class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Far more prolific in the Europa League than domestically, Al Hain-Cole expects the Gunners to ease to a comfortable win over the Austrian outfit
Arsenal will be looking to tie up first place in the group when they welcome Rapid Vienna to the Emirates Stadium in Thursday’s Europa League clash.
Mikel Arteta’s men are already through to the knockout stages after picking up 12 points from the first available 12, needing just one more point to secure top spot.
Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna Latest Odds
Having run out 2-1 winners in the reverse encounter in Vienna, they are clear 2/5 (1.40) favourites with bet365 to maintain their 100 per cent record by coming out on top.
Rapid are level on points in second place after back-to-back wins over Dundalk and can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to give their chances of qualification a major boost with a shock victory in London.
Just one of the guests’ last 18 fixtures in this competition has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 17/4 (5.25) on them earning a creditable point here.
Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna Team News
Sead Kolasinac could be back in contention following his COVID-19 isolation period, although Gabriel Martinelli and Thomas Partey remain injured and David Luiz is unlikely to feature following his head injury sustained in the defeat against Wolves.
Tamas Szanto, Philipp Schobesberger, Christopher Dibon, Dalibor Velimirovic, Dejan Ljubicic and Dejan Petrovic are all absent due to injury for the visitors.
Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna Preview
While only the current bottom three have scored fewer goals than the Gunners in the Premier League, they have not struggled for cutting edge in this competition – hitting the net 12 times in four fixtures so far.
Having conceded just twice at the other end, they should have little trouble in keeping at bay a Rapid team that has lost seven of their last nine Europa League matches on the road and failed to score in three of the most recent five.
Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna Tips and Predictions
All in all, odds of 11/10 (2.10) look like solid value on Arsenal maintaining their strong record in this competition by winning by at least two clear goals for their fourth group game in a row when Dietmar Kuhbauer’s team come to visit.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.