Standard Liege will host Arsenal

In our Europa League predictions for today we are heading to Belgium where Standard Liege will host Arsenal in match from Group F of the competition.

Let’s start with Arsenal, because they are the current leaders in this group. The Gunners have a chance to officially win the group if they record a win on Thursday. Right now Arsenal are first with 10 points, being one point ahead of the second Eintracht Frankfurt. They are in a solid position to end at first place. What’s a guarantee is that they are 99.9 percent in the next round, except if they don’t lose with 0-5 in Liege or something like this.

This is going to be first game for Arsenal in Europa League since the club decided to sack Unai Emery. The Spanish manager was fired after the 1-2 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt two weeks ago. Now the club is managed by the caretaker Fredrik Ljungberg. The Swede already achieved a win with the team. This happened on Monday when Arsenal beat West Ham with 3-1 away from home.

Most likely Ljungberg will try to win the group, so we expect him to put a strong team on the pitch on Thursday. Maybe some kind of a mix between regular starters and player who participate more often in the cup competition.

Meanwhile Standard Liege are having pretty slim chances to progress. They are third in the group with 7 points, being two points behind the second Eintracht Frankfurt. In the same time the Germans play at home against the outsiders Vitoria Guimaraes. Standard can progress if they beat Arsenal with a result like 5-0, which will allow them to have better head-to-head record, but let’s be honest – this is highly unlikely to happen.

That’s our Europa League predictions for the game bet for the game between Standard Liege and Arsenal on Thursday. We think Arsenal will make a solid effort here, so we expect a win for the visitors.