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Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal Betting Tips, Predictions and Odds - Gunners to kick off Europa League with a win

  • Arsenal travel to Austria to face Rapid Vienna in the UEFA Europa League
  • The Group B game takes place at Allianz Stadion
  • Rapid Vienna have won their last 3 games in a row
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 6 away matches in the UEFA Europa League
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Eddie Nketiah could get his chance in the Europa League (Getty Images)

Arsenal travel to Austria to face Rapid Vienna in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Can Arsenal get off to a winning start?

Rapid Vienna Form


Rapid Vienna are currently second in the Austrian Bundesliga after four games, trailing leaders Salzburg by two points. Didi Kudbauer’s team look set to put up the strongest challenge against the might of Salzburg.

Rapid Vienna have won their last three games in all competitions, defeating St. Polten, LASK and Wiener Neustadt. 

They find themselves in the UEFA Europa League after being eliminated from the Champions League qualifying stages by Gent in a 2-1 defeat.

Rapid Vienna Team News


Dalibor Velimirovic, Christopher Dibon and Philipp Schobesberger are all unavailable for the home side, with Lion Schuster listed as doubtful.

Arsenal Form


Arsenal will be content with the start they have made to the new Premier League season, finding themselves fifth in the table after five games. 

They have recorded three wins and two defeats, with the losses coming against last season’s top two in Liverpool and Manchester City. The Gunners were beaten 1-0 at Man City on Saturday.

Arsenal have had a solid run in the Europa League in recent years. Their away form has been admirable across the last two seasons, going unbeaten in their last six away games in the competition.

Arsenal Team News


Arsenal have a number of injury concerns with Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel Martinelli all unavailable. If history is anything to go by, expect a much-changed Arsenal team on Thursday.

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal Head to Head


This will be the third time these two clubs have met in their history, with both having one win apiece from their two previous meetings. 

Arsenal won the first leg of a European Cup tie 6-1 at home in 1991 before Rapid Vienna won the second leg 1-0.

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal Odds


Arsenal are the 1.53 favourites to secure the three points on Thursday. Rapid Vienna are available for punters at 6.00, while the draw is priced at 4.00 at bet365.

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal Match Up


Arsenal are the stronger of the two teams, though most will be expecting Mikel Arteta to field a much-changed side in Austria. Arsenal have a good away record in European competition of late.

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal Stats


  • Rapid Vienna have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Arsenal scored 14 goals in 6 matches during last season's UEFA Europa League group stages.

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Where is Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal being played?

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal is being played at the Allianz Stadion in Vienna, Austria.

What times does Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal kick off?

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal is being played at 5:55pm BST on Thursday 22 October 2020.

What competition are Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal playing in?

Rapid Vienna and Arsenal are playing in the UEFA Europa League.

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Verdict

Rapid Vienna’s recent home record in the Europa League is impressive, but Arsenal should to have too much quality on Thursday. Eddie Nketiah is expected to get his chance and can get among the goals.

Best Bet: Arsenal Win & BTTS Result & Both Teams To Score @210 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Arsenal - Yes Arsenal To Win Both Halves @275 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Eddie Nketiah Anytime Goalscorer @125 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Eddie Nketiah First Goalscorer @450 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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