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Arsenal vs Molde Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Gunners favourites in Europa League

  • Arsenal take on Molde in the Europa League on Thursday
  • The match is being played at the Emirates Stadium at 20:00 GMT
  • Arsenal have won 3 of their last 4 matches
  • Molde have won their last 6 matches in all competitions
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Eddie Nketiah scored in their 3-0 win over Dundalk and should start again on Thursday (Getty Images).

Arsenal welcome Molde to London in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The two teams have both won their first two matches in the group stage.

Arsenal Form


Arsenal come into this game off a strong run of form that has seen them win three of their last four matches.

The first of those wins came against Rapid Wien in the Europa League. That was followed up by a 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Premier League.

They were then able to get back to winning ways in Europe against Dundalk, winning 3-0 at home. Manager Mikel Arteta will have been delighted with his team’s performance at the weekend as they dominated Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty sealed a much-deserved 1-0 win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team in a game that ought to have seen them win by more.

Arsenal Team News


Defenders David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers are set to miss out for Arsenal. 

Forward Gabriel Martinelli is still missing with a knee injury.

Molde Form


Molde come into Thursday’s trip to Arsenal in fantastic form and will fancy their chances of an upset.

The Norweigan outfit have won their last six matches in all competitions, including each of their first two in the Europa League group stage.

Their two wins in this competition came against Dundalk and Rapid Wien, winning 2-1 and 1-0 respectively. In the Eliteserien they were 3-1 winners against Mjondalen at the weekend.

Molde scored three times in the last 15 minutes of the contest thanks to goals from Martin Ellingsen (2) and Leke James.

Molde Team News


Defender Kristoffer Haraldseid is out for the season with a knee injury and is Molde’s only injury concern.

Arsenal vs Molde Head to Head


This is the first meeting between the two clubs in a competitive fixture.

Arsenal vs Molde Odds


Arsenal are short odds to win this fixture at 1.28. Molde are a big 11.00 to win away from home, the draw is priced at 6.50.

Arsenal vs Molde Match Up


Just as the odds suggest, there is likely to be a big gulf in class between these two teams. 

That said, Molde should ask questions of the Arsenal defence if recent form is anything to go by.

Arsenal vs Molde Stats


  • Arsenal have won 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Arsenal have won 11 of their last 16 matches (Europa League).
  • Arsenal have won 9 of their last 12 home matches (all competitions).
  • Molde have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches (Europa League).
  • Molde have scored in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Europa League).
  • Molde have lost 5 of their last 11 away matches (all competitions).
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Verdict

Arsenal have a strong record in the Europa League in recent seasons and they can take a big step towards qualification here. I’m backing them to take three points.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 and BTTS Total Goals & BTTS @105 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Arsenal Win and BTTS Win and BTTS @150 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: Arsenal Win 3-1 Correct Score @1000 at William Hill - 1 Unit

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