Qarabag vs Arsenal
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 4th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Baku Olympic Stadium (Baku).
Arsenal look to stretch their winning streak in all competitions to eight matches when they took the long trip to Baku Olympic Stadium to face Qarabag in the Europa League fixture.
Losing semifinalists last season, the Gunners opened their 2018/19 Europa League campaign with a 4-2 win against Ukrainian side Vorskla at home.
Arsenal started their life under Unai Emery on back-to-back defeats against Chelsea and Man City. They went on a roll since then, winning 7 games on the trot across all competitions.
Emery’s men scored at least twice in their last 8 competitive games and 3 or more in four of them.
Meantime, Qarabag were beaten 2-0 at Sporting Lisbon on matchday 1. Consecutive defeats might end up their chances to progress beyond the group, a feat they never achieved in four appearance at the competition.
Meantime, Qarabag are still looking for their first win against an elite team like to those from England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany.
Qarabag vs Arsenal Head-to-head
This will be the first head-to-head meeting between the two sides and Arsenal’s first against a team from Azerbaijan.
Qarabag met English Premier League sides four times before and lost in all four. They conceded a whopping 14 goals and scored just 1 in the process.
Qarabag vs Arsenal Prediction
Arsenal look in best possible shape now and they will be in top confidence after winning 7 games on the trot.
The away nights in Europa League are tricky most often when strong sides rotate their squad heavily.
However, I cannot see Qarabag getting anything from this game, especially when the Gunners have players in the fringes desperate to impress the new head-coach.
Besides, Qarabag frequently fail against teams from elite leagues, even when the match is played at their own backyard.
Qarabag vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Arsenal to win this game @ 5/11 (1.45) odd is a banker.
Decent value can be found in backing the Over 2.5 goals for 10/11 (1.91) odd.