Dundalk vs Arsenal
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
Usually the atmosphere before a match where an Irish football team faces an English team is very tense. That is not going to be the case this Thursday in Dublin where Dundalk welcomes Arsenal.
Hosts are without any chance to fight for Europa League playoffs, while the Gunners have 100% win rate and secured top position.
It’s very realistic to see Mikel Arteta combine the starting lineup a lot and give some rest to key players for upcoming EPL battles. Still, the odds on the away win are at ridiculously low 1.16 rate at the moment.
Dundalk vs Arsenal Head-to-head
Dundalk have failed to pose a threat to Arsenal in the 2nd round in match played in London. Gunners were confident and took an easy 3-0 win thanks to the goals of Nketiah, Willock and Pepe.
Irish champions have faced English teams five times in the past, lost four of the duels and only avoided loss once. It happened against Tottenham in 1981 (1-1 FT).
Dundalk vs Arsenal Prediction
It’s safe to say that Dundalk FC have failed to defend the title in Irish Premier Division even though we are only half way through the new season. They are currently 22 points behind leaders Shamrock Rovers, so last few months were a complete disaster.
As for the Europa League campaign, the squad has lost every single encounter so far with a total goal difference of 6-15. Things are hardly going to change on Thursday, even against Arsenal’s reserve team. Away win HT and FT at 1.50 does look like a nice banker for UEL accumulator.
As for the alternative bet, we highly doubt English side is going to put a lot of resources into this match. If they gain one or two goal advantage, you will hardly see them being hungry to demolish the opposition. This said, Under 3.5 goals at 1.72 is a solid choice.
Dundalk vs Arsenal Bet Tips
Arsenal to win HT and FT @ 1.50
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.72.