7th Dec 2017 | Europa League
BATE The Devil You Know
Arsenal's 2nd string will get another run out on Thursday. Their last 2 Europa games have ended in a 0-0 home draw and a 1-0 loss in Cologne.
Arsene Wenger may be talking about fielding quite an experienced team in the Europa League on Thursday night but that’s not the same as putting out a strong team.
With the group won, we will be seeing the reserves again and BATE Borisov become worth a gamble at a best price of 9/1 with BetVictor.
In truth, after winning their first three European games, the Gunners have been easing off since the start of November in this competition. How else can you explain a 0-0 home draw with Red Star followed by a 1-0 loss to Cologne.
BATE are of a similar calibre to those sides and could still sneak into the next round in the unlikely event that they win at the Emirates and the other match ends as a draw. Unlikely, but not impossible, and the trip to London will be motivating regardless.
The Belarusians have goals in them as proven by a couple in the home leg against Arsenal and 2 more in Cologne. If they can have a good night at the back against lacklustre hosts then another big winner could be on.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 14:11 7th Dec, 2017 but subject to change