Standard Liege vs Arsenal Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-12-12

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STANDARD LIEGE vs ARSENALNepal
Thursday 12thDecember 1755hrs
Football – Europe Europa League
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 1.53 (odds taken 09:06 GMT, 11 December )

The final round of matches in the group stages of the Europa League will be played on Thursday night and our next preview features the clash between Standard Liege and Arsenal in Group F as the betting tips continue at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

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Standard Liege Prediction – Can Standard Liege make final push?

The 3rd placed Belgian hosts hold home advantage at their Stade Maurice Dufrasne and will be hoping they can count on this when they play host to Group F leaders, Arsenal, ahead of this crucial Matchday 6 clash with the Premier League side.

It’s been a mixed campaign for Standard Liege who have performed well at home but have fallen short on their travels during this Europa League group campaign, so perhaps they’ll count themselves fortunate to be on home turf for this final match of the group stages.

Wins against Vitoria Guimaraes 2-0 and a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt have seen the Belgian outfit at least hold their own and they’ve had to rely on results at home as they’ve suffered back-to-back defeats at Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt, but they did manage to grab a point in a 1-1 draw away at Vitoria Guimaraes.

On home soil though, Standard Liege have been a force to be reckoned with on the Europa League stage as the hosts are unbeaten in their last 10 home ties, which includes no fewer than 7 wins – this 10-match sequence has also resulted in both teams scoring in 8 of these 10 matches too.

 

Standard Liege vs Arsenal Over 2.5 goals
Yes1.57
No2.37

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Arsenal Prediction – Can Arsenal remain top of Group F?

It’s been a turbulent last couple of months for Arsenal which culminated in the recent sacking of former manager, Unai Emery, and The Gunners find themselves in ‘limbo’ under caretaker-manager and former player, Freddie Ljungberg, in these current days of uncertainty for the north London club.

Arsenal do sit top of Group F in the Europa League in what is seemingly fast becoming their ‘last chance saloon’ in terms of hopes for winning silverware this season, and the visitors need only a draw here to secure their place in the knockout rounds of this competition.

However, recent results suggest that this Arsenal outfit may be incapable of holding out for a draw having registered just 1 win out of their last 10 matches in all competitions, which incidentally, only came on the weekend with a 3-1 win away at London rivals, West Ham.

Results have been better in the Europa League although Arsenal haven’t won either of their last two group matches following a 1-1 draw at Vitoria Guimaraes and a 2-1 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, so an Arsenal win may be far from guaranteed here.

Instead, with 4 of Arsenal’s last 6 away ties in the Europa League resulting with both teams scoring, this seems the best option in this clash.

 

Key-Facts – Standard Liege vs Arsenal

  • 8 of Standard Liege’s last 10 ties in the EL have seen both teams score
  • 4 of Arsenal’s last 6 away ties in the EL have resulted with both teams scoring
  • If Standard Liege win and Frankfurt lose, the hosts will progress to knockout stage

 

Betting Tips Verdict

There’s every reason for both teams to be positive here and be on the front foot – Standard liege must win, while Arsenal need to start showing improvements.


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