Following the progression of the UEFA Europa League to the second game week, Emirates Stadium is set to be ablaze as Arsenal welcome Dundalk on their ground on Thursday, 29th October 2020. The match between the teams will kick off by immediately 20:00 GMT.
The Gunners, who sit in the second place of the League table with three points, which they gained in their last match against Rapid Wien, are looking forward to adding to their victory list Dundalk, who sits in three places zero points.
The first game week saw that Arsenal traveled to lock horns with Rapid Wien at home, and they went back to their home, rejoicing after defeating their host, two goals against 1.
In the game against Rapid Wien, The Gunners pressed their opponent with 68% with 11 shots on goal, out of which four were on target. David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick were the ones who scored for Arsenal in the 70th and 74th minute of the game, respectively.
Dundalk, on the other hand, locked horns with Molde in their first game of the tournament on Thursday, 22nd October. The game ended as a shameful loss to Dundalk as they were defeated by their opponents at home, playing two goals against 1. In the tough 90 minutes game between the two sides, Dundalk had 40% ball possession with six shots on goal, out of which one was on target. Seán Murray of Dundalk was the goal opener of the match, who scored in the 35th minute. The goal was later equalized and overcome by the goals of Etzaz Hussain Ohi Omoijuanfo of their opponent.
The game between the two sides will make their first meeting, so you should expect anything from anybody as the two sides will play the game with their last breath.
Looking at the two teams’ form guide, we can see that Arsenal has won three matches and lost two in their last five matches. Dundalk, on the other hand, has been trending with an unbeaten record before Molde defeated them in their last match. They had two wins, two draws, and one loss.
Arsenal is looking forward to meeting Leicester in a Premier League match before locking hosting Dundalk on Thursday. Dundalk will also be clashing with Waterford before meeting Arsenal.
Looking at Mikel Arteta’s squad to tackle Dundalk on Thursday, we can see that the squad will be excluding Rob Holding, Gabriel Martinelli, and Calcium Chamber due to their respective injuries.
As for Bill Hulsizer, he will be set up a line-up to meet with Arsenal without Nathan Oduwa and Dane Massey due to muscle and hip injury affecting them, respectively.
Looking at the data we have on the ground, we think Arsenal will cruise the match against their opponents, defeating them four goals without reply.
We predict a match odd of 1.08 for Arsenal to add Dundalk to their victory list, 67.00 for Dundalk to win, and 17.75 for the game to end a stalemate between them.