Arsenal vs BATE Borisov predictions, betting tips and preview for the Europa League last 32 second leg at the Emirates Stadium this week. BATE caused a huge shock in winning the first leg 1-0 and you can see our predictions and betting tips for the second leg below.
The first leg defeat last week would have come as a big shock to Arsenal manager Unai Emery and the black of away goal has put the Gunners in a tricky spot here. They should still qualify for the next round but BATE will make things tough and do have a decent away record in the Europa League this season. They scored in defeat at Chelsea in the group stage and won against Vidi and PAOK in their other two away ties. Arsenal will have a point to prove here and should run out comfortable winners – the sides met in the group stages last season and Arsenal won 4-2 and 6-0! The first prediction is for Arsenal to win and both teams to score and the best odds are with Ladbrokes.
There are some short prices knocking around for the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette to score in this tie so we’re going elsewhere for our anytime goalscorer tip. Henrikh Mkhitaryan hasn’t been given too many chances by Unai Emery but he is certainly a good player and should relish the chance to start this match. He scored two goals when given a chance against Southampton and now back from injury, he’s the one we want to be betting on here.
The last bet we’re selecting here is a correct score prediction and given that the first betting tip was for Arsenal to win and both teams to score, this needs to be reflected in the final tip. Arsenal are stll short priced favourites to progress into the next round and we expect them to do just that, but there may be one or two bumps in the road and away goal for BATE will leave the Gunners needing three goals to qualify. That is exactly what we think will happen here so the last of the Arsenal vs BATE predictions is for Arsenal to win 3-1.
Mkhitaryan to score anytime – 23/20 with Ladbrokes.
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