Woeful Defences Ensure Arsenal v Cologne Should Provide Goals

Both Arsenal and Cologne will be looking to put poor starts to their respective domestic campaigns behind them when they meet in Thursday night's Europa League match at The Emirates and it is the Gunners who are firm favourites for a valuable three points in this Group H opener...

  • Cologne are winless in 5 visits to England - Drawn 2, Lost 3
  • Arsenal have lost 5 of their past 7 home games against German opposition
  • 8 of Cologne's past 10 away games have gone over 2.5 goals

Thursday 14th September - 8.05pm OddsWon/LostBet
Arsenal v Cologne    
Tips Over 2.5 goals    Best Bet @ 13 / 20  

Poor Form

It seems likely that Arsene Wenger will rotate his team this week, particularly with a massive Premier League clash against Chelsea coming up on Sunday, while he will definitely be without the services of influential defender Laurent Koscielny through suspension.

The absence of Koscielny is always a cause for concern among Gunners fans but the hosts are still 1/3 for victory (Bet 365) as they prepare for their first ever appearance in the group stages of the Europa League.

It will be Arsenal's first appearance in this competition since they lost the 2000 UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray and they should hit the ground running against Cologne, who are back in Europe for the first time in twenty years.
Match Odds:

Goals Galore

Peter Stoger's Cologne have endured a torrid start to their German Bundesliga campaign as they have lost all three of their league games, shipping seven goals in the process. Over 2.5 goals looks like a solid bet for odds-on backers (13/20 with Bet Victor) and it is a punt that has paid out in eight of Cologne's past ten away games in all competitions.

Both teams to score also catches the eye at 21/20 (Boylesports) as Arsenal have let in eight goals during their disappointing start to the Premier League campaign, winning two and drawing two, but there is a slight caveat to that bet as Cologne have gone 196 minutes without scoring a goal on the road in all competitions.

Posted: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Author: Chris Knight

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Atalanta V Everton Betting Preview Bank On A Tight Europa League Clash Between Atalanta And Everton In Italy
Atalanta V Everton Betting Preview
12th Sep
Real Sociedad Could Be Set For A Big Season In Europe AC Milan And Arsenal The Clear Favourites In Europa League Season Preview
Real Sociedad Could Be Set For A Big Season In Europe
12th Sep
Harry Kane Tipped To Score First At Wembley Tottenham Hotspur to beat Borussia Dortmund in Champions League cracker
Harry Kane Tipped To Score First At Wembley
11th Sep
Liverpool V Sevilla Betting Preview Liverpool v Sevilla To Provide Goals Galore At Anfield
Liverpool V Sevilla Betting Preview
11th Sep
Red Hot Romelu Can Bag Basel Brace Man United v Basel Odds Expect A Comfortable Home Win In The Champions League
Red Hot Romelu Can Bag Basel Brace
11th Sep

Headline News

West Ham V Leicester Betting Preview Leicester Tipped To Add To The Woes Of West Ham And David Moyes
West Ham V Leicester Betting Preview
Liverpool V Chelsea Betting Preview A Draw Is The Best Bet For Liverpool v Chelsea At Anfield
Liverpool V Chelsea Betting Preview
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Preview Vettel To Produce The Fastest Lap Is A Top Tip For The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Preview

Bookmaker Offers

  • Sign up to Bet365
  • Best price on every horse from 10am, for all ITV races.
  • Live in-play betting on thousands of markets.

Open Account - £- Sign up now

  • Deposit and place an initial bet of between £10 and £20
  • If your bet loses, Paddy Power will refund your stake, up to a maximum of £20
  • Unlike most other offers, your stake is returned to you as cash!

Open Account - £20 Risk Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Coral will provide you with £30 in free bets
  • Visit Coral for full details

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Enter the Promo Code F50 as you register
  • Place an initial bet of £10 or more
  • Ladbrokes will provide you a free bet of up to £50
  • Bet £50 and get £50 in free bets

Open Account - £50 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • BetVictor will provide you with a £40 in bonus funds
  • In addition to this BetVictor will also provide you with a £10 casino bonus

Open Account - £40 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Betfred will provide you with a £30 free bet that can be used on any sport
  • You also get a £30 free casino bonus

Open Account - £60 Signup Offer

  • Enter the Promo Code C30 as you register a new account
  • Place an initial bet of £10
  • William Hill will give you three £10 free bets

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Register and place 5 x £10 single bets.
  • Betfair will give you a £20 free bet
  • This can be reapted up to 5 times (5 x £20 free bets)
  • New customers only

Open Account - £100 In Free Bets

Online Casino

Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.

There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures