Kick-off: 1755, 04/10/2018
Stadium: Baku Olympic Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Arsenal are on a roll after seven straight wins in all competitions and can keep the feelgood factor going by picking up maximum points at Qarabag in the Europa League.
The Azerbaijan outfit lost 4-0 at home and 6-0 away to Chelsea in the Champions League last season and again look out of their depth here.
We’re going with 6/5 for an away win to nil as our opening Qarabag vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Qarabag’s Betting Odds
Qarabag were undone by a couple of slick breaks when kicking off their Group E campaign with a 2-0 loss to Sporting in Lisbon.
Former Manchester United star Nani set up Raphael Dias Belloli to break the deadlock on 54 minutes and Jovane Cabral made the result safe late on.
Unai Emery will have noted how Sporting carved open a naive defensive system and Arsenal should also have the pace and movement up front to take full advantage.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal were superb for 75 minutes against Vorskla Poltava on Matchday 1, with a double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and strikes by Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil putting them 4-0 up.
Emery won’t have been happy with the way some sloppy defending by Stefan Lichtsteiner allowed the visitors to pull one back and they added another consolation effort in stoppage time.
The Gunners have since beaten both Everton and Watford 2-0 in the Premier League and will want to continue with that more clinical approach.
Defender Rob Holden is a fan of the new boss and commented: “He said when he came in that he wanted to bring a winning mentality and I think you get that from wins and you go into each game confident.
“We’re physically fit and we know that we can go and get the result.”
Arsenal only conceded four times during last season’s group stage, before going on to reach the semi-finals by seeing off Ostersund, AC Milan and CSKA Moscow, keeping clean sheets on the road in the first two of those ties.
Let’s add 23/4 for a 2-0 away win to our Qarabag vs Arsenal betting tips.
Last Europa League result:
Sporting 2-0 QARABAG
ARSENAL 4-2 Vorskla Poltava – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (2), Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil
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