BATE Borisov vs. Arsenal: Europa League – Match Preview

Arsenal continue their Europa League group campaign on Thursday night in Belarus away at BATE Borisov.

BATE are currently third in a very tight domestic league having beat FK Slutsk 6-0 on the weekend, with Mikhail Gordeychuk  scoring a hat-trick.

They started their Europa League campaign off with a 1-1 draw away at FK Crvena Zvezda.

Arsenal recovered from a goal down to beat FC Cologne, with Alexis Sanchez scoring the pick of the bunch.

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal eased past West Brom on Monday night in the Premier League.

Team news
BATE Borisov are expected to name a similar XI to the one that drew with Zvezda in their opener.

Arsenal will again rotate, with their priority the domestic league campaign.

The likes of David Ospina, Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker are likely to be given another chance.

Jack Wilshere appears to only get in the Arsenal midfield in European competition and will start.

Expected starting XI’s
BATE Borisov (4-2-3-1): Scherbitski; Rios, Gayduchik, Milunovic, Polyakov; Volodko, Dragun; Gordeychuk, Ivanic, Stasevich; Rodinov
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Elneny, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles; Walcott, Giroud, Iwobi

Predictions

Result: Arsenal (1/2 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-2 (8/1 with Betfair)

Anytime Goalscorer: Olivier Giroud (Evens with Bet 365)

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