Kick-off: 1745, 13/10/2022
Stadium: Aspmyra Stadion
TV: BT Sport
Even a much-changed Arsenal line-up proved a cut above Bodo Glimt in last week’s 3-0 Europa League victory at Emirates Stadium.
However, the Norwegian side did improve after half-time in London and may pose more of an attacking threat in the return fixture on home turf.
Punters can get 9/5 for an away win and both teams to score and that is our initial Bodo Glimt vs Arsenal prediction.
Bodo Glimt Odds
Bodo Glimt are still in contention to qualify from Group A, having previously drawn 1-1 at PSV before beating FC Zurich 2-1 at this venue.
Kjetil Knutsen’s side found Arsenal’s pace and movement hard to cope with at Emirates Stadium, but they did grow into that game.
Amahl Pellegrino forced second-string goalkeeper Matt Turner into a solid save and they will take some heart from the spirit shown.
Knutsen came out of that match convinced that his team must try to impose themselves more on the Gunners in Norway.
He said: “They attack with a lot of people, they’re patient and then suddenly they have that burst in the final third. If you only defend, you don’t stand a chance against them.”
The Yellow Horde actually have an incredible home record in Europe, having won their last 14 games at Aspmyra Stadion.
That sequence includes two wins over Roma here from last season’s run to the Europa Conference League quarter-finals.
Celtic and AZ Alkmaar were also beaten in that competition, while Linfield were thrashed 8-0 and Zalgiris 5-0 in Champions League qualifiers this term.
With their own supporters urging them on, we feel Bodo Glimt vs Arsenal odds.
Having said all that, it has to be remembered that Arsenal could easily have doubled their tally last week.
Fabio Vieira hit the bar early on and then Eddie Nketiah pounced on the rebound after Kieran Tierney fired against the post.
Rob Holding nodded in the second from Vieira’s lovely cross before Granit Xhaka was twice denied by Glimt keeper Nikita Haikin.
Nketiah wasted a decent opportunity but Vieira capped off a fine display by netting after some great build-up play from Gabriel Jesus.
The Gunners won 2-1 in Zurich in their only other match in this pool and are top of the Premier League following Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 success versus Liverpool.
Mikel Arteta obviously wants more of the same, stating: “At the moment, enjoy where we are, play with courage and belief and go step by step.”
On the current feelgood factor within the club and among fans, he added: “You cannot imagine how much it helps the players and how much it gives them.
“One of the nicest things we’ve done since we are together here is to unite everybody and make them feel like you are going to experience something together.”
Vieira has had limited chances to shine since joining from Porto for £34million this summer but the 22-year-old midfielder also scored versus Brentford and looks a fine prospect.
Let’s add 11/5 for him to net again in Norway to our Bodo Glimt vs Arsenal betting tips.
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