Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview

Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Arsenal
Europa League
Date: Wednesday, 6 October 2019
Kick-off at 15:50 UK / 16:50 CET
Venue:  Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (Guimarães).

Home advantage hardly brought a change in fortune for Vitoria de Guimaraes in their last Europa clash here. Hence, the traveling faithful have every reason to be hopeful of securing all three points in this one.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal Head to head (h2h)

The reverse fixture of this clash, which Arsenal won 3-2, was their maiden matchup.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal Prediction

Guimaraes huffed and puffed in their last clash with this foe but ultimately succumbed to a 3-2 defeat after Nicolas Pepe came off the bench to score two quick goals to save Arsenal’s blushes. The hosts were much the better side in that clash, in all honesty, and registered eighteen attempts at goal, three more than the Gunners.

Nevertheless, the defeat has consigned the Portuguese outfit to the bottom of the ladder, with zero points to their name. Meanwhile, Arsenal have built a three-point cushion for themselves at the top, with three wins out of three.

The guests have been a nervous bunch on the road this season though. The squad have tasted success just once in their last five outings in all competitions. However, to their defense, the Gunners are part of one of the toughest leagues in Europe.

On the other hand, Vitoria de Guimaraes are a fairly inexperienced side and are just not used to taking on teams of this stature week in and week out either.

Furthermore, the visitors have also been faring a lot better in their European clashes rather than their domestic campaign. Taking into account that Arsenal also pulled off a stunning 3-0 win over fellow group member Eintracht Frankfurt in their last trip across Europe, Unai Emery’s side are favorites to pick up a fourth successive win in Group F.

Be that as it may, the visitors can rule out any hopes of coming away with a clean sheet in this one. If there is anything that the away side is guilty of, it is their leaky, frail backline. Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet in any of their previous three outings and conceded five alone in their most recent one against Liverpool.

With the hosts bagging a brace in their previous head to head meeting as well, count on Vitoria de Guimaraes to go down swinging with a goal of their own.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal Betting tips

  • Arsenal to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).