Arsenal v BATE Betting Preview | 7th December

  • 6th December 2017

In our Arsenal v BATE betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Thursday’s Europa League tie.

Arsenal vs BATE Borisov Betting Preview

Date: 07/06/17

Time: 20:05

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Channel: BT Sport 2

After already securing first place and qualification to the next round, Arsenal will play against BATE Borisov on Thursday evening. Wenger, whose team has nothing to play for other than pride, will most likely field  an XI made up of players eager to gain minutes and experience in Europe. BATE on the other need a much needed victory in order to progress, but they also depend on the other match in the group, where a draw would benefit the Belarussian side.

Sitting at the top of the Belarussian Premier League, BATE will come out with everything they have, and it’s up to Arsenal’s inexperienced players to fend off the imminent attacks. Coming off a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United, the Gunners will want to prove, once again, that they are a consistently good side, with a visit to Southampton on their minds too.

Team News

After being operated on once again, Cazorla is still MIA for the Gunners. Both Mustafi and Walcott are doubtful to make the squad, and BATE boast their full plethora of players.

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Ospina, Debuchy, Elneny, Holding, Nelson, Coquelin, Willock, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Giroud.

Potential BATE Starting XI: Scherbitski, Rios, Gayduchik, Milunovic, Polyakov, Volodko, Dragun, Gordeychuk, Ivanic, Statsevich, Rodionov.

Head To Head

  • Thursday’s game will be the second time the teams meet, the first being Arsenal´s 4-2 away win in Belarus.

Stats & Facts

  • There have been under 2.5 goals in Arsenal’s last 3 Europa League games.

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal 4/9
  • Draw 18/5
  • BATE Borisov 11/2

Popular Bets

  • Arsenal to win 2-1 is 7
  • Both teams to score is 8/11