Rapid Vienna and Arsenal meet at Allianz Stadion, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head meeting. In this match the home factor may be decisive, as Arsenal present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Rapid Wien :
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as they did not have to play any of the qualifying rounds prior to this group stage. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a away win against Wiener Neustadt by (1‑5). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Rapid Vienna has won 7 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency to score goals, as in 22 of the last 24 matches there were Over 1.5 goals and in 17 of the last 24 there were Over 2.5 goals.
The Rapid Vienna team comes to this game motivated, after a 1×5 victory at the Neustadt stadium visit, for the Austrian Cup. It should be noted that the home team reaches this group stage of the Europa League after losing to Gent in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. In this game against the English, coach Dietmar Kuhbauer must keep the team 3-4-3, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks on the flanks: Thomas Murg and Taxiarchis Fountas offer great width to his team. We emphasize that the Austrians have competence in the transition from defense to attack. For this game the coach of the house does not have Tamas Szanto, Philipp Schobesberger, Christopher Dibon and Dalibor Velimirovic, all with physical problems.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, which is why they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses as a visitor; against 11 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In their last match, for the Premier League, they lost an away to Manchester City by (1‑0). In their last 10 away matches, Arsenal have 6 wins and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, But their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times, but have come back in 2. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘ ).
Arsenal come to this match after a 1-0 loss at Manchester City’s stadium visit, thus registering their second loss in the last four official games, both away from home. It should be noted that he comes to this Europa League due to having won the FA Cup 19/20. In this away game, coach Mikel Arteta must align his team in a 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of possession and supported attacks: Dani Ceballos will be largely responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. On the attack front will be Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson, the latter two very strong on the counterattack. Out of this game will be Gabriel Martinelli, injured, while Rob Holding, Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi are in doubt.