Arsenal will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-2 Premier League loss in their previous game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In that game, Arsenal managed 54% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Arsenal was Gabriel (30'). For their opponents, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Pedro Neto (27') and Daniel Podence (42') scored for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have found the net 9 times in their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 6.
Last time out, Rapid Vienna drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga match with Austria Vienna.
The only name on the scoresheet from Rapid Vienna was Thorsten Schick (7'). Patrick Wimmer (19') scored for Austria Vienna.
The stats don’t lie, and Rapid Vienna have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals in all. In defence, Die Grün-Weißen can certainly do much better.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring the two was Europa League match day 1 on 22/10/2020 when the final score was Rapid Vienna 1-2 Arsenal.
On that occasion, Rapid Vienna managed 32% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Taxiarchis Fountas (51′).
For their opponents, Arsenal got 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. David Luiz (70′) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (74′) scored.
The match was refereed by Pavel Královec.
Team News: Arsenal
Mesut Özil (Back trouble), Sead Kolasinac (Corona virus) and Gabriel Martinelli (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Arsenal gaffer Mikel Arteta. Mesut Özil is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Rapid Vienna
Rapid boss Dietmar Kühbauer has a number of players out of action. Dejan Petrovic (Mononucleosis), Tamás Szántó (Cartilage Damage), Christopher Dibon (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Dalibor Velimirovic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Dejan Ljubicic (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Philipp Schobesberger (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection. Tamás Szántó cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re inclined to think that Rapid Vienna should have enough to put a goal past this Arsenal side, but that possibly won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 2-1 win for Arsenal after 90 minutes. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
What are the best odds for this match?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds on the win-draw-win market, a win for Arsenal is best priced at 1.46, going for the draw is 5 and taking a punt on a victory for Rapid Vienna gets 7. Those are the most competitive market prices available right now.
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