BATE Borisov vs Arsenal Preview

BATE Borisov vs Arsenal

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Borisov Arena

Date: 14th February 2019

Kick-off time – 17:55 GMT

Arsenal will be looking to put their inconsistent form behind them with a commanding performance when they take on BATE in this game.

Unai Emery’s men haven’t had the best of times recently and come into this game having been beaten three times in their last five games.

However, this is not the most difficult opponent to play as BATE have been on a break and in poor form since their domestic campaign ended in December.

These sides met twice in 2017, Arsenal got the better of their host on those two occasions, scoring a total of ten goals and conceding just two.

BATE have been playing some friendly games to keep themselves in shape ahead of this game, but their players have struggled to shake up their holiday mood.

Their last three friendly games have ended in two losses and a win for them, however, they have showed that they can still score goals and that could make this game end in a thrilling contest.

With the top four race heating up, Unai Emery can decide to shake things up a little here and that could mean that the likes of Mesut Ozil and Mohamed Elneny would be given chances to impress.

Regardless of who starts this game for Arsenal, fan will be expecting that the Gunners win even if it means outscoring their opponents.

Bookmakers have priced Arsenal up as strong odds-on favourites to come out on top in this opening leg.

Goal markets suggest a high-scoring game as over 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is clear favourite with bookies to open the scoring.

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