Arsenal Vs Slavia Prague Betting Tip: Both To Score – 8 April 2021

Czech's can grab all important away goal

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England Arsenal Vs Slavia Prague Czech Republic

Thursday 8th April 2021 – 20:00 (BT Sport)
UEFA Europa League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 19/20
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 5th April 2021)

Preview: Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal must have their wits about them at Emirates Stadium on Thursday if they are to avoid becoming the latest high-profile scalp of Slavia Prague, whom already boast an away win over the third best team in England this season.

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Arsenal – Free-scoring Gunners need a performance?

There is now significant pressure on this side atoning for a miserable performance last weekend in the 3-0 loss at home to Liverpool, when only the Premier League champion’s wayward finishing prevented a more convincing scoreline. The Gunners are now without a win in three matches (D1 L2) and are becoming increasingly reliant on having to win this competition to secure European football for next season.

Mikel Arteta overseen a flawless Group B campaign, easing through a favourable section featuring Dundalk, Molde and Rapid Vienna. His team even set a new scoring record in the Europa League group stage for an English side, with 20. And after high-scoring duels with Benfica (4-3 agg) and Olympiacos (3-2) in the knockout rounds, Arsenal are averaging close to three goals a game in Europe this season.

The Gunners have now shipped exactly three goals in their last two matches, although did valiantly come back to earn a draw in one of those (away to West Ham). They were also beaten 1-0 at home by Olympiacos in the second leg of the Round of 16, meaning they are striving to avoid a third straight Emirates Stadium loss. Fortunately, their all-time record versus Czech opposition remains incredibly strong: W7 D1.


Over 3.5 Goals



Slavia Prague – Czech Champs good for away goal?

League champions in the Czech Republic in three of the last four seasons, it is in this season’s Europa League that Slavia Prague has risen to prominence. The eliminations of Leicester City and Rangers, the latter seven positions and twelve points better off in the English Premier League table than Arsenal, bolstering their profile on the continent. Can they make it a hat-trick of scalps from the British Isles though?

Since booking a place in the knockout rounds with a second place finish in Group C, behind Bayer Leverkusen who inflicted one of only two European defeats this season on Jindrich Trpisovsky’s men, Slavia have met the daunting challenges posed to them head on. Their ties so far following a familiar pattern, with low-scoring stalemates preceding hard-fought, gritty 2-0 wins in England and Scotland.

Those wins all the more surprising after managing only one in three group stage away fixtures. A 3-1 victory in France against Nice sandwiched by 3-1 and 4-0 losses in Israel and Germany to Hapoel Be’er Sheeve and Leverkusen. The latter the only occasion thus far in which they wouldn’t score at least once on their travels, lending very much to the notion the visitors can land a meaningful blow in London.


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Arsenal Vs Slavia Prague Betting Advice

In the earlier rounds, Slavia Prague had the advantage of the relative unknown: most casual observers underestimated them and this probably played a crucial role in them eliminating Leicester and Rangers. The former most impressive of all, against the third best team in England at this precise moment. So there can be no excuses for Arsenal taking this tie lightly, and they require a big upgrade on recent performances.


Arsenal Vs Slavia Prague– Key Facts:

  • A 7-0 victory for Arsenal in 2007, in the side’s only previous meeting on English soil, remains their biggest ever in European competition, as well as Slavia Prague’s heaviest.
  • Arsenal are averaging 2.7 goals per game in the Europa League this term. However, they’ve kept only two clean sheets so far, conceding in all four knockouts games versus Benfica and Olympiacos.
  • Slavia Prague scored in four of five away outings in this season’s competition, netting twice and earning 2-0 wins in both knockout ties with Leicester and Rangers.


Arsenal are without a win in three (D1 L2), conceding seven times across those encounters. They are missing David Luiz and probably now Kieran Tierney, which makes them even more vulnerable defensively than is already the case. Since their last clean sheet some thirteen competitive fixtures ago, nine encounters seen both teams score. Meanwhile, Slavia have scored in four of their five away European away games so far.

Best Betting Odds – Arsenal vs Slavia Prague

Arsenal – 8/15 (BetVictor)
Draw – 10/3 (Betfair)
Slavia Prague – 24/5 (Unibet)