With Arsenal FC and Standard Liege on the second matchday of the Europa League preliminary round are two teams against each other, which could enter for the opening in Group F a victory. The “Gunners” prevailed surprisingly well at this level with 3: 0 at the Frankfurt Eintracht, while Liège took advantage of the home advantage against Vitoria Guimaraes and celebrated with 2: 0 a perfect start.
Soccer Betting Tips Arsenal vs Standard Liege
In the direct duel, therefore, it is not just about the top of the table, but also about making a possibly pre-decisive step in the direction of K.O. Although it would be too early to make a prediction on the group winners after the match between Arsenal and Standard Liège, it should be noted that the winner of this encounter should have the best chance of qualifying for the semi-final.
Before the kick-off at the Emirates Stadium, we’ll throw in at Arsenal Vs. Standard Liège take a look at the odds. For a home win maximum odds of 1.39 are offered, which, however, do not include a large value, especially as Coach Unai Emery in the Europa League group stage as expected rotate a lot and give young talents duty times.
For this reason, we do not jump on the favorite train, but try our luck with an alternative halftime market. We are convinced that the alleged underdog from Belgium can cause difficulties for Londoners. Consequently, we risk Arsenal vs. Standard Liège a hint that it is still draw after 45 minutes.
Arsenal – Statistics & Current Form
With four goals in the 7-2 victory of his Bayern in Tottenham Serge Gnabry advanced on Tuesday evening to the absolute match winner. However, following the one-sided game in the Champions League group stage, especially in the second section, the national team also caused a sensation.
With his ambiguous statement that the north of London is red, Gnabry taunted once again in the direction of the Spurs, since also the largest city rival of the Lilywhites wears red jerseys. Meant is Gnabry’s ex-club Arsenal, which is actually preparing to become the number one in the north of the English capital in the current season.
At the moment it does not look too bad in this endeavor, because at the first seven Premier League matchdays the “Gunners” got at least one point more than the Pochettino-Elf. In direct comparison, the team of Unai Emery, however, had to settle for a draw. Overall, the red-whites come to twelve out of a possible 21 points.
Although this yield does not look too good at first glance, those in charge in Islington can agree with that, especially as the “Gunners” with Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United already had three “top guns” as opponents. The only loss was actually against the reigning Champions League winner from Anfield (1: 3).
In addition to the proper start in the domestic league, the opening match in the UEFA Europa League can be described as well. Although the Englishmen benefited in the away game at Eintracht Frankfurt in the initial phase of the usury of the Bundesliga, but thanks to the necessary little luck and efficiency in the game forward the Emery-Elf won at the end results technically sovereign with 3: 0.
On matchday two, the 13-time English champions (most recently in 2004) set themselves the goal of raising their own account to six points and thus maintaining the top spot in Group F. The fact is, however, that the Premier League game on Sunday at home against Bournemouth has the higher priority. Consequently, the internationally experienced coach Emery will again spare many performers and send an improved B-team on the pitch.
However, since this is not the case since this season, the impressive home record in the Europa League with ten wins, three draws and one defeat can definitely be taken as an argument to give Arsenal and Standard Liege a tip on the hosts’ victory justify.
Of potential bets on a handicap success of the hosts or a HT 1 / FT 1 we would still keep our fingers off, because only in three out of ten competitive games this season, the “Gunners” already led at halftime. The Londoners are more of a late starter and will need a bit more time against Liège to overcome a compact defensive. Accordingly, we face Arsenal Vs. Liege the prediction that the first half ends without a winner.
Lacazette, Smith-Rowe and probably also Chambers are unavailable due to injury. Goalgetter Aubameyang could get a break and be replaced in the attack by the young Brazilian Martinelli. In addition, we expect Mesut Özil, who plays no role in the Premier League, once again in the starting eleven, as well as his former national team-mate Mustafi.
Expected formation of Arsenal:
➠ Martinez; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Torreira, Ceballos; Nelson, Willock, Ozil; Martinelli
Last matches from Arsenal:
⚽️ 30.09.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Arsenal 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 24.09.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Nottingham Forest 5: 0 (League Cup)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Aston Villa 3: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – Frankfurt vs Arsenal 0: 3 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.09.2019 – Watford Vs. Arsenal 2: 2 (Premier League)
Standard Liège – Statistics & Current Form
With six appearances to date, Standard Liège has become a fixture in the UEFA Europa League. However, the Belgians were able to survive the group stage only once in their previous five appearances. Also in the previous year, the “royal club” failed in the preliminary round, even though they took in a demanding group with Sevilla, Krasnodar and Akhisar ten points.
In the new season you want to make it even better and finish the group F necessarily first or second. Anyway, the start two weeks ago has already been successful. At home against Vitoria Guimaraes, the squad of coach Preud’homme was not famed, but fought a 2-0 win thanks to two late goals (66th and 90th).
In the highest Belgian league, the red-whites presented last also very neat. Four of the most recent six matches have been won. The Serbian keeper Milinkovic-Savic was only able to play zero in this period. Nevertheless, the good defensive with only seven goals conceded after nine league games with a reason that the previous year third currently behind Club Bruges takes second place in the table.
In the European Cup, the good defense work is also statistically noticeable. Over the entire season, Liège have not received a single goal in the last three games. Because on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium we expect the Belgians to focus their attention on keeping the zero as long as possible, we should point to Arsenal vs Standard Liege take a look at the odds for a draw at halftime or even a 0-0 draw at break.
In terms of personnel, coach Preud’homme can draw from the full. With the exception of Orlando Sá, all men are available. A courageous appearance against a great backdrop in London is therefore nothing in the way.
Expected lineup of Standard Liège:
➠ Milinkovic-Savic; Vojvoda, Vanheusden, Laifis, Gavory; Bastien, Bokadi, M’Poku; Carcela-Gonzalez, Emond, Limbombe
Last matches of Standard Liege:
⚽️ 29.09.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Sporting Charleroi 1: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 26.09.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Lommel 2: 1 (cup)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Standard Liège vs. KAS Eupen 3: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – Standard Liège vs. Vitória Guimarães 2: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Oostende vs. Standard Liege 1: 4 (First Division A)
Arsenal vs Standard Liege Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
The head-to-head record speaks a very clear language in favor of the “Gunners”. All four matches have been won by the English. They get 15 hits. However, the direct duels have limited explanatory power, as they are already very long ago. In 2009/2010, Arsenal prevailed twice in the Champions League group stage. The other two victories date even from the European Cup season 1993/1994.
Arsenal vs Standard Liege Best Free betting Tips by BetShoot.co
The top match in Group F will take place Thursday night at 21:00 at the Emirates Stadium in North London. Arsenal receives Standard Liège. According to the betting odds, the bookmakers have little doubt that the favorite of the island will leave the place as the winner. However, the highest prices are at a meager 1.39, opening up to alternative markets.
We will face Arsenal vs Standard Liege the prediction that the Belgians will be more defensive and set the goal of keeping zero for as long as possible. As the “Gunners” will spare a few regular players and – as in Frankfurt – run up with a B-team, a surprise does not seem as unrealistic as many suspect.
Key Facts – Arsenal vs Standard Liege tips
🔎 Arsenal led in the current season only three times at halftime
🔎 Standard Liège have been without conceding in the Europa League three times in a row
🔎 Both teams were able to win the start of the group stage
That’s why we decide between Arsenal and Standard Liege for a hint that they draw at halftime. So far, the Londoners have only been in three out of ten competitive games this season and have been more convincing in the second half. We expect a fairly balanced game, which is expected to be decided after the break.
Competition: Europa League Group. F
Betting Tips: X (1st HT)
Stake: 3/10 units