Competition: Europa League
Market: Arsenal to beat Ostersunds
Odds: 2/5 @ Bet365
The Europa League continues this week with even more compelling action to come. While the Europa League may be the secondary competition to the Champions League, it is still full of incredibly entertaining play with goals and controversy aplenty. With this in mind, Arsenal travel to face Ostersunds on Thursday.
Ostersunds were able to progress from their group fairly comfortably and their reward for this is a knock-out round tie against Arsenal. After six games, Ostersunds won three, drew twice and lost once, while they scored eight goals and conceded four times. In their last five they were able to win twice, draw twice and lose once, which saw them onto 11 points, five clear of Zorya Luhansk in third. The side will have been disappointed not to have progressed at the top of their group as Athletic Bilbao pipped them to top spot, but they will be hugely excited to come up against Premier League opposition in Arsenal.
The Europa League may have become Arsenal’s last real hope of reaching the Champions League next season as their domestic campaign has taken a poor turn. In the Europa League, the Gunners won four, drew once and lost once, scoring 14 goals and conceding four times. In their last five they were able to win three, draw once and lose once, which saw them onto 13 points. The Gunners will want to avoid any kind of embarrassing result on Thursday, although they will also feel that their quality means they could have the tie wrapped up before the second-leg.
Bet: Arsenal to beat Ostersunds in Thursday’s Europa League showdown: 2/5 @ Bet365>>
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