Molde vs Arsenal
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Aker Stadion.
The Gunners are the toppers of the table, and have maintained a perfect winning record so far in the competition. With just two match-days remaining after this game – a win at the Aker Stadion would ensure their progression to the knockouts.
Mikel Arteta’s men – who are on a dismal run in the EPL, desperately need a positive news at any cost – and this seems like the perfect opportunity to lift the spirits of players as well as fans.
Note that they have not just raced to the top of the table – but have scored the most number of goals, and have conceded the least as well.
In addition, they have a 100% winning record in h2h encounters over the years, and impressively, they also have a terrific h2h record against other teams from Norway as well.
Considering these factors, expect Arsenal to post a convincing win this Thursday, and take a spot in the Round of 16.
Molde vs Arsenal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Gunners recorded a 4-1 win in the reverse fixture, and that has been their only meeting against this rival over the years. Thus, they have a 100% winning record against them.
- MFK have not yet fought against any other English rival.
- Arteta’s men have a 100% winning record against other Norwegian squads, barring a single draw.
- They have scored three or more goals in all but one match-up so far, against other Norwegian opponents.
Molde vs Arsenal: Prediction
Erling Moe’s men lost 4-1 on the road the last match-day in the Europa, against this same foe. Going on, they were also winless in two of their preceding three fixtures, and have conceded two or more goals in both.
Importantly, they are also from the Norwegian top flight, which is miles beneath the EPL, in terms of quality.
Meanwhile, the Gunners have won 14 of their previous 19 fixtures, and have remained unbeaten away from home in seven of their former nine attempts. And the only two losses during this stretch had come against reigning English champions Liverpool, and contender Manchester City.
Moreover, a win this Thursday will guarantee the English squad a place in the knockouts, and after the struggles they have faced in the English top flight in the last few game weeks, the players are desperate for a change in situation.
Count on Arsenal to deliver a compelling win at the Aker Stadion.
Molde vs Arsenal: Betting Tips
Arsenal to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Arsenal @ 1.60 (3/5).