Prediction and odds for the game: Arsenal (2/9) vs Bodo/Glimt (11/1)
We are backing Arsenal half-time/full-time at odds of 8/11
When: Thursday 06 October 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Emirates Stadium
On Thursday night, Arsenal hosts Bodo/Glimt at the Emirates Stadium in Group A of the Europa League, as the home team looks to leapfrog the visitors in the group table.
The Gunners head into this game in high spirits after a 3-1 derby win over arch-rivals Tottenham on Saturday afternoon. The win kept Mikel Arteta’s team clear at the top of the Premier League table. The victory was Arsenal’s ninth win in ten games this season in all competitions.
Arsenal have played just one game in the Europa League this season. The death of Queen Elizabeth ll saw their last European match postponed. The Gunners opened their Group A campaign with a 2-1 win in Zurich.
In truth, though, the team from north London have an inconsistent recent record in the Europa League, as they have won just two of their last six games in the competition.
That underwhelming run includes failing to win any of their last three home games in the Europa League. They have lost just one of their previous seven games in this competition at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is likely to rotate his squad. Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe, and Cedric Soares could all miss out through injury.
The Norwegian team are in inconsistent form heading to the English capital. In fact, the visitors have won two, drawn two and lost two of their previous six matches in all competitions. Their recent underwhelming form has seen the visitors fall 15 points behind Molde in the race for their domestic title after 24 league games.
One thing that is usually guaranteed with the visitors is goals, and both teams have scored in Bodo/Glimt’s last six competitive outings. They have also kept just one clean sheet in their nine matches in all competitions.
The visitors have a recent mixed record in the Europa League, having won three of their last seven matches in the competition. They have taken four points from their first two group games, which is enough to see them sit atop the table.
Bodo/Glimt’s games have produced high-scoring results, as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in four of their previous five games in the Europa League.
Arsenal are big favourites heading into this clash. The home win offers no value, however. Instead, we are backing Arsenal half-time/full-time, as we believe they will have too much quality for the Norwegian team. The other bet we are taking a punt on is over 3.5 goals, as both these teams tend to enjoy high-scoring encounters and give their opponents chances to score.
Our Tips: We are backing Arsenal half-time/full-time at odds of 8/11 and/or over 3.5 goals scored at evens. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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