Betting tips for Arsenal vs FC Koln - 14.09.2017
18 years later, Arsenal return to the second club competition in Europe, and make their debut at the Emirates Stadium, hosting the Cologne Germans, a team that returns to European competitions long after the last appearance. The Londoners are the main favorites with a group with Red Star and Bate Borisov and despite being forced to rotations, they hope to give continuity to the good match of the weekend. Meanwhile, the Koln started very badly the Bundesliga and in a different competition, hopes to catch the morale necessary to come back home.
Arsenal come to this game after defeating, at the weekend, to Bournemouth (3-0), which will have been the best match of the Gunners so far this season. Wenger's team thus recovered, after two consecutive defeats and left, for the first time this year, their goal to zero. They add 2 wins and 2 defeats in the Premier League, as well as having won the Super Cup on penalties, Chelsea, which they face again on Sunday. Welbeck with 3 goals is the top scorer of the team led by Arséne Wenger. For this return to the Europa League, 18 years after reaching the final of the competition, Wenger will not have Cazorla, Coquelin, Alexis and Chambers and must make many changes thinking about the weekend derby. Only Mustafi and Kolasinac should retain ownership in this match.
Europa League FC Koln travels to the British capital after having lost in Bavaria last weekend, with modest Augsburg (0-3), in a very bad match of the team led by Peter Stoger, who added his third loss in three days of Bundesliga, sinking in the last place of the table. And is that the team that was fifth in last year only scored a goal to date, having received 7. Sorensen, a central is the only scorer of the team. The Germans had spent 25 years without playing European competitions and came with high hopes for the season, having lost a major player like Modeste, but having signed names like Osako, Cordoba or Bittencourt. For this match, Stoger does not have Sorensen, injured last weekend and Risse. The Danish midfielder will have to be replaced by Spain's Meré in the eleventh in which it will be the only change expected in the team's eleven, as the Swiss coach has already refused to radically change the team after the bad start of the season.
Interesting match between two teams that have not been involved in this competition for a long time and that are outlined as the main candidates to move forward in this group. The English are the favorites and although they will be presented with many rotations, should have in the field players with more European experience than the Germans, who also did not start the season well and do not seem to be able to annoy a big team as it is the Arsenal.
Arsenal vs FC Koln Prediction: X/1 5.00
Arsenal vs FC Koln betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Arsenal vs FC Koln final score recommendations: 2-1 10.00