Arsenal – FC Koln: Preview & Prediction
For the first time since 1998, Arsenal is not in the Champions League. With a 5th place finish last season in the Premier League, the Gunners have to settle for the Europa League this year. For this season 2017-2018, Arsène Wenger’s team is in group H with Bate Borisov (Belarus), FK Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) and FC Cologne, his first opponent. For the match, Arsenal is a favorite against the German team, who finished in 5th place in the Bundesliga championship.
This is the first time that Arsenal and Cologne are competing in the Europa League.
Arsenal will be able to count on Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette, authors of 5 goals to both of them since the beginning of the season.
Cologne still has not won any league match: 3 defeats in as many matches.
Arsenal only conceded 2 home defeats in 2017.
In official competition, Cologne has won 2 games in 12 games played away since the beginning of 2017.
Our Prognosis Arsenal Fc Koln
Arsenal is one of the teams likely to win the Europa League next May. Arsene Wenger, who has not won a European title with the Gunners since his arrival in London in 1996, has a good chance of winning the C3 with his squad. Against Cologne, the Gunners should logically prevail in front of their public.
Arsenal – FC Koln: Betting Tips
1/1 HT/FT – Odds: 1.95
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.65