Arsenal v Vorskla Betting Tips: Latest Odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Boasting an unsurpassed record in the Europa League, Al Hain-Cole expects Emery to ensure the Gunners get off to a strong start at the Emirates

Unai Emery will return to his favourite competition on Thursday as Arsenal take on Vorskla in their opening Europa League clash.

The Spaniard collected this trophy three times in a row while manager of Sevilla, a haul matched only by Giovanni Trapattoni.

Latest Odds

With a fourth title surely in his sights, the former PSG boss is priced at 1/8 (1.13) with bet365 to begin this campaign with a victory at the Emirates Stadium.

Taking part in the group stages for just the second time in their history, the Zeleno-Bili are hefty 18/1 (19.00) outsiders to come away with a shock win in this one.

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Two of the hosts’ last three fixtures in this competition have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 7/1 (8.00) available on them being held to a stalemate once again.

Team News

Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles are out injured for the Gunners, who may offer starts for the likes of Stefan Lichtsteiner, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lucas Torreira.

Yuriy Kolomoets is a doubt for the guests, who are also missing Vladimir Odaryuk and Denis Vasin due to injury.

Superior Gunners

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While replacing a club legend like Arsene Wenger is a daunting task, Emery should not feel like he is in anyone’s shadow when it comes to the Europa League.

Considering his pedigree in this competition and the squad at his disposal, the 46-year-old will be see this competition as a very realistic opportunity to get his first piece of silverware under his belt.

With this in mind, he will be looking for a big performance against modest Ukrainian opposition, who have lost four of their five away matches in the league this season – including a heavy 4-1 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Predictions

Having seen at least three goals scored in three of their previous four fixtures, odds of 11/10 (2.10) offer strong value on a determined Arsenal side racking up the goals once again in a match featuring over 3.5 goals.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 3.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) bet365

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