class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having eased to a comfortable 4-1 victory in the reverse encounter, Al Hain-Cole is backing a young Gunners side to prove too strong for Moe's men
Arsenal have the chance to book their place in the Europa League knockout stages with two games to spare when they travel to Norway to take on Molde on Thursday.
The Gunners are top of Group B with three wins from three, although they have taken just a single point from their last two fixtures in the Premier League.
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Nevertheless, they are 7/10 (1.70) favourites with bet365 to boost morale by sailing into the last 32 by coming out on top at the Aker Stadion.
Erling Moe’s team are three points adrift of their opponents in second place but can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) to pull level with a shock win here.
A point here would be enough for the guests to secure progression should Rapid Vienna fail to beat Dundalk in the other group game, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them settling for a single point.
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Molde vs Arsenal Team News
Kristoffer Haraldseid remains sidelined with a long-term injury, while Ohi Omoijuanfo is unavailable due to illness.
Bukayo Saka is unavailable after being forced off against Leeds at the weekend, joining Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Thomas Partey, and Calum Chambers on a lengthy injury list. Sead Kolasinac and Mohamed Elneny are also expected to miss out after testing positive for COVID-19.
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With injuries mounting and a busy schedule to contend with, Mikel Arteta is likely to ring the changes for this trip to Norway.
Nevertheless, the likes of Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah have served their side well in this competition so far, looking far more confident in front of goal than their more senior counterparts in the league.
Indeed, their nine goals in three Europa League games is the same as their tally for the entire league campaign after nine matches, while their opponents have scored just four times in three group games so far.
Molde vs Arsenal Tips and Predictions
All in all, an exciting young Arsenal team looks well worth those 7/10 (1.70) odds to prove too strong yet again for a Molde side they thrashed 4-1 in the reverse encounter.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.