Dundalk vs. Arsenal Match preview
Arsenal will be away at Dundalk in Europa League Group B campaign at Oriel Park. The Gunners have shown impressive play in their campaign this season, they are aiming to round it off in a style.
Arsenal has been struggling in the domestic league but cruised through Europa making it to the top spot with this game in hand.
Dundalk are playing to beat the time as per schedule without a point in the competition, regardless of Thursday evening’s result they will finish bottom of the standings.
The Gunners are coming into this game after they lost 2-0 to Tottenham in EPL while the Lilywhites won 4-2 away to Shamrock Rovers in FAI Cup.
- Dundalk has won thrice, drawn once, and lost four times in eight matches in all competitions this season.
- The Lilywhites have registered just one clean-sheet in the last eight matches in all competitions.
- Arsenal has registered two clean-sheets in the last eight matches in all competitions this season.
- The Gunners have featured in 11 English Premier League matches this season winning four times, drawn once, and lost six times.
- Dundalk have failed to win in two home matches in all competition this season.
- Arsenal has registered two away wins out of four matches in all competitions this season.
Dundalk vs. Arsenal Head to Head
These teams have met once, just the previous Europa League where the match ended 3-0 in favor of Arsenal.
Dundalk Team News
Lilywhites have no known injuries for the awaited match; Giovagnoli is expected to hurl his strongest available XI, even if it is a dead rubber game.
Giovagnoli men have been kept fit with European and domestic cup matches for the Irish Premier League ended a month ago.
Arsenal Team News
Thomas Partey is again sidelined after he limped off against Tottenham, while David Luiz is unlikely to be risked.
Pepe is serving a three-match domestic ban and this is also an opportunity for Pablo Mari to work his way back to fitness.
Elsewhere, Folarin Balogun and Emile Smith Rowe may earn a start on Thursday,the latter of saw back of the net last time out in the competition.
Dundalk vs. Arsenal Prediction
The Lilywhites have lost all five Group B matches while the Gunners have won all five. Arsenal has been struggling domestically, but they have shown impressive play in Europe and this should be another win streak.
Goals- Over 2.5
In the previous encounter, the two teams have produced more than two goals; therefore chances of registering more than two goals are likely to be on the scoreboard.
We expect more goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
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