BATE Borisov vs Arsenal
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Borisov Arena, Borisov.
Arsenal travel to Borisov Arena on the back of a narrow 1-2 win over Huddersfield Town, where first-half goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette proved enough for the points and a return to the winning ways after a disappointing trip to Manchester City and a 3-1 loss the week before.
Gunners have thus struggled for consistency on the road and the win at Terriers only being the second in eight trips across competitions proves the point already. However, they’ll now hope BATE will not be the same sort of a challenge and Unai Emery will want his men to show their class in Belarus.
BATE come into their first competitive clash in two months on the back of a 2-0 win over Vojvodina, ending a streak of two losses where they were beaten by Suwon Bluewings and Wolfsberger. They’ve been a tougher side to beat in Borisov but showing such a character could prove a tough task amid such a streak and against English Premier League rivals.
BATE Borisov vs Arsenal: Head-to-head
This will be the sides’ third head-to-head clash and Arsenal bagged wins on both occasions.
Gunners earned a thriller 2-4 win on their only trip to this ground so far in September 2017.
We’ve seen a total of 12 goals in the two matchups, which does promise an exciting game now as well.
BATE Borisov vs Arsenal: Prediction
We will back Arsenal to bag their third win over BATE on the day but we don’t see it coming easy, as we now go for an Away win & Both teams to score at 3.00! Both have been scoring and conceding lately and we now hope for a thriller in the making.
With that in mind, we’re now also backing Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.66, which feels like buying money for old rope and caught the eye of many heavy hitters. We’ve seen such clashes in all of Arsenal’s last four outings and going for another such match looks like great value even at those odds.
BATE Borisov vs Arsenal: Bet Tips
Away win & Both teams to score YES @ 3.00
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66.