Arsenal vs Dundalk: Predictions and betting tips as Gunners will be looking to continue their winning start to their Europa League campaign when they host Dundalk at the Emirates on Thursday.
(The African Stand) — Arsenal will be looking to continue their winning start to their Europa League campaign when they host Dundalk at the Emirates on Thursday.
The Gunners had to do things the hard way in coming from behind to beat Rapid Vienna in their opening fixture last week, with goals from David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turning the tide.
Mikel Arteta’s side were beaten 1-0 by Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday and the Spaniard will be keen to see his side bounce back ahead of next weekend’s trip to Old Trafford.
Irish side Dundalk have qualified for the competition’s group stages for only the second time in their history but got off to a losing start as they went down 2-1 to Molde last week.
Date, time, and venue
Arsenal vs Dundalk is scheduled for an 8 pm GMT kick-off on Thursday, October 29.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Emirates Stadium due to coronavirus restrictions.
Arsenal will have to check on the fitness of defender David Luiz after he was forced off just after half-time in the defeat to Leicester, while Willian has missed the last two games through injury.
With Manchester United to come at the weekend, Arteta is likely to shuffle his pack again.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides in the UEFA competition.
Prediction: Arsenal 4-0 Dundalk
This could prove the ideal fixture for Arsenal to restore some confidence ahead of another tough assignment in the Premier League. Comfortable home win.