Kick-off: 1755, 22/10/2020
Stadium: Allianz Stadion
TV: BT Sport
Arsenal’s Europa League away record has been impressive in recent years and they can continue the trend when visiting Rapid Vienna.
The Austrian outfit are no mugs and should make a game of it, but we feel the Gunners will be just too organised for them under Mikel Arteta.
Let’s go with 13/5 for the visitors to prevail by a one-goal margin for our first Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Rapid Vienna’s Betting Odds
Rapid picked up seven points from three home games in this competition a couple of years ago, beating Rangers and Spartak Moscow, as well as drawing with Villarreal.
They then had their limitations exposed when thrashed 5-0 on aggregate by Inter Milan, though.
After missing out on European action last term, Rapid had a crack at Champions League qualification due to finishing runners-up in Austria’s top flight.
A 2-1 loss away to Gent ended those hopes but Dietmar Kuhbauer’s side have been in good form on the domestic front so far this season.
Their 3-0 triumph over LASK Linz before the international break made it 10 points out of 12, while Saturday saw them romp to a 5-1 Austrian Cup victory.
Rapid’s main threat will be Greece forward Taxiarchis Fountas, who netted 19 Bundesliga goals last term and has already hit four during the current campaign.
Looking at the Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal odds, the 25-year-old is fair value at 47/25 to score at any time.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal won all three group-stage away games on route to reaching the Europa League final two seasons ago and were unbeaten in four road trips in this competition last term.
Three wins out of five in the Premier League is a solid start to the current campaign, with their two defeats coming against Liverpool and Manchester City.
Arteta will no doubt shuffle his pack following Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Etihad Stadium, where they were very competitive.
“We have to get used to this because we are going to be playing every three days in different competitions,” he told the club website.
“We have a big squad at the moment, everyone is so willing to play, so we’ll give opportunities to everyone.”
However, the Gunners have done well when making changes in the EFL Cup this term, winning 2-0 at Leicester and then edging out Liverpool on penalties at Anfield.
Alexandre Lacazette has a great record in Europe for both the London outfit and Lyon, so 7/2 for him to score first is added to our Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal betting tips.
RAPID VIENNA 3-0 LASK Linz – Thomas Murg, Taxiarchis Fountas, Ercan Kara
Man City 1-0 ARSENAL
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