Arsenal v FC Koln UEFA Europa League Prediction & Betting Tips – 14th September 201712th September 2017 / lee
Arsenal v FC Koln UEFA Europa League, 14th September 8.05pm
Arsenal have to put up with making their home debut this week in the Europa League after their failings in the Premier League last season. They will be hoping to avoid a repeat of what happened last time on home soil against Bundesliga opponents. This will be the first meeting between the two sides. Arsenal are 3/10 to get the home win with the draw at 17/4 and FC Koln at 12/7.
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Arsenal v FC Koln Betting Tips
This will be Arsenal’s first foray into the Europa League and their first ever meeting with Koln as well. In their last European home fixture, Arsenal were smashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen last season. So they will want to bury those demons that’s for sure. Arsenal have plenty of experience against Bundesliga sides and their record from 36 games against German opponents reads W16 D6 L14 (W11 D1 L6 at home). However, their current home form against German sides is not great as they have lost five of their last seven on home soil against German visitors. But Arsenal are odds-on to win this game and in the bet365 correct score market, an Arsenal 2-0 scoreline returns a good price of 5/1. If they get themselves ahead in the game, you would expect them to take it easy because they have a huge London derby against Chelsea coming on the weekend. Olivier Giroud is the 20/21 outright favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for the Gunners.
Koln finished fifth in the Bundesliga last season making a good run from nowhere. But things haven’t been so great for them this time around in the German top flight as they have lost all three of their games so far, scoring just the one goal and conceding seven. So they aren’t a huge threat right at this moment. Köln’s record in 12 encounters with English clubs is W2 D4 L6 (D2 L3 in England). The Germans have lost just one of their last five European away games in a W3 D1 L1 record, but all of the games in that sequence were played back in the 1990s. This is the first time in 20 years that they have been in European action. Their only previous group stage campaigns were in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In one of their campaigns, they beat Spurs 8-0, something that Arsenal fans would have enjoyed. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is worth a flutter at a price of 13/20.
Who will win – Arsenal v FC Koln Predictions
Arsenal to win: Koln enjoyed a great season last term to get here, but they haven’t started well and even with the frailties that the Gunners have, they should be able to put a home win on the board in this one. Arsenal to win 2-0 has appeal.
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