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Arsenal vs FC Koln Prediction & Betting tips
On Thursday evening is finally ready – at the Emirates Stadium of London will be the first Europa League game of the season 2017/2018. For the 1.FC Cologne and especially for its fans it will be a very special moment. According to British media, more than 20,000 Cologne supporters are expected in London. For the FC it is the first participation in a European competition for 25 years. Whether the team can bring this enthusiasm to the square remains questionable. The bookmakers see FC as a clear underdog with betting odds up to 11.00. A win of Arsenal is quoted by the bookmakers with odds around the 1.35. Betting that the Cologne in London make for a surprise?
Coach Arsene Wenger can only be satisfied with the start of the new season. Because of four played games, the Gunners already had two delicate defeats. Last weekend, Arsenal defeated FC Bournemouth 3-0 in their home stadium, but they had to beat Stoke and Liverpool. Especially the 4: 0 clap in Liverpool was an indication that the Gunners is not yet running around.
Arsene Wenger announced some changes in the starting eleven for the upcoming Europa League match. The players Mertesacker, Iwobi, Wilshere, Elneny, Giroud and also Chambers can claim to have a place in the starting lineup. A possible breather could then get Özil, Lacazette, Xhaka or Koscielny. This weekend, Arsenal expects the London derby against Chelsea, which should have more prestige. In general, the Europa League is not taken very seriously on the island.
FC Koln :
The Kölner have a classic failed start. With zero points from three games the team of Peter Stöger is on the last table. Last weekend, there was a bitter 0: 3 gossip in Augsburg. The Effzeh was “toothless” in the whole game and simply not compelling enough. The opponent was more biting and used his chances of ice cold. The hopes that it is against an opponent, which is qualitatively high, which is to be fetched, are very small. But perhaps Cologne is doing well in the clear role of the Underdogs and to be able to play more or less liberated. Personally, Peter Stöger can almost get back on the ground for the upcoming Europa League match. With Marcel Risse and Milos Jojic the two last failed midfielder players are ready again. Only alone Artjoms Rudnevs must remain in Cologne due to illness.
Arsenal vs FC Koln head to head matches
12.08.12 CF FC Koln Arsenal 0 : 4
23.07.11 CF FC Koln Arsenal 1 : 2