Ostersund v Arsenal Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
After Europe’s biggest and best got things back underway in the Champions League, the time’s come for the Europa League to take centre stage.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal take on Swedish side Ostersund, which has the population of just 50,000.
The Scandinavian club are managed by Englishman, Graham Potter. Originally from Solihull, he signed to manage Ostersund in 2011, who were then in the fourth division of Swedish football.
Now, the club are in the top flight and coming off the back of winning the Swedish Cup, however are still long shots at 11/2 with William Hill to beat the might of Arsenal.
All-square in Sweden
Just arrived in Ostersund, Sweden for some filming with Graham Potter today. Arsenal are here in a week in UEL. It’s -18 today. pic.twitter.com/BOSEsRcRxg— Matt Critchley (@MattCritchley1) February 7, 2018
Though minnows, Ostersund boast a superb record at home and are unbeaten in the competition.
This includes wins against Galatasaray, PAOK, Hertha Berlin and a draw to Athletic Bilbao.
The Gunners have also had their struggles on the road in Europe this campaign, losing to FC Cologne in the group stage. So, look to back a draw at a generous 7/2 with betfair.
Both teams score in first-half
Wenger’s Arsenal scored three first-half goals last time out against BATE Borisov and will look to get off to a flyer in Sweden.
However, Ostersund are again no slouches in testing the goal of their opponents. They’ve scored in two of their previous three home Europa League games and could well do it again this Thursday.
William Hill offer fantastic odds of 5/1 on both teams scoring in the first-half.