Arsenal vs Koln: Preview and Predictions

Arsenal vs Koln
UEFA Europe League Group-stage – Season 2017/2018
Date: 14th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal sits in a group where the first place is practically reserved for them. For their opening match of the group stage, they are hosting Koln at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal

After 17 years, Arsenal failed to enter the most prestigious competition. They took the step down and are now starting the Europe League campaign in the group stage where they are the favourites for finishing as the first-ranked.

They got off to a rather bad start of their domestic campaign. They lost two of the four matches in the Premier League, where they are the eleventh-ranked at the moment. In the two matches they won, they played at home. Most recently, they won with clean sheets against AFC Bournemouth.

Their team has recently been left without Oxlade-Chamberlain who was transferred to Liverpool for € 38M.

Koln

Koln are starting UEFA Europe League in the group stage.

They are coming from a 3 – 0 loss away in the Bundesliga. They started their domestic campaign pretty bad. After three weeks they have three losses, and only one goal scored. Currently, they are the bottom-ranked team in Germany.

Arsenal vs Koln: Head to head

The two teams have met twice so far. They played two club-friendly games in 2011 and 2012. Both times Arsenal played away, and both times they took the win. Once with a score of 1 – 2, and the other time with 0 – 4.

Arsenal vs Koln: Prediction

Needless to say, the hosts are the favourites in this fixture. Due to the upcoming tough duel against Chelsea, they are probably going to save their key players. Nevertheless, that should not stop them from gaining three points easily. Also, at least three goals in total are to be expected.

Arsenal vs Koln: Bets

HT / FT 1 / 1 @ 1.85 – Unibet

Arsenal to win and 3 or more goals in the match @ 1.85 – William Hill