Arsenal vs Standard Liege: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, September 30, 2019 6:08 AM UTC

Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 6:08 AM UTC

Can the young guns set a new standard?
<div><h2>Arsenal vs Standard Liege</h2><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thursday, October 3, at The Emirates</a></strong></p><p>Arsenal resume their Europa League campaign when they host Belgian side Standard Liege at The Emirates on Thursday. It began with a stylish 3-0 win away at Eintracht Frankfurt, and they should be confident in their ability to beat the visitors this week. Michel Preud'homme’s men are second in the Belgian Pro League after a 1-1 draw with Charleroi at the weekend, but Arsenal are Premier League heavyweights and they are vastly superior to their opponents on Thursday.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Arsenal manager Unai Emery is highly likely to shuffle his pack for this game. Arsenal play Man Utd at Old Trafford on Monday night, so a second string will be called upon for this game three days later. Arsenal’s reserves were superb when they romped to that 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka were both on the score sheet, while Calum Chambers and Emile Smith Rowe also acquitted themselves well. A second string Gunners side then thrashed Championship leaders Nottingham Forest 5-0 in the EFL Cup. Gabriel Martinelli led the line with aplomb, scoring twice, and there were also goals for Rob Holding, Willock and Reiss Nelson.</p><p>Preud'homme likes to play a 4-5-1 formation, with Moroccan international Mehdi Carcela and Maxime Lestienne pulling the strings behind Felipe Avenatti. Yet he made a number of changes and also went with more of a 4-3-3 in their first Europa League game, a 2-0 victory over Portuguese side Vitoria, so it will be interesting to see how he lines up for their trip to north London.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Arsenal’s young guns are really exciting at the moment and they are all pushing for a place in the main starting 11. Emery should unleash Saka, Nelson and Willock upon Standard Liege, with a couple of old heads to guide them. That is a tantalising prospect. Arsenal should start strong and secure a comfortable victory over Standard Liege. They are just 1/3 to win this game, but you can gain more value by looking at handicaps and other options. Arsenal led at half-time in their games against Eintracht Frankfurt and Nottingham Forest, but their superiority really told in the second half, as they scored plenty of late goals.</p><p><strong>Tips: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Arsenal to win half-time / full-time at 19/20 (1.95) with Coral</a>; <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power">second half to be the highest scoring half at 2.00 (evens) with Paddy Power</a></strong></p></div>
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