bet on Arsenal, our profits will be low, which means that we have to find a way to increase it. Home team to win with -2.5 goals handicap is something pretty realistic, and there isn’t too much of a risk. For braver punters hosts to score over 1.5 HT would be a challenging choice. Our final word, Arsenal – BATE 4:0.