Qarabag FK vs Arsenal
Thursday 4th October 2018, Azersun Arena
UEFA Europa League – Group E Qualifier
BT Sport 2 – 17:55 GMT.
Qarabag FK vs Arsenal – Arsenal will make the long trip to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag FK in the UEFA Europa League.
Both sides opening matches to the competition faired differently. The hosts lost 2-0 against Sporting whilst Arsenal beat Vorskla 4-2.
Unai Emery will be targeting a long run in this competition as domestically success could be difficult in his first season in charge. His side are priced at 4/9 by SkyBet to double their points tally in Group E. Their last outing saw them face Watford in the Premier League, where they won 2-0 with two late goals. Mesut Ozil scored the second and is 9/4 to score anytime this Thursday. Alexandre Lacazette has also improved under Emery’s management and is likely to start up front and is priced at 3/1 to break the deadlock.
Arsenal showed they are still frail at the back as they conceded twice against Vorskla. Arsenal to win and both teams to score is 9/4 – a tempting market. The London club will not travel with attacker Henrik Mkhitaryan due to continued tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Qarabag FK are priced at 13/2 to shock the bookmakers and pull off a home victory. The Azerbaijan club are currently top of the Azerbaijan Premier League with five wins and one draw from six matches. Striker Innocent Emeghara will spearhead the hosts attack and has already racked up four goals in the league. The Swiss attacker is Qarabag’s best chance at opening their Europa League account at 3/1 to score anytime.
They have managed nine goals in their last three outings so enter the match in form in front of goal. For the hosts to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 it is priced at 15/2.
The referee for this match will be Davide Massa. Don’t expect too many cards in this match however it is likely that Qarabag will more likely end up with more booking points.
Qarabag FK vs Arsenal will be televised on BT Sport 2 and will kick off at 17:55.
Prediction: Qarabag FK 0 – 3 Arsenal
Arsenal have far too much quality in attacking areas. Should be a routine victory.
Suggested Tips – Qarabag FK vs Arsenal – (BET365)
- Correct score: Arsenal to win 3-0 – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Qarabag FK vs Arsenal – (SKYBET)
- Correct Score Group Betting – Arsenal win 3-0, 3-1, 3-2 – 7/2.
- Both Players to score – Innocent Emeghara and Alexandre Lacazette – 7/1.
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