Arsenal 1-0-0, Dundalk 0-0-1
10/29/20 4 pm
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Arsenal is welcoming Dundalk to Emirates Stadium in round 2 in the UEFA Europa League.
Arsenal is playing hot and cold this season, and they have scored only 2 goals in their last 3 games. In their latest EPL matcha against Leicester at home, Arsenal has had 56% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. Arsenal has created a few good chances in this game, but nothing concrete, and Arsenal have ended up losing this match 0-1 at home. With 9 points, 8 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals, Arsenal is in 11th place in the EPL standings. As far as the Europa League goes, Arsenal was playing against Rapid on the road last week, and they have had 68% of ball possession in that game, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 86% of the correct passes. Arsenal was losing 1-0 in the 51st minute, but in the 70th, and the 74th minute, Arsenal has scored 2 goals, and they were able to turn the game around. Arsenal has won this match 1-2. David Luiz and Aubameyang have each scored 1 goal for Arsenal, while Pepe and Bellerin added 1 assist each. Martinelli, Mari, and Holding are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Arsenal is a good team, but they are wildly inconsistent in the attacking end this season. Arsenal has good strikers, but they are missing that classical offensive midfielder like Ozil to provide more precise final pass towards the strikers, and unless Arsenal finds that type of a player, I don’t see them getting far this season.
Dundalk is a decent Irish team, and they have won the title last season which got them into the Europa League qualifications, but they are not doing so well this season. Dundalk is in 3rd place in the Irish Premier Division with only 25 points after 16 games. Dundalk is on a 2-game losing streak. In their Europa League match last week against Molde, Dundalk has had 40% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, and 72% of the correct passes. As I’ve said earlier, Dundalk is a solid team, but only in the Irish Premier Division. Dundalk has lost this match 1-2. Sean Murray is the only goalscorer for Dundalk so far in the Europa League with 1 goal, while Mountney added 1 assist. To be honest, Dundalk is the weakest team in this group in the Europa League, and they are not playing in good form, and I just don’t see Dundalk advancing to the next stage in this competition.
Arsenal and Dundalk have never played against each other in the past. Arsenal is a much better team here, and they will look to bounce back after their loss against Leicester last weekend. Dundalk is not in good form, and their defense is not even close as good as last season. I think Arsenal will get a nice blowout victory in this match.