Arsenal vs Standard Liege betting tips: Europa League match preview & predictions

Arsenal vs Standard Liege prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Standard Liege

Arsenal’s fringe players have impressed against Eintracht Frankfurt and Nottingham Forest already this season and they should have enough firepower to see past Standard Liege.

The Gunners are yet to lose a match at home this season.

Standard Liege won their last match on the road 4-1 but lost their previous two away games before that.

Standard Liege’s last game against Arsenal was a decade ago, but Arsenal have beaten Standard in all four previous meetings. In fact, Arsenal’s biggest ever European away win came against the Belgians (7-0).

Arsenal vs Standard Liege: What are the odds?

Arsenal vs Standard Liege: Who will win?

Arsenal have won six of their last seven matches in the Europa League. The Gunners are 4/11 to win the game while Standard Liege are 13/2 to win. The draw is priced at 17/4.

There have been three or more goals scored in each of Arsenal’s last four Europa League matches. Bet on over 2.5 goals at 4/7.

Arsenal have only kept one clean sheet in their last eight matches at the Emirates Stadium in all competitions. Both teams to score is 4/5.

Teenager Gabriel Martinelli impressed last week with a brace against Nottingham Forest. The Brazilian forward could lead the line with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expected to be given the night off.

Martinelli is 9/2 to open the scoring and 6/5 to score anytime.

Arsenal vs Standard Liege Europa League match preview

Matchday two of the Europa League group stage sees Arsenal host Belgian side Standard Liege at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.

Arsenal head into the match unbeaten in their last six while Standard Liege have not lost in any of their previous five matches.

Arsenal moved back into the top four of the Premier League table following their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Monday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his eighth goal in as many matches after being assisted by 18-year-old Bukayo Saka.

Last season’s finalists were rampant in their Europa League opener a fortnight ago, winning 3-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt. Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the Gunners, who lead Group F on goal difference.

Standard Liege also made a winning start to their Group F campaign. Michael Preud’Homme’s side beat Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes 2-0 thanks to an own goal and a stoppage-time winner from Paul-Jose M’Poku

Standard Liege have never won away to an English side in seven previous attempts.

Vitoria SC host Eintracht Frankfurt in Thursday night’s other Group F match.

Arsenal team news vs Standard Liege

Unai Emery could make wholesale changes from the side which drew at Old Trafford.

After failing to even make the matchday squad on Monday, Mesut Ozil could captain a youthful Gunners side while cup goalkeeper Emi Martinez will replace Bernd Leno in goal.

Left-back Kieran Tierney was not in the Arsenal squad at Old Trafford but has not suffered an injury setback. Tierney is set to be involved on Thursday as part of his gradual return to first-team action.

Likewise, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding should both start after making their long-awaited injury comebacks.

Bellerin’s return and Calum Chambers’ fine form at right-back could see Ainsley Maitland-Niles utilised in a more advanced position.

Nicolas Pepe is expected to be rested completely, as is Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng.

Emile Smith-Rowe will need to be assessed after sustaining a suspected concussion in Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

Gabriel Martinelli could make his first European appearance for the club, while youngsters Robbie Burton, Folarin Balogun and Tolaji Bola will hope to be involved in the matchday squad.

Konstantinos Mavropanos has returned to training following a groin injury and could feature on the bench.

Alexandre Lacazette remains sidelined with an ankle injury and is targeting a return in last October.

Standard Liege team news vs Arsenal

Standard Liege have little reason to make changes after winning their Europa League opener.

Obbi Oulare has returned to training following a hamstring injury but Thursday’s game may come too soon for the Belgian.

Noe Dussenne will miss the majority of the season after sustaining an ACL injury in August.

Orlando Sa is another long-term absentee.

Arsenal predicted line-up vs Standard Liege

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Standard Liege

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Standard Liege

Standard Liege predicted line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Standard Liege XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Standard Liege XI vs Arsenal

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.


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