BATE Borisov vs Arsenal Betting Preview – 14/02/2019

BATE Borisov vs Arsenal Betting Preview – 14/02/2019

BATE Borisov vs Arsenal

Arsenal travels to Belarus this Thursday where they will go up against FC BATE in the Europa League Round of 32. The hosts will be needing some cup magic this Thursday in a hope to secure a positive result to take into the second leg with them. Arsenal should have minimal problems securing the win against their opponents with such a huge gap in quality separating the two sides. BATE are the top side in their league and have been for a while with them securing 13 consecutive titles.

BATE have had another fantastic season in the Belarusian Premier League which has now come to an end with all 30 games being played. BATE once again fished in first place nine points ahead of second place. This was the 13th consecutive title they have won and their 15th altogether, making them the most successful side in the league.  With the season over for BATE they have been featuring in friendly matches to keep them up to date and out of the three they have played they have lost two and won one, which came most recently. The hosts are clear underdogs and can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 11/2.

It seems like a challenge to much for BATE to secure anything more than a loss against Arsenal on Thursday with them trumped in quality all over the pitch. BATE finished their season as the highest scoring side in the league with 55 goals scored and Maksim Skavysh was responsible for eleven of those goals. If you fancy Skavysh to score then Betway is offering odds of 9/2 for the forward to score anytime.

This cup clash has an Arsenal win written all over it and anything less would come as a huge disappointment for Unai Emery. The Gunners currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League, trailing fourth place by a single point. This is a competition that Emery will have his eyes set on and will be expecting his side to at least make the finals. Arsenal head into this match having won three of their last five games played, but their away form has not been their strength this season. Out of the last eight away games, they have played only one has ended in a win for Arsenal. SkyBet is offering odds of 4/9 for Arsenal to secure the win.

Arsenal’s success this season has come from them being able to outscore their opponents as they have not been strong defensively this season. Over the last five games, they have managed to keep just one clean sheet with all the rest seeing both sides score by full-time. Betway has both teams to score priced at 4/5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the Gunners highest scoring player and is most likely to cause BATE problems on Thursday. The forward can be backed to score anytime with Bet365 for a price of 8/13.

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