Arsenal v FC Koln Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Absent from the Champions League for the first time in 2o seasons, Arsenal must contend themselves with the Europa League as their European campaign gets underway against FC Koln at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger will be keen to use Europa League football to his advantage this season. Premier League teams have been in the final or won the competition across the past two seasons, and the Frenchman will be keen to emulate Man United's success by winning his first European trophy with the Gunners.
FC Koln have little European pedigree but qualified for the tournament by virtue of a fifth placed Bundesliga finish last season. So far this season they've lost all their league games and will be desperate for some relief in the Europa League.
Arsenal have also endured a difficult start to the season, but secured a second Premier League win against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The KickOff algorithm gives Arsenal a 74% chance of winning the game and a 59% chance on three or more goals being scored (Over 2.5 goals).
WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS
Arsenal have scored in 85% of their last 20 home European games.
Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in 9 of their last 20 home European games, going on to win 8 and draw 1 of these matches.
FC Koln have scored in 33% of their last 3 away European games.
FC Koln have kept a clean sheet in 0 of their last 3 away European games, going on to win 0 and draw 0 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Arsenal have conceded 1 goal or less in 55% of their last 20 home European games.
FC Koln have conceded exactly 1 goal in 2 of their last 3 away European games, going on to win 0, draw 0 and lose 2 of these matches.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in 45% of their last 20 home European games.
FC Koln have kept a clean sheet in 0% of their last 3 away European games.
OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS
The last 20 Arsenal home European matches have produced an average of 3.50 goals per game.
The last 3 FC Koln away European matches have produced an average of 2.00 goals per game.