Betting Preview: Arsenal vs BATE Borisov: Back the Gunners to score first

Ben Stansall
The Gunners will be looking to get on the scoresheet early enough after failing to do so on their turf at the weekend

Arsenal lock horns with BATE Borisov at Emirates Stadium for their Uefa Europa League duel on Thursday night.

Having booked their place to the knock-out stage of the competition and with assurance of finishing as group leaders, Arsene Wenger will be expected to give some fringe players a chance to prove their worth in the outing.

Jack Wilshere Arsene Wenger Arsenal

Though they lost 3-1 to arch rivals, Manchester United on Saturday, the Gunners will still be in good stead to come out on top in the tie, understandably so because prior to the weekend loss, they had gone 12 matches without defeat at the Emirates Stadium. Bet365 has offered (1.40) for them to cruise to victory this time around.

A share of soils at the end of 90 minutes is quoted at (5.00) with the same betting firm.

For the Belarusians, they still have a chance to nick a place in the round of 32. Though they are currently at the bottom of the standings with five points, they are just a point adrift of Cologne and Crvena Zvezda.

Alyaksandr Yermakovich’s men will be banking on their impressive away record where they have won six of their last nine matches outside Borisov Arena to record a fine win at odds of (6.50).

Arsenal vs BATE Borisov

The reverse fixture of this outing ended 4-2 in favour of Arsenal and the bookmakers are pricing (1.53) for more than three goals to surface in the tie and (1.70) for both sides to find the back of the net.

The North Londoners have scored the opener in three of their last five games and punters can rake in cool cash with a price of (1.30) as qouted by Bet365.

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