Arsenal vs BATE Borisov Match Info
Date: Thursday February 21 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal vs BATE Borisov Head-To-Head Record
3 previous matches
February 14 2019: BATE Borisov 1-0 Arsenal
December 7 2017: Arsenal 6-0 BATE Borisov
September 28 2017: BATE Borisov 2-4 Arsenal
Arsenal vs BATE Borisov Stats
- BATE Borisov won away to Everton in the 2009-10 Europa League group stage but lost on their other two previous visits to England
- Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in only two of their last 14 matches
- Four of Arsenal’s last five home games have contained over 2.5 goals and both teams scored
Arsenal vs BATE Borisov Match Preview
Arsenal’s last chance of silverware this season hinges upon them turning around a shock 1-0 deficit against BATE Borisov, without Alexandre Lacazette who was sent off in the first leg of this tie.
Despite completely dominating the match in Belarus, the Gunners fell to a sucker-punch goal from Stanislav Dragun just before half-time and were reduced to 10 men towards the end when Lacazette was shown the red card after he had elbowed Aleksandar Filipovic.
If Arsenal fail to overturn BATE, it would not only be a huge upset but also leave them with only a Premier League top-four place to target over the last three months of the season – and essentially it’s any one from three between they, Chelsea and Manchester United.
But surely Unai Emery’s side can score the goals they need on Thursday. After all, they put 10 past BATE in last season’s Europa League group stage with just two in reply and the bookmakers clearly think it is not in question, making Arsenal a best price of 1/3 to qualify.
We concur and expect Arsenal’s quality to win through with an emphatic performance, for Emery should be able to pick a side good enough even if he continues to marginalise the out-of-favour Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.
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