Arsenal 2-0-0, Molde FK 2-0-0
11/5/20 3 pm
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Arsenal is welcoming Molde FK to Emirates Stadium in round 3 in the UEFA Europa League.
Arsenal is on a 2-game winning streak, and they have had a fantastic match in the EPL against Manchester United on the road. Arsenal was focused and calm in this game, their defense was solid, and Arsenal has won this match 0-1 on the road. Arsenal is now in 9th place with 12 points, 9 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals so far. Arsenal is playing well in the Europa League, and they have won both of their games while scoring 5 goals and conceding only 1 goal. Arsenal is in the first place in their group. In their latest Europa League game against Dundalk at home, Arsenal was the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 15 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a high 92% of the correct passes. It took a while for Arsenal to score, but they scored 2 goals in 2 minutes at the end of the first half, and another goal in the 46th minute. Arsenal has won this game 3-0. Aubameyang, Luiz, Willock, Nketiah, and Pepe have each scored 1 goal for Arsenal in the Europa League so far. Bellerin, Willock, and Pepe have each added 1 assist. Martinelli and Luiz are the only two injured players for Arsenal at this time. Arsenal is the best team in this group, and they will advance to the next stage from the top spot, and because they have two wins, I expect a few changes in their lineup.
Molde is in fantastic form, and they are on a 6-game winning streak. During this stretch, Molde has scored 14 goals while conceding 6 goals. Molde has also won both of their games in the Europa League, and they are in second place in their group. Molde is also solid in the Norway Eliteserien, and they are in second place with 46 points. Omoijuanfo has scored 2 goals for Molde so far, while Hussain added 1 goal. Pedersen and Haugen have each added 1 assist for Molde so far. Haraldseid is the only injured player for Molde as of right now. In their last Europa League game, Molde was hosting Rapid Wien, and they were a much better team in that game with 59% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a decent 83% of the correct passes. Molde has won this game 1-0 with a goal in the 65th minute. Molde is doing surprisingly well, and they are certainly capable of making Arsenal sweat, but we will see if this busy schedule is not too much for them.
This is the first time these two teams are meeting, and it will be a battle for the top spot in the group. Arsenal is in good form, and their win against Manchester United was a huge confidence boost for this team. I think Molde will create some chances here, and they might even score, but I will still side with Arsenal at home.