Since last week, the international competitions from the winter break are now back. In the Champions League, the first leg of the second round were held. Among other things, the German representative Borussia Dortmund suffered a bitter 0-3 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspurs. The Europa League is currently in the semifinals and in the last week the first leg was played here. The biggest surprise was probably in Belarus. BATE Borisov beat English midfielder Arsenal London 1-0 and made an excellent start to the second leg. Will they manage the sensation and can they hold their own in the second game?

Soccer Prediction for Today Arsenal vs Bate Borisov

The Londoners certainly did not expect this awakening. As a clear favorite they have gone into this duel – also due to the fact that the Belarusian season has not even started and Borisov is still in the preparation for the new season. In the second leg, they now have to run after a 0: 1 deficit. Can the Belarusians defend their lead so that in the match Arsenal vs BATE Borisov is the tip for a progress on 3.40 odds a good choice? We summarize all the important facts about the game in our analysis. The kick-off at the Emirates Stadium takes place at 18:55.

Arsenal vs Bate Borisov Soccer PredictionsArsenal – Statistics & Current Form

According to the bookmakers, the journey of the Gunners to Belarus should have been similar to a company outing. As a crystal clear favorite, the Londoners went into the game and accordingly was the optical superiority. Respectable 77% of possession were on paper after the game for Arsenal FC. But it has nothing. Best scoring chances were awarded and shortly before half time they conceded the goal to 0: 1-final. Without having fired the important away goal, the Englishmen must now really accelerate in the second leg to make the duel. After all, the team of coach Unai Emery is considered one of the favorites to win the Europa League and a retirement in the last 32 teams would be a big surprise. This competition is the last chance for the Londoners to win a title this season. From the cup competitions, the red-whites are already eliminated and in the championship they are 15 points behind the top back. That is why the whole concentration of the UEFA Europa League applies. In order to reach the next round, each win with at least second goal advantage. A 1: 0 would be an extension with possible subsequent penalty shootout.

“We wanted to score goals, we wanted to win and we wanted to position ourselves well for the second leg, but we made it harder for ourselves.” – Goalkeeper Cech after the defeat in Belarus

The Gunners therefore have 90 minutes to reach the important first goal at least once. Of course, a Belarusian goal would make the endeavor much more difficult. In the match Arsenal against BATE Borisov, the odds for a home win are 1.14. Of course, the English are optimistic about the sovereign appearance in the group stage. With five wins and a draw, the Group E was won before Sporting Lisbon. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice, as did Danny Welbeck and Emile Smith-Rowe. Absence will be in the second leg at the Emirates Stadium next to the injured Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck and the Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette, who saw the red card in the first leg. Whether Mesut Özil will belong to the squad remains to be seen. His relationship with Coach Emery is not the best. In the league, the Gunners are currently on the fifth place in the table. The goal is to slip one more place to qualify for the Champions League next year.

Best goalscorers in the Europa League:

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 2 goals
  • Danny Welbeck 2 goals
  • Emile Smith-Rowe 2 goals

Expected formation of Arsenal:
Cech – Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal – Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Mkhitaryan – Aubameyang, Iwobi

Last matches from Arsenal:

  • 14.02.2019 – Bate Borisov vs. Arsenal 1: 0 (Europa League)
  • 09.02.2019 – Huddersfield Town Vs. Arsenal 1: 2 (Premier League)
  • 03.02.2019 – Manchester City vs. Arsenal 3: 1 (Premier League)
  • 29.01.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Cardiff City 2: 1 (Premier League)
  • 25.01.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Manchester United 1: 3 (FA Cup)

Arsenal vs Bate Borisov Soccer PredictionsBate Borisov – Statistics & Current Form

The biggest surprise in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League was certainly the Belarusians from BATE Borisov. In the round of the last 32 teams they defeated in their home stadium, the English representative Arsenal FC 1-0. Goal scorer of the winning goal was Stanislav Dragun, who almost overcame goalkeeper Cech with the half-time whistle. The victory is particularly surprising, as the blue and yellow are not even in championship mode. The Belarusian Vysshaya runs parallel to the calendar year and does not start until the end of March. The first national competitive game is the Super Cup, which will be held on 02.03.2019. The team of head coach Aleksey Baga is thus actually still in preparation for the new season and has already compete in the international competition. All the more surprising the result. A look at the statistics of the first leg but shows the superiority of the guests. Borisov has only 23% possession and six shots on goal. But that did not matter to those involved in the end, of course.

Now it’s a 1-0 lead to London. Due to the away goals rule, BATE can afford to defeat with a goal, as long as they can score a goal themselves. Of course, any draw is enough for the move to the next round. The way into the sixteenth finals went for the blue-yellow over the group L of the Europa League. Here they were able to prevail behind the Chelsea FC and before the teams of MOL Vidi and PAOK Salonika. Due to a great finish with six points from the last two games, second place in the final table could still be achieved. Of course, the Belarusians go as clear outsiders in this game. In Arsenal vs BATE Borisov odds on a score are 23.00. Most well-known player in ranks of the Belarusians is Aleksandr Hleb. The 37-year-old has put on his shoes in the Bundesliga for VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg and also played for the Gunners from London for three years. The best scorer in the group stage for BATE was Nikolay Signevich, who scored three goals. However, he is no longer available because he has moved to Hungary to Ferencvaros Budapest in the winter.

Best goalscorers in the Europa League:
Nikolay Signevich three goals

Expected formation of Bate Borisov:
Scherbitski – Rios, Volkov, Filipenko, Filipovic – Baga, Dragun, Hleb – Milic, Skavysh, Stasevich

Last matches of Bate Borisov:

  • 14.02.2019 – Bate Borisov vs. Arsenal 1: 0 (Europa League)
  • 06.02.2019 – Bate Borisov vs. Vojvodina Novi Sad 2: 0 (Friendlies)
  • 03.02.2019 – Wolfsberg Vs. Bate Borisov 2: 1 (Friendlies)
  • 29.01.2019 – Bate Borisov vs. Suwon Bluewings 0: 2 (Friendlies)

Arsenal vs Bate Borisov Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights

Arsenal FC and BATE have met three times so far. The first duel took place last season in the UEFA Europe League group stage. Here it was in the end a clear thing for the English. In Borisov, they won 4-2 and also in the Emirates Stadium left the London fire and burned the guests with 6: 0 from. The Gunners won the group and BATE dropped out of the table. In the first leg in the last week, the picture looked quite different. The Belarusians won surprisingly 1-0 and have thus created a good starting position for the second leg. Of course, it will be difficult to defend this advantage at the Emirates Stadium, but in the Arsenal game vs BATE Borisov we predict that the visitors will lose by a maximum of two goals.

Arsenal vs Bate Borisov Soccer Prediction Analyzed

The role of the favorite does not have to be great in this game. Of course we have to assume that the Gunners will win as they are much better in terms of personnel than the team of coach Aleksey Baga. This shows also the odds of the bookmakers. In the game Arsenal vs BATE Borisov is paid for the tip to the hosts a betting odd of 1.14. This corresponds to an 87% probability that the Londoners win the game. But exactly the scenario we had already in the first leg.

Key Facts – Arsenal vs Bate Borisov tips

Arsenal have only won a home game with more than two goals difference this season
In Belarus the season has not started yet
Arsenal lost no game in the group stage

The question we ask ourselves is more about how high that victory will be. The Belarusians will throw everything in the pan to keep the duel open as long as possible. From a stable defense Borisov will try to set dangerous counter-attacks in order to score the perhaps important and decisive away goal. The Gunners, on the other hand, have been able to win only one home game with more than two goals difference in all competitions throughout the season. Therefore, in the match Arsenal vs BATE Borisov we predict that the hosts will win the match with a maximum of two goals difference. The odds on handicap bet on Borisov (+3) are 1.66.

Prediction Today: Victory Bate Borisov (+3)
Odds: 1.66