Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal: Honours even in Ukraine

Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal: Honours even in Ukraine

Kick-off: 1755, 29/11/2018

Stadium: Olympic Stadium

TV: BT Sport

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What Trueform says for Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal

Vorskla Poltava did better than expected when going down 4-2 at Arsenal in September and may give the Gunners an even tougher test in the return fixture.

The visitors do not have a good record when playing in Ukraine, registering one draw and four defeats from five previous trips to this country.

That stat alone makes 13/10 for Unai Emery’s side not to win this Europa League clash worth considering as our initial Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal prediction.

Martial law was declared in some regions of Ukraine earlier this, leading to the venue for the Group E meeting being switched from the Stadion Vorskla in Poltava to the Olympic Stadium in the capital, some 185 miles away.

However, Vorskla may be spurred on by that decision and will relish the chance to claim such a notable scalp.

A Look At Vorskla Poltava’s Betting Odds

Vorskla Poltava showed plenty of spirit at Emirates Stadium and certainly left with their pride intact after late strikes by Volodymyr Chesnakov and Vyacheslav Sharpar.

Vasyl Sachko’s side then led Sporting Lisbon for a long time following Vladyslav Kulach’s 10th-minute opener, only to suffer late heart-break by conceding twice in stoppage time.

A Kulach goal soon after half-time proved enough to secure maximum points from a trip to face Qarabag, but Vorskla were then sunk by an early penalty in the reverse fixture on home turf.

The hosts now have a mountain to climb if they are to make the knockout rounds, but we don’t think that will diminish their desire to do well in such a showcase contest.

Looking at the Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal odds, there is value appeal in 29/10 for a draw.

A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds

Arsenal were always expected to prove a class apart in this pool and, despite fielding a much-changed side, followed up the win over Vorskla by brushing aside Qarabag 3-0 in Azerbaijan.

Danny Welbeck then netted the only goal of the game in a useful triumph over Sporting in Lisbon, which put the Gunners in full control of Group E.

However, Emery’s fringe players endured a frustrating night when held to a 0-0 draw by the same team in London, with the visitors rarely troubled at the back.

Losing Welbeck to a lengthy injury during that game was an additional blow and the feeling now is that Arsenal will just be keen to get through with no more dramas.

Let’s add 7/1 for a 1-1 stalemate to our Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal betting tips.

Additional stats

Last Europa League result:

VORSKLA POLTAVA 0-1 Qarabag

ARSENAL 0-0 Sporting

Head-to-head: Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla Poltava

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