Arsenal vs BATE Borisov Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Despite falling to an embarrassing first leg defeat in Belarus, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Gunners to blow Baha's team away back on home turf

Arsenal will be aiming to overturn a first-leg deficit when they welcome BATE to the Emirates Stadium in Thursday's Europa League clash.

The Gunners were surprisingly beaten 1-0 in a frustrating match in Borisov, their first defeat in this season's competition.

Latest odds

However, they are overwhelming 1/7 (1.14) favourites with bet365 to keep their chances of progression alive by coming out on top here.

That win was a third in successive Europa League games for Alyaksey Baha's team, who are priced at 12/1 (13.00) to reach the last 16 for the first time with another shock win, and 8/1 (9.00) to hold out for a draw.

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Team news

Alexandre Lacazette is suspended after getting sent off in the first leg, while Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and Danny Welbeck are injured. Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey both doubtful.

The guests have no new injury concerns, meaning Aleksandr Hleb should return to his former home ground in an unchanged line-up.

Rampant Gunners

While there has been plenty of doom and gloom after the rather humiliating first leg defeat, Unai Emery's men are still more than capable of turning this tie around.

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Indeed, they only need to look back to last season's home match against this same opposition for proof, having run out emphatic 6-0 winners over the Belarusian champions on that day.

The visitors will not be feeling entirely confident of avoiding a thrashing themselves, having kept just one clean sheet in nine Europa League games and conceded 15 times in the most recent five.

Predictions

All in all, odds of 8/11 (1.73) are well worth backing on a fired-up Arsenal scoring at least three times against a BATE side that generally looks far less secure on the road than in their own back yard.

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

Betting Banner - Best Bet Arsenal to score over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 8/11 (1.73) with bet365

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