BATE Borisov vs Arsenal
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BATE Borisov vs Arsenal | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Arsenal needs to play this competition with 100% of their power, because they might need to win in it, to reach the Champions League. Their situation in the Premiership is tricky, and the Gunners could easily finish outside the top four places which lead to UCL. This isn’t going to be some tough matchup for them, because their opponents haven’t played a competitive match for more than 2 months now. The championship in Belarus is finishing in December and starts during the spring.
BATE advanced to the next stage by defeating PAOK in the last round of the group stage in Greece, 1-3. This is a historical success for them, as they progressed to the knockout stages in Europe for the second time. Meanwhile, Arsenal is in operational mode for a long time, and lack of games isn’t a problem for them. They won Group E without a single loss and were quite confident against all the opponents.
The Belarus champion is the undisputed force in the domestic championship for the last several years. They are regular in Europe almost every year and have a huge experience when it comes to that matter. Still, the quality of the team is an average one, as they don’t have too many financial resources to make some notable transfers. BATE played one friendly game on 3rd of February against AC Wolfsberger and lost 1-2.
The Gunners defeated Huddersfield in the previous match of the Premiership, with 1:2, and stayed in pursuit of the fourth place in the standings. In the past few games, they are playing hot and cold, and can’t maintain the consistency to provide several wins in a row. Games on the road are a bit problematic for Unai Emery’s team recently, as they have three losses in five contests, and were allowing a goal in all but two of them over the period of latest 10. However, they triumphed in all three in the group stage without a single goal conceded, and with 7 scored. When it comes to efficiency, four in the previous five events finished with over 2.5 goals, and with both teams to score.
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BATE should have all their players at disposal, with the note that Mirko Ivanic one of their best players left the club a couple of days ago. Arsenal, as always, has enormous problems with injured players. Danny Welbeck is out for a long time, Bellerin and Holding also. Sokratis will miss this match, the same as John-Jules. Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Ramsey, and Aubameyang are all game-time decisions, with the note that Aubameyang has lesser chances of appearing in Belarus.
It is very interesting that these two sides met last year in the group stage. The Gunners were more than convincing against this rival netting 10 goals in two meetings. The first one played in Borisov ended 2:4, while the second in London ended with Arsenal trashing the opponents 6:0.
Odds and Predictions
Arsenal is an absolute favorite, and having in mind the difference between two sides, 1.45 on their win is a gift. A draw is 4.35, while a sensation and BATE’s triumph is 7,00.
BATE Borisov vs Arsenal | Top Betting Tip: Arsenal (0-3)
We are quite sure that there won’t be any surprises and that the guests are going to post an easy and routine win. Emery will send a couple of youngsters on the pitch, but that won’t affect the overall result, because the home team isn’t playing competitive football at the moment. Simply, they are out of shape and without games, which is a huge handicap. Even if that circumstance is different, Arsenal would still be a massive favorite here as they have much better players. So, bet on the visitors to win, and if we might add, invest in their win by 2 or more goals margin. The efficiency should be high, meaning over 2.5 scores. To conclude this preview, BATE Borisov – Arsenal 0:3.