Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Betting Preview | 3rd May

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Betting Preview 3rd May

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

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal Betting Preview

Date: 03/05/2018

Time: 20:05

Venue: Wanda Metropolitano

Channel: BT Sport 2

Atletico are considered to be a very strong side when they’re playing at home, however, their recent performance at the Emirates would certainly give the Arsenal fans some hope. Arsenal were particularly dominant in this fixture but Griezmann found himself in a spot of luck as he converted to level the scores following a Koscienly mistake.

Arsenal on the other hand will feel hard done by following the first leg and will certainly want to win the second leg in a convincing fashion. The Gunners fielded a weaker side against Manchester United in preparation for this fixture and the North London side were unfortunate not to get a point against the Red Devils. Furthermore, with Wenger’s departure on the horizon, it may provide the extra push for the Arsenal players to secure a place in the Europa League final.

Team News

Atletico striker Diego Costa will likely feature for the Madrid side as he made his return from injury in their recent defeat to Alaves. Vrsaljko will not feature due to suspension.

Iwobi and Kolasinac are both doubts for Arsenal.

Potential Atletico Starting XIOblak; Gimenez, Godin, Savic, Hernandez; Koke, Gabi, Saul Niguez, Correa; Costa, Griezmann

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey; Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Lacazette

Stats & Facts

  • Before last week’s fixture, Arsenal and Atletico have never played a competitive fixture against each other.
  • They played in a friendly in 2009, where Arsenal beat Atletico 2-1.

Betting Odds

  • Atletico  – 3/4
  • Draw – 13/5
  • Arsenal– 19/5

Popular Bets

  • Arsenal to score in both halves – 6/1

Tom’s Picks

  • Atletico win and under 2.5 goals – 13/5