Bodo/Glimt v Arsenal Betting Tips & Predictions

Arsenal are 4/9 favourites for their trip to face Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Arsenal are in a strong position in Group A with six points from two matches, but could fall to third with defeat at Aspmyra Stadion.

Bodo/Glimt beat Zurich at home on matchday two, and have won their last 14 matches at home in UEFA competition, including victories over Roma, Celtic and AZ Alkmaar last season. 

The Gunners are without Oleksandr Zinchenko, Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Elneny for this match, and Mikel Arteta is expected to make major changes once again, with Reiss Nelson in contention to start.

Eddie Nketiah, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos should all return to the XI. 

Both Teams To Score: Yes

3/4 (Bet365)

Bodo/Glimt have a proud record at home in European competition. While most of those opponents have been a long way from Arsenal’s calibre, this is still a tough trip for Arteta’s side.

The fixture at the Emirates was the first time Bodo/Glimt have failed to score in any European match since they went away to Linfield in the second qualifying round for this season’s Champions League.

The underdogs put up a fight last Thursday, clocking eight shots and edging the possession battle. 

Expect them to, at the very least, get on the scoresheet here. 

First Goalscorer: Eddie Nketiah 

24/5 (Unibet)

Averaging 3.5 shots per game through two Europa League matches, Eddie Nketiah opened the scoring last week after finding the net against Zurich on matchday one. 

This is no fluke. Nketiah scored 10 times in 12 starts across the League Cup and Premier League last term.

A natural goalscorer, Nketiah will get chances with the creative talent around him. 

First Corner: Arsenal

8/15 (BetVictor)

Arsenal had six corners at the Emirates. Bodo/Glimt had zero, despite their 51 per cent possession and eight shots.

The pattern of play will change slightly with this fixture being played at the Aspmyra Stadion, but the Gunners should still be able to control the match for the most part.

Bodo/Glimt had fewer corners than PSV Eindhoven when they met earlier in the competition, too. Arsenal will look to start strongly again, and could have a corner in the opening minutes. 

All odds are subject to change

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