Arsenal – BATE SOCCER PICKS
Arsenal and BATE meet at Emirates Stadium, in a second leg of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals), after in the first leg BATE won at home by (1-0). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. BATE presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
After the defeat in the first leg, the home team arrives at this disadvantaged game at a disadvantage, since they need to recover 1 goal from a disadvantage and have not scored any goals in the previous match. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Arsenal has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2. The defense has been strong and has only had goals in 2 of the last 7 matches, and their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 60 of the last 68 matches they played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
Arsenal enter this game after a 1-0 defeat in the displacement of BATE, in a first leg of the round of 32 of the Europa League. The trainer Unai Emery usually acts in a traditional 3-4-3, privileging the change of passes and the paused attacks through the lateral corridors. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced men, responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defensive, are Iwobi, Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang. The responsible for putting into practice his vision of the game and deciding offensive plays in the best way is the Swiss Xhaka. For this second game the coach can not count on Lacazette, suspended, as well as Holding, Bellerin and Welbeck, injured.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, BATE has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
The BATE enters this motivated action, after having defeated Arsenal in the first leg, 1-0, however, is aware that this second match will be of a much higher level of difficulty. Coach Aleksey Baga usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the side runners. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced men, responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive adversary are Stasevich, Milic and Skavysh, the latter being very powerful and strong at the time of finishing. Apparently, the foreign technician will have all the players at his disposal.