Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal betting tips: Europa League match preview & predictions

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal prediction: Vitoria Guimaraes 1-2 Arsenal

Vitoria gave Arsenal a real test at the Emirates a fortnight ago. Unai Emery will want to ensure his side don’t make the same mistakes this time around.

Arsenal will secure qualification to the round of 32 if they beat Vitoria and Eintracht Frankfurt avoid defeat at Standard Liege on Thursday.

Vitoria, who are yet to pick up a point in the competition, will be all but eliminated if they lose on Wednesday.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal betting tips: What are the odds?

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal betting tips: Who will win?

Arsenal have only won one of their last six away matches, although that did come in the Europa League. Arsenal are 11/10 favourites to win the match while Vitoria Guimaraes are priced at 23/10. The draw can be backed at 13/5.

There have been at least three goals scored in each of Arsenal’s last six matches in the competition, at an average of 4.5 goals per game. Bet on over 2.5 goals at 8/13.

Teenage sensation Gabriel Martinelli has scored seven goals in his four cup appearances this season, including one against Vitoria. Martinelli is 5/1 to open the scoring and 13/10 to score anytime in the match.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal Europa League match preview

Group F leaders Arsenal travel to Portugal for their match against bottom side Vitoria Guimaraes.

In a rare occurrence, Arsenal’s Europa League match will be played on a Wednesday with an absurd local kick-off time of 3:30 pm.

The two sides played out an entertaining match at the Emirates two weeks ago. Marcus Edwards scored Vitoria’s first goal of the competition to give the visitors a surprise lead before Gabriel Martinelli equalised for Arsenal. Vitoria re-took the lead almost immediately through striker Bruno Duarte.

Vitoria looked set to claim a famous win but substitute Nicolas Pepe had other ideas. Arsenal’s record signing whipped in two brilliant direct free-kicks late on to turn the match around for the Gunners.

Arsenal have drawn all three of their matches since then, including a 5-5 thriller at Anfield.

On Saturday, Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Wolves. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead with his ninth goal of the season but sloppy defending and poor concentration allowed Wolves to equalise in the second half.

Arsenal are fifth in the table, six points adrift of a top four spot.

On Saturday, Guimaraes drew 1-1 at Moreirense. Defender Edmond Tapsoba scored for the second match in a row.

Ivo Vieira’s side are fifth in the Primeira Liga. Vitoria have never lost at home to an English side in three previous matches.

Vitoria Guimaraes team news vs Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur academy product Marcus Edwards is expected to start on Vitoria’s right flank. Bruno Duarte will lead the line for the home side.

Brazilian goalkeeper Jhonatan remains sidelined with a broken arm.

Henry Medarious, Andre Andre, Alhassan Wakaso and Abdul-Aziz Yakubu are further long-term absentees.

Arsenal team news vs Vitoria Guimaraes

Unai Emery could make 11 changes from the side which drew at Wolves. Cup goalkeeper Emi Martinez will take his place in goal, replacing Bernd Leno.

Mesut Ozil seems to be back in the picture at Arsenal but the German might be given a rest on Wednesday.

Nicolas Pepe was an unused substitute at the weekend and should start here. If Pepe starts on the right then Ainsley Maitland-Niles may be used in a central midfield role, alongside Joe Willock. Gabriel Martinelli could lead the line with Bukayo Saka used on the left.

Reiss Nelson has a knee injury and is the Gunners’ only injury concern.

Granix Xhaka was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Wolves on Saturday, a week after his clash with supporters. The Swiss midfielder is not expected to be involved.

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