Ostersunds FK vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Ostersunds take on Arsenal in Europa League action this Thursday. Read the match predictions to find out why Arsenal are the betting tip at the Jämtkraft Arena.
Ostersunds FK v Arsenal TIPS
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Ostersunds FK vs Arsenal Preview
Ostersunds are a truly amazing footballing story, having only existed for 22 years and are taking part in their first season in Europe. It was a surprise that they even qualified for the group stages of this season’s Europa League. They defeated Turkish giants Galatasaray in the second qualifying round and beat PAOK in another shock.
They only lost one game in the group stages too in a group that contained Athletic Bilbao and Hertha Berlin, becoming the first Swedish club to ever progress beyond the Europa League group stages. British manager Graham Potter will likely pick his strongest possible team for this huge occasion.
Arsenal will be massively disappointed to have lost to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Saturday and looking at their league position down in 6th, Arsene Wenger has admitted that they may need to make the Europa League a priority if they are to qualify for the Champions League again.
There are a few injury worries for Arsenal, as Aaron Ramsey missed the game against Spurs after scoring a hat trick the week before against Everton. Santi Cazorla is a long term absentee. David Ospina usually plays in goal for the cup competitions and that is expected to continue here.
Ostersunds FK vs Arsenal Betting Tips
- Ostersunds FK have won 4 drawn 4 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Arsenal have won 3 drawn 3 and lost 4 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Ostersunds FK have scored an average of 1.6 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Arsenal have scored an average of 1.8 goals and conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Ostersunds FK’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Arsenal’s previous 10 matches
Ostersunds FK vs Arsenal Prediction
It should come as no surprise to hear that Arsenal go into this game as huge favourites, and the Swedish side will revel in their role as big underdogs here. The occasion is a massive one for them and the atmosphere should be absolutely fantastic.
Arsenal need to be in the Champions League next season and it looks very unlikely that they will do that by finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League due to poor recent results. Therefore, they will be giving the Europa League their best effort.
Arsene Wenger has actually been in charge of Arsenal for longer than Ostersunds have been in existence. Arsenal’s away results recently will be a worry for them, as they have lost each of their last three away matches. They haven’t lost four in a row since 2010.
Many of the Ostersunds players may not be match fit, as they have only played one competitive fixture in more than two months which may make things even harder for them. The Swedish side have only lost once at home this season, but this will be a big step up in quality. Expect Arsenal to take a lead back to London.
Team Predictions Ostersunds FK vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Ostersunds (3-4-3 formation): Keita; Mukiibi, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson; Nouri, Bachirou, Edwards, Somi; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal (3-4-2-1 formation): Ospina; Chambers, Mertersacker, Holding; Nelson, Elneny, Wilshere, Kolasinac; Welbeck, Iwobi; Lacazette
|Draw - Arsenal||4||4||3.95||4.33||4.33|
|Ostersunds FK - Ostersunds FK||11||12||16||12|
|Draw - Draw||6.5||6.5||7.2||6.5||7|
|Ostersunds FK - Draw||17||19||19.01||18|
|Ostersunds FK - Arsenal||19||23||25.97||20|
|Arsenal - Arsenal||2.2||2.3||2.4||2.2||2.2|
|Arsenal - Draw||17||19||21.98||18||17|
|Draw - Ostersunds FK||15||13||18.48||14|
|Arsenal - Ostersunds FK||51||61||90.09||56|
|Both Teams To Score|
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