Arsenal vs BATE Borisov: In one of this Thursday’s matches of the Europa League’s group stage 6th round…
The local side Arsenal, managed by Arsène Wenger, will meet the visiting side BATE Borisov, managed by Aleksandr Yermakovich, in London, at the Emirates Stadium.
With the hosts having 10 points and sitting in 1st place (already qualified for the next stage), while the visitors have 5 points and are in last place of this group H. On their previous encounter, the Belarusian and British sides have faced off in Borisov, Bulgaria, with the visitors taking the win by a 4-2 result.
The home side comes into this match after already having ensured their presence on the next stage, after seeing Crvena Zvezda and BATE Borisov draw on the last round of the competition.
Which sealed their qualification for the knockout stage, which means they will be amongst the top 32 of the most consistent teams of the group stage of this 2017/2018 edition of the Europa League.
Arsenal doesn’t have a fantastic record on this Europa League, it’s certain, especially if we consider the opponents they have in their group, but still, they were able to accomplish their main objective and will advance in this competition.
Defrontam-se, em Londres, no Estádio Emirates, a formação local, Arsenal, orientada por Àrsene Wenger, e a formação do BATE Borisov, orientada por Aleksandr Yermakovich, com os locais a somarem 10 pontos, estando na primeira posição (e já qualificados),
enquanto os visitantes somam cinco pontos e se encontram na última posição deste grupo H. Na partida anterior, as formações bielorussa e britânica defrontaram-se em Borisov, com os visitantes a triunfarem por 4-2 na altura.
As for the Belarusian, they come into this match still with real chances to qualify for the next stage, but they don’t solely depend on themselves to do it, having to hope for a draw on the match between Crvena Zvezda and FC Koln.
Since only that result will allow BATE to advance on this competition, although they still need to beat Arsenal in this match, no matter what.
Arsenal vs BATE Borisov – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a match without much interest for the Londoners, but a lot of interest for the visitors.
I also believe that Wenger can rotate some players, much like many other teams will do in this final round of the group stage of this competition.
This way, and if that happens, I see this being a warmer match with less occurrences, which leads me to believe it will be a low-scoring affair.
|1st Half – Under 1.5||