Arsenal vs Qarabag Europa League Predictions

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Arsenal vs Qarabag Europa League

The match is over.
Score: 1-0.

The Europa League group stages concludes this week with a Group E clash between Arsenal and Qarabag on Thursday evening – the hosts have already guaranteed their progression through the group and are strong favourites to win this game against a Qarabag side who have already been eliminated.

Predictions

The English side have won four and drawn one of their five group games to date with their only blotch a 0-0 draw at home to Sporting CP earlier in the group.

Qarabag have no chance of qualification through the group and have lost four of their five group games, with the only exception a 1-0 victory away to Vorskla.

However, the Gunners won last time out in Lisbon thanks to Danny Welbeck’s strike, meaning that if Sporting lose here they could be looking over their shoulders in the group.

Unai Emery’s side now look certain to top the group and will guarantee they finish in first place with a draw or better in this game, as they currently sit three points clear of second-placed Sporting CP.

The hosts will be favourites to make it five European wins out of six due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Qarabag.

The home side are favourites to win this game and despite being likely to make widespread changes – a 4-1 triumph for the North London side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Arsenal hit 10 goals across three games against group minnows Qarabag and Vorskla, while the Azerbaijani side themselves have shipped 12 goals in the competitions. Six of those came in a hammering against Sporting CP in their last encounter.  This is another game which is likely to have a minimum of four goals with these odds among the strongest for the best online football betting markets of this Europa League matchday.

Arsenal are expected to win this game and win it comfortably. All three of their group games against Qarabag and Vorskla to date saw the Gunners record comfortable wins when they were ahead by half-time and pushed on from there to seal the points. Expect a similar outcome in this game, with Unai Emery’s side taking an early lead and cruising to a comfortable win.

Statistics

Head to Head

Arsenal won the encounter between the two in Azerbaijan 3-0 back in October – Soktratis Papastathopoulos, Emile Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi netting for The Gunners. The two sides had never previously met before this season.

Stats

  • Arsenal are undefeated in their last 21 matches in all competitions, having lost each of their opening two fixtures this season.
  • The Gunners have netted 49 goals in that run – just shy of 2.5 per game.
  • Qarabag currently lie second in the Azerbaijani top flight – five points behind league leaders Neftchi – despite having won eight of their 13 league games to date.
  • Qarabag have won their domestic league title in each of the last five campaigns but have never qualified beyond the group stage of European competition.
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